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The unusual letter of the Police Chief Rabbi and Homesh dean

Rosh yeshiva meets Chief Rabbi of the Israel Police after police raid Homesh yeshiva on Shabbat,

The unusual letter of the Police Chief Rabbi and Homesh dean

Shabbat desecration in IDF: Religious soldiers forced to pose for photo with C. of Staff

Following outcry, IDF spokesman takes responsibility for incident & apologizes.

Religious soldiers forced to pose for photo with Chief of Staff

What did Rav Chaim tell the religious son of a secular father?

"Everything Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky said was judged according to his exceptional clarity in Jewish law -- it was astounding to see."

What did Rav Chaim tell the religious son of a secular father?

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 travels to monitor escapees' capture without staff to reduce Shabbat desecration

PM slammed by Netanyahu supporters for traveling on Shabbat to closely monitor effort to capture 6 escaped terrorists.

Bennett travels without staff to reduce Shabbat desecration

Tel Aviv municipality to desecrate Rosh Hashanah

Tel Aviv announces Shabbat-desecrating weekend bus system will operate on - and desecrate - the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

City of Tel Aviv to desecrate Rosh Hashanah with public buses

Government plans to establish commission to reexamine state-religion status quo

"Ultra-conservatism doesn't get us anywhere," says gov't official. "We need to decide: yes to this, no to that."

Government plans commission to reexamine religious status quo

Lessons from Shabbat demonstrations in Petah Tikva

Political agreements reached in a broad public framework are more beneficial to Shabbat observance than demonstrations.

Lessons from Shabbat demonstrations in Petah Tikva

Desecration of Shabbat in life-threatening cases

If there is a real danger to human life on Shabbat, the decision whether to desecrate Shabbat should be made by professionals.

Desecration of Shabbat in life-threatening cases

Court: Examine reducing 'Shabbat buses'

Tel Aviv District Court tells Ramat Gan to reduce frequency of 'Shabbat buses.'

Court: Examine reducing 'Shabbat buses'

Taxi drivers: Shabbat buses costing us 30% of our profits

Taxi drivers in central Israel complain: 'Government needs to think about us as well, we're not managing to earn enough.'

Taxi drivers: Shabbat buses costing us 30% of our profits

Bnei Brak: Dozens protest 'Shabbat buses'

Bnei Brak protesters block main thoroughfare in protest of Shabbat desecration.

Bnei Brak: Dozens protest 'Shabbat buses'

'Public Sabbath desecration is a gross act of defiance'

Haredi minister takes aim at public transportation on Sabbath, Blue and White leader slaps back.

'Public Sabbath desecration is a gross act of defiance'

A halakhic state? Or one that respects halakha?

A halakhic state? Or one that respects halakha?

Haredi rabbis protest Eurovision Sabbath desecration

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky leads call for prayers in protest of Sabbath desecration caused by Saturday's Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv.

Haredi rabbis protest Eurovision Sabbath desecration

Rabbis warn against businesses running on Shabbat

Jerusalem chief rabbis encourage public to support Sabbath-observant businesses, warns against 'blurring' Israel's Jewish character.

Rabbis warn against businesses running on Shabbat

Haredi MK: I've discovered the cause of train malfunctions

Haredi lawmaker says infrastructure work carried out on Sabbath to blame for string of malfunctions in new Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train line.

Haredi MK: I've discovered the cause of train malfunctionsplayer

El Al Shabbat flight blunder discussed in Knesset

Knesset debates El Al Shabbat flight to learn lessons. 'I praise El Al for not flying on Shabbat, but when in doubt - don't fly.'

El Al Shabbat flight blunder discussed in Knessetplayer

Cost of El Al Shabbat debacle: NIS 1.7 million

Beyond compensation for passengers, it seems company preferred to pay significant price to avert haredi boycott.

Cost of El Al Shabbat debacle: NIS 1.7 million

Shabbat demonstration: Thousand protest despite rabbis' call

Despite call by rabbis, few thousand Bnei Brak residents protest Shabbat light rail work.

Shabbat demonstration: Thousand protest despite rabbis' call

First Station complex in Jerusalem to remain open on Shabbat

Mayoral candidate Ofer Berkowitz welcomes decision: 'If Jerusalem doesn't belong to everyone, it won't be at all.'

