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Jewish Home MK Orbach Supports Rabbi Stav for Chief Rabbinate

19 Sivan 5773 – May 28, 2013
Jewish Home Minister Uri Orbach announced Monday night on his Facebook page that he supports Rabbi David Stav, who is part of the Tzohar...

Lapid Threat: On Haredi Draft It’s ‘Equal Burden’ or New Elections

19 Sivan 5773 – May 27, 2013
Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.

Ya’alon: Haredi Integration without Criminal Sanctions

18 Sivan 5773 – May 26, 2013
There will be no trucks coming to transfer them to prison.

Perry Committee Haredi Recruitment Plan: Sanctions on Draft Dodgers

15 Sivan 5773 – May 23, 2013
The recommendations determine new rules for sharing the security burden equally.

Haredi Tycoons Raising $100 Million to Replace Lapid’s Budget Cuts

12 Sivan 5773 – May 21, 2013
Lapid is beginning to smell like a rose thanks to Haredi tycoons. He is taking yeshivas off the government dole and balancing the budget. How will yeshivas survive? The tycoons have an answer - money.

Vicious Graffiti Sprayed on Home of Women of the Wall Official

11 Sivan 5773 – May 20, 2013
Vandals spray painted the Jerusalem home of a long-time board member of the Women of the Wall (WOW) with vicious graffiti, the first time...

Israeli Company Sued over Cruelty to Kosher Slaughtered Animals

A group of consumers headed by a Haredi woman is looking to sue Tnuva for consumer anguish.

Few Terrorize ‘New Haredim,’ But Majority Accepts Integration

10 Sivan 5773 – May 19, 2013
The media accentuate the negative and violent acts of a very small minority, over the mature and calm behavior of the vast majority of Haredim.

AG Team on Women’s Discrimination Discriminates Against Women

8 Sivan 5773 – May 17, 2013
The committee did not invite even one, single Haredi woman to testify.

35 Thousand Haredim Protest Draft, 10 Cops Injured

The demonstrators rallied "against the evil decree of conscription."

Bennett and Livni in Facebook Fight over Women of the Wall

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Religious Affairs Minister Yair Lapid, who doubles as Finance Minister, are arguing via Facebook over the issue of a...

Election Of Chief Rabbis A Tumultuous Process

6 Sivan 5773 – May 14, 2013
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.

Haredi Men Throw Garbage on WOW, Orthodox Women Keep the Peace

1 Sivan 5773 – May 10, 2013
UTJ and WOW argue over the halacha of women's prayer on the radio -- can Mashiach be too far?

Livni Pushes for Law Banning Segregation of Women

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...

Thousands of Orthodox Women to Mix with WOW at the Kotel

29 Iyyar 5773 – May 9, 2013
Yes, they've won a battle, a long one at that—but the war is far from over.

Haredi Paper Equates Lapid and Hitler Speeches

26 Iyyar 5773 – May 6, 2013
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.

Jerusalem Residents Protest Plan to Close Cineplex on Shabbat

26 Iyyar 5773 – May 5, 2013
Approximately Jerusalem residents, including Meretz party supporters, protested on front of City Hall Saturday night against a plan to close a new movie theater...

Bill Advances to Guarantee Women on Panel to Nominate Rabbis

19 Iyyar 5773 – April 28, 2013
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.

Deputy Minister Calls Haredim ‘Parasites’ on Radio

15 Iyyar 5773 – April 24, 2013
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.

Netanyahu Approves Egalitarian Section at Western Wall

13 Iyyar 5773 – April 22, 2013
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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