Haredi party unveils plan for 'kosher' electricity on Shabbat

United Torah Judaism party submits proposal to use electricity on Shabbat without any Jewish labor.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2017, 7:17 PM

'A perfect example of secular coercion'

Knesset committee discusses hotels' insistence on evacuating Shabbat-observant guests from their rooms before Shabbat ends.Hezki Baruch, 7/19/2017, 12:35 PM

Jewish hairdresser wins suit after working on Shabbat

Jewish boss had demanded Jewish employee not come into work on Shabbat despite having store open.JTA, 7/16/2017, 9:33 PM

Haredim score victory: Rail work cancelled for coming Shabbat

PM, Infrastructure Minister meet with haredi MKs, agree to preserve status quo on Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 6/22/2017, 8:01 PM

Yesh Atid pushes for public transportation on Shabbat

Ministerial Committee on Legislation to discuss opposition bill to permit public transportation on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2017, 10:06 PM

Liberman: We are open to any proposal from Trump Administration

Defense Minister eulogizes Rabbi Benny Elon, says Israel ready to accept any peace plan from the Trump Administration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/8/2017, 3:37 PM

Deri to receive authority to enforce Sabbath laws

Interior Minister granted authority to enforce the Hours of Work and Rest Law amid anger over allowance of Sabbath desecration in Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2017, 9:35 PM

MK Maklev: 'Why did the Supreme Court hurry to rule on Shabbat?'

MK Uri Maklev(UTJ) says that haredi parties are working to cancel by-laws allowing Shabbat commerce and demand a new Supreme Court hearing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2017, 5:06 PM

Deri demands authority on Shabbat issue at Supreme Court hearing

Haredi ministers will meet Tuesday with Tourism Minister Levin and demand the right to enforce Shabbat laws and legislation of status quo.Michal Levy, 4/25/2017, 9:54 AM

Haredim resign from Tel Aviv municipal coalition

Following High Court decision to open supermarkets on Shabbat, haredi reps. in TA say they will no longer participate in mayor's coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2017, 10:48 PM

Atlantic City Shabbat 'a lighthouse of Judaism'

Arutz Sheva holds joint Shabbat with Chabad of Atlantic City's Stockton University.Ido Ben Porat, 3/26/2017, 3:39 PM

'If you don't approve rabbis' demand, we won't support budget'

Haredi party to prevent Jerusalem city budget from passing unless restaurants that open on Shabbat are banned from placing tables outside.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2017, 1:28 PM

'Shabbat desecration is funded by the municipality'

Haredi and Religious Zionist rabbis call on Jerusalem municipality not to fund Shabbat-desecrating activities.Uzi Baruch, 3/15/2017, 11:06 AM

Brazil changes Sabbath-desecrating test

Brazil’s national high school moves exam from Shabbat after Jewish lobbying.JTA, 3/13/2017, 2:10 PM

Haredi MK: Super-Pharm violates Sabbath

Health Minister Litzman claims Israeli pharmacy chain abuses gov't approval to sell medicines on Saturday, says he's turned to lawyers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2017, 9:39 AM

Cabinet Minister: Are we Iran?

Heated debate in Cabinet allowing soccer teams to continue to play on the Sabbath. Religious players may have to violate Sabbath or sit out.Arutz Shev Staff, 3/5/2017, 7:15 PM

Why are there no security checks at Western Wall on Shabbat?

Channel 2 investigation reveals people posing as haredim could bring weapons, explosive devices into Western Wall on Shabbat.Yoel Domb, 2/6/2017, 9:07 PM

Event at 'The Monster' cancelled after haredi protests

Event in Jerusalem's Monster Park would have violated the Sabbath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2017, 10:10 AM

Cabinet to authorize Deri on Shabbat supermarket law

The cabinet is expected to authorize Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to decide the issue of opening supermarkets on Shabbat and holidays.Haim Lev, 1/26/2017, 12:55 PM

Haredi MK: Moving US Embassy is superfluous

Finance Committee Head says Israel doesn't need world to agree Jerusalem is important, threatens to vote against Maaleh Adumim annexation.Ido Ben Porat, 1/23/2017, 8:38 AM

