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Government sanctions Sabbath desecration in soccer industry

Government sanctions Sabbath desecration in soccer industry

Minister of Labor signs general permit aiming to legalize soccer games on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/03/2018 14:52
Min. Ariel: We will not raise our hands for Sabbath desecration

Min. Ariel: We will not raise our hands for Sabbath desecration

'Government has never before officially sanctioned Sabbath desecration,' minister says; 'It is inconceivable.'Mordechai Sones, 04/09/2017 20:58
Will haredim dismantle coalition?

Will haredim dismantle coalition?

Haredi factions threaten to leave government if Shabbat train infrastructure work continues.Mordechai Sones, 19/06/2017 18:56
600 Missing buses threaten  to jam up Lag BaOmer in Meron

600 Missing buses threaten to jam up Lag BaOmer in Meron

It's complicated, but because of the official intention to "keep the Sabbath holy," buses will be in short supply on Sunday.Hillel Fendel, 09/05/2017 20:27
Liberman justifies High Court decision

Liberman justifies High Court decision

Defense Minister Liberman welcomes High Court decision to allow limited opening of supermarkets on Sabbath in Tel Aviv.Mordechai Sones, 20/04/2017 12:24
Haredim to protest Sabbath desecration in Jerusalem on Saturday

Haredim to protest Sabbath desecration in Jerusalem on Saturday

Eida Haredit announces demonstration against Sabbath desecration in Jerusalem this coming Saturday.Gary Willig, 02/03/2017 17:42
'1,000 migrant births a year put Tel Aviv in danger'

'1,000 migrant births a year put Tel Aviv in danger'

Tel Aviv City Councilman tells Arutz Sheva state must make decision about Sabbath violations, Jews becoming minority in south Tel Aviv.Hezki Baruch, 12/01/2017 18:01
'There will be no coalition if businesses open on the Sabbath'

'There will be no coalition if businesses open on the Sabbath'

Shas leader Aryeh Deri threatens to topple coalition if not given power to force businesses to close on the Sabbath.Gary Willig, 01/01/2017 17:42
Sabbath Protest Planned Over Jerusalem Theater

Sabbath Protest Planned Over Jerusalem Theater

Haredi Shabbat protests likely to make a comeback in Jerusalem this week, as a new large movie complex opens.Haim Lev, 13/08/2015 12:03
Rabbi Urges Katz: No More Buses on Shabbat

Rabbi Urges Katz: No More Buses on Shabbat

Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi urges Transport Ministry to ensure that bus drivers keep Shabbat fully.Reut Hadar and Tova Dvorin, 09/12/2014 11:19
Rabbi David Yosef Slams Meron Events

Rabbi David Yosef Slams Meron Events

Respected Jerusalem rabbi sharply criticized organizers of the Lag Ba'omer celebrations, for causing mass Sabbath violationsMoshe Cohen, 18/05/2014 16:51
Rabbinate: For Sabbath's Sake, Postpone Lag B'Omer

Rabbinate: For Sabbath's Sake, Postpone Lag B'Omer

The Chief Rabbinate on Sunday asked that Lag B'omer celebrations be delayed by a day this year, in order to prevent Sabbath violations.Yosef Berger, 11/05/2014 15:59
Business Faces Boycott for Keeping Sabbath

Business Faces Boycott for Keeping Sabbath

Pro-secular movement threatens boycott of movie theater that plans to close on the Sabbath day.Maayana Miskin, 18/03/2014 01:15
Rabbi Lau Fights Sabbath Store-Opening

Rabbi Lau Fights Sabbath Store-Opening

Tel Aviv’s renowned rabbi says Sabbath sales bad for workers, families, Jewish unity, and the economy.Maayana Miskin, 17/03/2014 22:20
Lapid Sorry, but Not for Budget Cuts

Lapid Sorry, but Not for Budget Cuts

Lapid seeks forgiveness for failing to bring civil marriage, Sabbath busing, and hareidi enlistment to Israel.Maayana Miskin, 13/09/2013 14:01
Irreligious IDF Commanders Switched at Last Minute

Irreligious IDF Commanders Switched at Last Minute

Commanders who were to train new hareidi soldiers are replaced due to fears of secular-hareidi misunderstandings.Maayana Miskin, 07/07/2013 10:45
No Plan to Punish Sabbath Violation in TA

No Plan to Punish Sabbath Violation in TA

Mayor plans to find a legal way to continue existing situation, avoid punishing Sabbath violators.Maayana Miskin, 02/07/2013 12:06
Rabbi: Boycott Bus Company for Running on Shabbat

Rabbi: Boycott Bus Company for Running on Shabbat

A plan to institute a 7-day-a-week bus service in the Haifa area is set to begin this weekend, and has religious leaders up in armsDavid Lev, 23/05/2013 16:37
Meretz Campaign: Sabbath Desecration, Gay Wedding

Meretz Campaign: Sabbath Desecration, Gay Wedding

The far-left Meretz party with an MK ‘marrying’ three couples in response to Jewish Home MK’s statement., 04/01/2013 11:15
Jewish Boxer's Dilemma: Weigh In on Sabbath?

Jewish Boxer's Dilemma: Weigh In on Sabbath?

As tens of thousands waited, Akiva Finkelstein of Bet El, Israel’s light welterweight champion, had only to step on the scale.Baruch Gordon, 16/12/2012 20:00
Naama went 'Missing' because of Sabbath

Naama went 'Missing' because of Sabbath

This is what happens when you take a wrong turn just before Sabbath, find a home to stay in but fail to tell family.Gil Ronen, 02/12/2012 21:51
Shvut Ami Outpost Destroyed in Sabbath Raid

Shvut Ami Outpost Destroyed in Sabbath Raid

Security forces demolish Samaria outpost on Sabbath eve, confiscate residents’ phones and clothing.Maayana Miskin, 29/09/2012 23:09
Sabbath Busing a Flop, Meretz Still Determined

Sabbath Busing a Flop, Meretz Still Determined

A Sabbath bus from Holon to Tel Aviv drew just dozens, but Meretz remains determined to challenge religious-secular status quo. Maayana Miskin, 26/08/2012 20:28
Anger in Hevron Region over Sabbath Demolition

Anger in Hevron Region over Sabbath Demolition

Police demolish a building in the Mitzpeh Avichai outpost on the Sabbath. ‘They’re adding insult to injury,’ residents say. Maayana Miskin, 04/08/2012 22:23
Peres to Honor the Sabbath, Skip Olympics Opening

Peres to Honor the Sabbath, Skip Olympics Opening

Honoring the Sabbath is more important for President Shimon Peres than attending the opening of the Summer Olympics.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/07/2012 21:14
Soldiers Allege Forced Sabbath Labor in IDF Prison

Soldiers Allege Forced Sabbath Labor in IDF Prison

Soldiers say they were required to violate the Sabbath while in IDF prison., 06/07/2012 11:04
Consumer Power to Keep Sabbath, Say Researchers

Consumer Power to 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, 18/04/2012 10:45
National Day of Unplugging Promotes Day of Rest

National Day of Unplugging Promotes Day of Rest

The Sabbath Manifesto's National Day of Unplugging advocates avoiding the internet, cell phones and electronic devices as a day of rest.Ben Bresky, 23/03/2012 15:50