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Jerusalem’s Local Planning & Building Committee Approves 671 Housing Units

Two years after the start of a housing project in Ramat Shlomo, Jerusalem's local planning board granted approval for the units.

Brigadier General Kahane Suspended, IDF Brass Kicking another Gifted Orthodox Commander under the Bus

The decision to make public a Military Police investigation which normally results in a hearing before the officer's immediate commander and a slap on the wrist, suggests that someone in the military's top brass is gunning for Kahane.

Knesset Debates Complaints that Restaurants Employing Olim Lose Kosher Certification

'According to the Halacha, only the person who cooks the food must be Jewish; the other workers do not have to be Jewish.'

Report: Dozens of Haredi Seminary Girls Dating Arab Men

An estimated 50,000 Jewish women are living in Arab villages and towns in Israel.

Israel Railways Claims 150 Shabbatot Equals 2 Years

Shas Minister Aryeh Deri ordered a halt to working on Shabbat on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem train line and Israel Railways claims it will delay it for 2 years.

5,000 Frum Girls Keep Women of the Wall Out

The Women of the Seminar teach the Women of the Wall a lesson in group action.

Zomet Institute Head Leaves Habayit Hayehudi over Bennett’s Outed Spokeswoman

Apparently there is a conference planned for Habayit Hayehudi in September, where Rosen wanted to lead the forum on technology and halakha – but was refused because of his jittery track record of slamming doors behind his back every few months.

Knesset Bill to Cut Number of Chief Rabbis by 50%

It's a step in the right direction. Now let's take the next, obvious step and eliminate it altogether.

Ministerial Committee Approves Litzman-Netanyahu Compromise Haredi Service Bill

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked reiterated her view that "the crisis is solvable and not fundamental."

Haredi Settlers Push Back: Rebbe’s Dad Was Pro-Settlements

When it came to comparisons with the Third Reich, it appears the first Klausenburger Rebbe had his priorities straight.

Jewish Agency Program Connects Israeli and Diaspora Schools

The Global School Twinning Network was awarded the Jerusalem Unity Prize for its work in promoting unity between worldwide Jewish communities and Israeli society.

IDF’s New Weapon: Soaring Number of Hareidi Combat Soldiers

Hareidi soldiers will form a new combat unit, and Hareidim are being integrated into combat support positions.

Canadian B’nai Brith Delegation Humiliated on Temple Mount

“You don’t have to send delegations to Hungary to witness raw antisemitism.”

Police Find Illegal Drugs in Bnei Brak Man’s Tefilin Bag

Police found the "finger" of hashish in the man's possession after stopping him at the corner of Sokolov and Jabotinsky streets in Bnei Brak.

Sharansky Supporting Rabbi Avi Weiss vs. Rabbinate, RCA

At last a sane official in this bizarre tale of Haredim vs. Zionists.

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Facing Heated Calls For Change On Several Fronts

WASHINGTON – The latest battle over religious pluralism in Israel has unleashed a new barrage of criticism and calls for reform aimed at the Orthodox-controlled Israeli Chief Rabbinate.

2 Former Shin Bet Heads to Join Breaking the Silence Event

Between September 2012 – June 2016, BtS held more then 80 lectures, exhibitions and events across Europe, America, South Africa and Australia.

Likud Haredim to Commemorate Fallen Haredi Soldiers

Last year, the ceremony was interrupted by Haredi extremists who attempted to prevent it from taking place and succeeded in chasing away many participants.

Left Targeting Jewish Home Housing Minister for Ouster

Israel's media will now be repeating this mantra tirelessly, until the average Israeli will start whispering it in his sleep: "Get rid of Jewish Home, get lasting peace in 9 months."

Boyaner Rebbe to Light Up Lag B’Omer Festivities Starting 1:15 Sunday Morning

Also on Saturday night, a contingency of 5,000 police and IDF will be manning all the traffic arteries leading to Miron, in perimeter security circuits and at the compound itself.

Netanyahu Approves Egalitarian Section at Western Wall

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.

Rabbi Stav Calls Aryeh Deri ‘Criminal Ignoramus’ over Anti-Modern Orthodox Hate Speech

Aryeh Deri was convicted of taking $155,000 in bribes while serving as Interior Minister, and was given a three-year jail sentence in 2000.

Next Coalition Crisis: Haredim Demand IDF Exemptions Or Else…

Opposition Chairman Yitzhak Herzog wondered if the ban included the pending budget vote, but did not receive an answer.

Tens of Thousands Stream into Hebron for Passover Festival

Tens of thousands of Jews streamed into Hebron to celebrate the city's annual Passover festival.

High Court Says No Money for Yeshivas whose Students Don’t Enlist

The Israeli Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the government to cease all funding of yeshivas whose students do not enlist in the IDF. The decision...

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