Shabbos


Shas MK Denies Giving Up Seat for Shabbos Bill

Minister for Religious Affairs David Azulai (Shas) has denied a flurry of media reports that he intends to relinquish his Knesset seat to someone else in order to help the…

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Knesset Vote on Shabbos Bill Postponed

The Knesset vote on the controversial bill to ban mini-markets from opening for business on Shabbos was postponed Monday night after the coalition ran into difficulties in assembling a majority…

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Battle Over Mini-Markets on Shabbos Heats Up

With coalition-backed legislation moving through the Knesset that would give Interior Minister Rabbi Aryeh Deri authority to block the opening of mini-markets on Shabbos, several cities are intent on pre-empting…

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Knesset Passes Amendment to Halt Shabbos Work

The Knesset approved in a second and third reading early Tuesday a bill proposal  by United Torah Judaism MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni determining that the labor minister would have to take…

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Cabinet Approves the ‘Supermarkets Law’

The Cabinet approved Sunday the “Supermarkets Law” initiated by Interior Minister Rabbi Aryeh Deri, which will restrict the ability of municipalities to approve the opening of businesses on Shabbos via…

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Rabbi Litzman: Stop Double Pay for Shabbos Labor

After resigning from the Health Ministry Sunday because of work on the train system last Shabbos, MK Rabbi Litzman said he wants to pass a law according to which companies…

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A Kiddush Hashem for Shabbos

Sunday morning’s announcement that Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman was resigning from the government due to the repeated weekly desecration of Shabbos by Israel Rail should not have surprised anyone,…

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