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IDF’s Commando Rabbi Wasn’t Joking about Rebuilding the Temple

Captain Rabbi Avrumi Levin: In case the Temple is rebuilt, consider this [Tisha B'Av] document null and void.

Shaked and Regev Pass the Egalitarian Kotel Hot Potato to Netanyahu

PM Netanyahu leveled criticism at Culture Minister Miri Regev, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked for refusing to support expansion of an egalitarian prayer space at the holy site, said “I'll handle this” • Dozens of rabbis urge ministers to oppose “desecration” of Kotel.

Knesset Committee Ratifies Haredi Draft Bill; Plenum Will Vote Tomorrow

The new bill pushes off economic sanctions against Haredi yeshivot that fail to meet their quotas.

Zionist Union Collaborates with Joint Arab List in ‘Children Under Occupation’ Knesset Conference

Needless to say, Yair Lapid, who is the founder and chairman for life of Yesh Atid, stands to gain significantly from pushing his enemy on the center-left all the way to the left in the public's mind.

Lapid to Save Netanyahu as Labor Plans No Confidence Vote over Haredi Draft

Chairman of the Zionist Union Knesset faction Yoel Hasson made it clear that his party would turn the vote on the draft law into a vote of no-confidence against the Netanyahu government.

Making History: Four Female Soldiers Become Tank Commanders

According to the IDF, no unusual injuries were observed during the training, and no medical abnormalities were identified.

IDF Chef Who Cooked on Shabbat Confined to Base for Two Weeks

The cook lit a fire on Shabbat and cooked a packet of chickpeas for a vegetarian soldier. An officer who noticed this reported the incident to the battalion commander and the cook was court martialed.

Chief Rabbinate Approves Severing Kashrut Supervisors’ Reliance on Businesses They Monitor

The Rabbinical Council concluded its statement with a last-ditch effort to eliminate much of its decision, insisting that it "views the operation of the kashrut system by the religious councils as the correct alternative."

Netanyahu Promoting IDF Draft Bill, Unafraid of Haredim, Elections

Netanyahu told the three Haredi coalition leaders at the meeting, who insist they oppose the draft law in its present form: "I do not want new elections, but I'm not afraid of elections, and if there are elections, I'll do fine."

Court Sides with Chabad in Rabin Square Event Hearing: No Reason Not to Keep...

Judge Vardi suggested that the Tel Aviv municipality cancel its decision to forbid the separate-sexes event, and interrupted the hearing to allow the municipality to consult on the matter.

Jerusalem Mayor Revokes Fine Against Chabad Tefillin Stand Operator

The Chasid, who has been running the stall near the Jerusalem Central Bus Station for the past four years, was asked by a municipal inspector to fold up his stand and walk away, and when he refused, he received the fine.

Haredi Parties Collude with Joint Arab List Against Likud Bill

Apparently, according to a behind-the-scenes agreement, in return for the Haredim blocking the Kisch bill, the Joint Arab List will support the latest Haredi-inspired version of IDF draft law.

Golani Brigade to Get Haredi Company as 7,600 Haredi Officers and Soldiers Serve in...

According to the plan, which is being formulated in collaboration between the IDF HR division and the Golani Brigade, the special Haredi company will be added to the ranks of the brigade come March 2019.

Report: NIF Targets Religion in Campaign to Win Back Government

One major target for this project are Chabad activities, which include summer camps for children in municipalities that cannot afford one.

4 Hesder Soldiers Go AWOL to Avoid Honoring Rabin’s Grave

The soldiers, who serve in the Artillery Corps, were on a tour of Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

Nissim Committee’s Conversion Recommendations Under Broad Attack at Moment of Publication

"We, the Rabbis of Israel, regard with concern the danger to the unity of the Jewish people as a result of the proposals to reform the conversion process, which include the expropriation of conversion from the Chief Rabbinate."

Homeland Security: Haredi Prisoners Can Pray Wearing Suits and Hats

Eventually, the IPS will purchase and issue suits and hats to prisoners who have received permission to wear them.

Knesset Committee Approves Bill Guaranteeing Secular Employees’ Right to Rest on Shabbat

Institutions and businesses involved in state security, public health, electricity supply and the hospitality industry will be exempted.

High Court to Meddle in, Sharply Reduce IDF Conversions

The petition against the IDF was filed last year by Stanislav Yurovsky, an IDF officer, through the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.

Southern Israeli Children Now ‘Terrified of Kites’

"They are not coming for a peaceful coffee. They are coming to murder as many of us as they possibly can.”

Thousands Flood Jerusalem With Joy for Annual Jerusalem Flag Dance

Together, the people of the nation of Israel marched with the blue-and-white Flag of Israel down the main streets of Jerusalem down to the Old City.

Report: Former Chief Rabbi Engineering Deri’s Ouster

The likelihood of the illustrious Sephardi party disappearing from Israel's political map altogether over the prolonged strife between the two leaders, Deri and Yishai, is alarming to the Sephardi religious establishment.

Letter Across Time to Late Neturei Karta Leader from his Pro-Zionist Nephew

"You will be surprised to hear who is the greatest proponent of the Torah in the world: the Zionist regime. Every year the Israeli government invests billions of shekels in the Torah world."

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