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

Violinist's Heartstrings Come to Life in New Album

Oleh speaks to Arutz Sheva about how he brings his passion about Israel, Jewish music to life in soulful rendition of Shabbat tunes.Tova Dvorin, 2/28/2014, 7:47 AM

French Oleh Seeks 'Shabbat Restaurants' for Jerusalem

Immigrant oleh French businessman Laurent Levy wants Jerusalem restaurants to open on Shabbat - and remain kosher.David Lev, 2/13/2014, 7:57 PM

'Shabbos Project' Aims To Unite World Jews

Chief Rabbi of South Africa's project is set to translate remarkable local success onto world scale, encourage Shabbat observance together.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 1/6/2014, 9:08 AM

Rabbinate: New Rules To Prevent Shabbat Desecration

Chief Rabbinate issues letters to kashrut departments, supervisors to check businesses close doors 2 hours before Shabbat.Ari Yashar, 12/10/2013, 7:55 PM

Israeli Technology a New Step in Finding a Parking Spot

Introducing Anagog, a revolutionary parking technology, which helps you find open parking spots — in real timeKochava Rozenbaum , 10/8/2013, 1:52 PM

Former IDF Chief Rabbi: Interviews Are Not a 'Shabbat Emergency'

Former IDF Chief Rabbi Rabbi Avihai Ronsky criticizes IDF Spokesperson over a video filmed on ShabbatDavid Lev, 9/22/2013, 6:01 PM

NYPD Busts 'Not on Shabbat' Drug Ring

Suspected Jewish drug ring sold oxycodone, heroin, cocaine and more – but not on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva, 9/15/2013, 10:31 PM

Looking for a Shabbat Host in Queens? Read This!

Zvi Vilor of Queens, New York, is the Shabbat host "par excellence" - hosting dozens of people each week, and paying for it tooDavid Lev, 7/11/2013, 3:25 PM

Study: Israeli Newspapers Thriving Because of Shabbat Readership

Sabbath-observing Israelis are keeping Israeli newspapers alive, a study by several researchers at Ariel University saidDavid Lev, 6/30/2013, 10:21 PM

IEC to Go 'Shomer Shabbos,' Sabbath Observant

The Electric Company has long declared that it wanted to avoid workers having to work on Shabbat. That may happen within a yearDavid Lev, 6/30/2013, 8:16 PM

‘If One Jew Observes Because of Court, That’s a Great Thing’

Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Yosef Gerlitzky spoke with Arutz Sheva about stores in Tel Aviv that received a court order to close on Shabbat.Chana Ya'ar, Yoni Kempinsky, 6/30/2013, 2:45 PM

Court: Tel Aviv Has Been Illegally Encouraging Shabbat Violation

The High Court ordered the Tel Aviv municipality to ensure that stores that have been opening on Shabbat close their doors on the holy dayDavid Lev, 6/25/2013, 10:20 PM

Rabbi Neuwirth was ‘Accepted by Everyone’

Halakha expert Rabbi Neuwirth remembered as modest, always willing to help.Yoni Kempinski and A7 staff, 6/12/2013, 1:12 AM

Rabbi Neuwirth has Passed Away

Author of Shemirath Shabbath Kehilchathah was 85. Funeral is at 11:30.Arutz Sheva, 6/11/2013, 8:51 AM

Orthodox Woman Sues '24-Hour' Makeup for Failure to Last Shabbat

An Orthodox Jewish woman is suing makeup giant Lancome, claiming that its “24-hour” foundation, does not last through the Sabbath.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/3/2013, 1:32 PM

'Key' Challot to Make Their Appearance This Shabbat

This Shabbat is known among Jewish communities around the world as “the Key Shabbat"David Lev, 4/4/2013, 11:04 AM

11 Year-Old Ping Pong Champ Won't Play on Shabbat

An 11 year-old Jewish girl from Long Island opted out of competing in US Table Tennis Championships because it fell out on Shabbat.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/2/2013, 11:35 PM

Critics: Netanyahu Interviews Caused Mass Sabbath Desecrations

Binyamin Netanyahu kicked off his campaign for reelection, as well as a mass desecration of the Sabbath, critics said.David Lev, 12/23/2012, 5:40 PM

Rabbi on Jewish Law, Sabbath and War

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu reveals the Jewish law pertaining to the Sabbath in a time of war.Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 3:14 PM

Schools Open Doors to Families from South

Religious public schools open their doors to families from southern Israel seeking to spend the Sabbath away from rocket fire. Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 1:33 PM