First Station complex in Jerusalem to remain open on Shabbat

Education Minister: Defense Minister's behavior is 'provocative'

Education Minister Bennett says Defense Minister Liberman's visit to Ashdod mall on Shabbat was inappropriate and needlessly provocative.

Education Minister: Defense Minister's behavior is 'provocative'

Haredim desert El Al flight over concerns of Shabbat desecration

Haredim disembark after learning El Al flight may arrive in Israel after the start of Shabbat. Weather, not El Al, at fault.

Haredim desert El Al flight over concerns of Shabbat desecration

'Interior Minister needs to listen to the experts'

Former MK Eli Yishai warns Interior Minister Deri that if the Supermarket Law's issues aren't fixed, the Supreme Court may shoot it down.

'Interior Minister needs to listen to the experts'

Cities scramble to pass legislation to allow Shabbat desecration

Cities across Israel are scrambling to pass legislation that will open businesses on Shabbat before the Supermarket Law passes.

Cities scramble to pass legislation to allow Shabbat desecration

Rabbis to Netanyahu: Protect the honor of Shabbat

Dozens of rabbis sign petition asking PM Netanyahu to protect sanctity of Shabbat.

Rabbis to Netanyahu: Protect the honor of Shabbat

Haredi MK won't sit in Yesh Atid-led coalition

UTJ's Moshe Gafni says he won't sit with Yesh Atid, won't make peace with construction work on Shabbat.

Haredi MK won't sit in Yesh Atid-led coalition

Jewish Home MK gives interview on Shabbat

MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli gives an interview on Shabbat, says microphone she used is a special 'Shabbat microphone' from the Zomet Institute.

Jewish Home MK gives interview on Shabbat

'Promised to kill Hamas leader, but then killed store owners'

Store owners' union says Yisrael Beytenu's vote against law forcing stores to close on Shabbat is attempt to 'eliminate' small businesses.

'Promised to kill Hamas leader, but then killed store owners'

'Cancel extra pay for work done on Shabbat'

Two days after resignation from ministerial position over Shabbat work, MK submits proposal to cancel extra pay for work done on Shabbat.

'Cancel extra pay for work done on Shabbat'

'Litzman's resignation is utter nonsense and complete hypocrisy'

Former MK asks why Litzman suddenly woke up to the fact that work is being done on Shabbat.

'Litzman's resignation is utter nonsense and complete hypocrisy'

Health Minister resigns from post due to Shabbat desecration

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman resigns from his post, but his UTJ party remains in coalition.

Health Minister resigns from post due to Shabbat desecration

Haredi minister: I will fight to the end

Health Minister Litzman says he doesn't want Shabbat desecration, but doesn't want new elections either.

Haredi minister: I will fight to the end

MK Gafni threatens coalition crisis if Shabbat bill not passed

Haredi MK demands state take action to restore status quo after Supreme Court permits Shabbat desecration by businesses in Tel Aviv.

MK Gafni threatens coalition crisis if Shabbat bill not passed

Talking about 'us and them' is dangerous

Yesh Atid Chairman says government encourages division of 'us and them,' Israelis must speak candidly about the kind of Shabbat they want.

Talking about 'us and them' is dangerous

Minister: I was unaware of infrastructure work on Rosh Hashana

Labor Minister Katz denies responsibility for permitting construction work in Tel Aviv over Rosh Hashanah.

Minister: I was unaware of infrastructure work on Rosh Hashana

Bnei Brak appeals Shabbat light rail construction

Predominantly haredi city blasts plans to carry out infrastructure work for new light rail train on Shabbat, in violation of agreement.

Bnei Brak appeals Shabbat light rail construction

Haredi minister, MK praise Supreme Court Shabbat decision

Health Minister Litzman welcomes Supreme Court decision to reject petition demanding Shabbat public transportation.

Haredi minister, MK praise Supreme Court Shabbat decisionplayer

'Don't soccer players deserve a day of rest?'

Rabbi Ratzon Arusi speaks about sports on Shabbat, says family time is important for mental health and happiness.

'Don't soccer players deserve a day of rest?'

'Haredim abandoned Shabbat sports struggle'

Anticipating ministers' government Shabbat sports policy vote, political source accuses haredi parties of weakness and duplicity.

'Haredim abandoned Shabbat sports struggle'