Meretz leader: Be prepared for civil uprising over Sabbath

Meretz Chairwoman says 'racist' haredi parties pushing secular population too far by refusing to allow stores to open on the Sabbath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2017, 4:00 PM

Jewish Home Minister: Fewer permits to work on Shabbat

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel meets with Chief Rabbinate Council, calls on other ministers to cut number of permits to work on Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 1/16/2017, 3:31 PM

Smotrich to PM: Shabbat commerce violates coalition agreement

MK Betzalel Smotrich(Jewish Home) tells PM that government approval of Shabbat commerce would violate coalition agreement.Haim Lev, 1/5/2017, 7:47 PM

Tzohar rabbis: Prohibit stores from opening on Shabbat

Tzohar rabbinic organization called on government to prohibit stores opening on Shabbat as 'it is central component of Israel's identity.'Yedidia Ben Or, 1/5/2017, 3:08 PM

Managerial committee decides: Yes to business on Shabbat

Government managerial committee recommends Tel Aviv allow partial Shabbat trade and store operation in its jurisdictionMordechai Sones, 1/2/2017, 6:38 PM

Bill barring anti-Shabbat business discrimination approved

Knesset committee approves measure barring discrimination against Shabbat-observant businesses.Hezki Baruch, 1/2/2017, 12:49 PM

Rivlin says he supports status quo on religious issues

President Rivlin clarified yesterday's statements, saying he favors maintaining status quo and giving expression to every community's needs.Yoel Domb, 12/1/2016, 11:33 AM

Jewish groups urge post-election discussion at Shabbat dinners

Jewish organizations encourage young Jews to use Shabbat dinner as a way to promote dialogue about the results of the presidential election.JTA, 11/22/2016, 3:58 AM

Why is the state not stopping soccer games on Shabbat?

High Court questions why Att'y General did not enforce labor court ruling that National League players cannot be forced to play on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/4/2016, 12:14 PM

Poll: 92% of Israeli businesses don’t want to open on Shabbat

The study also found that 98% of businesses said they wouldn’t take customer calls on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2016, 2:55 PM

'Do we fight for Shabbat the way Rabbi Kook would?'

Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem calls for introspection in religious community regarding attitude toward public Shabbat desecration.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2016, 2:14 PM

Shabbat crisis: Haredi position split

Shas head Aryeh Deri promises no coalition crisis over Shabbat construction, causing disgruntled UTJ MKs to weigh their options.Ben Shaul, 9/8/2016, 9:29 PM

Chief Rabbinate: No compromises on holiness of Shabbat

Chief Rabbis publish special statement following brouhaha over Israel Railways construction on Shabbat. 'We are not like other nations.'Hezki Baruch, 9/8/2016, 7:34 PM

Haim Katz: Work will take place on railway this Shabbat

Haim Katz has decided that essential work will take place on railways this Shabbat and in the following weeks on Shabbat.Haim Lev, 9/8/2016, 1:09 PM

Chief Rabbi Lau permitted satellite launch on Shabbat

The ill-fated attempt to launch the 'Amos 6' satellite last Shabbat was sanctioned by the Chief Rabbi as a life-saving concern.Reut Hadar, 9/7/2016, 2:34 PM

Some railway projects to be postponed

Minister Haim Katz does not intend to automatically approve all the infrastructure works planned on the Israel Railways this coming Shabbat.Chaim Lev, 9/7/2016, 3:14 AM

Supreme Court: PM cannot prohibit railroad work on Shabbat

High Court issues interim order barring Prime Minister from preventing railroad work on Shabbat, saying it is Labor Minister's prerogative.Shlomo Piotrokowski, 9/6/2016, 4:33 PM

Welfare Minister to reexamine Shabbat work permits

Welfare Minister Haim Katz says he will reexamine Shabbat work permits following the coalition crisis over railway work on Shabbat.Chaim Lev, 9/6/2016, 4:44 AM

