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News and updates about Shabbat

Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

Updates continue from North America

Shabbat about to begin in Israel. INN's North America desk will continue to update the site until Shabbat begins in New York.

Updates continue from North America

Shabbat Hagadol: Redemption then, redemption now

It is a fundamental component of Pesach that the redemption from Egypt – our first national redemption – is the paradigm for the final redemption,

Shabbat Hagadol: Redemption then, redemption now

Shabbat Hagadol: Miracle of Miracles

If, back in 1967, you tried to convince someone that what happened last Saturday night would happen, you would have been committed to an asylum. But it did.

Shabbat Hagadol: Miracle of Miracles

Israeli comedian to keep Shabbat for the first time

Comedian Guy Hochman says that his decision is a call for unity in Israel, and asked that at least one hundred thousand people join him.

Israeli comedian to keep Shabbat for the first time

Important themes of Rav Yitzchok Hutner's teachings

Part 4: Shabbos as the source of all holiness.

Important themes of Rav Yitzchok Hutner's teachings

Office of the Chief Rabbi

The true meaning of Shalom: Shabbat for Israel

From the entrance to Kibbutz Be’eri in southern Israel, a message for Shabbat Shalom.

The true meaning of Shalom: Shabbat for Israel

A pure heart

Rabbi Zilberstein, shlita, recommended that everyone should take upon themselves two extra things to do for Shabbat.

A pure heart

President Herzog to keep Shabbat on Germany visit

Following public outcry, the Director-General of the President's Residence has clarified that state business will not be conducted on Shabbat.

President Herzog to keep Shabbat on Germany visit

Aviv Gefen mocks Channel 14 for not broadcasting on Shabbat

The singer drew severe online criticism for poking fun at a channel that did not show the release of the hostages on Friday evening.

Aviv Gefen mocks Channel 14 for not broadcasting on Shabbat

A dream come true:

Rabbi sings Shabbat song at composers synagogue in Gaza

Before entering Gaza, Lt. Col. (Res.) Rabbi Yoel Rakhel dreamed of singing 'Ya Ribon' at the site of the ancient Gaza synagogue.

Rabbi sings Shabbat song at composers synagogue in Gaza

Helmet-cam footage:

IDF soldiers sing Shabbat songs deep in the Gaza Strip

A camera on the helmet of an IDF soldier caught the moment his fellow soldiers took a break from the fighting to welcome Shabbat.

IDF soldiers sing Shabbat songs deep in the Gaza Strip

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Vienna Jewish community sets Shabbat table for captives

The Jewish community of Vienna, Austria, has set places at a Shabbat table for more than 200 people captured by Hamas.

Vienna Jewish community sets Shabbat table for captives

Sports fans demand games be moved from Saturdays

Fans claim the league management is joining the government in treating all fans as the same, at the expense of Shabbat.

Sports fans demand games be moved from Saturdays

Singer Lee Biran refuses to work on Shabbat

Singer Lee Biran tells of the realization that made him decide not to perform on Shabbat: 'You have to pause the game."

Singer Lee Biran refuses to work on Shabbat

Nitzavim Vayelach: End of the Hakhel

On this hakhel Shabbat, let’s gather with others in genuine unity and friendship.

Nitzavim Vayelach: End of the Hakhel

Youth steal Shabbat banquet in Ashdod

Several young men were caught on camera raiding the kitchen of a haredi synagogue.

Youth steal Shabbat banquet in Ashdod

Protesters handcuff themselves to Tel Aviv streetcar

Demonstrators handcuffed themselves to a Tel Aviv streetcar station to demand the service run on Shabbat.

Protesters handcuff themselves to Tel Aviv streetcar

Haaretz to end discrimination against Shabbat-observant workers

The publication has stopped publishing help wanted ads that exclude those who refuse to work on weekends.

Haaretz to end discrimination against Shabbat-observant workers

The Daily Portion / Some thoughts concerning Shabbat

We are obligated to add to Jewish identity another pillar: the pillar of Shabbat.

The Daily Portion / Some thoughts concerning Shabbat

Preparing for the 'Shabbat of Vision'

Words of wisdom before the Fast of the 9th of Av.

