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15 Iyar, 5784 - May 23, 2024 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly










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The New Plan for Kosher Shabbos Electricity is a Win-Win for Everyone , Behar-Bechukosai 5783

Mishmeres Hashabbos Discusses Inverter Air Conditioners , Acharei Mos-Kedoshim 5783

New Law about Shabbos Water Pumps in New Buildings , Yisro 5783

MK Rabbi Yaakov Asher with a Bill to Allow Installation of Shabbos Pumps in Residential Buildings , Chukas 5782

The Vaad Mishmeres HaShabbos visits the Rosh Hayeshiva shlita , Korach 5782

Shemiras Shabbos in the Digital Age , Emor 5782

Mishmeres Shabbos is at the Forefront of the Interface between Security Technology and Halacha , Korach 5780

An Interview with HaRav Eliahu Beifus, the head of Mishmeres Shabbos, Korach 5780

Letter to HaRav Eliahu Beifus, Korach 5780

He Rested and Relaxed, Ki Siso 5780

The True Meaning of Menuchoh on Shabbos, Tetzaveh 5780

Kedushas HaShabbos, Terumah 5780

Veyis'angu mituvecha: What is the Purpose of Oneg Shabbos?, Yisro 5780

Organizations Work to Highlight Shabbos, Mikeitz 5780

On Shabbos We Have the Chance to Pass on Its Value, Vayishlach 5780

Bekoach HaNeshama Yeseira - What We Can do for Shabbos, Vayishlach 5780

Gedolei Yisrael Speak about Shabbos, Vayeitzei 5780

Cities in Israel will run Buses this Shabbos R"l - Moetzes Gedolim has Suggestions, Chayei Sarah 5780

HaRav Chaim Kanievsky supports the World Shabbos Project This Week, Vayera 5780

Visit Only Shomer Shabbos Sites on Outings , Bamidbar 5779

Why We Protest Chilul Shabbos - Lessons from the Past , Bechukosai 5779

On Shabbos, Use a Goy and not Grommo , Bechukosai 5779

A Message about Shabbos to Dirshu from HaRav Chaim Kanievsky , Voera 5779

Guidelines for Travel on Erev Shabbos , Voera 5779

Real Progress Towards Kosher Shabbos Electricity , Nitzovim 5778

Non- Religious May Also Decline to Work on Shabbos , Behaalosecha 5778

The Shabbos Law, Vayeishev 5778

Keren Kayemet Demands Work on Shabbos, Toldos 5778

Keeping Shabbos Pays Off, Pinchos 5777

"When we are fighting for the sanctity of Shabbos, that is the only consideration", Pinchos 5777

New York State will Allow Dinei Torah on Sunday, Pinchos 5777

Fighting for Shabbos in the Public Sphere in Israel, Korach 5777

Shabbos Struggles in Yerushalayim, Shemos 5777

The UN is not Our Only Problem; the High Court is also a Threat, Vayigash 5777

The Great Poskim All Opposed the Gromo Approach to Technology on Shabbos , Toldos 5777

Building the Tel Aviv Rail System Through Chilul Shabbos, Rei 5776

New Device that Automatically Shuts off Fridge Before Shabbos and Turns it On Again , Mattos 5776

Mishmeret Shabbos Reports to the Sadigur Rebbe, Bolok 5776

Public Transportation on Shabbos in Israel, Shelach 5776

Protes t Against Bogus Shabbos Hetter for Digital Equipment, Metzora 5776

Mishmeres Shabbos Goes to Europe , Vayakhel 5776

The Management of the Kiryat Yovel Community Center Will be Fired For Shabbos Violations , Yisro 5776

Activities of Mishmeres HaShabbos Prevent Chilul Shabbos, Vayero 5776

Special Rabbinical Conference about Shabbos aspects of Modern Appliances, Nitzovim 5775

Chillul Shabbos in Jerusalem, Shofetim 5775

Shabbos is not an Agunah Who Needs a Hetter!, Eikev 5775

Going Only to Shomer Shabbos Outing Sites, Eikev 5775

Nurse Paging System for Shabbos, Mattos 5775

Switching to Kosher Water Meters, Pinchos 5775

Interior Minister Must Decide about Tel Aviv Shabbos Law, Pinchos 5775

The Prize to Transportation Companies who Operate on Shabbos Should be Rescinded, Chukas 5775

A Mechanical Lift for the Handicapped on Shabbos, Korach 5775

Manufacturers and Distributors of KosherSwitch are Endangering the Public with a Koreis Prohibition, Behaalosecho 5775

