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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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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."

Survey: Most Haredim Don’t Recognize Israel’s Day of Independence, Holocaust Day

Only about 15-17% of Haredim ages 18-44 celebrate Independence Day in a festive manner.

Rami Levy’s Cellphone Company Going Shomer Shabbat

Rami Levy Tikshoret will be the first cellphone company to take that step.

Tamar Zandberg Elected Meretz Chairperson

Voter turnout was particularly low at the computerized 130 polling stations throughout the country.

Report: Zionist Rabbi Opposing Women in the IDF Dismissed from Reserves

Last Thursday, the IDF apparently had had enough with this iconoclast and informed him that he was being dismissed from reserve duty.

Defense Minister Calls Emerging Draft Compromise ‘Capitulation to Haredi Blackmail’

"Anyone who wants to surrender to blackmail, let them surrender surrender, Yisrael Beiteinu will support only a bill drafted by the defense establishment and the IDF," Liberman declared.

Yair Lapid Uses Fake Haredi Supporter to Drive Home Anti-Haredi Message

The Yesh Atid leader was quick to take advantage of the coalition crisis and arrived with signs and activists at the Tel Aviv train station, where became apparent that one of them, who looked spot-on Haredi, wasn't.

Israelis Take Purim Celebrations Seriously

WAFA reports: Hundreds of fanatic Jewish settlers walked around the old town of Hebron, where they are concentrated, banging drums and shouting anti-Palestinian slogans.

Religious MK Elazar Stern: Mixed-Sex Combat Service ‘Wonderful’

Does Stern honestly believe that sitting in a college lecture hall next to members of the opposite sex imposes the same degree of unwanted intimacy, often the revolting kind – as the reality of the inside of a combat tank?

Poll: Israelis Want Haredim Out of Govt, Illegal Africans Out of Country

A majority of the respondents prefers six out of the seven business categories be kept open on Shabbat.

Rabbi Riskin Calls for Public Transportation on Shabbat

"Public transportation can be operated on Shabbat with non-Jewish drivers."

Poll: National Religious Voters Prefer Shaked over Bennett

It should be noted that Bennett has already been elected chairman until 2020, so he has nothing to worry about regarding his position.

Haredi Parties, Liberman, on Coalition Toppling War Path over Shabbat Laws

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) on Saturday slammed the Yisrael Beiteinu chairman over his show of solidarity with law breakers, and told reporters, "I am done with Avigdor Liberman."

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