Preparing for the 'Shabbat of Vision'

Will the Chief Rabbinate allow cyber protection on Shabbat?

Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Lau, is trying to promote an in-depth discussion on the topic of cyber defense on Shabbat.

Will the Chief Rabbinate allow cyber protection on Shabbat?

Victory for residents asking for a Shabbat elevator

A real estate case has decided in favor of residents of a high-rise building asking to be allowed more efficient use of a Shabbat elevator.

Victory for residents asking for a Shabbat elevator

SCOTUS narrows when employers can veto religious accommodations

Supreme Court ruling in Sabbath accommodation case has far-reaching consequences for observant Jews.

SCOTUS narrows when employers can veto religious accommodations

'Shemirat Shabbat Ke’Hilchata’ and the controversy it provoked

In his book ‘Shemirat Shabbat Ke’Hilchata’, Rabbi Neuwirth ztz”l, excelled in his precise work, and in consultations with professionals

'Shemirat Shabbat Ke’Hilchata’ and the controversy it provoked

Applause for Harry Styles fans who kept Shabbat

A crowd in London cheered on fans of Harry Styles who walked to the concert instead of violating Shabbat.

Applause for Harry Styles fans who kept Shabbat

For Women:

How Women are Mastering Hilchos Shabbos Around the World

How women worldwide are learning practical answers to the many questions of keeping Shabbos.

How Women are Mastering Hilchos Shabbos Around the World

The Daily Portion, Naso / May you be blessed . . . and protected too

In Israel, we have already read Naso, but in the Diaspora, it will be read this coming Shabbat.

The Daily Portion, Naso / May you be blessed . . . and protected too

The Daily Portion / Five elements of this past Shabbat

The Daily Portion / Five elements of this past Shabbat

All the Jewish details of King Charles’ coronation

King Charles' coronation will be held on Shabbat. Here are all the Jewish details, from Shabbat accommodations to Jerusalem oil.

All the Jewish details of King Charles’ coronation

We did it… No, you did not!

An email advertisement is the shock that motivated the writer to ask readers to think again about what they are being enticed to do.Op-ed.

We did it… No, you did not!

Shabbat Hagadol: In God we trust

The Israelites relied on God, making this a great Shabbat for future generations to remember.

Shabbat Hagadol: In God we trust

The Daily Portion / What do we take with us from Shabbat?

Can we see to it that the beauty of our day of rest stays with us all week?

The Daily Portion / What do we take with us from Shabbat?

Ben-Gvir:

'Synagogue demonstrators wouldn't behave that way at a mosque'

Minister responds to anti-government demonstrators who disturbed Shabbat prayers with loudspeakers and airhorns during his visit.

'Synagogue demonstrators wouldn't behave that way at a mosque'

The Daily Portion / Five matters pertaining to this Shabbat

"Chazak, chazak, venitchazeik"* (Be strong. Be strong. And may we be strengthened.)

The Daily Portion / Five matters pertaining to this Shabbat

Shabbat BeShabbato

Insights by renowned rabbis.

Shabbat BeShabbato

SCOTUS urged to restore Shabbat accommodations for US workers

American Jewish Committee joins case asking Supreme Court to restore workplace protections for minority faith sabbath observances.

SCOTUS urged to restore Shabbat accommodations for US workers

Satmar Beit Midrash burns down over Shabbat

Shabbat candles left unattended in flammable area believed to have sparked blaze which burned 2 Torah scrolls and other sacred objects.

Satmar Beit Midrash burns down over Shabbat

Rabbi calls on haredi volunteers to carry guns on Shabbat

Bnei Brak rabbi instructs volunteer first-responders with gun permit to keep their gun with them on Shabbat.

Rabbi calls on haredi volunteers to carry guns on Shabbat

Shabbat B'Shabbato - Yitro

Read a variety of Torah articles on the parasha.

Shabbat B'Shabbato - Yitro

Israel Police chief rabbi:

Rabbis should tell congregants to carry firearms on Shabbat

Israel Police Chief Rabbi Rami Brachyahu urges congregants to protect themselves with licensed firearms on Shabbat.

