Aaron’s is a small, family-owned business in the southern Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, which sells handmade clothing and accessories to the Israeli market.
In the early hours of Monday morning, a worker in the shop told AFP that he had seen a worker carrying a piece of clothing that he described as “Holy garments” inside the shop’s premises.
He said the worker did not return after being told to leave.
Israel’s health ministry said it was investigating the incident.
“The Health Ministry is investigating the reports that an employee was carrying a Holy garment on a shopping trip,” a statement on its website said.
“It is the responsibility of the owner of the business to investigate any such reports and to ensure that such incidents are not repeated.”
It said the ministry was also monitoring the case closely.
“If a garment is deemed to be Holy, it is not considered to be worn by the worker,” the statement said.