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The Shabbos Project: Jews Worldwide Keeping This Shabbos Together

30 Tishri 5775 – October 23, 2014
This Friday, millions of Jews in 340 cities around the world will be 'keeping it together.' The 7th day. Shabbat.

Chabad of Tel Aviv Resumes Shabbat Para Glider Campaign

13 Elul 5774 – September 8, 2014
There are many ways to let Jews know when it's time to light candles for the Sabbath -- in Tel Aviv, Chabad sends a para glider to fly over the beach.

Tel Aviv Mayor: Opening Shops on Shabbat ‘Won’t Disturb Anyone’

18 Adar II 5774 – March 19, 2014
“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose” – Janis Joplin.

Shabbat Saved a Jew from the Malaysia Airlines Death Flight

10 Adar II 5774 – March 11, 2014
“More than the Jews have kept the Shabbos (Sabbath), the Shabbos has kept the Jews.”

Court to Rule If Jerusalem’s ’Cinema City’ Can Violate the Sabbath

26 Adar I 5774 – February 25, 2014
If there is such a thing as religious coercion, there also is secular coercion.

Haredim Allegedly Hurled Rocks at Arabs Violating the Sabbath

26 Shevat 5774 – January 26, 2014
Dozens of Jerusalem Haredim allegedly hurled rocks on Friday night, after the Sabbath began, at Arab vehicles on Route 1 that bypasses Mea Shearim,...

Bills in the Works for Homosexual Marriages and Buses on Shabbat

19 Heshvan 5774 – October 22, 2013
The warped “Jewish and democratic” equation is about to be bent out of shape again with Yesh Atid bills to allow homosexual “unions” and public bus transportation on the Sabbath.

Numerous Reasons for Fear, One Reason for Joy this New Year

9 Tishri 5774 – September 13, 2013
Israel has one life support. It starts with Yom Kippur.

Police Nab Sabbath Observant Drug Traffickers

9 Tishri 5774 – September 12, 2013
Criminals who observe the Sabbath forgot that Torah also commands not to endanger others, but New York City narcotic agents have now made sure...

Jerusalem Residents Protest Plan to Close Cineplex on Shabbat

26 Iyyar 5773 – May 5, 2013
Approximately Jerusalem residents, including Meretz party supporters, protested on front of City Hall Saturday night against a plan to close a new movie theater...

Woman Sues after ’24-Hour Makeup’ Didn’t Make it Through Shabbat

23 Iyyar 5773 – May 2, 2013
An Orthodox Jewish woman from Monsey, N.Y. is suing the Lancome cosmetics firm, claiming that its 24-hour makeup does not last as long as...

Is Sabbath Observance Enough?

8 Nisan 5773 – March 18, 2013
I would love to consider all people who observe Shabbos as observant. That was once the case.

Air Raid Sirens Sound In Jerusalem

8 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
For probably the first time since the Yom Kippur War nearly 40 years ago, air raid sirens sounded this week in Jerusalem and environs. The sounding of the sirens occurred about two minutes after sundown on Friday, such that Sabbath-observers had no direct way of ascertaining where, what, how many, or who, if anyone, was hurt.

After Sandy, Volunteers Crisscross Manhattan to Help

17 Heshvan 5773 – November 2, 2012
In a nearly dark corner of lower Manhattan, in an area otherwise known as Tribeca, Rabbi Zalman Paris stands tall, cellular phone in hand,...

Jews and Arabs Exchange Fisticuffs in Eastern Jerusalem

21 Tishri 5773 – October 7, 2012
A group of over 20 Jews consisting of men, women, children, and elderly returning to the Maale HaZeitim neighborhood on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem on the Sabbath were attacked by a group of Arabs hurling rocks and cinder blocks.

Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed 2012

9 Tishri 5773 – September 25, 2012
Yom Kippur is observed on the tenth day of the Jewish month of Tishrey, whose astrological sign is Libra (♎). Libra symbolizes key themes of Yom Kippur: scales, justice, balance, truth, symmetry, sensitivity and optimism. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus (Noga, נגה, in Hebrew), which reflects divine light and love of the other person. The numerical value of Venus, נגה, is 58 just like the numerical value of אזן, which is the Hebrew root of “balance” and “scale.”

Preparation is Key to a Successful Shabbat

"It is a Sabbath of Sabbaths for you, and you shall afflict yourselves, It is an eternal statute” (Vayikra 16:31). This is how our Torah sums up the upcoming experience of Yom Kippur: a Sabbath of all Sabbaths. Rather than use the more colloquially known "Yom HaKippurim," The Day of Atonement, the Torah reading of Yom Kippur morning uses the above term to summarize the twenty-five hour experience we are about to step into.

Tevye in the Promised Land, Chapter 13: Tzeitl’s Last Wish

27 Elul 5772 – September 13, 2012
"What are we going to eat?" Shmuelik asked Tevye as they changed into their Sabbath clothing. Tevye did not understand the question. "What do you...

Edon, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Semifinalist, Getting Free Kipahs

23 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
A New Jersey store reportedly is sending free yarmulkes to Edon Pinchot, the kipah-wearing former contestant on "America’s Got Talent."

Tomchei Shabbos Of Miami Serves Needy Families

14 Av 5772 – August 1, 2012
Tomchei Shabbos of Miami was founded in 2009 by students of Rabbi Friedberg of North Miami Beach. Every Friday the organization distributes kosher food to more than seventy families throughout South Florida. Tomchei Shabbos means “supporters of the Sabbath” and that is just what the organization does.

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