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Two weeks later, IDF Chief of Staff apologizes for Sabbath desecration

Kochavi had given a press conference on the Sabbath & forced religious soldiers to pose for a photo with him.

2 weeks later, Chief of Staff apologizes

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

Vayakhel: Technology and the Sabbath

Israel's first Chief Rabbi: Our progress in science and technology is also part of creation.

Vayakhel: Technology and the Sabbath

The private and public Sabbath

Denying the concept of Shabbat to keep personal freedom is like a person who drills a hole under a seat on a boat, saying it is his right..

The private and public Sabbath

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?

Israel's Draft Law: Knesset comes full circle

Coalition agreements include changes to religious status quo in Israel, aim to legislate Draft Law initially approved in 2018.

Israel's Draft Law: Knesset comes full circle

The cost of Avigdor Liberman

The cost of Avigdor Liberman

Rabbi Lau: "What Sabbath are they willing to respect?"

After the mass breaking of Sabbath in and around Tel Aviv, Chief Rabbi Lau voices his objection

Rabbi Lau: "What Sabbath are they willing to respect?"

Government sanctions Sabbath desecration in soccer industry

Minister of Labor signs general permit aiming to legalize soccer games on Shabbat.

Government sanctions Sabbath desecration in soccer industry

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

'Government has never before officially sanctioned Sabbath desecration,' minister says; 'It is inconceivable.'

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

Will haredim dismantle coalition?

Haredi factions threaten to leave government if Shabbat train infrastructure work continues.

Will haredim dismantle coalition?player

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.

600 Missing buses threaten  to jam up Lag BaOmer in Meron

Liberman justifies High Court decision

Defense Minister Liberman welcomes High Court decision to allow limited opening of supermarkets on Sabbath in Tel Aviv.

Liberman justifies High Court decision

Haredim to protest Sabbath desecration in Jerusalem on Saturday

Eida Haredit announces demonstration against Sabbath desecration in Jerusalem this coming Saturday.

Haredim to protest Sabbath desecration in Jerusalem on Saturday

'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.

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

'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.

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

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.

'Sabbath Wars' Returning? Protest Planned Over Jerusalem Theater

Rabbi Urges Katz: No More Buses on Shabbat

Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi urges Transport Ministry to ensure that bus drivers keep Shabbat fully.

Rabbi Lau Urges Transport Ministry to Stop Shabbat Desecration

Rabbi David Yosef Slams Meron Events

Respected Jerusalem rabbi sharply criticized organizers of the Lag Ba'omer celebrations, for causing mass Sabbath violations

Rabbi David Yosef Slams Meron Events Over Sabbath Violations

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.

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

Business Faces Boycott for Keeping Sabbath

Pro-secular movement threatens boycott of movie theater that plans to close on the Sabbath day.

Business Faces Boycott for Not Desecrating Sabbath

Rabbi Lau Fights Sabbath Store-Opening

Tel Aviv’s renowned rabbi says Sabbath sales bad for workers, families, Jewish unity, and the economy.

Rabbi Lau Fights Sabbath Store-Opening

Lapid Sorry, but Not for Budget Cuts

Lapid seeks forgiveness for failing to bring civil marriage, Sabbath busing, and hareidi enlistment to Israel.

Lapid Sorry, but Not for Budget Cuts

Irreligious IDF Commanders Switched at Last Minute

Commanders who were to train new hareidi soldiers are replaced due to fears of secular-hareidi misunderstandings.

Irreligious IDF Commanders Switched at Last Minute

No Plan to Punish Sabbath Violation in TA

Mayor plans to find a legal way to continue existing situation, avoid punishing Sabbath violators.

Despite Court Order, No Plan to Punish Sabbath Violation in TA

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 arms

Rabbi: Boycott Bus Company for Running Shabbat Bus Service

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.

Meretz Campaign: Sabbath Desecration, Gay Wedding

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.

Jewish Boxer's Dilemma: Weigh In on Sabbath or be Disqualifiedplayer

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.

Naama went 'Missing' because of Sabbath

Shvut Ami Outpost Destroyed in Sabbath Raid

Security forces demolish Samaria outpost on Sabbath eve, confiscate residents’ phones and clothing.

Shvut Ami Outpost Destroyed in Sabbath Raid

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.

Sabbath Busing a Flop, Meretz Still Determined

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.

Anger in Hevron Region over Sabbath Demolition

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.

Peres to Honor the Sabbath and Skip Olympics Opening

Soldiers Allege Forced Sabbath Labor in IDF Prison

Soldiers say they were required to violate the Sabbath while in IDF prison.

Soldiers Allege Forced Sabbath Labor in IDF Prison

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.

Consumer Power Can Help Keep Sabbath, Say Researchers

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.

Sabbath Manifesto Promotes National Day of Unplugging