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WAVE: Shabbat and Sport


Netanyahu, ultra-Orthodox Jewish Leaders in Israel Looking for Deal on Shabbat Soccer, Railway Work

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leaders of the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Knesset factions have been trying to reach an understanding regarding railway maintenance work and soccer matches on Shabbat, according to coalition sources. These sources say that several options are being examined regarding railway work, the main one being changes to labor and rest laws,…
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Religious Political Pressure Threaten Israel Shabbat Soccer

Political pressure is mounting against efforts by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to issue a formal, blanket permit allowing Israel’s professional soccer leagues to hold matches on Shabbat, with coalition partners and senior rabbis coming out against the measure. The permit is needed due to a petition to the High Court of Justice filed in 2015…
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