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