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Amid protest, US reverses Shabbat launch of business relief fund

Amid protest, US reverses Shabbat launch of business relief fund

Following criticism from Jewish business owners, federal aid program for entertainment industry won't launch on the Sabbath.Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA, 25/04/2021 18:37
Yeshiva dean: Carry a cell phone - even on Shabbat

Yeshiva dean: Carry a cell phone - even on Shabbat

Following spurt of Arab attacks on Jews, Rabbi Eliyahu Mali, dean of Jaffa yeshiva, tells students to carry mobile phones even on Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 19/04/2021 14:45
NBA great Paul Pierce talks of love of Shabbat in racy video that preceded firing by ESPN

NBA great Paul Pierce talks of love of Shabbat in racy video that preceded firing by ESPN

Pierce, 43, had been a regular contributor on multiple ESPN shows since retiring from basketball in 2017.JTA, 07/04/2021 11:37
Russian Space Day, the Mimouna and me

Russian Space Day, the Mimouna and me

The anniversary of Russia's space launch is celebrated in Russia, but I celebrate it as the day I was punished for keeping Shabbat. Op-ed.Rabbi Yosef Mendelevitch, 05/04/2021 17:00
Jewish high school baseball star plans to be first Shabbat observant Major Leaguer

Jewish high school baseball star plans to be first Shabbat observant Major Leaguer

Orthodox Jewish high school baseball player, ranked 14 in Nevada, wants to play pro ball while observing Shabbat.Dan Verbin, Canada, 26/03/2021 21:37
Erev Pesach on Shabbat - a calendrical puzzle

Erev Pesach on Shabbat - a calendrical puzzle

Today we grin and bear Erev Pesach on Shabbat; the Talmudic sages vigorously debated it.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 23/03/2021 17:18
When Erev Pesach falls on Shabbat

When Erev Pesach falls on Shabbat

Erev Pesach occurring on Shabbat is special, for out of the sanctity of Shabbat, the idea of ​​Pesach can be understood in deeper way.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 21/03/2021 20:31
Trump impeachment trial will pause for Shabbat, following lawyer's request

Trump impeachment trial will pause for Shabbat, following lawyer's request

Impeachment trial to pause for Shabbat after David Schoen, Trump’s lawyer, requests accommodation.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 08/02/2021 07:55
Jewish teen scouted by MLB won't play on Shabbat

Jewish teen scouted by MLB won't play on Shabbat

High schooler Elie Kligman, dreams of being the first Orthodox Jewish MLB player, and he will never play on Shabbat.Gary Willig, 24/01/2021 15:17
Significant decrease in verified COVID cases among haredim

Significant decrease in verified COVID cases among haredim

A significant decrease of 25 percent in verified cases of the virus in the haredi sector was recorded over Shabbat.Ben Shaul, 24/01/2021 03:53
The miracle of Bubby's menorah

The miracle of Bubby's menorah

Every Shabbat Bubbie would shine the silver candelabrum and pray, "May my mazel (luck) always shine!" Then someone stole her menorah.Rabbi Eli Hecht, 16/12/2020 20:41
Knesset committee: Hundreds of buses virtually empty on Shabbat

Knesset committee: Hundreds of buses virtually empty on Shabbat

MKs argue that laws on Shabbat transportation are there to restrict it, not permit it.Michal Levy, 09/12/2020 15:02
Yisrael Beytenu to propose: Open businesses on Shabbat

Yisrael Beytenu to propose: Open businesses on Shabbat

Liberman argues that allowing businesses to operate on Shabbat will help the economy recover from the crisis caused by the pandemic.Hezki Baruch, 21/10/2020 06:08
Watch: Shabbat melody from Northern IDF base

Watch: Shabbat melody from Northern IDF base

Staff Sgt. Yitzhak Eliezer welcomes the Shabbat with this special rendition of Shalom Aleichem from his base in northern Israel.Arutz Sheva, 16/10/2020 17:17
The Shabbat of Senator Joe Liberman

The Shabbat of Senator Joe Liberman

Former US Senator speaks to Shabbat UNPLUGGED founder about the importance of Shabbat to the Jewish people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/06/2020 20:35
Women's prayer services

Women's prayer services

This week's Ask the Rabbi feature also includes swaying during prayer and why golf is not played on Shabbat.Rabbi Raymond Apple, 01/06/2020 14:59
Hosting at a distance

Hosting at a distance

Helping a group whose members are alone at home during the coronavirus social distancing period - and an idea that may help them change their status for good! Lisa Rubin, 06/04/2020 14:43
Chief Rabbis in wake of COVID-19: Keep this Shabbat

Chief Rabbis in wake of COVID-19: Keep this Shabbat

Unprecedented joint call from Chief Rabbis of the world for Jewry to unite this Shabbat as a spiritual response to the coronavirusArutz Sheva, 02/04/2020 15:46
Hashem and Man at Yale

Hashem and Man at Yale

Hashem (a euphemistic name for G-d used in daily conversation) finds there is room for Him in a club founded by an African-American student and a Chabad rabbi. Rafael Castro, 27/02/2020 13:02
Transportation Ministry cancels dozens of bus lines that had been operating on Shabbat

Transportation Ministry cancels dozens of bus lines that had been operating on Shabbat

A policy of many years of 'looking away' from dozens of lines that operated on Shabbat has ended . Lapid fumes: 'We won't give in.'Sara Rubenstein, 16/01/2020 21:54
The singer who found his passion for music after 70 years

The singer who found his passion for music after 70 years

Martin Meir Widerker, a former child musical prodigy, gathers team of the greatest Hasidic singers for the 'Shabbos Malka' project.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/01/2020 12:01
Last bus before Shabbat? 'Don't get on!'

