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Rav Ovadia Yosef in Too Much Pain to Give Sat. Night Talk

19 Elul 5773 – August 25, 2013
His son, the recently elected Chief Rabbi Yizhak Yosef, took his place teaching the class last night.

Haredi Leader: Wearing a Shtreimel Is Chilul Hashem

16 Elul 5773 – August 22, 2013
Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.

Supermodel Bar Rafaeli Puts ‘Dumb’ Roger Waters in his Place

16 Elul 5773 – August 21, 2013
Roger ‘Pink Floyd’ Waters learns not to start up with Israelis, especially a woman. And especially supermodel Bar Rafaeli. She exposed his hypocrisy of boycotting Israel but using her photo for his concerts.

Lapid Tells Haredim ‘Go Work’ as Child Subsidy Cuts Go into Effect

14 Elul 5773 – August 20, 2013
Israel's social security administration objected to these cuts, arguing that they expect them to send some 35 thousand new children below the poverty line.

Leftist Leader Appalled by Police Gratuitous Tasing of Settler (Video)

12 Elul 5773 – August 17, 2013
In the video, police barge into Albert's home, the screen goes dark and we hear him screaming in pain.

Hebrew Union Pres. Pulls Fast One in Non-Jewish Rabbi Debate

10 Elul 5773 – August 16, 2013
The President of HUC-JIR, sent The Jewish Press an angry letter suggesting there are Orthodox sources supporting patrilineal descent.

Two Chassidic Yeshivas Capitulate, Will Teach Core Curriculum

9 Elul 5773 – August 15, 2013
Cuts in funding, together with severe cuts in child support, will likely force the majority of Haredi yeshivas to buckle under.

Mother and Fighter for Religious Tolerance Quits Beit Shemesh

9 Elul 5773 – August 14, 2013
The Los Angeles-born woman, whose daughter was spat on by extreme Haredim in Beit Shemesh, has given up her fight for religious tolerance and leaves the city , but she blames modern orthodox Jews.

Sharansky to Reveal Full Western Wall Plan in Two Weeks

8 Elul 5773 – August 13, 2013
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky will release his full plan for a compromise among religious groups at the Western Wall in two weeks, Haaretz...

Radical Haredim Riot against Construction over Alleged Tombs

6 Elul 5773 – August 12, 2013
Radical Haredim rioted in Jerusalem and in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, on Monday because of construction at sites that they said contain Jewish...

Haredi Settlers Push Back: Rebbe’s Dad Was Pro-Settlements

When it came to comparisons with the Third Reich, it appears the first Klausenburger Rebbe had his priorities straight.

Beitar Jerusalem Announces Shabbat Ban on Soccer Games

6 Elul 5773 – August 11, 2013
The Beitar Jerusalem soccer team announced that it will stop playing on Shabbat in order to allow its religious and traditional fans to attend...

Grand Rebbe Attacks Settlers, Compares Israeli Media to Nazis

The Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe sees no difference between Nazi depictions of Jews as contaminators of German blood and the Israeli Media view of Haredim as freeloaders.

Want a Tzohar Rabbi for the Wedding? Avoid Petach Tikvah

3 Elul 5773 – August 8, 2013
The Religious Council of Petach Tikvah, located next to Tel Aviv, is generally known to give problems for couple wanting to get married by...

‘What’s Bad for Haredim is Bad for Universities’ says Haredi MK

Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni said he doesn’t mind if yeshivas are monitored to make sure those enrolled are learning so long as universities...

Govt. to Court: Names of Prisoners Going Free Kept Secret from Bennett

2 Elul 5773 – August 7, 2013
The first group of Palestinian prisoners with Jewish blood on their hands will be released next week.

Guilty: Rabbi Motti Elon Convicted of Sexual Assault

"Any attempt to argue as if I ever admitted such an act is a despicable lie," was Rabbi Elon's initial response to the allegations.

Western Wall Rabbi: Respect the Muslims, Don’t Come to Pray

The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.

Bennett to Spend $140 Million on Haredi Integration

30 Av 5773 – August 6, 2013
The minister lamented the fact that Israelis are studying Law instead of programming.

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