Transportation Ministry cancels dozens of bus lines that had been operating on Shabbat

A policy of many years of 'looking away' from dozens of lines that operated on Shabbat has ended . Lapid fumes: 'We won't give in.'Sara Rubenstein, 1/16/2020, 9:54 PM

The singer who found his passion for music after 70 years

Martin Meir Widerker, a former child musical prodigy, gathers team of the greatest Hasidic singers for the 'Shabbos Malka' project.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/12/2020, 12:01 PM

Last bus before Shabbat? 'Don't get on!'

Elad rabbi warns residents not to travel on Friday afternoon without absolute certainty of reaching their destination before Shabbat.Michal Levi, 1/5/2020, 9:07 PM

Again: Demonstrators protest Tel Aviv Shabbat buses

More than 200 people protest outside the home of Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai against the Shabbat bus routes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2019, 6:06 AM

Gideon Sa'ar: How I started observing Shabbat

Gideon Sa'ar and his wife, TV anchor Geula Even-Sa'ar have a 'pluralistic home.' He observes and I'm respectful,' Geula says.Sara Rubenstein, 12/22/2019, 12:04 AM

IDF to arrange Shabbat parental visits to bases

Committee established to examine issue, following complaints from parents who were not allowed to visit several large bases on weekends.Mordechai Sones, 11/25/2019, 10:36 PM

Additional cities to run public transportation on Shabbat

Hod Hasharon, Herzliya, Rishon Lezion, Bat Yam and Kfar Saba planning to join Shabbat public transportation project.Ben Ariel, 11/25/2019, 4:35 AM

Likud MK: I keep Shabbat fully, but I'm not religious

MK GIdeon Sa'ar says Israel needs to reach agreement on Shabbat policies, not fight over specific issues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2019, 9:22 AM

They missed out on Uman, will be compensated for NIS 11,000

The airline's lawyers argued that the plaintiffs were looking for an excuse not to fly so they could demand their money back.Sara Rubenstein, 8/8/2019, 6:58 PM

Tzomet Institute approves hot water on Shabbat in 2 resorts

For first time, Tzomet Institute grants technological approval to Shabbat hot water system for two guest houses in Israel.Mordechai Sones, 7/18/2019, 12:44 PM

Carlebach singer Benyamin Steinberg's new single - "L'cha Dodi"

Steinberg, student of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, releases new song to the words of Rabbi Shlomo Alkabetz's traditional Shabbat hymn.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/18/2019, 10:47 AM

Israeli high school students teach Australians about Shabbat

An unusual story from Sivan Rahav-Meir's column in the Yediot Aharonot newspaper.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 7/5/2019, 1:25 PM

Why was the kosher restaurant boycotted?

Morris Haziza, owner of the kosher Agadir Jerusalem branch: 'Why boycott someone who wants to preserve his religion?'Avner Sheki, 6/13/2019, 8:39 PM

Prayer for Jerusalem in communities worldwide

This upcoming Shabbat, communities around the world will mark 'Jerusalem Day' by reciting a special prayer written by leading rabbis.Yoni Kempinski, 5/30/2019, 4:44 AM

Protests against Shabbat desecration due to Eurovision

'We cannot accept a situation in which the most elementary values ​​of our people are trampled on all sides.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2019, 9:50 PM

Eurovision on Shabbat: Chief Rabbi Lau's request

Rabbi Lau requests that the Jewish people refrain from working ten minutes before candle lighting and ten minutes after the end of Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2019, 11:54 AM

PM: Most Shabbat violators not Jewish

PM Netanyahu tells haredi parties most who would violate Shabbat for Eurovision are not Jewish, govt. does not run event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2019, 7:40 PM

Haredi MKs demand rabbis be consulted for public work on Sabbath

UTJ reportedly demanding committee including haredi rabbis be consulted to determine what public works must be carried out on Sabbath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2019, 2:16 PM

Celebrating Shabbat in Poway, a week after the deadly shooting

Jewish community comes together for 'Shabbat of healing' 1 week after deadly shooting at Chabad of Poway.Gabrielle Birkner/JTA, 5/6/2019, 7:18 PM

Only in Israel: Kabbalat Shabbat for Eurovision tourists

About 10,000 tourists are expected to be in the Tel Aviv area for the Eurovision contest which will take place during the week of May 12.Sara Rubenstein, 4/19/2019, 10:29 AM

How do you fly a spaceship on Shabbat?

