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Posted on: June 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Knesset passed into law on Tuesday a requirement that at least four women be included on the committee that elects rabbinical court rabbis. Haredi Knesset Members voted against the bill. The committee automatically includes the Justice Minister, who currently is Tzipi Livni and who will sit on the committee in addition to the four […]

Thousands of Haredim protest in Lower Manhattan, June 9, 2013
 

Posted on: June 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

To passersby on Sunday, the crowd had a simple message, one that rings sympathetically to American ears.

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As a preventative measure, the police closed part of the upper plaza – above the prayer plazas, to keep the protesters away from the women's section, and all the Women of the Wall were channeled into the plaza through a passageway running below the Mugrhabi bridge.
 

Posted on: June 9th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Police prepared for the monthly event, and from a law-and-order perspective it made perfect sense.

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A member of Women of the Wall holds a Torah scroll outside a police station in Jerusalem earlier this year.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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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A suspect was picked up in B'nei B'rak on Wednesday.
 

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

In 1995, “everyone” knew settlers murdered Rabin. The “settler” Yigal Amir was from the Haifa area. Four years ago, gays accused Haredi gay-haters for killing three homosexuals. Now police say, “Not so.”

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Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum in Washington, DC on June 3, 2013.
 

Posted on: June 4th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

"We will find ourselves in a negative spiral … that could literally slam the door on a two-state solution, having already agreed, I think, that there isn’t a one-state one."

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Women of the Wall at the Kotel on May 10, 2013, the first day of the Hebrew month of Sivan.
 

Posted on: June 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

It can be argued whether the Women of the Wall are spiritual angels, but no sane person could accuse them of threatening rabbis to approve their agenda or face death. So who is behind the dirty work?

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A Muslim policeman and Jordanian Waqf official followed the Jewish group closely, urging them to move quickly.
 

Posted on: May 31st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

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

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Moses on Sinai [detail] (2010), oil on canvas, 30x30 by Brian Shapiro
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

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bat yam synagogue defaced
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Similar attacks have occurred at other synagogues in the vicinity.

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Finance minister and leader of the Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid (R) and Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Perry are insisting on criminal and economic sanctions against Haredim over the draft.
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The decision to play this kind of hardball came from Lapid.

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Posted on: May 28th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Jewish Home Minister Uri Orbach announced Monday night on his Facebook page that he supports Rabbi David Stav, who is part of the Tzohar organization, as Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel. Some other Jewish Home Knesset Members have backed Rabbi Yaakov Ariel for the position, but his candidacy is in doubt because of his age. […]

Haredi men cast their votes for the 19th Knesset in Bnei Brak, January 22 2013.
 

Posted on: May 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.

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Israel Beiteinu's Avigdor Liberman speaking with Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.
 

Posted on: May 26th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

There will be no trucks coming to transfer them to prison.

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Minister Yaakov Perry, (Yesh Atid, on the left), with Minister Limor Livnat, (Likud, second from left) visit Haredi soldiers serving in the Israeli Air Force, April 23, 2013.
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The recommendations determine new rules for sharing the security burden equally.

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Ultra Orthodox Jewish youths studying religious texts at a Yeshiva in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: May 21st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

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.

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Posted on: May 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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, […]

Image taken from plaintiffs' website, which says the calf pictured sustained a broken leg but the Tnuva employee continued to shock it to get it to move.
 

Posted on: May 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A group of consumers headed by a Haredi woman is looking to sue Tnuva for consumer anguish.

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Haredim protest the draft, May 16, 2013.
 

Posted on: May 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

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.

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AG Yehuda Weinstein's committee did not invite even one, single Haredi woman to testify.
 

Posted on: May 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The committee did not invite even one, single Haredi woman to testify.

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