Smotrich to PM: Shabbat commerce violates coalition agreementMK Betzalel Smotrich(Jewish Home) tells PM that government approval of Shabbat commerce would violate coalition agreement.
Tzohar rabbis: Prohibit stores from opening on ShabbatTzohar rabbinic organization called on government to prohibit stores opening on Shabbat as 'it is central component of Israel's identity.'
Managerial committee decides: Yes to business on ShabbatGovernment managerial committee recommends Tel Aviv allow partial Shabbat trade and store operation in its jurisdiction
Bill barring anti-Shabbat business discrimination approvedKnesset committee approves measure barring discrimination against Shabbat-observant businesses.
Rivlin says he supports status quo on religious issuesPresident Rivlin clarified yesterday's statements, saying he favors maintaining status quo and giving expression to every community's needs.
Jewish groups urge post-election discussion at Shabbat dinnersJewish organizations encourage young Jews to use Shabbat dinner as a way to promote dialogue about the results of the presidential election.
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.
Poll: 92% of Israeli businesses don’t want to open on ShabbatThe study also found that 98% of businesses said they wouldn’t take customer calls on Shabbat.
'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.
Shabbat crisis: Haredi position splitShas head Aryeh Deri promises no coalition crisis over Shabbat construction, causing disgruntled UTJ MKs to weigh their options.
Chief Rabbinate: No compromises on holiness of ShabbatChief Rabbis publish special statement following brouhaha over Israel Railways construction on Shabbat. 'We are not like other nations.'
Haim Katz: Work will take place on railway this ShabbatHaim Katz has decided that essential work will take place on railways this Shabbat and in the following weeks on Shabbat.
Chief 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 prohibit railroad 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.
For first time, senior security official will 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 workers supervised by JewsRabbi 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 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.
Stalemate: No deal on Shabbat operation of 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 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.
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 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.’
'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.
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: Close down Jerusalem cinema for 'keeping Shabbat'Secular activists demand High Court yank license from the current management of Jerusalem's Cinema City.
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.
Matisyahu Calls on All Jews to Keep Shabbat Next WeekMatisyahu joins with The Shabbos Project in its second attempt to get all Jews in the world to observe the Sabbath.
Sources: Shabbat Train Shutdown Part of Deri's Personal AgendaTransport Ministry officials say latest decision reflects Economy Minister's tendency to 'shirk all responsibilities.'
Shabbat Soccer Debate Far From Resolution, Despite AG's OpinionWith 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 Games - Otherwise, No GamesIf Aryeh Deri does not issue a permit for Saturday soccer games, there will be no soccer games at all, the Football Association said.
Deputy Mayor: Herzliya 'Shabbat Shuttles' Politically MotivatedResidents and politicians in Herzliya are up in arms over a new plan by the municipality to operate 'Shabbat shuttles.'
Bill: Ban Businesses, Franchises from Demanding Work on ShabbatAfter 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 Subway Work Done on Shabbatthe “Sabbath Wars” extended to Tel Aviv this week, as workers cleaned up the debris of the shattered Maariv Bridge over the holy day.
'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.'
'Sabbath Wars' Returning? Protest Planned Over Jerusalem TheaterHaredi Shabbat protests likely to make a comeback in Jerusalem this week, as a new large movie complex opens.
NY Residents Sue Apartment Owners 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 Transport Ministry 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 Shopping Center Will 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 Public Transportation on ShabbatIncoming 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.
Jewish Flight Lesson 101: No Connections Before ShabbatJewish passengers stranded in Istanbul without kosher food after flight delay from New York forced them to miss connection to Israel.
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.