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A religious experience? (Illustration) Photo: Yaron Brener
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Big-Zol presents: Supermarket synagogue

Northern Israel food chain sets out to maximize religious public's shopping experience, as newest branch will include in-house prayer services

Israel Moshkovich
Published: 10.07.09, 15:23 / Israel Business

Milk, eggs and evening prayers: The Big-Zol supermarket chain compound in northern Israel's Migdal Haemek will soon feature a new attraction – an in-house synagogue.

 

Big-Zol currently has four stores in northern Israel, with Migdal Haemek making the fifth.

 

The synagogue will include a small ark and offer shoppers the opportunity to hold afternoon and evening prayers, thus maximizing the shopping experience.

 

The 21,500-sq. foot store cost NIS 10 million (about $2.7) to build and all products and suppliers are subject to strict scrutiny to ensure kosher laws.

 

Big-Zol is planning to open two more stores in northern Israel in the coming year.

 

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