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Haredi who was refused employment called for job interview

Moshe Goldberg, whose employment application was rejected after he said that he would not work on the Sabbath, is called for an interview.

Haredi who was refused employment called for job interview

Appeal filed after man told to violate Shabbat at airport

Appeal made to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after Airports Authority tells prospective worker he must work on Shabbat.

Appeal filed after man told to violate Shabbat at airport

Police interrogate woman for playing songs before Shabbat

Religious woman in Afula forced to endure police interrogation on fast day for playing Shabbat songs for 2 minutes.

Police interrogate woman for playing songs before Shabbat

We wear the holiness of Shabbat

We would not wear our everyday clothes to a wedding, so how much more should we dress for the Shabbat!

We wear the holiness of Shabbat

Bright lights to guide me

The vision of the world may change, at times bright, at times dark. And yet the inner glow remains untouched, unchanged, undimmed.

Bright lights to guide me

New report shows Jewish young adults crave Shabbat experience

Amid increased social isolation, mental health challenges, weekly ritual helps to mitigate loneliness and strengthen community connections.

New report shows Jewish young adults crave Shabbat experience

Which is your favorite Shabbat service?

Is it Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday night, Shacharit, Torah Reading, Mussaf, Mincha, Kiddush, Havdala? Which speaks to you the most?

Which is your favorite Shabbat service?

"Shabbat – The point of connection of the Jewish People"

National Institute for Shabbat, Society and Economy launched at President Herzog's Residence.

"Shabbat – The point of connection of the Jewish People"

Celebrating Shabbat in Armenia

No Jew fears walking the streets with a kippah and Christians played an active role in providing a community center and synagogue. Op-ed.

Celebrating Shabbat in Armenia

Neta's triumph

There are prizes and prizes. There are prizes in this world and prizes in the World to Come..

Neta's triumph

Emor-Shabbat UK: A journey beyond Shabbat UK

After a Covid-caused lapse of two years, we finally have ShabbatUK! It’s going to be an exceptionally special Shabbat.

Emor-Shabbat UK: A journey beyond Shabbat UK

When the Seder is on Friday night

How to manage a Seder on Shabbat - and a primer for the holiday.

When the  Seder is on Friday night

Rabbi warns against traveling late, desecrating Sabbath

Rabbi Lando says people traveling late Friday are causing Jewish drivers to desecrate the Sabbath.

Rabbi warns against traveling late, desecrating Sabbath

Shabbat Ha-Gadol: Redemption then, redemption now

Shabbat ha-Gadol, “the Great Shabbat” before Pesach, commemorates our final Shabbat in Egypt, 3,334 years ago, five days before the Exodus.

Shabbat Ha-Gadol:  Redemption then, redemption now

Bam! It’s Shabbat With Emeril!

Enjoy a Unique Culinary Experience and Support BINA’s Critical Work

Bam! It’s Shabbat With Emeril!

The role of the Shabbat Sermon - Assemble the entire community

Every community should strive to hold an important Torah lesson every Shabbat

The role of the Shabbat Sermon - Assemble the entire community

VAYAKHEL 5782

Let's get together

Strange that a parasha about the details of building the Tabenacle and the need for keeping Shabbat is called "and he gathered."

Let's get together

VAYAKHEL 5782

Why may we not light a fire on Shabbat?

Vayakhel: Being ready for the day after includes learning the prohibitions mandated on Shabbat.

Why may we not light a fire on Shabbat?

Halakhot of snow on Shabbat

Is snow on Shabbat muktza or not? That depends...

Halakhot of snow on Shabbat

Office of the UK Chief Rabbi

Mishpatim: Do your pets know when it is Shabbat?

Why does the Torah say to rest on the Sabbath "in order that" your animals should rest?

Mishpatim: Do your pets know when it is Shabbat?

David Bannett, inventor of Shabbat elevator, passes away at 100

Bannett refused to patent any of his inventions, saying that he "only wanted to enhance Shabbat and help the Jewish People."

David Bannett, inventor of Shabbat elevator, passes away at 100

Remember Shabbat every day of the week

We can infuse our entire week with that sense of completeness by viewing everything through the lens of Shabbat,

Remember Shabbat every day of the week

White House to hold conference call with rabbi held hostage

After the hostage crisis in Beth Israel synagogue, the White House issued a call for support of the Colleyville community this Shabbat.

