For the first in a series of personal Shabbat essays, Masbia Soup Kitchen Network’s Alexander Rapaport relays the story of hosting the first Shabbat for the needy in a new Boro Park location.
Arriving at the King David Gallery two days after the blast, owner David Peretz returned to a broken storefront and damaged merchandise. Because the Orthodox Jew closes shop on Shabbat, however, all his workers were at home when the explosion happened.
On the first Friday evening that Jerusalem restaurant Azza 40 opened without a kosher license, allowing it to serve customers on the Jewish sabbath, crowds of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested outside, threatening to smash windows and burn the place down.
For young attorneys, joining a fancy New York law firm can mean working long hours, abandoning domestic duties and, in Susan Pashman’s case, finding a new attachment to the sabbath and its rituals.
By changing the way a light switch works, the patented Kosher Switch offers a novel — and, its backers say, kosher — way to turn light switches (and, perhaps, other electrical appliances) on and off during Shabbat, circumventing one of the Sabbath’s central restrictions: the use of electricity.
J.J. Goldberg responds to readers who slammed his analysis of the home fire that claimed seven Orthodox children’s lives in Brooklyn this weekend.
A federal government lawsuit against a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee for refusing to hire a Sabbath-observant worker drew praise from Agudath Israel of America and the Reform movement.
Britain issued guidelines to ensure that Sabbath-observant Jews are not denied unemployment benefits for refusing to work on Saturdays.
An Orthodox Jewish man who for religious reasons failed to produce identifying documents to Dutch police will have to pay a $90 fine, a Dutch appeals court ruled.
White House chief of staff Jack Lew is Orthodox and keeps Shabbat. Luckily, he has the most powerful man in the world around to keep track of time on Friday afternoons.