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News and updates about 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

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.

Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

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'

Haredi who was refused employment at airport called for job interview

Moshe Goldberg, whose employment application was rejected after he said that he would not work on the Sabbath, is called for an interview.

Haredi who was refused employment called for job interview

Haredi man appeals after being told to violate Shabbat at airport

Appeal made to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after Airports Authority tells prospective worker he must work on Shabbat.

Appeal filed after man told to violate Shabbat at airport

Police interrogate woman for playing songs before Shabbat

Religious woman in Afula forced to endure police interrogation on fast day for playing Shabbat songs for 2 minutes.

Police interrogate woman for playing songs before Shabbat

We wear the holiness of Shabbat

We would not wear our everyday clothes to a wedding, so how much more should we dress for the Shabbat!

We wear the holiness of Shabbat

Bright lights to guide me

The vision of the world may change, at times bright, at times dark. And yet the inner glow remains untouched, unchanged, undimmed.

Bright lights to guide me

New report shows Jewish young adults crave Shabbat dinner experience

Amid increased social isolation, mental health challenges, weekly ritual helps to mitigate loneliness and strengthen community connections.

New report shows Jewish young adults crave Shabbat experience

Which is your favorite Shabbat service?

Is it Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday night, Shacharit, Torah Reading, Mussaf, Mincha, Kiddush, Havdala? Which speaks to you the most?

Which is your favorite Shabbat service?

"Shabbat – The point of connection of the Jewish People"

National Institute for Shabbat, Society and Economy launched at President Herzog's Residence.

"Shabbat – The point of connection of the Jewish People"

Celebrating Shabbat in Armenia

No Jew fears walking the streets with a kippah and Christians played an active role in providing a community center and synagogue. Op-ed.

Celebrating Shabbat in Armenia

Neta's triumph

There are prizes and prizes. There are prizes in this world and prizes in the World to Come..

Neta's triumph

Emor-Shabbat UK : A journey beyond Shabbat UK

After a Covid-caused lapse of two years, we finally have ShabbatUK! It’s going to be an exceptionally special Shabbat.

Emor-Shabbat UK: A journey beyond Shabbat UK

When the Seder is on Friday night

How to manage a Seder on Shabbat - and a primer for the holiday.

When the  Seder is on Friday night

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

Shabbat Ha-Gadol: Redemption then, redemption now

Shabbat ha-Gadol, “the Great Shabbat” before Pesach, commemorates our final Shabbat in Egypt, 3,334 years ago, five days before the Exodus.

Shabbat Ha-Gadol:  Redemption then, redemption now

Bam! It’s Shabbat With Emeril!

Enjoy a Unique Culinary Experience and Support BINA’s Critical Work

Bam! It’s Shabbat With Emeril!

The importance of the Shabbat Sermon - 'Assemble the entire community'

Every community should strive to hold an important Torah lesson every Shabbat

The role of the Shabbat Sermon - Assemble the entire community

Let's get together

Strange that a parasha about the details of building the Tabenacle and the need for keeping Shabbat is called "and he gathered."

Let's get together

Fire on Shabbat - why not?

Vayakhel: Being ready for the day after includes learning the prohibitions mandated on Shabbat.

Why may we not light a fire on Shabbat?

Halakhot of snow on Shabbat

Is snow on Shabbat muktza or not? That depends...

Halakhot of snow on Shabbat

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?

David Bannett, inventor of Shabbat elevator, has passed away at 100 years of age

Bannett refused to patent any of his inventions, saying that he "only wanted to enhance Shabbat and help the Jewish People."

David Bannett, inventor of Shabbat elevator, passes away at 100

Remember Shabbat every day of the week

We can infuse our entire week with that sense of completeness by viewing everything through the lens of Shabbat,

Remember Shabbat every day of the week

White House to hold conference call with rabbi held hostage this Shabbat

After the hostage crisis in Beth Israel synagogue, the White House issued a call for support of the Colleyville community this Shabbat.

White House to hold conference call with rabbi held hostage

Synagogue torched near Hebron

Firefighters found distinct signs of arson at a Hebron synagogue that was burned over Shabbat.

Synagogue torched near Hebron

A slippery Shabbat

halakhot related to snow and the application of salt – or ice melt – on Shabbat.

A slippery Shabbat

NY Mayor Elect Eric Adams postpones inauguration to after Shabbat

New York City's next mayor moves inauguration from noon to after sundown so Orthodox Jews can attend.

NY Mayor Elect Eric Adams moves inauguration to after Shabbat

Shabbat or Hanukkah candles: Which should have come first?

Imagine you only have money for one set of candles - Shabbat or Hannukah - which to choose and why?

Shabbat or Hanukkah candles: Which should have come first?

Religious Jews forced to board plane and desecrate Shabbat

Religious Jews arriving to pay condolences to family of Eli Kay made to board plane under threat of arrest and desecrate Shabbat.

Religious Jews forced to board plane and desecrate Shabbat

Care of potted plants during Shmitta

There is a difference between indoor houseplants and those on a balcony; the halakha for those in hi-rise apartments sans a Shabbat elevator

Care of potted plants during Shmitta

Hebron is awaiting the masses for upcoming Shabbat celebration

Arutz Sheva speaks to Yishai Fleisher, international spokesman for Hebron, about the upcoming Shabbat Hebron.

Hebron is awaiting the masses for upcoming Shabbat celebrationplayer

Tel Aviv mayor pushing to open light rail on Shabbat

Ron Huldai demands light rail train operate on Shabbat. 'It's like a horizontal Shabbat elevator, stopping at every station.'

Tel Aviv mayor pushing to open light rail on Shabbat

Rabbi permits wounded veteran to use medical cannabis on Shabbat

Ruling applies only to specific case in question where painkillers are ineffective and veteran suffers unbearable pain.

Rabbi permits wounded veteran to use medical cannabis on Shabbat

Bennett refuses calls from Putin during Shabbat

Russian president makes repeated calls on Saturday, to be told that the Israeli PM will only talk on the phone on Shabbat for urgent matters

Bennett refuses calls from Putin during Shabbat

PM Bennett will stay in Russia for Shabbat after "warm and possitive" summit with Putin

Prime Minister Bennett has elected to spend Shabbat in Russia after a lengthy but "warm and positive" meeting with Russian President Putin

PM Bennett to spend Shabbat in Russia