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JPPI Survey: Israeli Jews and Arabs Happy to Live in Israel, Just Not Together

Secular and Haredi Jews prefer separate neighborhoods; Ashkenazi and Sephardic, Rightist and leftist, live well together.

Supreme Court Rules Israeli Service Employees Must Work on Shabbat

24 Nisan 5777 – April 19, 2017
'The State of Israel is not Jewish without observing Shabbat and not democratic without observing the law.'

Israeli Universities to Offer Segregated Classes to Lure Haredim

Separate classes for male and female students already exist in some colleges, university preparatory programs and a dedicated campus within Bar-Ilan University.

Tens of Thousands Attend Kotel Priestly Blessing

17 Nisan 5777 – April 13, 2017
The momentous event has occasionally been greeted with rocks thrown down from the Temple Mount by the current masters of the holy site.

Watch Yishai Fleisher Out-Debating J Street Opponent

13 Nisan 5777 – April 9, 2017
There's much misinformation, misconception and ignorance in the American Jewish community about Israel, which Yishai did a lot to dispel over at that Beverly Hills event.

Ha’aretz: Giving to the Poor on Passover Is Like Giving Heroin to an Addict

'It must be understood that giving to the poor on Passover is a political surrender.'

2 Former Shin Bet Heads to Join Breaking the Silence Event

10 Nisan 5777 – April 5, 2017
Between September 2012 – June 2016, BtS held more then 80 lectures, exhibitions and events across Europe, America, South Africa and Australia.

Supreme Court Bars Supreme Rabbinic Court from Ruling on ‘Safed Get’

4 Nisan 5777 – March 31, 2017
The ruling permitted an Aguna whose husband is in a vegetative state to remarry.

Showdown: Poll Shows Shaked Gets 3 Seats More than Bennett

2 Nisan 5777 – March 28, 2017
Shaked is probably the most popular rightwing minister today, the only politician in her camp who managed to tame the Supreme Court and clip some of its claws.

Survey: 36% of Secular Jews Want to Leave Israel

22 Adar 5777 – March 20, 2017
The highest rate of those who wish to leave was among secular Jews, where 36% said they would have left. Among religious Jews only 7% expressed the same wish.

Liberal Orthodox Rabbis Object to Co-Ed IDF Service

19 Adar 5777 – March 17, 2017
'There are several co-ed combat units in the military where we have been unable to find solutions to the close proximity problem, which is why we rule that [religious Jews] may not serve there.'
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Police Block Haredi Attempts to Disrupt Jerusalem Marathon

Shadrack Kipkosgei, 25, from Kenya, won the Jerusalem Marathon in 2:16:33.

Bennett, Liberman Spar Over Rabbi’s Remarks on Women Combat Soldiers

18 Adar 5777 – March 15, 2017
Liberman wrote in his letter about the female soldiers who have fallen in the line of duty in recent years.

Israel Rocks Shushan Purim in Jerusalem and Walled Cities!

15 Adar 5777 – March 12, 2017
During the day expect to see LOTS of costumes and happy faces in Jerusalem, especially around Safra Square, the biggest Purim street fair in the country.

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Religious Sanctions on Recalcitrant Husbands in Prison

9 Adar 5777 – March 7, 2017
'The bill is intended to authorize the rabbinical courts to levy these limits on get refusers sitting in prison, in order to persuade them to release their wives from the chains of their Aguna status.'

Conference to Focus on Diaspora-Israel Relations

8 Adar 5777 – March 6, 2017
Knesset Speaker Edelstein says the conference will help participants think more deeply about "how to benefit our own countries and the world at large."

Labor MK Asks AG to Check Legality of MK Smotrich’s Home

7 Adar 5777 – March 5, 2017
Smotrich responded calling the reports by Ha'raetz and Channel 2 'fake research.'
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Hillary Lives: Women of the Wall Call Haredim ‘Menacing Hoards’

1 Adar 5777 – February 27, 2017
They obviously meant to write 'menacing hordes,' which is both more comprehensible and more insulting. But wait, there's more.

Judge Adds a Year to Chief Rabbi’s Corruption Sentence

28 Shevat 5777 – February 23, 2017
The most scandalous of the six indictment items against the former chief rabbi had to do with his selling conversions in the US

Shaked Victorious: Four New Justices May Tame Hyper-Activist Supreme Court

27 Shevat 5777 – February 22, 2017
'The judicial appointments this evening express the human as well as jurist common sense we so need as a society and which has been so direly absent from the highest judicial echelon.'

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