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Poll: Many Who Stayed Home in 2009 Will Vote Left

The reluctance is most prevalent among those who voted Likud, Israel Beitenu, and Shas.

Netanyahu Wants Shas In, But without Deri

Netanyahu and Yishai have been discussing 'the day after' the January 22 elections.

Maverick Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak Gets 4 Seats in New Poll

The Sephardi Haredi party Shas, who had reached as many as 12 seats, are down to 9 in this survey.

Rabbi Piron: Shas’ Election Spot ‘Darkness Judaism’ (Video)

The spot shows a Russian born bride to receive her instant giur-conversion document by fax.

Naftali Bennett: Stop US Aid, Slash Israel’s Military Budget

"I think it's none of our business in Israel to intervene in American domestic decisions."

Drive to Annex Judea and Samaria Full Steam Ahead

Talk of a two-state solution, while widely prevalent, is largely irrelevant.

US Jewish Groups Applaud Netanyahu’s Review of Western Wall Restrictions

Netanyahu asked Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky to look into the matter.

In Groundbreaking Decision, Rabbinic Court Equates Lesbian and Heterosexual Relations

After 10 years of marriage, with 2 children, the wife began an affair with her female boss.

Prosecution Charging Former Chief Rabbi with Aggravated Fraud

Rabbi Bakshi Doron is suspected of allowing underlings to make an extra shekel through for-pay ordinations.

National Religious Rabbis Support Outsider for Chief Rabbi

The election of the next chief rabbis will take place after the 19th Knesset is convened.

Feiglin Davens with Minyan on Temple Mount, Arabs Silent (Video)

The world did not erupt in flames. Even the Muslims preferred to keep mum about it.

Tel Aviv Parents Decry Use of Preschool for Temporary Synagogue

Parents of students from the Raqia preschool in the Nofei Yam neighborhood in north Tel Aviv have expressed outrage that their children’s school will also serve as a synagogue on Shabbat and holidays.

Feiglin Says Rivalry with Netanyahu Is Over, But Two-State Solution Could Split the Party

The relatively new religious leaders on the Likud roster owe some of their status to Moshe Feiglin's relentless efforts to make the party more traditionally Jewish.

The Mashgiach Wore a Dress: The Fight over Opening Kosher Supervision to Women

Israel's Chief Rabbinate is yet to give its formal approval to the initiative.

National Union Chairman Calling on National Religious Voters to Avoid the Likud

When tested, the Likud prime ministers have led their party into regions that the founders of the Likud could not have imagined.

Ha’aretz Editor: “I Hate Israeli Settlers”

In an interview published on November 7 by Israel’s Globes online business magazine, Ha’aretz editorial board member Gideon Levy spoke frankly and openly about his “hatred” of Jews making their lives in Judea and Samaria.

Two Very Different Jews Memorialized on Saturday

Memorials for two memorable Jews took place this weekend, though they stood, perhaps, on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

Israeli Gay Couple Seeking Divorce from Rabbinical Court

The first Jewish Israeli male couple to marry has filed for divorce in a Tel Aviv rabbinical court that never recognized the marriage. It is unknown if the rabbinical court will provide a divorce for Uzi Even, the first openly gay Knesset member, and Dr. Amit Kama, Ynet reported.

IDF Soldiers Complain: Haredi Soldiers Received $5,000 Each in Illegal Grants

On Tuesday, soldiers in the IDF Kfir brigade sent a letter to the office of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz complaining about discrimination between soldiers serving in the Haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion and other soldiers in the brigade, Walla reports. According to the soldiers’ claims it appears that recently soldiers serving in the Haredi battalion each received a grant of $5,000 from an American philanthropist.

Lipa Schmeltzer Goes Green in Jerusalem (Video)

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Liberman Buys Time for Coalition, Hareidim Not Buying Idea of Service in Jewish Army

Avigdor Liberman says he will continue to pursue the drafting of all Israelis at the age of 18, but will uphold the current coalition.

70 days Later – Mofaz, Kadima, Quit Netanyahu’s Government over Haredi Draft

Following the collapse of negotiations over a new conscription law, Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz decided to quit Netanyahu's coalition, leaving the premier once again with only 66 MKs. Mofaz told a Kadima faction emergency session: "It is with great sorrow that I say that there is no escape from taking a decision on quitting the government." Mofaz explained: "I went in on a principle, and when that failed, we must quit."

Thousands Protesting Against Draft

Thousands of Ultra-Orthodox adults and young children are protesting against the universal draft in Kikar Shabbat in Jerusalem. The adults have handcuffed all the children...

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