Chief Rabbinate: No compromise on Shabbat holinessChief Rabbis publish special statement following brouhaha over Israel Railways construction on Shabbat. 'We are not like other nations.'
Haim Katz: This Shabbat work on railway continuesHaim Katz has decided that essential work will take place on railways this Shabbat and in the following weeks on Shabbat.
Rabbi Lau permitted satellite launch on ShabbatThe ill-fated attempt to launch the 'Amos 6' satellite last Shabbat was sanctioned by the Chief Rabbi as a life-saving concern.
Some railway projects to be postponedMinister Haim Katz does not intend to automatically approve all the infrastructure works planned on the Israel Railways this coming Shabbat.
Supreme Court: PM cannot bar work on ShabbatHigh Court issues interim order barring Prime Minister from preventing railroad work on Shabbat, saying it is Labor Minister's prerogative.
Welfare Minister to reexamine Shabbat work permitsWelfare Minister Haim Katz says he will reexamine Shabbat work permits following the coalition crisis over railway work on Shabbat.
Netanyahu cancels Shabbat railway workPM Netanyahu orders cancellation of infrastructure work scheduled for Shabbat, accuses Minister Katz of causing coalition crisis.
Most Shabbat railway work cancelledAt the request of the haredi parties, 17 out of 20 railway infrastructure projects that were to be carried out on Shabbat are cancelled.
Senior official to use Shabbat phoneThe cellular Shabbat phone patented by Machon Tzomet, 'Telegrama', will be used by the head of National Security Council.
Yisrael Katz: Netanyahu knew about everythingDenying reports that Netanyahu was surprised by the extent of the railway work on Shabbat, Yisrael Katz says that he approved the work
Solution to Shabbat dilemma: Gentile workersRabbi Yisrael Rosen, head of Tzomet says a halachic solution can be found for nationally required Shabbat work not involving saving of life
Likud's haredi branch backs Katz on Shabbat workLikud's haredi headquarters expresses support for Transportation Minister on issue of rail work on Shabbat.
'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 Aviv
Businesses to be 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.
Shabbat stalemate: No deal on TA businessesGov't appointed committee failing to agree on policy outline for Tel Aviv businesses on Shabbat; issue may now go to Supreme Court.
'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.
Kids' soccer bridges Israel's religious divide'Tzav Pius' initiative seeks to break secular-religious divide by scheduling games on days other than Shabbat.
Government offices to keep ShabbatNew directive bans state press releases, other operations by government offices on Shabbat.
Randi Zuckerberg's business advice: Keep ShabbatFacebook spokesperson and marketing director Randi Zuckerberg credits Shabbat, other Jewish concepts, for business success.
‘Companies are threatening me’MK Miki Zohar submitted the"Shabbat" bill and is convinced of its necessity. ‘We must not give up the Jewish state.’
'More and more athletes won't play on Shabbat'Hundreds of soccer players ask High Court to rule in favor of petition seeking to ban sports matches on Saturdays.
Pro-Shabbat bill passes preliminary reading'Weekly day of rest' to protect small businesses which remain closed on Shabbat.
Will the 'Shabbat Law' be approved?Ministerial Legislative Committee to discuss the bill proposed by MK Miki Zohar on Sunday.
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.
Activists: Shut down cinema for keeping ShabbatSecular activists demand High Court yank license from the current management of Jerusalem's Cinema City.
Jews in nearly 1,000 cities 'taste Shabbat magic'Over a million Jews take part in Shabbat Project, 'keeping it together' in Guinness Record events world wide.
Matisyahu Calls on All Jews to Keep Next ShabbatMatisyahu joins with The Shabbos Project in its second attempt to get all Jews in the world to observe the Sabbath.
'Shabbat Train Shutdown Deri's Personal Agenda'Transport Ministry officials say latest decision reflects Economy Minister's tendency to 'shirk all responsibilities.'
Shabbat Soccer Debate Far From ResolutionWith Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein stating that there are no grounds to ban soccer games on Shabbat, the moves to the Knesset.
New Bill to Make Sunday a Day Off in IsraelJewish Home MK Yinon Magal suggests making up lost man-hours throughout the week, says extended weekend grants religious equality.
IFA Demands Saturday Soccer GamesIf Aryeh Deri does not issue a permit for Saturday soccer games, there will be no soccer games at all, the Football Association said.