Meet the kosher supervisors aiding the Beresheet spacecraft's religious team members adhere to Jewish law while charting a path to the moon.Yoni Kempinski, 4/5/2019, 2:38 PM

'Shabbat bus' to continue? It depends who you ask

Labor party says judge ruled in favor of buses on the Shabbat, while Shas says the opposite.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2019, 9:22 PM

Tiberias mayor continues 'Shabbat wars'

Mayor announces public transportation to run on Shabbat, appears to criticize Shabbat observant business owner.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2019, 7:09 PM

UK Chief Rabbi’s ‘Lecha Dodi’ school sing-a-long goes viral

Video of primary schools nationwide singing with the Chief Rabbi ahead of Shabbat UK is an internet hit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2019, 8:10 AM

Family who operated pub on Shabbat asks public's forgiveness

Family operating Ashdod pub 25 years ago publishes ad asking forgiveness from residents 'for causing public Sabbath desecration'.Michal Levy, 1/14/2019, 4:28 PM

El Al offers 'Shabbat Flight' passengers free tickets to Europe

Israel's national airline says it never tried to place blame on religious passengers for mishaps during infamous 'Shabbat Flight' from NYC.Michal Levy, 11/26/2018, 10:32 AM

Watch: El Al incident video altered, maligning haredim

Video of haredi passengers singing joyfully on plane edited, replacing soundtrack with hostile confrontation.Mordechai Sones, 11/25/2018, 11:05 AM

Senior rabbi: Either El Al apologize or face boycott

Haredi community threatening massive boycott on Israeli carrier if it does not apologize for forcing religious Jews to desecrate Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 11/24/2018, 5:52 PM

Media anti-haredi bias made it easy to spread fake news

It was fake news about haredim on El Al last week, but everyone believed it for a while. What does that say about Israeli society? Tzvi Lev, 11/23/2018, 2:45 PM

El Al CEO admits: Haredim didn't riot on 'Shabbat Flight'

El Al CEO speaks with senior rabbi who was on board the "Shabbat Flight", tells him "there was no physical violence."Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2018, 12:33 AM

Haredi passengers file multi-million dollar suit against El Al

Passengers sue Israel's national airline over Sabbath flight controversy, demand airline admit no violence took place on flight.David Rosenberg, 11/20/2018, 12:53 PM

El-Al sponsored Sabbath of Unity

I am hoping El Al will see this and understand that there is a much better headline than the false one claiming “Haredim Riot On Plane” which I currently see online. A passenger on the re-routed El Al flight, 11/18/2018, 5:59 AM

What really happened on delayed El Al flight?

Arutz Sheva chairman and former MK Yaakov 'Ketzale' Katz gives a first person account of alleged haredi violence on El Al flight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2018, 10:35 PM

El Al flight diverted to Europe after Shabbat scare

Flight from JFK was delayed by snow, leading observant travelers to worry about arriving in Israel after Shabbat's onset.Tzvi Lev, 11/16/2018, 12:49 PM

Bnei Brak land expropriated to enable Shabbat construction

Transportation Ministry removes land from haredi city's jurisdiction to enable Shabbat-desecrating light rail project to move forward.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2018, 10:32 PM

Listen: The classic song celebrating Hevron

In honor of this week's 'Shabbat Hevron', Shalom Flisser sings about the city of the patriarchs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2018, 2:07 PM

Soldiers in Iraq among 1M Jews in today's Shabbat Project

Jews in 1,000 cities in 98 countries worldwide are celebrating this Shabbat – together.Arutz Sheva, 10/26/2018, 10:35 AM

Court demands gov't explain refusal to build on Shabbat

High Court wants State to justify decision not to work on Tel Aviv pedestrian bridge on the Sabbath.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 8:05 PM

Where will you be this Shabbos?

