'Stop causing people to hate Shabbat'

MK Eitan Cabel says bridge crisis example of policies causing secular Israelis to dislike Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2018, 10:07 PM

Netanyahu now says he trusts Katz to handle bridge crisis

PM says he trusts Transportation Minister resolve Tel Aviv bridge crisis after criticizing him earlier over the handling of the issue.Tzvi Lev, 8/23/2018, 9:23 PM

Minister: Trump's statement 'a cause for concern'

Uri Ariel says Israel must examine Trump's statement that Israel will pay 'higher price' in negotiations due to embassy move.Mordechai Sones, 8/22/2018, 11:12 AM

Police demand IDs of worshipers on Friday night

Secular residents complain of noise from south Tel Aviv synagogue. Policeman comes to synagogue during Friday night prayers to demand IDs.Shimon Cohen, 8/12/2018, 3:45 PM

Mayor vows not to enforce Shabbat commerce ban

After Aryeh Deri nixes Shabbat commerce in cities all across Israel, Givatayim mayor says business will continue operating on day of rest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2018, 6:36 PM

Diaspora Jews buying Shabbat-violating businesses?

Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi says Jews from overseas buying Shabbat-violating bussiness in order to force shutdown on Jewish day of rest.Tzvi Lev, 7/30/2018, 1:27 PM

Official agreement to arrange Shabbat-kosher electricity

Agreement signed to regulate production and sale of kosher electricity for use on Sabbath in automated process with no human contact.Mordechai Sones, 7/18/2018, 1:34 PM

'Secular people dance to the Shabbat songs'

Tel Aviv municipality orders synagogue to cease using loudspeakers to mark start of Shabbat. 'Five minutes a week cannot cause all this.'Shimon Cohen, 7/15/2018, 7:37 PM

In Meretz' crosshairs: Shabbat sirens

Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor on behalf of Meretz wants to stop sirens announcing Shabbat: 'Violation of public silence and violation of Noise Law.'Mordechai Sones, 6/26/2018, 4:42 PM

Gabbay hails public Sabbath desecration, haredim outraged

Zionist Union Chairman tweets during Sabbath about traveling by public transportation to beach; angry responses from some haredi MKs.Mordechai Sones, 6/17/2018, 12:14 PM

Shabbat dilemma on El Al flight

El Al plane forced to deal with unplanned dilemma of keeping the Sabbath versus aiding passengers. What did it do?Uzi Baruch, 6/17/2018, 9:29 AM

Religious athletes petition against Shabbat championship

Legal clinic of Shaarei Mishpat College petitions Supreme Court for religious athletes against holding shooting championship on Shabbat.Mordechai Sones, 5/30/2018, 12:42 PM

J'lem mayor says entertainment complex won’t close on Sabbath

Nir Barkat tells local news website he will allow First Station complex to continue to operate as it has since it opened five years ago.JTA, 5/17/2018, 5:51 PM

Giro d'Italia to respect Shabbat

Israeli authorities assure that international cycling competition in Jerusalem Friday will not entail Shabbat violations.AFP, 5/3/2018, 6:03 PM

'Threats and intimidation against Bnei Akiva'

National Union attacks Secular Forum demand for investigation following Bnei Akiva call to purchase only from Sabbath-observing businesses.Mordechai Sones, 4/23/2018, 10:58 PM

Bringing Heavenly Jerusalem to the shuk, one Jew at a time

'Someone should set up in front of a bar open on Shabbat and offer people kugel, Kiddush, something positive, with no judgments, just love.', 3/27/2018, 7:32 PM

Facebook founder's sister: Shabbat is an amazing gift

Randy Zuckerberg tells haredi entrepreneurs the 'the best way to achieve success' is not to give up the values of Judaism.Gary Willig, 3/14/2018, 10:21 PM

'Choose between Shabbat and being a boxing champion'

Head of yeshiva high school describes student's difficult dilemma preventing him from winning medal because of Torah observance.Avishai Segal, 3/12/2018, 10:06 PM

Did Israeli singer publicly desecrate Shabbat in haredi city?

