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.
Rabbis Call for Early Shabbat for Kidnapped TeensRabbis from all streams issue united call for Jews to usher in Shabbat earlier as boys still missing after one week.
Largest Shabbat Dinner Ever Hosts 2,226Guinness World Records recognizes mammoth Tel Aviv event by White City Shabbat as the biggest in recorded history.
Chief Rabbis Asked 'Help Jailed Son Keep Shabbat'Father of 'price tag' suspect writes Chief Rabbis following reports of serious abuse of youths, including Shabbat desecration.
Tiv Taam Gets Fined for Shabbat WorkTiv Taam was once again fined for violating laws against doing business on Shabbat. Soon, it may be sued for human rights violations, too.
Will Every Jew in the World Keep One Shabbat?Organizers of unprecedented 'Shabbos Project' aim to spread Jewish unity worldwide through an ancient medium.
New 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.
Hareidi Man Suing Police for Forced Shabbat RideA 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.
Violinist's Heartstrings Come to Life in New AlbumOleh speaks to Arutz Sheva about how he brings his passion about Israel, Jewish music to life in soulful rendition of Shabbat tunes.
French Oleh Seeks 'Shabbat Restos' for JerusalemImmigrant oleh French businessman Laurent Levy wants Jerusalem restaurants to open on Shabbat - and remain kosher.
'Shabbos Project' Aims To Unite World JewsChief Rabbi of South Africa's project is set to translate remarkable local success onto world scale, encourage Shabbat observance together.
Rabbinate: New Rules Against Shabbat DesecrationChief Rabbinate issues letters to kashrut departments, supervisors to check businesses close doors 2 hours before Shabbat.
New Step in Finding a Parking SpotIntroducing Anagog, a revolutionary parking technology, which helps you find open parking spots — in real time
Ex-IDF Rabbi: Interview Not 'Shabbat Emergency'Former IDF Chief Rabbi Rabbi Avihai Ronsky criticizes IDF Spokesperson over a video filmed on Shabbat
NYPD Busts 'Not on Shabbat' Drug RingSuspected Jewish drug ring sold oxycodone, heroin, cocaine and more – but not on Shabbat.
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 too
Study: Israeli Papers Thrive Because of ShabbatSabbath-observing Israelis are keeping Israeli newspapers alive, a study by several researchers at Ariel University said
IEC to Go 'Shomer Shabbos,' Sabbath ObservantThe Electric Company has long declared that it wanted to avoid workers having to work on Shabbat. That may happen within a year
‘If One Jew Will Observe, 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.
Court: Tel Aviv Illegally Encouraged Shabbat WorkThe High Court ordered the Tel Aviv municipality to ensure that stores that have been opening on Shabbat close their doors on the holy day
Rabbi Neuwirth was ‘Accepted by Everyone’Halakha expert Rabbi Neuwirth remembered as modest, always willing to help.
Rabbi Neuwirth has Passed AwayAuthor of Shemirath Shabbath Kehilchathah was 85. Funeral is at 11:30.
Orthodox Woman Sues '24-Hour' Shabbat MakeupAn Orthodox Jewish woman is suing makeup giant Lancome, claiming that its “24-hour” foundation, does not last through the Sabbath.
'Key' Challot to Make Their Appearance On ShabbatThis Shabbat is known among Jewish communities around the world as “the Key Shabbat"
11 Year-Old Ping Pong Champ Won't Play on ShabbatAn 11 year-old Jewish girl from Long Island opted out of competing in US Table Tennis Championships because it fell out on Shabbat.
Critics: PM Interview Caused Sabbath DesecrationBinyamin Netanyahu kicked off his campaign for reelection, as well as a mass desecration of the Sabbath, critics said.
Rabbi on Jewish Law, Sabbath and WarRabbi Shmuel Eliyahu reveals the Jewish law pertaining to the Sabbath in a time of war.
Schools Open Doors to Families from SouthReligious public schools open their doors to families from southern Israel seeking to spend the Sabbath away from rocket fire.
Shabbat under Siege: Quiet Channel, Special PrayerIsrael prepares for Sabbath attacks with a quiet radio channel and extra prayer.
Sabbath in the Sky in Tel AvivTel Aviv bathers will see the Sabbath in the sky as Chabad activists’ special glider takes to the air.
Settlement Reached in NY Shabbat DisputeNY State Attorney General announced a settlement with a company accused of discriminating against Shabbat-observant employees.
Meretz Gives Free Rides in Challenge to Status QuoThe left-wing Meretz party offers free busing on the Sabbath as it takes on the religious-secular “status quo.”
Tel Aviv Closing City Center to Shabbat TrafficTel Aviv is trying to bring 'a little calm and quiet in the downtown area during the Sabbath'
Consumer Power to Keep Sabbath, Say ResearchersConsumers are replacing politicians in the campaign to retain the sanctity of the Sabbath, say two Ben Gurion University researchers.
Introducing: A 'Kosher Phone' Permitted on ShabbatThe Zomet Institute has released a kosher telephone that can be used on Shabbat without breaking the Jewish laws of the day of rest.
National Day of Unplugging Promotes Day of RestThe Sabbath Manifesto's National Day of Unplugging advocates avoiding the internet, cell phones and electronic devices as a day of rest.
Shabbat Divisions Cross Social DividesOpinion on public transportation on Saturdays is not clearly divided along sectarian lines; many secular Israelis also say 'no.'
Tel Aviv Rabbis Launch Shabbat CampaignOver 50 rabbis in Tel Aviv have signed onto a Shabbat education campaign after officials call for public transport on the day of rest.
Tel Aviv Approves Public Transportation on ShabbatIgnoring tradition, Tel Aviv City Council approves proposal for public transportation on Shabbat, Transportation Min. nixes it.
TA Officials Really, Really Want Shabbat BusesThe Tel Aviv City Council is set to meet Monday night to discuss plans to enact public transportation in the city on Shabbat.
The Day Shabbat Started on Thursday NightHow can the Jewish Sabbath start Thursday night and last 49 hours? Visit Samoa, where it jump-started the International Date Line.
Shabbat Forecast: Thunderstorms and FloodsThe rain and cold that has marked Israel's weather trends this week is expected to intensify over the weekend - bundle up for Shabbat.
Secular Labor Head: Close Businesses on ShabbatShelly Yechimovich, the newly-chosen head of that bastion of Israeli secularism, the Labor Party, opposes businesses operating on Shabbat
Petition for One Sabbath, TogetherA grassroots group is hoping to see all Jews keep at least one Sabbath together, in order to create unity, merit a good year, and...
Sabbath Parking Protests ReturnHareidi religious protesters returned to the parking lot near Jaffa Gate on the Sabbath to rally against use of the facility on the Sabbath.
Secular MK Fears Religious StateKnesset Member Daniel Ben-Simon said at a Sabbath “cultural event” that “a quiet religious revolution” is taking place in Israel.
Givat Olam Drilling for OilThe Givot Olam company has found a way to drill and pump oil, even on Shabbat, without breaking any Jewish laws.