Kikar HaShabbat
כיכר השבת
Type of site
News website
Available inHebrew
OwnerMordechai Lavi
EditorChaim Illouz
LaunchedMay 2009; 14 years ago (2009-05)
Current statusOnline

Kikar HaShabbat (Hebrew: כיכר השבת, lit.'Sabbath Square') is a Hebrew–language Israeli news website directed toward Haredi audience. It is named after an intersection in Jerusalem in a neighbourhood inhabited by Haredi Jews. A Globes study in 2017 found it as Israel's 9th most used news website.[1]


Kikar HaShabbat was started in 2009 by journalist Mordechai Lavi. In 2012, Israeli website Ynet acquired half of Kikar HaShabbat.[2] From its founding to 2012 Menachem Cohen was the chief editor.

See also


  1. ^ "אתרי אינטרנט (חדשות)". Globes. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  2. ^ Tucker, Nati (13 August 2013). "New CEO of Haredi website eyes deeper ties with religious communities abroad". Haaretz. Retrieved 6 October 2014.