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New Orleans Hebrews Swept in Ol’ Mardi Gras Shabbat Excitement

25 Shevat 5777 – February 21, 2017
We have no idea how one can maintain the two warring notions of 'Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans' and 'avoiding immodesty' in the same sentence

Breaking the Silence Expose ‘Corruption’: Hebron Jews Ply Soldiers with Shabbat Meals, Pizza

3 Shevat 5777 – January 30, 2017
Having concluded phase one of their attack, presenting IDF soldiers as war criminals to an eager world, BtS now zeroes in on the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to settle the entire Biblical Land of Israel.

‘Open Orthodox’ Rabbi Alters Shabbat Prayer for the President to Omit Trump

22 Tevet 5777 – January 20, 2017
So we searched the text of this socially conscious, alternative prayer, and discovered it has no mention of three words: "Jews," "Jewish," and "Israel."

A Hebrew in the Heartland – Where will the Jewish Guests in Washington DC...

22 Tevet 5777 – January 19, 2017
Jewish Guests need a place to go to, this weekend in Washington.

Young Israel Congregation Of Bay Harbor Presents Shabbat Series

20 Kislev 5777 – December 19, 2016
The final get-together, on January 3, will be hosted by Tammy Attias. It will be open to the congregation’s women of all ages.

Rabbi Eliyahu Permits Desecrating Shabbat to Shoot Arab #PyroTerrorists

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 25, 2016
The Rabbi said, if in Beit Meir, Carmiel, or Haifa they had shot the arsonists we would have been spared this catastrophe.

Masses to Attend World’s Biggest Shabbat Meal in Hebron

22 Heshvan 5777 – November 23, 2016
The connection between the Torah portion and Hebron has made this holy city a prime destination this Shabbat, with an estimated 20 thousand guests expected to stay in Hebron and Kiryat Arba.

Left, Right, Agree: Intermarriage Marks Demise of US Jewish Community

29 Tishri 5777 – October 30, 2016
Using the great, eye opening Pew study of 2013, Cohen points out that the signs of Jewish life in intermarried Jewish families are fast diminishing.

Q & A: Folding A Tallit On Shabbat

20 Tishri 5777 – October 21, 2016
Question: I notice that in some synagogues I visit on Shabbat, some people do not fold their tallitot but rather leave them in their place unfolded. Others do fold them. I asked one person why he doesn’t fold his tallit, and he responded that doing so is not permitted. Is that true? I. Hager Brooklyn, NY

Survey: Vast Majority of Israeli Businesses Prefer to Stay Shut on Shabbat

11 Tishri 5777 – October 13, 2016
The vast majority of respondents said staying closed or open on Shabbat should be left to them to decide, while 19% preferred that the decision be enforced by the authorities.

Newcomer Rabbinic Organization Launches Lower East Side Eruv Against Establishment View

27 Elul 5776 – September 30, 2016
The new group encourages its constituencies "to pursue guidance from its own rabbinic authorities and to continue the spirit of mutual respect and dignity that Jewish practice demands and engenders."

Haredi MK Blocks Train Funding over Shabbat Works

16 Elul 5776 – September 19, 2016
Transport Ministry officials threatened that "if it turns out Gafni is operating out of political considerations we will view it seriously and act accordingly."

Biblical Game of Thrones [audio]

6 Elul 5776 – September 9, 2016
On this week's show: Kings, Prophets, Priests, and Necromancers all compete for power - but who is top dog?? And is there a separation of Shul and State? Rabbi Yishai is joined by Rabbi Mike Feuer to discuss the Torah's system of Israeli governance and how to balance Biblical politics with the commandment to walk simply with God. Plus, how to keep the fruit trees from being harmed in a time of war. Prepare for Shabbat with Spiritual Cafe!

Shabbat, The Foundation Of Our Heritage

6 Elul 5776 – September 8, 2016
We think we have the power to make choices and to effect change in this world – that we are in control of our own destiny.

Knesset to Hold Special Debate on Shabbat Train Crisis

The debate will be held in the presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a.k.a. "the person at the helm."

Haredi Interior Minister Plans Closing TA Businesses on Shabbat Save for 3 Malls

3 Elul 5776 – September 6, 2016
Deri's staff has also been instructed to craft an atomic solution, to be used only if the coalition is certain to collapse.

Former Shas MK: Solve Train Problem the Jewish Way – Use Goyim

2 Elul 5776 – September 5, 2016
Amsalem suggested that the clash over the railroad works over the past two Shabbat days was mostly about politics.

Let Us Violate Shabbat So As To Sanctify It

1 Elul 5776 – September 4, 2016
The Holy Day vs. the Tel Aviv Railway Construction - Can both sides win, or must both sides lose?

Meretz Chairwoman Forced Supreme Court to Work on Shabbat

Israeli courts maintain skeletal Shabbat and Holiday shifts to respond to the most urgent needs, like police requests for injunctions to prevent the smuggling of children.

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Shabbat Train Coalition Crisis – and Weren’t...

As soon as they became public, those railroad projects turned into a ticking bomb.

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