White House to hold conference call with rabbi held hostage

Synagogue torched near Hebron

Firefighters found distinct signs of arson at a Hebron synagogue that was burned over Shabbat.

Synagogue torched near Hebron

A slippery Shabbat

halakhot related to snow and the application of salt – or ice melt – on Shabbat.

A slippery Shabbat

NY Mayor Elect Eric Adams moves inauguration to after Shabbat

New York City's next mayor moves inauguration from noon to after sundown so Orthodox Jews can attend.

NY Mayor Elect Eric Adams moves inauguration to after Shabbat

Shabbat or Hanukkah candles: Which should have come first?

Imagine you only have money for one set of candles - Shabbat or Hannukah - which to choose and why?

Shabbat or Hanukkah candles: Which should have come first?

Religious Jews forced to board plane and desecrate Shabbat

Religious Jews arriving to pay condolences to family of Eli Kay made to board plane under threat of arrest and desecrate Shabbat.

Religious Jews forced to board plane and desecrate Shabbat

Care of potted plants during Shmitta

There is a difference between indoor houseplants and those on a balcony; the halakha for those in hi-rise apartments sans a Shabbat elevator

Care of potted plants during Shmitta

Hebron is awaiting the masses for upcoming Shabbat celebration

Arutz Sheva speaks to Yishai Fleisher, international spokesman for Hebron, about the upcoming Shabbat Hebron.

Hebron is awaiting the masses for upcoming Shabbat celebration

Tel Aviv mayor pushing to open light rail on Shabbat

Ron Huldai demands light rail train operate on Shabbat. 'It's like a horizontal Shabbat elevator, stopping at every station.'

Tel Aviv mayor pushing to open light rail on Shabbat

Rabbi permits wounded veteran to use medical cannabis on Shabbat

Ruling applies only to specific case in question where painkillers are ineffective and veteran suffers unbearable pain.

Rabbi permits wounded veteran to use medical cannabis on Shabbat

Bennett refuses calls from Putin during Shabbat

Russian president makes repeated calls on Saturday, to be told that the Israeli PM will only talk on the phone on Shabbat for urgent matters

Bennett refuses calls from Putin during Shabbat

PM Bennett to spend Shabbat in Russia

Prime Minister Bennett has elected to spend Shabbat in Russia after a lengthy but "warm and positive" meeting with Russian President Putin

PM Bennett to spend Shabbat in Russia

Joe Lieberman: I thank Shabbat for my political career

Former US Senator Joe Lieberman speaks to Arutz Sheva about the meaning of Shabbat at the Shabbat Unplugged first Israeli Conference.

Joe Lieberman: I thank Shabbat for my political career

'Shabbat doesn't belong to haredim more than secular Israelis'

'Shabbat needs to be a source of agreements, not of division,' Communications Min. Hendel says.

'Shabbat doesn't belong to haredim more than secular Israelis'

Live: 1st Israeli Conference on Shabbat, Society & Economics

Joe Lieberman, Minister Matan Kahana, and Israeli Chief Rabbi David Lau join first ever Conference on Shabbat, Society, and Economics.

Live: 1st Israeli Conference on Shabbat, Society & Economics

Abu Kabir Forensics Institute to remain open on Shabbat

Health Minister didn't respond when asked to allow Abu Kabir to work nights, but when Arab MKs pressed for Shabbat opening, he agreed.

Abu Kabir Forensics Institute to remain open on Shabbat

What should a religious PM do on Shabbat?

What does Israel's first-ever religious Prime Minister do on the Jewish 'day off' and how does this fit into existing halacha?

What should a religious PM do on Shabbat?

The importance of Torah study on Shabbat and Holidays

The quality time the holidays and Shabbat afford us forTorah study lets us live an active life combined with Torah, without having to choose

The importance of Torah study on Shabbat and Holidays

The light at the end of the week

This has been a depressing week for Americans, but there's a light coming at its end. And it is one that cannot be taken away from us.Op-ed.

The light at the end of the week

Sabbath-observant residents win condominium elevator conflict

New Jersey condo to resume Shabbat elevator service after settling with residents who sued.

