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Israeli Government Pays Salaries of 4 Reform Rabbis

1 Shevat 5774 – January 1, 2014
Israeli government money was transferred for the first time to the Reform Movement in Israel to pay the salaries of four community Reform rabbis. The...

Knesset Panel Snubs IDF’s Objection to National Service for Chabad

Chabad emissaries would share the same status as those who do national service.

Tel Aviv School Bans Students’ New Year’s Santa Claus Hats

29 Tevet 5774 – December 31, 2013
Some Russian-descent students just don’t understand that Israel is a Jewish state, Mahmoud Abbas notwithstanding.

Israeli Rebbes Against the Draft to Pitch their Tent in America

26 Tevet 5774 – December 29, 2013
The holy conference is not yet a done deal.

Yesh Atid Minister: Territories Construction Insults Bereaved Families

26 Tevet 5774 – December 28, 2013
You would think Minister of Science and Technology Yaakov Perry would understand that releasing terrorists insults bereaved families.

Haredi Leaders Call Ruling for New Beit Shemesh Vote ‘Corrupt’

24 Tevet 5774 – December 26, 2013
Haredi political leaders across the board called a court ruling for new elections in Beit Shemesh” corrupt,” “racist” and a sign of “dictatorship,” among...

Bibi Frees Killers, Gives Construction, Cancels Construction, La Di Da

The ultimate goal of the prime minister's current policy melange, as always, is political survival.

Viciously Anti-Zionist University Gets $ Millions from Israel

21 Tevet 5774 – December 24, 2013
Something evil has taken over Haifa University.

‘Common Enemy’ of IDF Draft Brings Vishnitz and Gur Together

21 Tevet 5774 – December 23, 2013
The rabbinical leader of the Vishnitz Chas - the new Knesset law that Haredim must serve in the army just like every Jew in...

Jewish Home MK: PM Embracing Settlement Evacuation Will Be Deposed

MK Motti Yogev (Jewish Home) is calling for Israelis to "come out of their indifference."

Court Suspends Rabbis’ Order to Require Woman to Allow Son’s Brit

17 Tevet 5774 – December 19, 2013
Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended a Rabbinical Court (Beit Din) order that a woman in divorce proceedings allow her baby son, now one year...

Israeli Mother Going to Supreme Court over Son’s Circumcision

A mother in Israel has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court a rabbinical court ruling requiring her to circumcise her son. In her appeal filed...

6 Months Community Service to Rabbi Motti Elon for Sex Abuse

15 Tevet 5774 – December 18, 2013
The judge said Elon's behavior was "illegitimate" – even according to his own stated standards.

2 Liberal Orthodox Rabbis Warring over Flipping Fuse on Stormy Shabbat

A "Beit Hillel" rabbi reported his decision to turn on the electricity on a frozen Shabbat morning, only to be attacked by a "Tzohar" rabbi from his neck of the (snowy) woods.

Haredi Torah Says Battle against Draft ‘A War of Life and Death’

15 Tevet 5774 – December 17, 2013
The Lithuanian Council of Torah Sages and the Hasidic Council of Torah Sages organized two protests in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem Monday against a...

Should Israel Help Save America’s Jewish Community?

Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.

Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.

‘Purity Patrol’ Helps Snowbound Women Reach the Mikveh

14 Tevet 5774 – December 16, 2013
The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. "The...

Livni to Appeal Government Approved Foreign NGO Bill

13 Tevet 5774 – December 15, 2013
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has announced that she intends to appeal the committee decision in the high court.

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