Last bus before Shabbat? 'Don't get on!'

Elad rabbi warns residents not to travel on Friday afternoon without absolute certainty of reaching their destination before Shabbat.Michal Levi, 05/01/2020 21:07
Again: Demonstrators protest Tel Aviv Shabbat buses

Again: Demonstrators protest Tel Aviv Shabbat buses

More than 200 people protest outside the home of Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai against the Shabbat bus routes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2019 06:06
Gideon Sa'ar: How I started observing Shabbat

Gideon Sa'ar: How I started observing Shabbat

Gideon Sa'ar and his wife, TV anchor Geula Even-Sa'ar have a 'pluralistic home.' He observes and I'm respectful,' Geula says.Sara Rubenstein, 22/12/2019 00:04
IDF to arrange Shabbat parental visits to bases

IDF to arrange Shabbat parental visits to bases

Committee established to examine issue, following complaints from parents who were not allowed to visit several large bases on weekends.Mordechai Sones, 25/11/2019 22:36
Additional cities to run public transportation on Shabbat

Additional cities to run public transportation on Shabbat

Hod Hasharon, Herzliya, Rishon Lezion, Bat Yam and Kfar Saba planning to join Shabbat public transportation project.Ben Ariel, 25/11/2019 04:35
Likud MK: I keep Shabbat fully, but I'm not religious

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/08/2019 09:22
They missed out on Uman, will be compensated for NIS 11,000

They missed out on Uman, will be compensated for NIS 11,000

The airline's lawyers argued that the plaintiffs were looking for an excuse not to fly so they could demand their money back.Sara Rubenstein, 08/08/2019 18:58
Tzomet Institute approves hot water on Shabbat in 2 resorts

Tzomet Institute approves hot water on Shabbat in 2 resorts

For first time, Tzomet Institute grants technological approval to Shabbat hot water system for two guest houses in Israel.Mordechai Sones, 18/07/2019 12:44
Carlebach singer Benyamin Steinberg's new single - "L'cha Dodi"

Carlebach singer Benyamin Steinberg's new single - "L'cha Dodi"

Steinberg, student of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, releases new song to the words of Rabbi Shlomo Alkabetz's traditional Shabbat hymn.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2019 10:47
Israeli high school students teach Australians about Shabbat

Israeli high school students teach Australians about Shabbat

An unusual story from Sivan Rahav-Meir's column in the Yediot Aharonot newspaper.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 05/07/2019 13:25
Why was the kosher restaurant boycotted?

Why was the kosher restaurant boycotted?

Morris Haziza, owner of the kosher Agadir Jerusalem branch: 'Why boycott someone who wants to preserve his religion?'Avner Sheki, 13/06/2019 20:39
Prayer for Jerusalem in communities worldwide

Prayer for Jerusalem in communities worldwide

This upcoming Shabbat, communities around the world will mark 'Jerusalem Day' by reciting a special prayer written by leading rabbis.Yoni Kempinski, 30/05/2019 04:44
Protests against Shabbat desecration due to Eurovision

Protests against Shabbat desecration due to Eurovision

'We cannot accept a situation in which the most elementary values ​​of our people are trampled on all sides.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2019 21:50
Eurovision on Shabbat: Chief Rabbi Lau's request

Eurovision on Shabbat: Chief Rabbi Lau's request

Rabbi Lau requests that the Jewish people refrain from working ten minutes before candle lighting and ten minutes after the end of Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2019 11:54
PM: Most Shabbat violators not Jewish

PM: Most Shabbat violators not Jewish

PM Netanyahu tells haredi parties most who would violate Shabbat for Eurovision are not Jewish, govt. does not run event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2019 19:40
Haredi MKs demand rabbis be consulted for public work on Sabbath

Haredi MKs demand rabbis be consulted for public work on Sabbath

UTJ reportedly demanding committee including haredi rabbis be consulted to determine what public works must be carried out on Sabbath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2019 14:16
Celebrating Shabbat in Poway, a week after the deadly shooting

Celebrating Shabbat in Poway, a week after the deadly shooting

Jewish community comes together for 'Shabbat of healing' 1 week after deadly shooting at Chabad of Poway.Gabrielle Birkner/JTA, 06/05/2019 19:18
Only in Israel: Kabbalat Shabbat for Eurovision tourists

Only in Israel: Kabbalat Shabbat for Eurovision tourists

About 10,000 tourists are expected to be in the Tel Aviv area for the Eurovision contest which will take place during the week of May 12.Sara Rubenstein, 19/04/2019 10:29
How do you fly a spaceship on Shabbat?