Netanyahu cancels Shabbat railway work

PM Netanyahu orders cancellation of infrastructure work scheduled for Shabbat, accuses Minister Katz of causing coalition crisis.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/2/2016, 8:23 PM

Most Shabbat railway work cancelled

At the request of the haredi parties, 17 out of 20 railway infrastructure projects that were to be carried out on Shabbat are cancelled.Chaim Lev, 9/2/2016, 12:14 AM

For first time, senior security official will use Shabbat phone

The cellular Shabbat phone patented by Machon Tzomet, 'Telegrama', will be used by the head of National Security Council.Yoel Domb, 8/31/2016, 9:17 PM

Yisrael Katz: Netanyahu knew about everything

Denying reports that Netanyahu was surprised by the extent of the railway work on Shabbat, Yisrael Katz says that he approved the workYoel Domb, 8/29/2016, 12:14 AM

Solution to Shabbat dilemma: Gentile workers supervised by Jews

Rabbi Yisrael Rosen, head of Tzomet says a halachic solution can be found for nationally required Shabbat work not involving saving of lifeShlomo Piotrokovsky, 8/28/2016, 8:11 PM

Likud's haredi branch backs Katz on Shabbat work

Likud's haredi headquarters expresses support for Transportation Minister on issue of rail work on Shabbat.Chaim Lev, 8/28/2016, 4:44 AM

'The end of Shabbat as the official day of rest'

Professor Aviad HaCohen discussed the Director-General's committee which is expected to recommend allowing commerce on Shabbat in Tel AvivHezki Baruch, 8/24/2016, 9:53 PM

Businesses to legally open on Shabbat in Tel Aviv?

The "Committee of Director-Generals" plans to present several bills to the Knesset to legally establish Shabbat desecration in Tel Aviv.Ben Shaul, 8/24/2016, 1:36 PM

Stalemate: No deal on Shabbat operation of TA businesses

Gov't appointed committee failing to agree on policy outline for Tel Aviv businesses on Shabbat; issue may now go to Supreme Court.Shai Landesman, 6/23/2016, 11:09 AM

'Want to be observant? Not in our town!’

Resident of Kfar Bilu claims local committee refuses to erect an eruv fearing ‘religious take-over.’ Council response: not true.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2016, 11:06 PM

Kids' soccer leagues aim to bridge Israel's religious divide

'Tzav Pius' initiative seeks to break secular-religious divide by scheduling games on days other than Shabbat.Ben Sales, 5/17/2016, 9:00 PM

Government offices to keep Shabbat

New directive bans state press releases, other operations by government offices on Shabbat.David Rosenberg, 5/9/2016, 5:05 PM

Randi Zuckerberg's business advice: Keep Shabbat

Facebook spokesperson and marketing director Randi Zuckerberg credits Shabbat, other Jewish concepts, for business success.JTA, 4/7/2016, 10:52 AM

‘Companies are threatening me because of the Shabbat Law’

MK Miki Zohar submitted the"Shabbat" bill and is convinced of its necessity. ‘We must not give up the Jewish state.’Hezki Baruch, 12/27/2015, 9:46 PM

'More and more athletes don't want to play on Shabbat'

Hundreds of soccer players ask High Court to rule in favor of petition seeking to ban sports matches on Saturdays.Hezki Baruch, 12/27/2015, 1:12 PM

Pro-Shabbat bill passes preliminary reading

'Weekly day of rest' to protect small businesses which remain closed on Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 12/20/2015, 3:54 PM

Will the 'Shabbat Law' be approved?

Ministerial Legislative Committee to discuss the bill proposed by MK Miki Zohar on Sunday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2015, 12:35 PM

Could businesses be sued for opening on Shabbat?

Amid ministerial meeting discussing whether to charge businesses for breaking Sabbath, tensions rise as spirit of Shabbat on the table.Raphael Poch, 12/8/2015, 6:55 PM

Activists: Close down Jerusalem cinema for 'keeping Shabbat'

Secular activists demand High Court yank license from the current management of Jerusalem's Cinema City.Moshe Cohen, 11/22/2015, 6:37 PM