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Sabbath Observance

News and updates about Sabbath Observance

Worldwide Catholic Church leader calls to keep Sabbath

In a video circulating the web, Supreme Pontiff Pope Francis calls on believers to keep Sabbath as 'the Jews followed and still observe.'

Worldwide Catholic Church leader calls to keep Sabbathplayer

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.

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

The country that cancelled its Sabbath

The country that cancelled its Sabbath

Shabbat Soccer Debate Far From Resolution

With Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein stating that there are no grounds to ban soccer games on Shabbat, the moves to the Knesset.

Shabbat Soccer Debate Far From Resolution, Despite AG's Opinion

Ben Gurion Airport to Become 'Sabbath Observant'

This Shabbat, Ben Gurion will become 'Sabbath Observant,' as workers walk off the job for 24 hours.

Ben Gurion Airport to Become 'Sabbath Observant' This Week

Rabbi Sternbuch: Stay Away from 'Big' Stores

Top haredi leader Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch told a businessman to sell all his holdings in the Big Shopping Centers Group.

Haredi Leader Orders Boycott of Sabbath-Violating Shopping Chain

Justice Minister Backs 2-Day Weekend

Tzipi Livni says adding Sunday as a free day will make it easier to observe the Jewish Sabbath properly.

Justice Minister Backs 2-Day Weekend

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

Cinema Complex in J'lem to Work on Sabbath?

The High Court rejected a motion to open the Cinema City near Knesset 7/24, but decision is municipality's.

Cinema Complex in J'lem to Work on Sabbath?

Sabbath Event for Women who Fled Arab Abuse

Dozens of Jewish women who fled abusive relationships with Arab partners gather for Sabbath of relaxation, mutual support.

Unique Gathering Gives Hope to Jewish Women who Fled Arab Abuse

Anger over Pre-Sabbath Road Closure in Haifa

Shutdown of major road meant dozens of religious families were stranded on the highway as the Sabbath came in.

Anger over Pre-Sabbath Road Closure in Haifa

Sabbath Initiative Comes to Knesset

Jewish Home MK to host civil marriage campaigner from Yesh Atid, MK Lavie to host Meretz head, as secular-religious Sabbath comes to Knesset

Sabbath Initiative Comes to Knesset

Far-Left MK's 'Crying' Pose Elicits Smirks on Web

MK Zehava Galon 'shed tears' for Arab MKs on Knesset podium - or is that really what she was doing?

Far-Left MK's 'Crying' Pose Elicits Smirks on Web

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

Non-Jewish Guards to Stop Sabbath Thefts

Hareidi leaders in Jerusalem turn to private firm to stop wave of Sabbath thefts.

Non-Jewish Guards to Stop Sabbath Thefts

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