How do you fly a spaceship on Shabbat?

Meet the kosher supervisors aiding the Beresheet spacecraft's religious team members adhere to Jewish law while charting a path to the moon.Yoni Kempinski, 05/04/2019 14:38
'Shabbat bus' to continue? It depends who you ask

'Shabbat bus' to continue? It depends who you ask

Labor party says judge ruled in favor of buses on the Shabbat, while Shas says the opposite.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2019 21:22
Tiberias mayor continues 'Shabbat wars'

Tiberias mayor continues 'Shabbat wars'

Mayor announces public transportation to run on Shabbat, appears to criticize Shabbat observant business owner.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/02/2019 19:09
UK Chief Rabbi’s ‘Lecha Dodi’ school sing-a-long goes viral

UK Chief Rabbi’s ‘Lecha Dodi’ school sing-a-long goes viral

Video of primary schools nationwide singing with the Chief Rabbi ahead of Shabbat UK is an internet hit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/01/2019 08:10
Family who operated pub on Shabbat asks public's forgiveness

Family who operated pub on Shabbat asks public's forgiveness

Family operating Ashdod pub 25 years ago publishes ad asking forgiveness from residents 'for causing public Sabbath desecration'.Michal Levy, 14/01/2019 16:28
El Al offers 'Shabbat Flight' passengers free tickets to Europe

El Al offers 'Shabbat Flight' passengers free tickets to Europe

Israel's national airline says it never tried to place blame on religious passengers for mishaps during infamous 'Shabbat Flight' from NYC.Michal Levy, 26/11/2018 10:32
Watch: El Al incident video altered, maligning haredim

Watch: El Al incident video altered, maligning haredim

Video of haredi passengers singing joyfully on plane edited, replacing soundtrack with hostile confrontation.Mordechai Sones, 25/11/2018 11:05
Senior rabbi: Either El Al apologize or face boycott

Senior rabbi: Either El Al apologize or face boycott

Haredi community threatening massive boycott on Israeli carrier if it does not apologize for forcing religious Jews to desecrate Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 24/11/2018 17:52
Media anti-haredi bias made it easy to spread fake news

Media anti-haredi bias made it easy to spread fake news

It was fake news about haredim on El Al last week, but everyone believed it for a while. What does that say about Israeli society? Tzvi Lev, 23/11/2018 14:45
El Al CEO admits: Haredim didn't riot on 'Shabbat Flight'

El Al CEO admits: Haredim didn't riot on 'Shabbat Flight'

El Al CEO speaks with senior rabbi who was on board the "Shabbat Flight", tells him "there was no physical violence."Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/11/2018 00:33
Haredi passengers file multi-million dollar suit against El Al

Haredi passengers file multi-million dollar suit against El Al

Passengers sue Israel's national airline over Sabbath flight controversy, demand airline admit no violence took place on flight.David Rosenberg, 20/11/2018 12:53
El-Al sponsored Sabbath of Unity

El-Al sponsored Sabbath of Unity

I am hoping El Al will see this and understand that there is a much better headline than the false one claiming “Haredim Riot On Plane” which I currently see online. A passenger on the re-routed El Al flight, 18/11/2018 05:59
What really happened on delayed El Al flight?

What really happened on delayed El Al flight?

Arutz Sheva chairman and former MK Yaakov 'Ketzale' Katz gives a first person account of alleged haredi violence on El Al flight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/11/2018 22:35
El Al flight diverted to Europe after Shabbat scare

El Al flight diverted to Europe after Shabbat scare

Flight from JFK was delayed by snow, leading observant travelers to worry about arriving in Israel after Shabbat's onset.Tzvi Lev, 16/11/2018 12:49
Bnei Brak land expropriated to enable Shabbat construction

Bnei Brak land expropriated to enable Shabbat construction

Transportation Ministry removes land from haredi city's jurisdiction to enable Shabbat-desecrating light rail project to move forward.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2018 22:32
Listen: The classic song celebrating Hevron

Listen: The classic song celebrating Hevron

In honor of this week's 'Shabbat Hevron', Shalom Flisser sings about the city of the patriarchs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/11/2018 14:07
Soldiers in Iraq among 1M Jews in today's Shabbat Project

Soldiers in Iraq among 1M Jews in today's Shabbat Project

Jews in 1,000 cities in 98 countries worldwide are celebrating this Shabbat – together.Arutz Sheva, 26/10/2018 10:35
Court demands gov't explain refusal to build on Shabbat

Court demands gov't explain refusal to build on Shabbat

High Court wants State to justify decision not to work on Tel Aviv pedestrian bridge on the Sabbath.Tzvi Lev, 25/10/2018 20:05