Shabbos


Pre-Shabbos Sirens Subject of Tel Aviv Lawsuit

It’s become customary in many communities in Israel to welcome Shabbos with music, or with a siren that is sounded several minutes before candle-lighting time. As far as Tel Aviv…

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Pro-Shabbos Law Passes Knesset

A new law designed to make it easier for employees to observe Shabbos was passed unanimously in the Knesset late Monday. Under the new legislation, an Israeli worker can demand…

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An Unexpected Shabbaton in Perryville, Maryland

As hundreds of erev Shabbos travelers returned safely to Baltimore, b’siyatta diShmaya, many stories have emerged depicting their experiences and the hashgachah pratis they witnessed. One incident took place in…

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Agudah Shabbos of Chizuk in South Bend Indiana

“A mini-Agudah convention.” That is how one community member described this past week’s Agudah Shabbos of Chizuk in South Bend, Indiana. The guests and their families visiting for the weekend…

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UTJ: PM Must Call Liberman ‘To Order’

United Torah Jewry on Sunday demanded that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “immediately call to order” Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman after the “hurtful and shameful” display he put on in Ashdod…

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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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