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Thousands of seminary students have been encourage to "join" the Women of the Wall in their Rosh Chodesh prayers.
 

Thousands of Orthodox Women to Mix with WOW at the Kotel

Posted on: May 9th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

Yes, they've won a battle, a long one at that—but the war is far from over.

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Yair Lapid with one of his party's MKs, U.S. born Rabbi Dov Lipman.
 

Haredi Paper Equates Lapid and Hitler Speeches

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Hitler wanted to exterminate Jews. Lapid only wants to exterminate the Haredi habit of not to work or serve in the IDF. That is enough for a Haredi columnist to compare Lapid’s and Hitler’s speeches.

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Jerusalem Residents Protest Plan to Close Cineplex on Shabbat

Posted on: May 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Approximately Jerusalem residents, including Meretz party supporters, protested on front of City Hall Saturday night against a plan to close a new movie theater complex on Shabbat and Jewish holidays. The complex, which includes restaurants and a 15-screen movie theater, is set to open this summer. It will close on weekends in keeping with an […]

Yesh Atid Knesset Member Aliza Lavie
 

Bill Advances to Guarantee Women on Panel to Nominate Rabbis

Posted on: April 28th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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.

This is a picture of a parasite. Yesh Atid MK Levy says it is a Haredi, but then he apologized for using the word, but not for the definition.
 

Deputy Minister Calls Haredim ‘Parasites’ on Radio

Posted on: April 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

If Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid has any hopes of gaining one or even two Haredim as his fans, his deputy Finance Minister blew it “on air” when he called Haredim “parasites” on a Haredi radio program.

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The WOW group pray at the Kotel, but Jordan objects.
 

Netanyahu Approves Egalitarian Section at Western Wall

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

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.

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Former and current Interior ministers, Eli Yishai (L) and Gideon Saar.
 

With Haredim Out of Govt. Summer Clock Will Be Stretched

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Traditionally, a religious Interior minister decided in favor of the religious, but now things have changed.

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Yair Lapid is the Haredi community's Public Enemy No. 1.
 

TIME Lists Yair Lapid as One of Top 100 Influential Leaders

Posted on: April 18th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Yair Lapid is handsome, charismatic and ego-centric, all that takes to become a political leader and for TIME Magazine to rate him as one of the world’s top 100 influential people in the world.

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The Priestly blessing at the Western Wall, but no women priests - yet.
 

Peres: Torah Does Not Ban Women Wearing Tallis at Western Wall

Posted on: April 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

President Peres showed off his lack of knowledge of Jewish law and told the NY UJA, “The Torah does not ban women from wearing a tallis.”

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Lesley Sachs, director of "Women of the Wall," being detained by police.
 

WOW Claiming Groundbreaking Court Ruling

Posted on: April 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Judge Sharon Larry Bavly stated that there was no cause for arresting the women.

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Lesley Sachs, director of "Women of the Wall" being told by police to remove her talit.
 

Four Women of the Wall and Haredi Man and Woman Detained

Posted on: April 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Meretz MKs Tamar Zandberg and Michal Rozin attended the ceremony.

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Western Wall Rabbi ‘Can Live’ with Non-Orthodox Kotel Site

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The rabbi of the Western Wall said he “can live with” a plan presented by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky for a permanent prayer section at the Western Wall where women can organize minyans, even one for men and women together. Sharansky briefed Rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy Sites of Israel Shmuel […]

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky
 

Sharansky to Suggest Women’s Kotel Prayers Away from Main Plaza

Posted on: April 9th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Sharansky says the Western Wall is long enough for women to have their own minyan and Torah reading. The Women of the Wall leader accepts the compromise. Will the Rabbinate big enough to agree?

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‘Memories in the Living Room’ Replacing Holocaust Memorials

Posted on: April 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

A typical evening consists of a conversation with a holocaust survivor, an artistic interlude, and group discussion.

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Women of the Wall hold Torah school in prayer outside Old City police station where others were detained for wearing prayer shawls at the Kotel February 11
 

Kotel Rabbi Promises Women Won’t Be Arrested for Saying ’Kaddish’

Posted on: April 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel’s Haredi rabbis continue to make a mockery of themselves and of Judaism by pressing to arrest women for saying the mourner’s prayer at the Kotel. Sharansky comes to the rescue.

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A Haredi soldier in training.
 

200 Haredim Drafted on Thursday

Posted on: March 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

This latest draft represents a 30% increase in the number of Haredim drafted into the battalion.

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Women of the Wall hold Torah school in prayer outside Old City police station where others were detained for wearing prayer shawls at the Kotel February 11
 

Women of Wall Rabbi Calls Knesset ‘Achasverosh’

Posted on: February 25th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Purim is an upside-down holiday, but Women of the Wall Rabbi Silverman takes the cake. She calls the Knesset Achasverous, a wicked goy, and suffers “tragedy” for her regarding them as enemies.

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Habayit Hayehudi Party's #5 candidate Ayelet Shaked on a campaign tour of the Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, January 15.
 

Jewish Home to Likud: Ball in Bibi’s Court

Posted on: February 17th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

"Despite the mudslinging campaign against us before the elections, we recommended Netanyahu to form the next government."

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Children playing in the settlement of Bat Ayin.
 

Growth Rate in Yesha Continues to Outstrip Rest of Israel

Posted on: February 13th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Since 2005, the annual growth rate in Judea and Samaria has been 5 percent.

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Anat Hoffman (R.) and Lesley Sachs with the paratroopers who liberated the Kotel.
 

Police Arrest 10 Women of the Wall as Liberating Paratroopers Watch

Posted on: February 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

WOW spokesperson said police behavior was "sneaky," or at least confusing, seeing as they arrested the women after they had already cleared the area.

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