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Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid with MK Rabbi Shai Peron, one of the party's two Orthodox leaders.

Lapid to Haredim: I Will Not Hurt the Torah World, It’s Nonsense

27 Shevat 5773 – February 7, 2013
"The study of Torah cannot become an excuse not to study math and English, not to serve the homeland, and not to work for a living."
Modi'in Culture Hall Director Dina Peled.

Director: Some Modi’in Parents Let Kids Use Culture Hall as Bathroom

"We were shocked by the incident, but apparently it was just the beginning."
Israeli's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shaking hands with Labor party leader Shelly Yachimovich, who is flanked by Naftali Bennett to her right and Yair Lapid to her left.

Jewish Home: Netanyahu Wants Us Out of Government

The Likud is only using Bennett's party to bring down Yair Lapid's price.

Lapid Seeks Broad Influence In Coalition Talks

27 Shevat 5773 – February 6, 2013
JERUSALEM – According to Israel’s Channel 2 News, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid told some of his close political confidants this week that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not accede to nearly all of Yesh Atid’s demands, the party will refuse to join the new government coalition and will actively seek new elections within eighteen months with the goal of replacing Netanyahu.
Technion Researcher Kira Radinsky

Microsoft, Technion Scientists Invent Software to Predict the Future

The system initially used 22 years of New York Times archives, from 1986 to 2007.

Bibi’s Wishful Thinking – A Doppelganger Coalition

25 Shevat 5773 – February 5, 2013
Netanyahu chose an Israeli satirist as his double for Facebook’s annual Doppelganger week. If Yair Lapid would double as Rabbi Lau and Bennett as Obama, Israel would be ready for Moshiach.
Mechina boys learning with Rav Dovid Abrahomovitz (L.)

The Frum Student’s Alternative to Yeshiva in Israel

A mechina is based on traditional Torah learning, but it also dedicates a significant chunk of its curriculum to developing Torah-based leadership skills and real-life tools outside of the classroom
Israeli F-16 jet fighters get mid-air refueling.

Report: Israeli Planes Bombed Hizbullah Spy Post in Lebanon

24 Shevat 5773 – February 4, 2013
Israel bombed a Hizbullah listening post in Lebanon Sunday night, unaffected by Syrian and Iran threats to retaliate for the bombing of anti-aircraft missiles on the their to Hizbullah.
Yesh Atid's Yair Lapid (L.) Habayit Hayehudi's Naftali Bennett.

New Lapid Bennett Axis Enters Coalition Talks Together

The two parties agreed that they would either join the coalition together or not at all.
Godzilla (R.)

Israeli ‘Godzilla’ Wins Guinness World Record

24 Shevat 5773 – February 3, 2013
A green bell pepper affectionately dubbed “Godzilla” by the children of Moshav Ein Yahav in the northern Arava desert has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Lt. Asaf Katz in two uniforms idf photo

IDF Qualities Could Produce Future Super Bowl Star

What do IDF soldiers and Super Bowl football players in common? They take charge, never back down and are team players. For example: IDF soldier Asaf Katz.

Sunday Times Apologizes for Netanyahu Cartoon

The Sunday Times of London apologized for publishing an editorial cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall on the bodies of Palestinians and using their blood as cement.
Rabbi Yoel Schwartz greets Religious Jewish soldiers attending a swearing in ceremony as they enter the IDF "Nahal Haredi" unit. May 31, 2012.

Shas Chairman: Torah Study More Important than Being Minister

When the Shas Sephardi Haredi religious party is really to give up a Cabinet post for the sake of funding for yeshivas, you know they are really getting nervous.
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.)

Will Kerry Search for His Roots in Israel?

John Kerry’s name today would have been John Kohn, or maybe Yonatan Kohn, if his great-grandfather had not converted to Catholicism, and assuming his parents would have survived the Holocaust.
Illustration.

Israel Thwarted Islamic Jihad Kidnapping Attempt

Islamic Jihad, usually associated with Gaza and which makes Hamas look like marshmallows, is alive and well in Israel. So is the Shin Bet, which foiled a kidnap plot.

Mazel Tov Tzipi and Ohr

Tzipi has a lot more important things to celebrate now!
Rav Ovadia Yosef

Rav Ovadia: Women who Wear Talit Are Transgressors

"Women are absolved of saying the Shma Israel – they needn't make the blessing, much more so to wear a talit and make a blessing over it."

Netanyahu Tasked with Forming Government

23 Shevat 5773 – February 2, 2013
Tasked with the job of forming the next coalition government, Netanyahu sets out his goals for this term.

Another Illegal Arab Outpost Erected amid Violence

This is the third illegal outpost erected by the Arabs, in what appears to be a new trend of Arab expansion in Area C territory, which is recognized as governed by Israel.

He Gave His Arm for Israel and Is Back in Action

21 Shevat 5773 – February 1, 2013
Hamas terrorists blew off the left arm of Captain Ziv Shilon in an October roadside bomb attack at the Gaza border. Shilon now is back in action after “a very long journey.”

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