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

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.'Tova Dvorin, 3/21/2015, 8:33 PM

Jerusalem 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.Yaakov Levi, 2/22/2015, 3:41 PM

Litzman: UTJ Can't Join Leftist Gov't Aiding Shabbat Desecration

A debate seems to be growing in United Torah Jewry on whether or not the party would join a government headed by Labor.Moshe Cohen, 2/12/2015, 12:07 PM

Paris Terror Victim's Last Text to Friend: Observe the Sabbath

In heartrending last text message Yoav Hattab, son of Tunisian chief rabbi, urges friend to 'at least try to do something' to honor, 1/17/2015, 7:19 PM

How to Safely Observe Shabbat in a Massive Snowstorm

IEC releases guidelines on how to cook and stay warm for Shabbat while avoiding malfunctions and electric fires.Nir Har-Zahav, Ari Yashar, 1/9/2015, 12:13 PM

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.Cynthia Blank, 1/4/2015, 11:47 AM

Rabbi Lau Urges Transport Ministry to Stop Shabbat Desecration

Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi urges Transport Ministry to ensure that bus drivers keep Shabbat fully.Reut Hadar and Tova Dvorin, 12/9/2014, 11:19 AM

Sa'ar on Shabbat Observance: It's Not Easy, but it's Right

At a farewell party, outgoing Interior Minister says his decision to observe Shabbat started during his son's Brit ceremony.Arutz Sheva, 11/3/2014, 4:13 AM

This Shabbat, World Jews Choose 'Unity Out of Love'

South African Chief Rabbi's unprecedented success in encouraging Shabbat is going global to 350 cities in 35 countries this week.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 10/22/2014, 7:38 AM

Unity: Religious and Secular Families Come Together for Shabbat

'Israeli Shabbat' initiative promotes unity, with all sectors coming together to connect with Jewish holy day of rest.Cynthia Blank, 10/19/2014, 12:40 PM

Next Interior Minister 'Must Forbid Commerce on Shabbat'

Small businesses say that while Sa'ar has left issue of businesses staying open in Tel Aviv to his successor, there is no debate.Avi Chaim, Ari Yashar, 10/10/2014, 11:33 AM

Shabbat Issue in Tel Aviv: '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.Cynthia Blank, 10/8/2014, 5:19 PM

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?Ari Soffer, 10/2/2014, 7:09 PM

Will Lapid's Sabbath Desecration Bring Down the Coalition?

A coalition has already broken apart in a similar gaffe to Lapid's Shabbat press conference; MKs warning action may be taken.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/20/2014, 10:51 PM

Radical Bill to Undermine Shabbat Observance in Israel

Yesh Atid and Hatnua MKs poised to raise massive political debate with bill giving local authorities free hand to desecrate Shabbat.Ari Yashar, 9/7/2014, 2:04 PM

Chief Rabbi Explains How to Observe Shabbat Under Fire

Chief Rabbi Lau releases guidelines to help know what is and isn't permissible on Shabbat under threat of Gaza rockets.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 7/11/2014, 3:44 PM

Saar: Tel Aviv Doesn't Know How to Respect the Law

Interior Minister Gideon Saar slammed Tel Aviv city fathers for failing to enforce the law, and keep markets closed on Shabbat.Moshe Cohen, 7/7/2014, 2:16 AM

Rabbis Call for Early Shabbat for the Sake of Kidnapped Teens

Rabbis from all streams issue united call for Jews to usher in Shabbat earlier as boys still missing after one week.Yishai Karov and Ari Soffer, 6/19/2014, 12:45 PM

Largest Shabbat Dinner Ever Hosts 2,226

Guinness World Records recognizes mammoth Tel Aviv event by White City Shabbat as the biggest in recorded history.Arutz Sheva staff, 6/16/2014, 6:00 PM

Chief Rabbis Asked 'Help My Jailed Son Keep the Shabbat'

Father of 'price tag' suspect writes Chief Rabbis following reports of serious abuse of youths, including Shabbat desecration.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 5/30/2014, 11:44 AM

Tiv Taam Gets Fined for Shabbat Work

Tiv Taam was once again fined for violating laws against doing business on Shabbat. Soon, it may be sued for human rights violations, too.Yosef Berger, 5/13/2014, 1:02 AM

This October, Will Every Jew in the World Keep One Shabbat?

Organizers of unprecedented 'Shabbos Project' aim to spread Jewish unity worldwide through an ancient medium.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2014, 11:58 AM

Newest Guinness World Record: Largest Shabbat Dinner?

Non-profit aims to host record-setting meal in Tel Aviv this June, in an attempt to inspire world Jewry to connect to Shabbat.Tova Dvorin, 3/24/2014, 6:29 PM

Hareidi Man Suing Police for Forced Shabbat Car Ride

A hareidi resident of Petach Tikvah is suing police for NIS 2.5 million, after police forced him to ride to a police station on Shabbat.David Lev, 3/3/2014, 11:52 AM