Chief Rabbinate: No compromises on holiness of ShabbatChief Rabbis publish special statement following brouhaha over Israel Railways construction on Shabbat. 'We are not like other nations.'
The unwarranted uproar over railway work on ShabbatIn general, Shabbat is officially kept in the State of Israel. The police estimated that closure of the Ayalon Highway on a weekday would endanger lives.
Netanyahu: Religious status quo will be maintained'This crisis is completely unnecessary,' says PM. 'When there is no necessity to do work on Shabbat, it will not be done on Shabbat.'
'Why not just build at night instead of on Shabbat?'Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel urges end to coalition crisis sparked by infrastructure work on Jewish holy day.
Haredim lay out terms for Netanyahu's surrenderIn a meeting with the Prime Minister, haredi politicians lay out terms for their continued participation in government.
'In the Jewish State, of all places - to desecrate Shabbat?'Bennett reiterated national importance of Shabbat in light of recent debates surrounding work on the railway on Shabbat.
'Shabbat is just as important to me as to haredim'The Head of the Jewish Home Party clarified his stance on enforcement of Shabbat observance in light of recent coalition crisis.
Haredim continue to threaten 'Hexit'Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz gave a stern warning to Israel Railways, while haredim continue to threaten to collapse the coalition.
'Haredim will not decide who is a Likud minister'Coalition chair MK David Bitan comes out strongly against a seeming 'haredi takeover,' after haredi politicians score Shabbat victory.
Haredi ultimatum: Our Shabbat, or your coalitionThe heads of the haredi parties have given Netanyahu 24 hours to end the train works on Shabbat, or they will break the government.
Transportation Minister: Shabbat violations - not my department"I can't get involved in train works which take place on Shabbat"
Businesses to legally open on Shabbat in Tel Aviv?The "Committee of Director-Generals" plans to present several bills to the Knesset to legally establish Shabbat desecration in Tel Aviv.
Uproar over train maintenance scheduled for ShabbatJewish Home MK, Deputy Mayor of Ra'anana write ministers demanding work be stopped due to Israel's status as a Jewish state.
Eichler: Stores Open on Shabbat an 'Unacceptable Scandal'MK Yisrael Eichler demands the government enforce laws requiring businesses to close on Shabbat.
A-G Allows Soccer Games on ShabbatSoccer games to be allowed on the Jewish day of rest so as not to change the status quo, Yehuda Weinstein rules.
'Shabbat is the Soul of the Jewish People'Rabbis must gather and defend against Shabbat desecration in the public sphere, Jerusalem's Chief Sephardi Rabbi asserts.
Deri: We Will Not Remain Silent on Shabbat DesecrationShas chairman blasts Netanyahu and Katz for allowing Ma'ariv Bridge clean-up to continue throughout Jewish day of rest.
Rabbi Lau Urges Transport Ministry to Stop Shabbat DesecrationAshkenazic Chief Rabbi urges Transport Ministry to ensure that bus drivers keep Shabbat fully.
Radical Bill to Undermine Shabbat Observance in IsraelYesh Atid and Hatnua MKs poised to raise massive political debate with bill giving local authorities free hand to desecrate Shabbat.
Meretz Runs Free Shabbat Buses Yet AgainMeretz MK Nitzan Horowitz plans to introduce legislation that would allow full bus transportation on Shabbat.
Chabad Rabbi Brings Hanukkah Message of Unity to J'lem StationIconic restored Ottomon-era station may be open on Shabbat - but rather than protest, a local synagogue is spreading some Hanukkah joy.