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Rav Ovadia Calls Tzohar Rav Stav ‘Evil’; Tzohar Replies: Repent

The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.

Rav Ovadia Attacks Tzohar Rabbi David Stav

The campaign for Chief Rabbi in Israel got uglier Saturday night with Shas party’s spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef saying in his weekly address...

Shocking: Zero East Jerusalem Housing Starts in 2013, Only 43 in 2012

Prime Minister Netanyahu is functioning as an agent of U.S. foreign policy and Palestinian expansion.

Rabbis and Secular Jews in Petition War over Jerusalem Area Mall

Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents...

Bank Governor: Israel’s Biggest Problem – Too Many Haredim

It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.

Reform Movement New Meddling in Israeli Policy: the Bedouin

“Any plan to resettle members of the Bedouin community must be developed with leaders of that community rather than be forced upon them.”

Haredim Lose Out to Women’s Place on Panel that Elects Rabbis

The Knesset passed into law on Tuesday a requirement that at least four women be included on the committee that elects rabbinical court rabbis....

Thousands of Haredim Protest IDF Draft in Lower Manhattan

To passersby on Sunday, the crowd had a simple message, one that rings sympathetically to American ears.

Women of the Wall Searching for Next ‘Struggle’

Police prepared for the monthly event, and from a law-and-order perspective it made perfect sense.

Women of the Wall Go for Broke, Plan to Read from Torah at Kotel

Women of the Wall plan their monthly Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kotel the second day of the month, with a Torah scroll. It’s okay to make up rules as they go along, so long as the Orthodox don’t make the rules.

Homosexuals Arrested for Murder Originally Pinned on Orthodox

In 1995, “everyone” knew settlers murdered Rabin. The “settler” Yigal Amir was from the Haifa area. Four years ago, gays accused Haredi gay-haters for killing three homosexuals. Now police say, “Not so.”

Kerry Mixing Pathos with Unveiled Threats at AJC Global Forum

"We will find ourselves in a negative spiral … that could literally slam the door on a two-state solution, having already agreed, I think, that there isn’t a one-state one."

Is Someone Framing Women of Wall with Death Threat to Rabbis?

It can be argued whether the Women of the Wall are spiritual angels, but no sane person could accuse them of threatening rabbis to approve their agenda or face death. So who is behind the dirty work?

Canadian B’nai Brith Delegation Humiliated on Temple Mount

“You don’t have to send delegations to Hungary to witness raw antisemitism.”

Haredi MKs’ Holy Vision: Draft Law behind Israel’s Woes

Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

Synagogue in Central Israel Defaced

Similar attacks have occurred at other synagogues in the vicinity.

Jewish Home Attacking Lapid on Haredi Draft

The decision to play this kind of hardball came from Lapid.

Jewish Home MK Orbach Supports Rabbi Stav for Chief Rabbinate

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

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.

Perry Committee Haredi Recruitment Plan: Sanctions on Draft Dodgers

The recommendations determine new rules for sharing the security burden equally.

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

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

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.

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