Israeli singer Omer Adam savaged by fans who thought a video he uploaded to Facebook in Bnei Brak was filmed during Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 2/4/2018, 4:04 PM

Ashdod municipality windows smashed over Shabbat fines

Windows of Collection and Welfare Department smashed after businesses receive Shabbat fines. Mayor: 'Incitement leads to violence.'Mordechai Sones, 2/4/2018, 10:40 AM

Ashdod residents protest closure of stores on Shabbat

Residents of Ashdod protest outside city hall against city's intention to shut down businesses which operate on Shabbat.Ben Ariel, 1/28/2018, 2:48 AM

Haredi parties demand Netanyahu censure Liberman

The haredi UTJ Knesset faction demands that Netanyahu censure Liberman for attending anti-Shabbat provocation in Ashdod.Tzvi Lev, 1/21/2018, 8:05 AM

Deri: I'm done with Liberman

Shas chairman livid after Defense Minister visits Ashdod during the Sabbath.Hezki Baruch, 1/21/2018, 4:15 AM

Aryeh Deri admits new Shabbat law will not be enforced

'I cannot and do not intend to enforce this legislation,' Interior Minister says after Supermarket Law passes by one-vote margin.Tzvi Lev, 1/11/2018, 8:02 PM

'Supermarket Law' passes - by just one vote

Bill pushed by haredi parties permitting Interior Minister to nullify local bylaws which allow stores to open on Shabbat passes.David Rosenberg, 1/9/2018, 8:21 AM

'Why not have a dialogue about Shabbat?'

MK Aliza Lavie argues that Supermarket Law will only cause more Shabbat desecration, urges dialogue.Benny Tocker, 1/9/2018, 1:07 AM

City inspectors put Shabbat-violating stores on notice

Ashdod city inspectors warn store store owners in Ashdod that they can expect fines if they continue operating on Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 1/7/2018, 4:56 PM

Haredim desert El Al flight over concerns of Shabbat desecration

Haredim disembark after learning El Al flight may arrive in Israel after the start of Shabbat. Weather, not El Al, at fault.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2018, 10:34 AM

'Deri is a suicide bomber destroying the secular lifestyle'

Haaretz publisher defends cartoon portraying haredi minister as a suicide bomber.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 2:43 PM

Bill limiting Shabbat work approved

Knesset passes in second, third readings bill stipulating that Jewish tradition will be considered before granting work permits for Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2017, 8:40 AM

Cities scramble to pass legislation to allow Shabbat desecration

Cities across Israel are scrambling to pass legislation that will open businesses on Shabbat before the Supermarket Law passes.Tzvi Lev, 12/24/2017, 10:39 AM

Bennett backs Shabbat compromise

'I'm against religious coercion but I want to retain Israel's Jewish character.'Tzvi Lev, 12/17/2017, 5:41 PM

Arabs won't vote for haredi Shabbat bill

Head of Arab Joint List party withdraws support for bill that would close food stores on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2017, 7:30 AM

'Shabbat cannot become just another shopping day'

Naftali Bennett and Avigdor Liberman clash at coalition meeting over the Supermarket Law. 'Herzl didn't keep Shabbat.'Tzvi Lev, 12/3/2017, 3:53 PM

End to coalition crisis? PM strikes deal with haredi parties

'Status quo' on religion and state to be formally adopted as law, compromises hammered out regarding businesses, soccer games on Sabbath.David Rosenberg, 11/26/2017, 10:41 PM

'Shabbat is important to us - but so is transportation'

Prime Minister praises Health Minister Litzman, following his resignation from gov't over Shabbat rail line work. 'A shame he resigned.'David Rosenberg, 11/26/2017, 7:27 PM

35,000 Jews spend Shabbat in Hevron

Kiryat Arba, Hevron streets fill with caravans and tents as Jews from Israel and the Diaspora gather for Shabbat.Eliran Aharon, 11/11/2017, 8:34 PM

'A slippery slope towards harming Shabbat throughout the state'

