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Israeli Rabbinical Court Forcing Divorcée to Circumcise Son

5 Kislev 5774 – November 7, 2013
The woman argued that the rabbinical court does not have jurisdiction over her son.

First-Ever Certification of Spiritual Care Providers in Israel

The certification ceremony took place during the 10th annual spiritual care conference.

Tzohar Founder Attacking Rabbinate Proposal to Revoke his Ordination

Rav Ovadia's son, himself never qualified to be a rabbinical judge, has proposed to get rid of Rabbi David Stav, one of the few learned men in Israel who are qualified.

Minister Katz: Livni Should Give Back the Car Keys

2 Kislev 5774 – November 5, 2013
She has no backing inside the government, nor does she enjoy a popular mandate to promote her own position.

Committee Sends Conversion Reform Bill to the Knesset

2 Kislev 5774 – November 4, 2013
See also: Brave New Nation: 30 New Rabbinical Courts to Process Conversions. A bill that would allow local rabbis to oversee conversions will be...

Hundreds of WOW Pray Peacefully

In a display of the changes the group has experienced this year, Women of the Wall held a peaceful prayer service under police protection...

Brave New Nation: 30 New Rabbinical Courts to Process Conversions

1 Kislev 5774 – November 3, 2013
Stern's pending bill already appears to enjoy the initial, albeit tacit, support of Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home.

It’s Rosh Chodesh and no WOW at the Kotel

No WOW, no violence – did Moshiach arrive while I was in shul?

Police Interrogate Son of Haredi MK on Beit Shemesh Election Fraud

26 Heshvan 5774 – October 30, 2013
A gag order has been imposed on reporting details of the investigation, which means police are making progress.

Tzohar Rabbis Group Says New Law to Help Stop Assimilation

26 Heshvan 5774 – October 29, 2013
The new law that the Knesset passed Monday night to allow couples to register for marriages wherever they want will help prevent civil marriages...

Lapid Restores $14 Million for Foreign Yeshiva Students

Yair Lapid, chairman of  the Yesh Atid party and Finance Minister, has agreed to a request from a Jewish Home Knesset Member to cancel...

8 Years too Late, ‘Cursing Policeman’ Major General Shaham Fired

It wasn't just the idea of a high ranking police officer ordering his men to be ruthless against Jewish civilians, it was also Shahar's lowbrow language, replete with curses.

Revolution: Knesset Approves Marriage for Straight Couples

Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.

Revolutionary Marriage Reform Law Spells End to Haredi Domination

A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.

Paula Abdul to Celebrate Bat Mitzvah at Age 51 at Western Wall

25 Heshvan 5774 – October 28, 2013
Now here is a real ‘woman at the Wall.” Paula Adbul is in Israel for the first time ever and will visit the Western Wall. At the age of 51, the time finally has come for a Bat Mitzvah.

Mounting Evidence: Beit Shemesh Votes Stolen, Election Tainted

"She could not recall her children's names. We called the police and they took her for questioning. It turned out this was her second vote."

Tzipi Livni Using Three Hats to Block Bill Against Terrorist Release

23 Heshvan 5774 – October 27, 2013
Tzipi Livni needs a law that says she can't release killer prisoners like she needs a hole in the head, but you can't say "hole in the head" in Israel – the term may be Rabinized.

Turn Back Those Israeli Clocks Tonight

23 Heshvan 5774 – October 26, 2013
After weeks of waking up to predawn darkness, Israel is finally turning back the clocks one hour, on Sunday morning.

Haredi and Zionist Beit Shemesh Residents Demanding a Split

21 Heshvan 5774 – October 25, 2013
Following accusations of election fraud in the city just outside Jerusalem, both sides agree they'd be much better off without one another.

After Mayoral Loss, the Buzzards Are Flying over Lieberman’s Head

20 Heshvan 5774 – October 24, 2013
Failure is an orphan in the Shas-Lieberman campaign aftermath – and winners in Israel don't get the "gracious" thing.

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