Letter , Behaalosecho 5775

Modern Refrigerators According to Mishmeres HaShabbos, Bamidbar 5775

To the People Who Sanctify the Seventh Day of the Week, Bamidbar 5775

Kosher Digital Water Meters, Behar 5775

`Big' Company Tramples Shabbos, Emor 5775

Old Shabbos Arrangements do not Work for New Refrigerators, Emor 5775

Stopping the Growing Chillul Shabbos in Jerusalem, Acharei 5775

Beware of Water Meters that Violate Shabbos, Vayechi 5775

Chillul Shabbos Increasing in Jerusalem, Lechlecha 5775

Interior Minister Decides to Close Food Shops on Shabbos in Tel Aviv, Bolok 5774

Avoid Visiting Sites that Desecrate the Shabbos, Parshas Behar 5774

The Cry of Shabbos in Tel Aviv, Parshas Shemini 5774

Digital Water Meter in Jerusalem Replaced by Gichon, Parshas Vayeiro 5773

To Remove a Stumbling Block from our Community (Electronic Water Meters), Parshas Nitzovim 5772

Clarification, Parshas Korach 5772

The Magnetometers at the Kosel Entrance Redone, Parshas Behaalosecha 5772

Herzliya Mayor Pushes for Buses on Shabbos, Parshas Tazria- Metzora 5772

Assault on Shabbos All Over Israel, Parshas Tetzaveh 5772

Netanya: Hundreds Protest Plans to Open Mall on Shabbos, Parshas Vayeitzei 5772

Important Notice, Parshas Korach 5771

Hod Hasharon Mayor Allows Shopping Mall to Operate on Shabbos, Parshas Behar 5771

HaRav Eliashiv: Patronizing Sites Where Shabbos is Desecrated Must Be Strictly Avoided, Parshas Metzora 5771

Scandal: Bank of Israel Governor Lectures at World Monetary Fund on Shabbos, Parshas Lech Lecha 5771

Efforts to Avert Shabbos Desecration at Concert Outside Old City, Parshas Ki Savo 5770

Be Careful When Flying Erev Shabbos, Parshas Devorim 5770

UTJ Blasts Shabbos Broadcast of Netanyahu Interview, Parshas Mattos/Massei 5770

Eruv Sabotage in South Jerusalem Ratcheted Up, Parshas Pinchas 5770

Rabbinical Council for Shabbos Sanctity Discusses Upcoming Summer Programs, Parshas Korach 5770

Yeshiva and Seminary Summer Program Organizers Urged Not to Patronize Shabbos Desecraters, Parshas Tazria/Metzora 5770

Tel Aviv Restaurant Slapped with NIS 151,560 Fine for Employing Workers on Shabbos, Parshas Mishpotim 5770

Jerusalem Municipality Removes Dozens of Eruv Posts, Parshas Shemos 5770

Another Week of Protest at Intel Plant, Parshas Vayishlach 5770

Thousands of Jerusalemites Protest Intel Shabbos Desecration, Parshas Toldos 5770

Intel Announces that Employees at its Jerusalem Facility Won't Work on Shabbos After All, Parshas Vayeiro 5770

Psak Halochoh, Succos 5770

Transportation Funding for Sderot Students Resumed, Rosh Hashana 5770

MK Maklev Demands Internal Affairs Committee Meet to Discuss Avreich Run Over at Jerusalem Protest, Parshas Ki Sovo 5769

Jerusalem Council Grants Chareidi Kiryat Yovel Residents Site for Shul, Parshas Voeschanan 5769

UTJ Demands Investigating Committee Form to Look Into Jerusalem Clashes, Parshas Devorim 5769

Vaadas HaRabbonim Lemaan Kedushas HaShabbos Says the Public Is Patronizing Fewer Sites Open on Shabbos, Parshas Mattos- Massei 5769

Downtown Jerusalem Food Market to Be Shut for Violating Shabbos Law, Parshas Mattos-Massei 5769

Celcom Commits Shabbos Desecration in Rechovot Neighborhood, Parshas Pinchas 5769

Jerusalem: 40,000 Protest Opening of Municipal Parking Lot on Shabbos, Parshas Bolok 5767

Thousands Protest Shabbos Breaches in Jerusalem, Parshas Shelach 5769

Handful of Kiryat Yovel Residents Provoke Chareidim on Shabbos, Parshas Vayikra 5769

Christian Requests Permit to Open Tel Aviv Store on Shabbos, Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei 5769