Rabbis should tell congregants to carry firearms on Shabbat

Shabbat B'Shabbato for Beshalach

Different aspects of the parasha for your enjoyment.

Shabbat B'Shabbato for Beshalach

'We're examining the project':

Culture Ministry freezes program that ran on Shabbat

Upper Galilee Regional Council informed that budgets for "Shabbat Yisraelit" events are frozen.

Culture Ministry freezes program that ran on Shabbat

Minister Regev orders reduced railway work on Shabbat

Following outcry from haredi parties, ministry, railway company present plan to spread work over weeknights to reduce work on Shabbat.

Minister Regev orders reduced railway work on Shabbat

UTJ chair demands Minister Regev stop railroad work on Shabbat

Minister Goldknopf says railroad work conducted on Shabbat violates coalition agreements between Likud and haredi parties.

UTJ chair demands Minister Regev stop railroad work on Shabbat

The essence of Light: Miketz, Hanukkah, and Rosh Chodesh Tevet:

This year 5783, as occurs about one-third of the time, Shabbat Parashat Miketz falls on Rosh Chodesh Tevet which is on Hanukkah..And...

The essence of Light: Miketz, Hanukkah, and Rosh Chodesh Tevet:

Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yehuda Cohen hospitalized after fall

Head of the Yakirei Yerushalyim Yeshiva tells students not to call ambulance for 'non-life threatening' situation on Shabbat.

Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yehuda Cohen hospitalized after fall

Leaving USA for GOD

We no longer face an unfriendly administration. We face an unfriendly America. Op-ed.

Leaving USA for GOD

Come unto Shabbat

The Sara Litton z”l Monthly Emunah Essay,Cheshvan has no holidays,and is therefore the time to appreciate Shabbat even more.

Come unto  Shabbat

Canadian province urged to discontinue Saturday elections

B'nai Brith calls on British Columbia to move election days from Saturday to accommodate Jewish voters.

Canadian province urged to discontinue Saturday elections

Three things to keep in mind prior to Shabbat Chol HaMoed

We can learn from the ushpizin about our own lives and the potential that lies within adversity.and pain.

Three things to keep in mind prior to Shabbat Chol HaMoed

The last Shabbat of the year

We complain that kids are going off the derech but do we ever take a good, honest look at ourselves? Op-ed.

The last Shabbat of the year

Israeli pop star refuses to perform on Shabbat

Sarit Hadad told her Instagram followers that she wouldn't perform, even for a million dollars. 'The greatest gift that our nation ever got'

Israeli pop star refuses to perform on Shabbat

What are we waking up from?

Wake up from your work week, hard as it may be. It takes just one step, that step from everyday life into shul.

What are we waking up from?

Shabbat Nachamu: Beginning a time of consolation

Healing occurs when one believes that there is yet a future ahead.

Shabbat Nachamu: Beginning a time of consolation

Police close case against woman for playing music before Shabbat

Following INN report, police find no reason to continue investigating Afula woman for playing Shabbat songs for 2 minutes on Fridays.

Police close case against woman for playing music before Shabbat

Laws of Tisha B’Av postponed to Sunday

This year the fast is on Sunday although the 9th of Av is on Shabbat. Here is how to keep the laws in this situation.

Laws of Tisha B’Av postponed to Sunday

Fasting without fasting

Are there elements of fasting on Shabbat the 9th of Av even though it is forbidden to fast on Shabbat?

Fasting without fasting

Tender for club to be open Shabbat closed after no bids received

Harish withdraws tender for 'Urban Country Club' with stipulation operator must be willing to open Shabbat after it receives no bids.

Tender for club to be open Shabbat closed after no bids received

Security forces confiscate Yeshiva solar panels

Just hours before Shabbat, security forces confiscated or destroyed equipment providing electricity to the Homesh Yeshiva.

Security forces confiscate Yeshiva solar panels

The parasha for politicians: 'Whatever he says, he must do'

Just as there is chillul Shabbat or desecrating Shabbat, there is also chillul dibur or desecrating our speech by not doing what we say..

The parasha for politicians: 'Whatever he says, he must do'