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There’s Hope for the Left After All

When a Meretz councilwoman is thoroughly rebuked by her own constituency for her anti-religious hatred, it means there's hope after all.

Meretz Call to Boycott Restaurant Closing on Shabbat Backfires

A local Meretz rep tried to launch a boycott of a popular restaurant that becomes Sabbath observant.

In Heated Debate on Shabbat Law, MK Zohar Questions Left’s ‘Enlightened socialism’

“The Zionist Camp is afraid of [Tel Aviv Mayor] Ron Huldai and is abandoning the values of socialism to gain the votes of Tel Aviv’s residents.”

Pollard Praying for Miracle of Chanukah in Appeal on Parole Conditions

A federal court on Wednesday will hear arguments that the conditions prevent him from working and force him to violate Jewish law.

‘Accessibility Shabbat’ Promoting Attention to Handicapped in Synagogue [video]

“The reality is that the specific challenges posed by the handicapped are all too often overlooked within our religious community and many of our synagogues and community facilities are not made amenable to the needs of this population.”

Thousands to Celebrate Matriarch Sarah this Shabbat at Hebron World Heritage Site

Defying the threat of terror and the stormy weather, tens of thousands of Jews are planning to take part in the annual Shabbat Chayei Sarah festivities in Hebron.

The Shabbat Rap

2015 winners of The Kosher Rap competition. This rap video was created by 11-year-old UK Jewish school kids about Shabbat and peace. It's featured as...

Rabbi Permits Carrying Cell Phone on Shabbat because of Wave of Terror

The wave of terror also has made self-defense courses and pepper spray the new fad.

Deri Backs Down on Shabbat Work Halt on New Rail Line

A court order overruling Deri's "stop work" decision allows Israel Railways to continue maintenance and construction work on Shabbat.

Quick, Somebody Tell the Messiah — No Soccer in Israel this Shabbat

The union of Israeli soccer players asked a labor court in Tel Aviv to suspend soccer games on Shabbat, because they’ve been conducted illegally. Only Shas can bring back the game.

Israeli Pavilion to Close at IBC 2015 for Sabbath, Rosh Hashana

The Israel Pavilion at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam will close for Sabbath and Rosh Hashana, Economy Minister Arye Deri announced.

Princeton U. to Get ‘Plastic’ Eruv [video]

The boundary, enabling Jewish students to carry on Shabbat, will be made of plastic "lechies" on utility poles.

Henri’s in Tel Aviv Fined $890 a Month for Closing on Shabbat

Henri’s store, one of the few in the entire complex that’s adorned by a kosher certificate, and he is being fined for being closed on Shabbat.

Jerusalem Mayor to Close Central Supermarkets on Sabbath

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says he will force at least eight centrally-located supermarkets open on Sabbath to close on Saturdays.

Union to Enforce 4th Commandment and Strike the Airport on Shabbat

Update: The union has called off the strike after reaching an agreement with the Airport Authority.

Fast of 17th of Tammuz Is on the 18th of Tammuz

In three weeks, the Fast of the 9th of Av will be on the 10th of Av.

Hareidi Rabbis Warn New Sport Club Will Cause Desecration of Shabbat’

The Hareidi politicians agreed to not protest the country club after the mayor agreed to move it. So much for agreements.

Obama Reaching Out to (Liberal) Jews in Sermon at Synagogue

The President will speak Friday night at Washington's largest Conservative synagogue, probably to continue to express his opinion that Israel is racist & Israel should embody "Judeo-Christian"/universal values (as opposed to Jewish values). They're going to lap it up .

Torah Stolen from Ziv Hospital in Tzefat

A Torah scroll has been stolen from Ziv Hospital in Tzefat. Police are investigating.

Brooklyn Family Killed in Shabbat Fire

The fire, caused by the Shababt Blech, swept through the house while the family slept.

Rabbis Allow XMas Trees in Kosher Israeli Hotels

Kashruth certification under Israel's Chief Rabbinate at local hotels is going to look -- and be -- vastly different from now on. Heads up, everyone.

Chief of Staff’s Mom: I Wish He Had Been a Rabbi

Israel gets a mensch for Chief of Staff along with a Yiddishe Mama.

Canadian-Israeli in Coma from Har Nof Massacre

A Toronto synagogue issued a rare Shabbat appeal to help the family.

Antwerp Rabbi Stabbed in Throat while Walking to Synagogue

Now will there be advice that Jews should not anger anti-Semites and not walk to synagogue?

Tearful Message from Baby Terror Victim’s Grandfather

“God is trying to wake us up,” said the grandfather.

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