Chemistry Professor Caught Sabotaging Jerusalem Eruv, Parshas Mishpotim 5769

Best Buy Convicted of Employing Workers on Shabbos, Parshas Voero 5769

El Al Flight from Madrid to Tel Aviv Delayed Until Motzei Shabbos to Avoid Chilul Shabbos, Parshas Shemos 5769

Betzedek Challenges Ashkelon's Annulment of Fines for Businesses Open on Shabbos, Parshas Miketz 5769

Modi'in Illit Laying Groundwork for Kosher Power Station, Parshas Toldos 5769

Magen Lacholeh Races to Fly Three- Week-Old Patient to Jerusalem, Succos 5769

Kever Rochel Linked to Jerusalem Eruv, Succos 5769

MK Gafni Thwarts Attempt to Open Food Bar at Sdeh Dov, Parshas Ki Sovo 5768

Secular Rioters Continue Vandalizing Eruvin Throughout Jerusalem, Parshas Shofetim 5768

Rabbi Gafni Asks Transportation Ministry What Has Been Done to Prevent Bus Companies From Desecrating Shabbos, Parshas EKev 5768

Meretz Activists Torch Eruv Posts in Kiryat Yovel, Parshas Pinchas 5768

Tel Aviv Municipality Tries to Force Leviev to Open Parking Lot on Shabbos, Parshas Bamidbar 5768

MK Gafni Sends Letter Protesting Shabbos Desecration by IDF Chief Rabbi, Parshas Emor 5768

Gedolei Yisroel to Sign Statement Against AM/PM and Shefa Shuk, Parshas Metzoro 5768

AM/PM Chilul Shabbos Continues, Parshas Shemini 5768

Staunch Campaign to Prevent Food Stores from Opening on Shabbos, Parshas Pekudei 5768

El Al Complying with Demands Set by Rabbonim, Parsha Vayakhel 5768

Walls of Shabbos Almost Completely Breached at All Large Shopping Malls, Parsha Vayakhel 5768

AMPM Stores Continue to Desecrate Shabbos in Central Region, Parshas Ki Siso 5768

Shabbos As A Basis For Faith, Parshas Ki Siso 5768

Rabbi Kanievsky Visits Building Site of Kosher Electricity Plant in Modi'in Illit, Parsha Mishpotim 5768

Gafni Asks Yishai to Stop Shabbos Desecration at Carmel Caves, Parshas Shemos 5768

Rabbinical Committee Protests AMPM Shabbos Desecration, Parshas Vayigash 5768

Haifa Mall Opens on Shabbos, Parshas Chayei Soroh 5768

Vaadas Harabbonim Lemaan Kedushas HaShabbos Says Public Has Ability to Increase Kovod Shomayim and Kovod HaShabbos, Parshas Vo'eschanan 5767

Shabbos Inspectors Raid Tiv Taam Market, Parshas Bolok 5767

A Clear Majority Of Israelis Oppose Working On Shabbos, Parshas Korach 5767

Opposition to Orlev's Proposal to Introduce Legal Arrangements for Public Shabbos Desecration, Parshas Bamidbar 5767

El Al Failing to Take Steps to Regain Public Faith, Parshas Ki Siso 5767

El Al Apologizes for Flight That Landed on Shabbos, Parshas Tetzaveh 5767

Education Minister Stirs Anger by Meeting With Students on Shabbos, Parshas Tetzaveh 5767

Shabbos Siren Installed at Moshav, Parshas Tetzaveh 5767

Kfar Sava Residents Amazed by Firm Insistence on Kedushas Shabbos, Parshas Tetzaveh 5767

Gedolei Yisroel Call for Continued Support of Shabbos Generators, Parshas Yisro 5767

UTJ No- Confidence Motion Over Shabbos Desecration by Israel Railways Defeated, Parshas Voeiro 5767

El Al Signs Binding Agreement Not to Fly on Shabbos, Parshas Shemos 5767

Motion to Discuss Shabbos Desecration by Israel Railways, Parshas Shemos 5767

No Breakthrough in El- Al Negotiations, Parshas Vayechi 5767

Vaadas HaRabbonim Continues Negotiations With El-Al, Parshas Vayigash 5767

Campaign to Continue Until El-Al Signs Agreement Not to Fly on Shabbos, Parshas Mikeitz 5767

Remarks of Rabbonim about the Current Crisis with El-Al, Parshas Mikeitz 5767

El-Al Operated Dozens of Flights on Shabbos for Purely Financial Reasons, Parshas Vayishlach 5767