Herzliya to Operate 'Shabbat Shuttles'Residents and politicians in Herzliya are up in arms over a new plan by the municipality to operate 'Shabbat shuttles.'
Bill: Ban Businesses from Demanding Shabbat WorkAfter Tel Aviv Shabbat business scandal, Likud MK proposes bill to protect the rights of Shabbat-observant Israelis.
Tel Aviv Store Observes Shabbat - and Gets FinedTel Aviv Religious Council slams holdings group for 'anti-religious coercion' in fining kosher store for every Shabbat it doesn't desecrate.
Watch: Glider Raises Tel Aviv Shabbat ObservanceDirector of Chabad Tel Aviv explains how this Saturday's major construction desecration of Shabbat signals that outreach is key.
Rabbi Lau: 'Heartbroken' Over ShabbatSubway Workthe “Sabbath Wars” extended to Tel Aviv this week, as workers cleaned up the debris of the shattered Maariv Bridge over the holy day.
'State Babies Terrorists, Bans Religious 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.'
Sabbath Protest Planned Over Jerusalem TheaterHaredi Shabbat protests likely to make a comeback in Jerusalem this week, as a new large movie complex opens.
NYC: Apt Owners Sued for Religious DiscriminationHaredi residents of a Queens apartment complex take legal action after owners install electric locks - making Shabbat a problem.
Watch: Retail Chains Unite to Defend the SabbathShabbat is in danger; new coalition of businesses is fighting to ensure the day of rest does not get corrupted into being a weekday.
7/11 Celebrates Shabbat With Free Sunday SlurpeesTo celebrate its calendric namesake, convenience store chain 7/11 gives out free Slurpees - and this year, it added an extra day.
New Travel Rule May Encourage Shabbat BusesA scheduling change instituted by Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz is likely to make it much easier for buses to roll on Shabbat.
Ashdod Mall To Continue Shabbat Operations: OwnersReligious groups in Ashdod are planning a mass protest later this week against a shopping center that has begun operating on Shabbat.
Kahlon: I'll Work Towards Shabbat Public TransitIncoming Finance Minister says public transportation on Shabbat is a "social issue".
Shabbat Bus Service to Run in JerusalemPrivately-funded Friday night buses to run from Pisgat Ze'ev to city center and back; drivers to be non-Jews.
Don't Fly Connections Before ShabbatJewish passengers stranded in Istanbul without kosher food after flight delay from New York forced them to miss connection to Israel.
Could New Gadget Change Shabbat Observance?Several rabbis endorse 'Kosherswitch' to allow lights on Shabbat. High-voltage project could send a current through Jewish world.
Meretz MK Moves to Ban MKs from Driving on ShabbatMK Tamar Zandberg says bill proposal is response to Transport Minister Yisrael Katz's prevention of public transport on Shabbat.
Katz: Leftist Clamoring for Shabbat BusesThere will be no public transportation on Shabbat, Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said Wednesday.
Katz Attacks 'Leftist Hypocrite' on FacebookAfter sarcastic message invites citizens to ask Yisrael Katz for rides, Katz retorts: public transportation on Shabbat? Ask Buji Herzog!
Two Jewish Teens Pelted with PaintballsTwo Orthodox Jews, aged 13 and 16, attacking in Williamsburg while walking home from synagogue with their grandfather on Friday night.
Buses Rolled Freely on Shabbat, Report ChargesMass violations of the Sabbath by bus drivers took place, with the blessing of government officials, a newspaper charged.
NGO: Bus Companies Allow Sabbath DesecrationMovement for a Jewish State has filed complaint over mass violations of the regulations against public transportation on Shabbat.
7 Jewish Children Burn to Death in BrooklynChildren aged 5 to 15 in one family die after a Sabbath hot plate apparently malfunctioned.
Brooklyn House Fire 'An Unbelievable Tragedy'New York Mayor Bill de Blasio visits the scene of tragic fire which killed an Orthodox Jewish family, says what he saw is 'unimaginable.'
Rabbi: Why Were Snow Plows Operated on Shabbat?Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern on Sunday expressed his “extreme disappointment” over the operation of snow plows on Shabbat.
Litzman: Haredim Can't Join Leftist Gov'tA debate seems to be growing in United Torah Jewry on whether or not the party would join a government headed by Labor.