Sabbath-observant residents win condominium elevator conflict

Likud MK decries criticism of Netanyahu for Shabbat phone call

"Everyone who isn't religious makes phone calls on Shabbat," Steinitz explains.

Likud MK decries criticism of Netanyahu for Shabbat phone call

Outrage after Netanyahu congratulates gold medalist on Shabbat

Haredim outraged after opposition leader desecrates Shabbat by posting video congratulating Linoy Ashram. Likud apologizes.

Outrage after Netanyahu congratulates gold medalist on Shabbat

Plane crash victims from Ukraine to be buried before Shabbat

The bodies of three victims of a small plane crash in Ukraine will be brought for burial in England on a special flight before Shabbat.

Plane crash victims from Ukraine to be buried before Shabbat

New initiative to help Jews in Arab countries keep Shabbat

Anti-assimilation group Yad L'Achim reaches out to Jews in Arab countries, helping them keep the Sabbath.

New initiative to help Jews in Arab countries keep Shabbat

Sudden stoppage of NJ building's Shabbat elevator sparks lawsuit

Elevator was essential for elderly and disabled observant residents to leave their apartments on Shabbat and holidays.

Sudden stoppage of NJ building's Shabbat elevator sparks lawsuit

Yamina minister lies about haredi support for Shabbat compromise

Minister for Religious Affairs Matan Kahana made claim in Knesset plenum, only to be shot down by UTJ MK Uri Maklev.

Yamina minister lies about haredi support for Shabbat compromise

Emiratis and diplomats join special Shabbat dinner in Dubai

Diplomats and Emiratis join the Association of Gulf Jewish Communities for first in-person Shabbat dinner in Dubai.

Emiratis and diplomats join special Shabbat dinner in Dubai

Who cut the wires of Har Nof's eiruv?

Damage was done too close to evening to be fixed in time for last Shabbat in Jerusalem haredi neighborhood.

Who cut the wires of Har Nof's eiruv?

Halakhic ruling: Carry phones on Shabbat in Lod

Rabbi Chaim Shmila tells congregants danger to life presented by riots necessitates taking action to help authorities catch attackers/

Halakhic ruling: Carry phones on Shabbat in Lod

Virginia Republicans to accommodate voting for Shabbat observers

Reversing previous decision, Virginia Republican Party to allow voting before Shabbat, to accommodate Orthodox Jews and 7th Adventists.

Virginia Republicans to accommodate voting for Shabbat observers

Amid protest, US reverses Shabbat launch of business relief fund

Following criticism from Jewish business owners, federal aid program for entertainment industry won't launch on the Sabbath.

Amid protest, US reverses Shabbat launch of business relief fund

Yeshiva dean: Carry a cell phone - even on Shabbat

Following spurt of Arab attacks on Jews, Rabbi Eliyahu Mali, dean of Jaffa yeshiva, tells students to carry mobile phones even on Shabbat.

Yeshiva dean: Carry a cell phone - even on Shabbat

NBA great Paul Pierce fired by ESPN following racy video

Pierce, 43, had been a regular contributor on multiple ESPN shows since retiring from basketball in 2017.

NBA great Paul Pierce fired by ESPN following racy video

Russian Space Day, the Mimouna and me

The anniversary of Russia's space launch is celebrated in Russia, but I celebrate it as the day I was punished for keeping Shabbat. Op-ed.

Russian Space Day, the Mimouna and me

18-yr-old wants to be first Shabbat observant baseball player

Orthodox Jewish high school baseball player, ranked 14 in Nevada, wants to play pro ball while observing Shabbat.

18-yr-old wants to be first Shabbat observant baseball player

Erev Pesach on Shabbat - a calendrical puzzle

Today we grin and bear Erev Pesach on Shabbat; the Talmudic sages vigorously debated it.

Erev Pesach on Shabbat - a calendrical puzzle

When Erev Pesach falls on Shabbat

Erev Pesach occurring on Shabbat is special, for out of the sanctity of Shabbat, the idea of ​​Pesach can be understood in deeper way.

When Erev Pesach falls on Shabbat

Trump impeachment trial will pause for Shabbat

Impeachment trial to pause for Shabbat after David Schoen, Trump’s lawyer, requests accommodation.

Trump impeachment trial will pause for Shabbat