Electric Corporation Official Fired for Moving Transporter on Shabbos, Parshas Toldos 5767

Maran HaRav Eliashiv Says War is Declared Against Shabbos, Rosh Hashana/Yom Kippur 5767

MK Gafni Prevents Bezeq from Carrying Out Large-Scale Shabbos Desecration, Parshas Nitzovim/Vayeilech 5766

Agudath Israel in Defense Of Rockland County Shabbos House, Parshas Devorim 5766

El Al Operates Flight on Shabbos Due to Technical Delay, Parshas Terumoh 5766

Shipping Chamber Demands Ashdod Port Operate on Shabbos, Parshas Voeiro 5766

Country Club in Netanya to Close on Shabbos, Parshas Vayeitzei 5766

Chilul Shabbos on Route 6, Parshas Vayeitzei 5766

Vaada Lemaan HaShabbos Discusses Eruvin Problems and Bolstering Shabbos in Jerusalem, Parshas Toldos 5766

Rabbonim Reiterate Calls to Avoid Patronizing Sites Open on Shabbos, Parshas Lech Lecho 5766

Electric Company Performs Work on Shabbos, Parshas Netzovim 5765/Rosh Hashana- Yomkippur 5766

Betzedek Demands Kiryat Gat Close Businesses on Shabbos, Parshas Massei 5765

Foreign Ministry Issues Directive to Prevent Foreign Officials from Visiting on Shabbos, Parshas Bolok 5765

Haifa's Kiryat Shmuel Neighborhood Fights to Keep Road Closed on Shabbos, Parshas Korach 5765

Thousands at Shabbos Rally in Ashdod, Parshas Metzora 5765

Hadassah Ein Karem Denies Discharging Patients on Shabbos, Parshas Metzora 5765

High Court: Law Against Employing Jews on Shabbos Does not Contradict the Basic Law, Parshas Tazria 5765

Plans to Open Large Mall in Givatayim on Shabbos, Parshas Shemini 5765

Former Meretz Activist Volunteers to Battle Against Shabbos Shopping, Parshas Pekudei 5765

Court Upholds Indictment Against Home Center for Operating on Shabbos, Parshas Pekudei 5765

Director of Ministry of Trade Warns about Business on Shabbos, Parshas Vayakhel 5765

Dozens of Demonstrators Prevent Street Repairs on Shabbos in Bnei Brak, Parshas Yisro 5765

Tens of Thousands Gather to Support Shabbos Observance in Eretz Hakodesh, Parshas Bo 5765

Rabbonim Issue Call to Join Battle for Shabbos, Parshas Voero 5765

Haifa's Grand Canyon Again Opens on Shabbos, Parshas Vayechi 5765

El Al Privatization Becomes a Reality, Parshas Vayechi 5765

Credit Card for Shabbos-Observant Consumers to be Launched Soon, Parshas Vayigash 5765

HaMashbir LeTzarchan to Announce Closure of All Branches on Shabbos, Parshas Vayigash 5765

Majority of Israelis Favor Preserving Sanctity of Shabbos, Parshas Vayishlach 5765

Shabbos Rally to Take Place at Yad Eliyahu Stadium in Tel Aviv, Parshas Toldos 5765

Court Sides With Betzedek on Disclosure of Shabbos Work Permits, Parshas Toldos 5765

Modi'in Illit has a Disengagement Plan of Its Own, Parshas Chaye Soro 5765

The Campaign to Defend Shabbos in Eretz Hakodesh Gathers Steam, Parshas Chaye Soro 5765

A Mass Demonstration Against Shabbos Desecration is Planned, Parshas Vayero 5765

61 percent Would Boycott Sales Outlets Open on Shabbos, Parshas Shoftim 5764

Rabbonim Urge Public to Avoid Visiting Sites Open on Shabbos, Parshas Rei 5764

High Court Appeal to Force Labor Ministry to Publicize List of Permits for Shabbos Employment, Parshas Eikev 5764

It's Almost Shabbos, Parshas Eikev 5764

Two Other Supermarket Chains Announce They Will Remain Closed on Shabbos, Parshas Mattos-Masei 5764

Petition to Open Cultural Center in Netanya on Shabbos Rejected, Parshas Pinchos 5764

Supersol Decides Not to Operate on Shabbos or Sell Non- Kosher Food, Parshas Pinchos 5764

