In Israel, a new five month scholarship program being offered to young aspiring athletes – one of them could be you.
Posted on: May 21st, 2013News → Haredim
Lapid is beginning to smell like a rose thanks to Haredi tycoons. He is taking yeshivas off the government dole and balancing the budget. How will yeshivas survive? The tycoons have an answer - money.
Posted on: May 20th, 2013News → Israel
Vandals spray painted the Jerusalem home of a long-time board member of the Women of the Wall (WOW) with vicious graffiti, the first time opponents to WOW have resorted to vengeance. Some of the graffiti sprayed on the door and stairwell of Peggy Cidor’s apartment read in Hebrew: “Women of the Wall are wicked,” “Peggy, [...]
Posted on: May 20th, 2013News → Israel
A group of consumers headed by a Haredi woman is looking to sue Tnuva for consumer anguish.
Posted on: May 19th, 2013News → Israel → IDF
The media accentuate the negative and violent acts of a very small minority, over the mature and calm behavior of the vast majority of Haredim.
Posted on: May 17th, 2013News → Jewish
The committee did not invite even one, single Haredi woman to testify.
Posted on: May 17th, 2013News → Israel → IDF
The demonstrators rallied "against the evil decree of conscription."
Posted on: May 16th, 2013News → Israel
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Religious Affairs Minister Yair Lapid, who doubles as Finance Minister, are arguing via Facebook over the issue of a women’s minyan at the Western Wall. Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky has proposed that a Women of the Wall demand for the minyan be allowed at the southern part of the [...]
Posted on: May 14th, 2013News → Israel → Religious & Secular in Israel
JERUSALEM – Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Israel’s current Sephardi chief rabbi whose 10-year term is set to expire in the coming months, and Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, a leading Ashkenazi rabbi, announced their intention to force a legal change in the chief rabbinate selection process.
Posted on: May 10th, 2013News → Israel → Jerusalem
UTJ and WOW argue over the halacha of women's prayer on the radio -- can Mashiach be too far?
Posted on: May 10th, 2013News → Haredim
Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ordered her ministry on Thursday to draft legislation that would make the gender-based segregation of women illegal. “Discrimination against women in public places, in public services, cannot be allowed,” she said in a radio interview. She wrote on her Facebook page, “Removal of women from the public sphere is damaging [...]
Posted on: May 9th, 2013News → Israel → Jerusalem
Yes, they've won a battle, a long one at that—but the war is far from over.
Posted on: May 6th, 2013News → Haredim
Hitler wanted to exterminate Jews. Lapid only wants to exterminate the Haredi habit of not to work or serve in the IDF. That is enough for a Haredi columnist to compare Lapid’s and Hitler’s speeches.
Posted on: May 5th, 2013News → Israel
Approximately Jerusalem residents, including Meretz party supporters, protested on front of City Hall Saturday night against a plan to close a new movie theater complex on Shabbat and Jewish holidays. The complex, which includes restaurants and a 15-screen movie theater, is set to open this summer. It will close on weekends in keeping with an [...]
Posted on: April 28th, 2013News → Israel
The absence of Haredi parties in the government is already being, and women probably will be among those nominating Israel’s next rabbinic judges and chief rabbis.
Posted on: April 24th, 2013News → Haredim
If Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid has any hopes of gaining one or even two Haredim as his fans, his deputy Finance Minister blew it “on air” when he called Haredim “parasites” on a Haredi radio program.
Posted on: April 22nd, 2013News → Israel
The women win a battle, but the question is, “Do they want a war they might lose?” Netanyahu approves Sharansky’s plan for women to pray like men in an “egalitarian” section at the Western Wall.
Posted on: April 22nd, 2013News → Jewish
Traditionally, a religious Interior minister decided in favor of the religious, but now things have changed.
Posted on: April 18th, 2013News → Israel
Yair Lapid is handsome, charismatic and ego-centric, all that takes to become a political leader and for TIME Magazine to rate him as one of the world’s top 100 influential people in the world.
Posted on: April 17th, 2013News → Israel
President Peres showed off his lack of knowledge of Jewish law and told the NY UJA, “The Torah does not ban women from wearing a tallis.”
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