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Survey: Most Haredim Don’t Recognize Israel’s Day of Independence, Holocaust Day

Only about 15-17% of Haredim ages 18-44 celebrate Independence Day in a festive manner.

Rami Levy’s Cellphone Company Going Shomer Shabbat

Rami Levy Tikshoret will be the first cellphone company to take that step.

Archaeologist Suing to Remove Kotel ‘Egalitarian’ Platform over Damage to Artifacts

Should the platform not be dismantled, the magnificent Robinson's Arch archaeological site would be destroyed, making "its very exposure a source of eternal lamentations."

Young Muslim Teen from Umm el-Fahm Achieves His Dream, Joins IDF

"I have really bonded with the other members of the battalion, and they’re my family now.”

Warning: Cult Launches Countrywide Campaign

The missionary campaign is ongoing and is expected to continue through the end of the coming week.

Head of Eli Yeshiva Rabbi Sadan on TV: Don’t Let IDF Women Kill

"I'm not saying that a woman can't be a pilot," he said regarding women's service, "But I think that giving a woman the profession of killing people is not good for the nation of Israel."

Tamar Zandberg Elected Meretz Chairperson

Voter turnout was particularly low at the computerized 130 polling stations throughout the country.

Torah Students’ Enlistment Bill Passes Preliminary Vote But Its Future Is Doubtful

"No one thinks that forced recruitment would lead to mass mobilization," Shaked said, adding, "The army does not want tens of thousands of Haredim to enlist now."

Ministerial Committee Approves Litzman-Netanyahu Compromise Haredi Service Bill

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked reiterated her view that "the crisis is solvable and not fundamental."

Rav Ovadia Yosef’s Daughter: It’s Time for Shas to Disappear

Adina Bar-Shalom attacks Shas chairman Aryeh Deri: "He has changed since he entered prison, completely deteriorated."

Report: Zionist Rabbi Opposing Women in the IDF Dismissed from Reserves

Last Thursday, the IDF apparently had had enough with this iconoclast and informed him that he was being dismissed from reserve duty.

Coalition Crisis is Over: UTJ Council of Torah Sages Approves Military Draft Bill, Budget...

The government will inspect the general draft quotas every five years. If the haredi population fails to meet the targets, the law automatically expires.

District Court Judge Rejects Mamonides’ Ruling on Obligation to Hire Jews

With this decision, you will choose whether to continue the work of the founders of the state or decide to turn your back on them and put an end to the Zionist enterprise," 100 Jewish businesses wrote the court.

Netanyahu to Haredi Partners: In Return for Draft Concessions, No More Explosions Until Nov....

If the Gerrer Rebbe sticks to his guns about running the full vote on the bill to end before ever tending to the budget bill, it would effectively spell the end of Netanyahu's coalition government.

Defense Minister Calls Emerging Draft Compromise ‘Capitulation to Haredi Blackmail’

"Anyone who wants to surrender to blackmail, let them surrender surrender, Yisrael Beiteinu will support only a bill drafted by the defense establishment and the IDF," Liberman declared.

Yair Lapid Uses Fake Haredi Supporter to Drive Home Anti-Haredi Message

The Yesh Atid leader was quick to take advantage of the coalition crisis and arrived with signs and activists at the Tel Aviv train station, where became apparent that one of them, who looked spot-on Haredi, wasn't.
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Soviet Style: Police Maintain Daily Intimidation of Talmud Class in Israeli Village

Have any of the readers experienced studying Talmud – or cooking, for that matter – under daily police "supervision"?

UTJ’s Gur Faction Deciding Future of Netanyahu’s Government

Should the coalition crisis persist, and either Kulanu or UTJ brings down the Netanyahu government, new elections are expected in June.

Mea She’arim Residents Condemn Hanging IDF Soldier in Effigy: It Does Not Represent Us,...

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman condemned the act in his Twitter account, declaring: "The sight of the soldier's hanging doll in Mea She'arim is shocking."

Israelis Take Purim Celebrations Seriously

WAFA reports: Hundreds of fanatic Jewish settlers walked around the old town of Hebron, where they are concentrated, banging drums and shouting anti-Palestinian slogans.

Religious Soldiers Won’t Join Tank Commanders Course over Serving with Women

The soldiers were found to be suitable for the course and have been approached by their commanders to become tank commanders, but gave up the opportunity for fear of degrading their religious standards.
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Bennett Apologizes to Labor MK for Campaign Ad Comparing him to Hamas

"I regret it, it's inappropriate, it was not right and it was not true," Habayit Hayehudi Chairman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett apologized to MK Yossi Yona (Zionist Camp) for a video ad published by his party in the 2015 election campaign.

Next Coalition Crisis: Haredim Demand IDF Exemptions Or Else…

Opposition Chairman Yitzhak Herzog wondered if the ban included the pending budget vote, but did not receive an answer.

National Religious Rabbis Offer Alternative Kashrut Certifications, Compete with Chief Rabbinate

Tzohar founder Rabbi Feuerstein believes that rather than being a player in the kashrut market, the chief rabbinate should set the standards and regulate the industry, allowing in as many qualified groups as wish to participate.

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