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Religious & Secular in Israel
 

Posted on: May 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Religious Affairs Minister Yair Lapid, who doubles as Finance Minister, are arguing via Facebook over the issue of a women’s minyan at the Western Wall. Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky has proposed that a Women of the Wall demand for the minyan be allowed at the southern part of the […]

 

Posted on: May 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelReligious & Secular in Israel

JERUSALEM – Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Israel’s current Sephardi chief rabbi whose 10-year term is set to expire in the coming months, and Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, a leading Ashkenazi rabbi, announced their intention to force a legal change in the chief rabbinate selection process.

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Posted on: May 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

UTJ and WOW argue over the halacha of women's prayer on the radio -- can Mashiach be too far?

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Posted on: May 10th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ordered her ministry on Thursday to draft legislation that would make the gender-based segregation of women illegal. “Discrimination against women in public places, in public services, cannot be allowed,” she said in a radio interview. She wrote on her Facebook page, “Removal of women from the public sphere is damaging […]

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

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.
 

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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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
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Posted on: April 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Meretz MKs Tamar Zandberg and Michal Rozin attended the ceremony.

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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
 

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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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
 

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.
 

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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