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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 Shabbat.Chabad.org, 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

Shabbat under Siege: Plans for Quiet Channel, Special Prayer

Israel prepares for Sabbath attacks with a quiet radio channel and extra prayer. Maayana Miskin, 11/16/2012, 11:19 AM

Sabbath in the Sky in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv bathers will see the Sabbath in the sky as Chabad activists’ special glider takes to the air.Maayana Miskin, 8/10/2012, 11:21 AM

Settlement Reached in NY Shabbat Dispute

NY State Attorney General announced a settlement with a company accused of discriminating against Shabbat-observant employees.Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/8/2012, 9:15 AM

Meretz Gives Free Rides in Challenge to Sabbath Laws

The left-wing Meretz party offers free busing on the Sabbath as it takes on the religious-secular “status quo.”Maayana Miskin, 6/10/2012, 12:26 PM

Tel Aviv Center to Become Pedestrian Paradise on Shabbat

Tel Aviv is trying to bring 'a little calm and quiet in the downtown area during the Sabbath'Gabe Kahn, 5/14/2012, 10:24 PM

Consumer Power Can Help Keep Sabbath, Say Researchers

Consumers are replacing politicians in the campaign to retain the sanctity of the Sabbath, say two Ben Gurion University researchers.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/18/2012, 10:45 AM

Introducing: A 'Kosher Phone' Permitted on Shabbat

The Zomet Institute has released a kosher telephone that can be used on Shabbat without breaking the Jewish laws of the day of rest. Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/26/2012, 4:49 PM

Sabbath Manifesto Promotes National Day of Unplugging

The Sabbath Manifesto's National Day of Unplugging advocates avoiding the internet, cell phones and electronic devices as a day of rest.Ben Bresky, 3/23/2012, 3:50 PM

Shabbat Divisions Cross Social Divides

Opinion on public transportation on Saturdays is not clearly divided along sectarian lines; many secular Israelis also say 'no.'Gabe Kahn., 2/27/2012, 10:43 PM

Tel Aviv Rabbis Launch Shabbat Campaign

Over 50 rabbis in Tel Aviv have signed onto a Shabbat education campaign after officials call for public transport on the day of rest.Gabe Kahn., 2/21/2012, 9:41 PM

Tel Aviv Approves Public Transportation on Shabbat

Ignoring tradition, Tel Aviv City Council approves proposal for public transportation on Shabbat, Transportation Min. nixes it.Elad Benari, 2/21/2012, 3:13 AM

TA Officials Really, Really Want Shabbat Buses

The Tel Aviv City Council is set to meet Monday night to discuss plans to enact public transportation in the city on Shabbat.David Lev, 2/20/2012, 6:43 PM

A Sabbath in the Making

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The Day Shabbat Started on Thursday Night

How can the Jewish Sabbath start Thursday night and last 49 hours? Visit Samoa, where it jump-started the International Date Line. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/1/2012, 9:30 AM

Shabbat Forecast: Thunderstorms and Floods

The rain and cold that has marked Israel's weather trends this week is expected to intensify over the weekend - bundle up for Shabbat.Gabe Kahn., 11/18/2011, 10:25 AM

New Head of Secular Labor Party: Close Businesses on Shabbat

Shelly Yechimovich, the newly-chosen head of that bastion of Israeli secularism, the Labor Party, opposes businesses operating on ShabbatDavid Lev, 9/22/2011, 3:34 PM