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.
Paris Victim's Last SMS to Friend: Observe ShabbatIn heartrending last text message Yoav Hattab, son of Tunisian chief rabbi, urges friend to 'at least try to do something' to honor Shabbat.
How to Observe Shabbat in a Massive SnowstormIEC releases guidelines on how to cook and stay warm for Shabbat while avoiding malfunctions and electric fires.
Public Transportation on Shabbat is a 'Disaster'High school and yeshiva students issue letter to PM Netanyahu and Bennett demanding full ban of public transportation on Shabbat.
Rabbi Urges Katz: No More Buses on ShabbatAshkenazic Chief Rabbi urges Transport Ministry to ensure that bus drivers keep Shabbat fully.
Sa'ar on Shabbat Observance: Not Easy but RightAt a farewell party, outgoing Interior Minister says his decision to observe Shabbat started during his son's Brit ceremony.
This Shabbat, World Jews Choose 'Unity of Love'South African Chief Rabbi's unprecedented success in encouraging Shabbat is going global to 350 cities in 35 countries this week.
Religious and Secular Come Together for Shabbat'Israeli Shabbat' initiative promotes unity, with all sectors coming together to connect with Jewish holy day of rest.
Next Interior Min. 'Must Forbid Shabbat Business'Small businesses say that while Sa'ar has left issue of businesses staying open in Tel Aviv to his successor, there is no debate.
Tel Aviv Shabbat: 'The Next Minister Will Decide'Interior Minister, Gideon Saar informed the Tel Aviv Municipality that his successor will decide on the issue of opening shops on Saturdays.
This Month, Will All of World Jewry Keep Shabbat?As high profile figures throw their weight behind unique initiative to unite Jews globally, will The Shabbos Project achieve the impossible?
Will Lapid's Sabbath Desecration End Coalition?A coalition has already broken apart in a similar gaffe to Lapid's Shabbat press conference; MKs warning action may be taken.
Radical Bill Proposes Change in Shabbat ObservanceYesh Atid and Hatnua MKs poised to raise massive political debate with bill giving local authorities free hand to desecrate Shabbat.
How to Observe Shabbat Under Rocket FireChief Rabbi Lau releases guidelines to help know what is and isn't permissible on Shabbat under threat of Gaza rockets.
Saar: Tel Aviv Doesn't Know How to Respect the LawInterior Minister Gideon Saar slammed Tel Aviv city fathers for failing to enforce the law, and keep markets closed on Shabbat.