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Bill Advances to Guarantee Women on Panel to Nominate Rabbis

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.

Special Event to Mark Hamas Kidnap-Murder of 3 Israeli Teens on June 3

A special event in Jerusalem on June 3 will mark the first-year anniversary of the Hamas kidnap and murder of 3 Israeli teens.

Family Sues after Haredim Call them ‘Shiksas’

Can it be a four-star hotel if you can smell the sewer system from your room?

Headstone Unveiling Held in Jerusalem for Late Pres. Shimon Peres, z’l

The headstone of the late Pres. Shimon Peres, z'l, was unveiled in Jerusalem on Oct. 28, 2016.

Women of the Wall Go for Broke, Plan to Read from Torah at Kotel

Women of the Wall plan their monthly Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kotel the second day of the month, with a Torah scroll. It’s okay to make up rules as they go along, so long as the Orthodox don’t make the rules.
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High Court Removes ‘Get Married’ from Pro-Same-Sex Marriage Commercial

"The struggle for same-sex couples' right to marry is part of the struggle for civil marriages in Israel, since it is clear that religious law, which regulates marriages and divorces in the state, does not allow it."

Netanyahu to AIPAC: My Choice Was between Reform Kotel and Government Collapse

Both of Netanyahu's decisions caused a storm and created a rift with Diaspora Jews, most emphatically in the US.

3 Arrested in Arson at Jerusalem’s Mixed Jewish-Arab School

Three members of the Lehava organization are arrested for the Nov. 29 arson of Jerusalem's mixed Jewish-Arab school.

Reform Movement New Meddling in Israeli Policy: the Bedouin

“Any plan to resettle members of the Bedouin community must be developed with leaders of that community rather than be forced upon them.”

Chabad Rabbi on Trial for Incitement: Soldiers Are Forbidden to Evacuate Settlements

Rabbi Wolpo said in his testimony that according to Jewish law the evacuation of settlements in the Land of Israel is a worse sin than eating pork on Yom Kippur, since it endangers the lives of millions of Jews.

Deri Backs Down on Shabbat Work Halt on New Rail Line

A court order overruling Deri's "stop work" decision allows Israel Railways to continue maintenance and construction work on Shabbat.

The Mashgiach Wore a Dress: The Fight over Opening Kosher Supervision to Women

Israel's Chief Rabbinate is yet to give its formal approval to the initiative.

Herzliya Mayor Sends Letter of Apology to Late Lubavitcher Rebbe over Tefillin Brouhaha

So far the Rebbe has not responded. But the mayor and local Chabadniks went out to dance in the streets of Herzliya, which did a lot to alleviate the tension.

Reform Riot at Kotel, Condemn Netanyahu

For people who become mortally hurt when this or that Orthodox politician tells them they're not really Jewish, heaping on their heads advice as to how they should improve – US Jews are surprisingly unrestrained when it comes to meddling in the coalition politics of a foreign country.

Need Experts to Denigrate the Six Day War Miracle? Have We Got a List...

Daniel Bar-Tal, Emeritus Professor at the School of Education at Tel Aviv University, Areas of expertise: Militarism in Israeli society; Culture and ethos of Conflict

2,000 Jews Pray at Joseph’s Tomb Overnight Thursday

Throughout the night dozens of Arabs threw stones at IDF soldiers who guarded the entrance to the holy site, and the Jews inside. They also threw Molotov cocktails.

Meretz Warns against ‘Danger’ of Bennett as Education Minister

The left-wing party's problem is that the ministry spent more money to promote Judaism than democracy.

Haredim Lose Out to Women’s Place on Panel that Elects Rabbis

The Knesset passed into law on Tuesday a requirement that at least four women be included on the committee that elects rabbinical court rabbis....

Statistics Bureau On Eve of Jerusalem Day: More Haredim, Fewer Residents

The figures, based on 2015 data, show a negative immigration of 7,800 residents – 18,100 left, but only 10,300 started a new life in the eternal city.

Feiglin: Next Time I Climb Temple Mount May Be as Prime Minister

"The change that caused me not to be able to enter was strategic, not tactical."

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.'

Leket Israel Launches Tu B’Shevat Project, Sayeret Tapuz

Many of the project's volunteers this year are Israeli special needs teenagers from Gan Yavne.

Agunot Activist Woman Appointed to Panel for Jewish Judges

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has appointed the first woman as one of the members of the State Committee for the Appointment of Rabbinical Court...

Rabbi Calling to Oust IDF Chief over Mixed-Sex Agenda

Naturally, a slew of politicians took a ride on Rabbis Eliyahu and Aviner's statements, eager to score points with their supporters.

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