Kiryat Ata to Crack Down on Shabbos Violations, Parshas Chukas 5764

Bank of Israel Spokesman Claims Commissioner Was Unaware Press Release Would be Sent on Shavuos, Parshas Shelach 5764

UTJ Representative in Haifa Prevented Bridge Demolition on Shabbos, Parshas Shelach 5764

BOI Blasted for Issuing Press Release on Shavuos, Parshas Beha'aloscha 5764

Businesses Unite to Combat Shabbos Desecration, Parshas Tazria/Metzora 5764

Campaign to Prevent Haifa's Grand Kanyon from Opening on Shabbos, Parshas Tazria/Metzora 5764

Fighting to Shut the Store on Shabbos, Parshas Tzav/Pesach 5764

HaRav Steinman's Cry: We Must Fight Interference with Our Chinuch with All Our Strength!, Parshas Bo 5764

El Al Might Fly on Shabbos Following Arkia Buyout, Parshas Voeiro 5764

Shabbos Desecration Increases in Ramat Gan Following Fine Reductions, Parshas Vayeishev 5764

Olmert Trying to Bypass Knesset and A-G on Shabbos Law, Parshas Toldos 5764

Shabbos Desecration in Covering Arrival of Six Elderly Jews from Iraq, Parshas Devarim 5763

High Court Reverses Ruling that Shabbos Begins at Midnight, Parshas Vo'eiro 5763

Thousands Protest Shabbos Desecration in Kfar Saba, Parshas Miketz 5763

Keep the Shabbos Holy, Parshas Vayeishev 5763

Luna Grand Park in Haifa Shuts Down, Parshas Behaaloscha 5762

If You Don't Come on Shabbos, Don't Bother Coming on Sunday, Parshas Tazria/Metzora 5762

Staunch Opposition to Knesset Shabbos Law Proposal, Parshas Voeiro 5762

Transport of Consignment on Shabbos Averted, Parshas Nitzavim 5761/Rosh Hashana-Yom Kippur 5762

UTJ Representatives Meet With Prime Minister Sharon, Parshas Devarim 5761

Bill Passes Preliminary Reading: Baal Teshuva May Not be Fired for Refusing to Work on Shabbos, Parshas Mattos-Massei 5761

UTJ Will Protest Peres' Shabbos Desecration, Parshas Balak 5761

Our Struggle for Israel's Soul, Parshas Balak 5761

Rabbinical Committee for Shabbos Deliberates on Breaches in Shabbos Observance in Jerusalem, Parshas Behar/Bechukosai 5761

Huge Furniture Store in Netanya Might Open on Shabbosim, Parshas Tzav 5761

Haifa Mayor To Consider Revoking Licenses of Business Open on Shabbos, Parshas Tzav 5761

Protests Against Chilul Shabbos in Bnei Brak, Parshas Tzav 5761

Ashkelon Electric Power Station Shabbos Desecration Averted, Parshas Miketz 5761

Bank Leumi Desecrates Shabbos, Parshas Lech Lecho 5761

The Proposal for Public Transportation on Shabbos, Rosh Hashana-Yom Kippur 5761

Police Department Refuses to Reinstate Shabbos Observant Officer, Parshas Ki Savo 5760

Public Awareness of the Shomer Shabbos Vacation SitesIncreases, Parshas Ki Seitze 5760

Meretz Acting Minister to Prevent the Opening of HerzliahMall on Shabbos, Parshas Ki Seitze 5760

Shomer Shabbos Paper Factory Dedicated in KiryatGat, Parshas Ki Seitze 5760

Airport Authority Issues, Parshas Shoftim 5760

Labor Ministry To Enforce Work and Rest Law, Parshas Behaaloscha 5760

Ashdod Residents Prevent Massive Shabbos Desecration, Parshas Behaaloscha 5760

Dale Company Joins Ranks of Big- Time Shabbos Desecraters, Parshas Behaaloscha 5760

Tax Sanctions on Businesses Operating in Illegal Buildings, Parshas Bechukosai 5760

Public Shabbos Desecration in Rechovot, Parshas Emor 5760

Papal Visit To Cause Massive Shabbos Desecration, Parshas Yisro 5760

Mishmeres HaShabbos of Haifa Causes Cancellation of Merchant Meeting on Shabbos, Parshas Shemos 5760

Council for Shabbos Founded in Haifa, Parshas Mikeitz 5760

Extensive Shabbos Desecration Prevented in the Ashkelon Power Station, Parshas Vayeitzei 5760

Shabbos Status Quo Threatened in Haifa Mall, Parshas Toldos 5760

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