Chief Rabbinate says Shabbat, one of the most important issues in Judaism, cannot be ruled upon by Supreme Court.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/30/2017, 5:43 PM

Talking about 'us and them' is dangerous

Yesh Atid Chairman says government encourages division of 'us and them,' Israelis must speak candidly about the kind of Shabbat they want.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2017, 8:05 AM

'We will not allow Israel to be a 24/7 state'

MK Yoav Ben Tzur blasts Supreme Court for ruling that supermarkets in Tel Aviv can open on Shabbat.Benny Tocker, 10/27/2017, 3:37 AM

Religious Justices: 'Shabbat is queen'

Religious Supreme Court justices oppose Tel Aviv supermarket ruling. 'Shabbat is the concept around which everyone can unite.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2017, 2:57 PM

'Supreme Court's decision is anti-religious'

Health Minister slams Chief Justice's final ruling, allowing businesses to open on Shabbat. 'Rights of thousands of workers trampled.'Chana Roberts, 10/26/2017, 1:04 PM

Supreme Court confirms Shabbat desecration in Tel Aviv

In her final ruling as Chief Justice, Miriam Naor rejects petition against the opening of Tel Aviv businesses on the Sabbath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2017, 11:41 AM

Watch new rendition of 'Shabbat Hayom'

Yair Peled single juxtaposes new melody for the famous song about Shabbat with modern animation.Tzvi Lev, 10/22/2017, 9:18 AM

Over a million Jews worldwide gear up for 'Shabbat Project'

Grassroots movement transcends divides to bring Jews across the world to keep a single Shabbat together.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2017, 2:20 PM

Spate of anti-Semitic attacks hits Crown Heights

Woman attacked Jewish girls in Crown Heights after finding out they were Jewish. Assault comes among recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks.Tzvi Lev, 10/9/2017, 5:38 PM

Why did 'kosher' Burger Ranch remain open over Sukkot?

Chief Rabbinate explains why Ben Gurion Airport branch of popular fast food store allowed to remain open on holidays and Shabbat.Gary Willig, 10/5/2017, 8:44 PM

Missouri school district votes to change Saturday graduations

Following complaints by Jewish students' families, district reschedules graduation ceremonies to avoid Shabbat, Shavuot.JTA, 9/14/2017, 7:58 PM

Sderot municipality fines over 'Shabbat sirens'

Municipal supervisor fines Sderot resident for playing Shabbat songs and 'causing a disturbance.'Haim Lev, 9/11/2017, 8:04 AM

Shas MKs call for end to Shabbat soccer matches

Players and coaches from Israeli soccer leagues meet Shas MKs to discuss end of holding games on Shabbat against players' will.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2017, 7:30 PM

Vizhnitzer Rebbe: Law of Sabbath same as that of Yom Kippur

In third Shabbat meal, Vizhnitzer Rebbe asks followers to strengthen Sabbath observance to positively influence general population.Mordechai Sones, 9/10/2017, 1:25 PM

Scandal: Government requires work on Shabbat

'Bennett-Gafni-Deri government will require soccer players to work on Shabbat.'Avishai Greentzeig, 9/10/2017, 10:54 AM

'Jews have the right to live anywhere in the country'

Deputy Defense Minister says PA law mandating death penalty for Arabs who sell land or homes to Jews must be fought,Hezki Baruch, 9/4/2017, 9:56 PM

Soccer on Shabbat? 'Woe unto us'

Sephardi Chief Rabbi laments intention to officially sanction soccer games on the Sabbath.Hezki Baruch, 9/3/2017, 10:30 AM

New York Supreme Court holds by Rabbeinu Tam's time?

Court rules that defendants illegally served because it was still Shabbat - according to Rabbeinu Tam.Tal Polon, 8/23/2017, 9:33 PM

Haredi MK: No more Shabbat overtime pay

MK Yisrael Eichler wants to pass a law banning the state from paying more money to those that work on Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 8/21/2017, 10:02 AM

'They're making a mockery of you and your Shabbat'

Israeli Arab documents rail work on Shabbat, in violation of minister's pledge to haredi MKs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2017, 5:14 PM