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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.
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."
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!
The debate will be held in the presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a.k.a. "the person at the helm."
Deri's staff has also been instructed to craft an atomic solution, to be used only if the coalition is certain to collapse.
Amsalem suggested that the clash over the railroad works over the past two Shabbat days was mostly about politics.
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.
As soon as they became public, those railroad projects turned into a ticking bomb.
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas), Health Minister Yakov Litzman and MK Moshe Gafni (both from UTJ) sent Netanyahu an urgent letter Thursday night, demanding a halt to the works on Shabbat, warning of a possible coalition collapse.
Mugaga Treva, 4, is the son of Nantabo Esther, a member of Namanyonyi Synagogue, one of the Abayudaya Synagogues in Uganda.
This will be Azaria's first Shabbat off the base in 10 weeks.
A kindergarten building in Sderot is badly damaged in a Gaza rocket attack on the Sabbath.
"We met six women, two of them Holocaust survivors, who had been brought there by their gentile caretakers, and convinced them not to go inside."
"A man who turns his wife into an aguna and refuses to obey the judges' order to stop abusing her is not truly a man who values halakha and maintaining a Jewish lifestyle."
66% of Israelis believe in God. An additional 20% believe in a higher power, but prefer not to use the G word.