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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

Jews in nearly 1,000 cities 'taste the magic of Shabbat'

Over a million Jews take part in Shabbat Project, 'keeping it together' in Guinness Record events world wide.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2015, 9:41 PM

Matisyahu Calls on All Jews to Keep Shabbat Next Week

Matisyahu joins with The Shabbos Project in its second attempt to get all Jews in the world to observe the Sabbath.Yoni Kempinski, 10/15/2015, 9:23 PM

Sources: Shabbat Train Shutdown Part of Deri's Personal Agenda

Transport Ministry officials say latest decision reflects Economy Minister's tendency to 'shirk all responsibilities.'Tova Dvorin, 9/27/2015, 1:13 PM

Shabbat Soccer Debate Far From Resolution, Despite AG's Opinion

With Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein stating that there are no grounds to ban soccer games on Shabbat, the moves to the Knesset.Moshe Cohen, 9/10/2015, 10:48 AM

New Bill to Make Sunday a Day Off in Israel

Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal suggests making up lost man-hours throughout the week, says extended weekend grants religious equality.Ido Ben-Porat, 9/9/2015, 12:13 PM

IFA Demands Saturday Soccer Games - Otherwise, No Games

If Aryeh Deri does not issue a permit for Saturday soccer games, there will be no soccer games at all, the Football Association said.Moshe Cohen, 8/31/2015, 9:42 PM

Deputy Mayor: Herzliya 'Shabbat Shuttles' Politically Motivated

Residents and politicians in Herzliya are up in arms over a new plan by the municipality to operate 'Shabbat shuttles.'Moshe Cohen, 8/27/2015, 2:26 PM

Bill: Ban Businesses, Franchises from Demanding Work on Shabbat

After Tel Aviv Shabbat business scandal, Likud MK proposes bill to protect the rights of Shabbat-observant Israelis.Orly Harari, 8/26/2015, 5:03 PM

Tel Aviv Store Observes Shabbat - and Gets Fined

Tel Aviv Religious Council slams holdings group for 'anti-religious coercion' in fining kosher store for every Shabbat it doesn't desecrate.Uzi Baruch, 8/26/2015, 1:41 PM

Watch: Glider Raises Tel Aviv Shabbat Observance

Director of Chabad Tel Aviv explains how this Saturday's major construction desecration of Shabbat signals that outreach is key.Yoni Kempinski, 8/24/2015, 7:41 AM

Rabbi Lau: 'Heartbroken' Over Subway Work Done on Shabbat

the “Sabbath Wars” extended to Tel Aviv this week, as workers cleaned up the debris of the shattered Maariv Bridge over the holy day.Moshe Cohen, 8/23/2015, 5:11 PM

'State Pampers Terrorists, Bans Religious Soccer Players'

Hapoel Afula player slams decision to hold central games on Shabbat, and 'TV puppets' who say 'homos are OK, religious Jews - that's crazy.'Ari Yashar, 8/19/2015, 4:41 PM

'Sabbath Wars' Returning? Protest Planned Over Jerusalem Theater

Haredi Shabbat protests likely to make a comeback in Jerusalem this week, as a new large movie complex opens.Haim Lev, 8/13/2015, 12:03 PM

NY Residents Sue Apartment Owners for Religious Discrimination

Haredi residents of a Queens apartment complex take legal action after owners install electric locks - making Shabbat a problem.Haim Lev, 8/3/2015, 3:35 PM

Watch: Retail Chains Unite to Defend the Sabbath

Shabbat is in danger; new coalition of businesses is fighting to ensure the day of rest does not get corrupted into being a weekday.Yoni Kempinski, 7/20/2015, 1:51 PM

7/11 Celebrates Shabbat With Free Sunday Slurpees

To celebrate its calendric namesake, convenience store chain 7/11 gives out free Slurpees - and this year, it added an extra day.Moshe Cohen, 7/12/2015, 9:14 PM

New Transport Ministry Rule May Encourage Shabbat Buses

A scheduling change instituted by Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz is likely to make it much easier for buses to roll on Shabbat.Moshe Cohen, 7/2/2015, 6:51 PM

Ashdod Shopping Center Will Continue Shabbat Operations: Owners

Religious groups in Ashdod are planning a mass protest later this week against a shopping center that has begun operating on Shabbat.Moshe Cohen, 5/11/2015, 12:15 AM

Kahlon: I'll Work Towards Public Transportation on Shabbat

Incoming Finance Minister says public transportation on Shabbat is a "social issue".Orli Harari, 5/3/2015, 6:04 AM

Shabbat Bus Service to Run in Jerusalem

Privately-funded Friday night buses to run from Pisgat Ze'ev to city center and back; drivers to be non-Jews.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/1/2015, 10:21 AM

Jewish Flight Lesson 101: No Connections Before Shabbat

Jewish passengers stranded in Istanbul without kosher food after flight delay from New York forced them to miss connection to Israel.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 4/19/2015, 7:37 PM

Could a New Gadget Change Shabbat Observance - Forever?

Several rabbis endorse 'Kosherswitch' to allow lights on Shabbat. High-voltage project could send a current through Jewish world.Tova Dvorin, 4/14/2015, 8:35 AM

Tit-For-Tat: Meretz MK Moves to Ban MKs from Driving on Shabbat

MK Tamar Zandberg says bill proposal is response to Transport Minister Yisrael Katz's prevention of public transport on Shabbat.Tova Dvorin, 4/13/2015, 6:04 PM

Katz: Leftist Clamoring for Shabbat Buses 'Just Politics'

There will be no public transportation on Shabbat, Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said Wednesday.Moshe Cohen, 4/8/2015, 5:20 PM

Transportation Minister Attacks 'Leftist Hypocrite' on Facebook

After sarcastic message invites citizens to ask Yisrael Katz for rides, Katz retorts: public transportation on Shabbat? Ask Buji Herzog!Cynthia Blank, 4/6/2015, 4:06 PM

Hate Crime in Brooklyn: Jewish Teens Pelted with Paintballs

Two Orthodox Jews, aged 13 and 16, attacking in Williamsburg while walking home from synagogue with their grandfather on Friday night.Cynthia Blank, 3/30/2015, 4:31 PM

Buses Rolled Freely on Shabbat, Report Charges

Mass violations of the Sabbath by bus drivers took place, with the blessing of government officials, a newspaper charged.Yaakov Levi, 3/29/2015, 5:22 PM

NGO: Bus Companies Involved in Massive Sabbath Desecration

Movement for a Jewish State has filed complaint over mass violations of the regulations against public transportation on Shabbat.Yaakov Levi, 3/26/2015, 9:20 AM

7 Jewish Children Burn to Death in Brooklyn

Children aged 5 to 15 in one family die after a Sabbath hot plate apparently malfunctioned.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/21/2015, 10:06 PM