Jared & Ivanka: An Embarrassment To Judaism

Last weekend in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump demonstrated for all of us the real meaning of chillul haShem, desecrating God’s name. Read more

Ivanka’s Rabbi: I Didn’t Permit Them To Fly on Shabbat

Kehilat Yeshurun Rabbi Haskel Lookstein said on Sunday that he was not the rabbi who gave Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner permission to fly on Air Force One on Shabbat (Sabbath), calling the rumors “fake news”. Read more

Why Are There No Security Checks At Western Wall on Shabbat?

A special Channel 2 investigation revealed that from the beginning of Shabbat until its end, as well as on festivals, religiously garbed Jews do no undergo security checks at the Western Wall. Read more

Trump’s Ex-Wife Marla Maples, Keeps Kosher and Shabbat

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples is a Christian who keeps the Jewish Sabbath and eats kosher. Read more

Chief Rabbi Lau Permitted Satellite Launch on Shabbat

The explosion at the Florida launch site that inflicted irreparable damage on the Israeli “Amos 6” satellite prevented the launch of the satellite last Saturday, on Shabbat. Read more

Randi Zuckerberg ‘Likes’ Unplugging For Shabbat

Randi Zuckerberg, an entrepreneur, radio host and sister to Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, discussed and encouraged “unplugging” from electronic devices on Shabbat while at the One-to-One forum in New York this past June. Read more

New York – Jewelry Manufacturer Inadvertently Tosses Almost $1M In Diamonds In Pre-Shabbos Rush

A Jewish jeweler whose insurance company believes he committed fraud claimed he accidentally threw out nearly $1 million worth of diamonds last year, while rushing to arrive at a trade show before Shabbat, the New York Post reported on Friday. Read more

Natalie Portman Talks About The Beauty of Shabbat In NY Times Article

In an email exchange with Jonathan Safran Foer, published in The New York Times, Natalie Portman shares why she is trying to revive Shabbat in her life. Read more

Ultra Orthodox Kosher Authority Forces Jerusalem Cafe To Close on Shabbat

A Landwer café in downtown Jerusalem has agreed not to open on Shabbat after an ultra-Orthodox organization threatened to remove the kashrut certification of Landwer Coffee, which is a separate firm to the café chain but was founded by the same family. Read more

Introducing: The ‘Kosher Walkie Talkie’

The Zomet Institute of Halacha and Technology, which specializes in adapting modern devices foruse within the scope of Jewish law, has developed a “kosher” walkie talkie – one that can be used on Shabbat, when Jews are generally forbidden to use electronic equipment. Read more