The Forward says circumcision rates in Israel are dropping, with no data to support their claim, but two surveys prove the rates are actually rising.
Shas, which initiated the Supermarket Law, is not benefiting from it for the time being, and is expected to win only 4 seats (down from 7) – barely passing the threshold, if that.
MK Yulia Malinovsky, whose coalition party Yisrael Beiteinu broke rank and voted against the bill, asked the Likud members from the podium Monday night when did they become a Haredi party.
The driver was lightly injured and evacuated by Magen David Adom (MDA).
The poverty rate among Haredi Israelis fell to 45% in 2016, its lowest level in more than a decade.
Almost three out of every four Israeli Jews (72%) think that even with a stable peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Jerusalem should remain united as the capital of Israel.
Today a Jew who goes up to the mountain feels that he is welcome."
“This will allow us to positively contribute to helping these couples build healthy new relationships and families in accordance with Halacha and the laws of the State of Israel."
Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Yisrael Eichler (United Torah Judaism) compared the women's committee's visit to Beit Shemesh to a visit by supporters of Rabbi Meir Kahane to Umm al-Fahm.
Roaming in the crowd on Rothschild Boulevard, Amit Brin, a designer, was so good at diverting attention from the serious issues at hand – a prime minister at war with police investigators – he might as well have been on the Likud payroll.
"As consumers, the strict adherence of everyone to a valid kashrut certificate will help this important move take place."
Former Justice Minister Moshe Nissim, appointed by Netanyahu to formulate government policy on conversions, only began to work on his assignment in November.
The kibbutz, which on the eve of Passover, 2008, suffered the worst bombardment by mortar shells since the Israeli disengagement from Gaza (they insisted on celebrating the seder at the kibbutz dining hall), is expecting that "turning into a mixed kibbutz will facilitate growth and development."
A DNA testing done in 2003 and 2004 of several hundred men of this group showed no evidence of Middle Eastern ancestry.
The introduction of women into combat units has created problems for religious soldiers.
It is fitting, perhaps, that the fire connected with the arson of a church in Israel is belabored just ahead of the national Jewish celebration of the Maccabim rebellion against the Syrian occupiers and their Helenized Jewish collaborators.
Up to the last minute, it wasn't clear the bill had a chance of passing in the Knesset.
The Arab sector was almost evenly divided on the subject, with a slight advantage for those who believed that Israel should take into account the positions of American Jews: 48% were in favor of such consideration and 46% opposed it.
Minister Aryeh Deri said, "We want to prevent a change to the status quote, to prevent the Shabbat from turning into a national shopping day."
"These works are carried out in the open and cause severe harm to the Jewish character of the State and severely hurt the feelings of millions of religious and traditional citizens in the State of Israel."
Close to 300 clerics from Jewish communities around the world, organized by the New Israel Fund, sent a letter to Netanyahu letting him know of their “outrage at the treatment of non-Orthodox Jews.”
Birthright brought 48,000 Jewish kids ages 18 to 26 to Israel in 2017, but not through the Reform movement, apparently.
The one area where the Haredim had to capitulate to a higher power was soccer matches on Shabbat.
The Yerushalmi Faction opposes any cooperation whatsoever with the IDF, even to obtain needed deferrals from the draft for the many eligible yeshiva students who qualify in Israel.
MK Zahalka argued that goats are actually good for the environment, as they thin out the forests, making them easier to control in case of a fire.