Project Inspire launches 'Shabbos Retreat' with worldwide 'Shabbos Project'.Sponsored Content, 10/24/2018, 12:41 PM

Tel Aviv petitions Supreme Court over bridge

Municipality demands court rescind Transportation Minister's order to halt construction of pedestrian bridge over Shabbat work.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/3/2018, 6:13 PM

Haredim protest Shabbat construction work

Tens of thousands of haredim protest construction work of a light rail to take place during Shabbat in the city of Bnei Brak.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/21/2018, 9:07 PM

Education Ministry replacing traditional Shabbat preparation

Bowing to pressure from Secular Forum, Bennett's Education Ministry to revamp traditional Friday activity welcoming Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 8/28/2018, 12:14 AM

Chief Rabbi: Tel Aviv mayor ate a dog and lost his mind

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef slams Tel Aviv mayor over construction on Shabbat, says time he ate a dog in Vietnam affected him.Gary Willig, 8/27/2018, 10:50 PM

'Shabbat crisis? Fake news'

Senior UTJ official says haredi parties would not leave coalition over construction work on Tel Aviv bridge on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2018, 5:26 PM

'Stop causing people to hate Shabbat'

MK Eitan Cabel says bridge crisis example of policies causing secular Israelis to dislike Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2018, 10:07 PM

Netanyahu now says he trusts Katz to handle bridge crisis

PM says he trusts Transportation Minister resolve Tel Aviv bridge crisis after criticizing him earlier over the handling of the issue.Tzvi Lev, 8/23/2018, 9:23 PM

Minister: Trump's statement 'a cause for concern'

Uri Ariel says Israel must examine Trump's statement that Israel will pay 'higher price' in negotiations due to embassy move.Mordechai Sones, 8/22/2018, 11:12 AM

Police demand IDs of worshipers on Friday night

Secular residents complain of noise from south Tel Aviv synagogue. Policeman comes to synagogue during Friday night prayers to demand IDs.Shimon Cohen, 8/12/2018, 3:45 PM

Mayor vows not to enforce Shabbat commerce ban

After Aryeh Deri nixes Shabbat commerce in cities all across Israel, Givatayim mayor says business will continue operating on day of rest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2018, 6:36 PM

Diaspora Jews buying Shabbat-violating businesses?

Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi says Jews from overseas buying Shabbat-violating bussiness in order to force shutdown on Jewish day of rest.Tzvi Lev, 7/30/2018, 1:27 PM

Official agreement to arrange Shabbat-kosher electricity

Agreement signed to regulate production and sale of kosher electricity for use on Sabbath in automated process with no human contact.Mordechai Sones, 7/18/2018, 1:34 PM

'Secular people dance to the Shabbat songs'

Tel Aviv municipality orders synagogue to cease using loudspeakers to mark start of Shabbat. 'Five minutes a week cannot cause all this.'Shimon Cohen, 7/15/2018, 7:37 PM

In Meretz' crosshairs: Shabbat sirens

Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor on behalf of Meretz wants to stop sirens announcing Shabbat: 'Violation of public silence and violation of Noise Law.'Mordechai Sones, 6/26/2018, 4:42 PM

Gabbay hails public Sabbath desecration, haredim outraged

Zionist Union Chairman tweets during Sabbath about traveling by public transportation to beach; angry responses from some haredi MKs.Mordechai Sones, 6/17/2018, 12:14 PM

Shabbat dilemma on El Al flight

El Al plane forced to deal with unplanned dilemma of keeping the Sabbath versus aiding passengers. What did it do?Uzi Baruch, 6/17/2018, 9:29 AM

Religious athletes petition against Shabbat championship

Legal clinic of Shaarei Mishpat College petitions Supreme Court for religious athletes against holding shooting championship on Shabbat.Mordechai Sones, 5/30/2018, 12:42 PM

J'lem mayor says entertainment complex won’t close on Sabbath

Nir Barkat tells local news website he will allow First Station complex to continue to operate as it has since it opened five years ago.JTA, 5/17/2018, 5:51 PM