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New Poll: Lapid Receives 27 Seats, Netanyahu Only 22 in Wake of ‘Supermarkets Law’

Shas, which initiated the Supermarket Law, is not benefiting from it for the time being, and is expected to win only 4 seats (down from 7) – barely passing the threshold, if that.

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.”

Bennett, Edelstein, to Preside over Rebuilding of Hero’s Memorial Ordered Destroyed by High Court

Despite a pending petition to the Supreme Court, the IDF Civil Administration went ahead and razed the memorial.

Peres’ Eulogy: Rav Ovadia Was ‘My Teacher, My Rabbi, My Friend’

No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.

Chief Justice Keeps Israeli Courts Open Rosh Hashanah

It's a fascinating—and rare—case in which the rights of an individual to a speedy trial clash with the identity of the Jewish state.

Lipa Schmeltzer Goes Green in Jerusalem (Video)

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Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Arab MK’s Bill Reversing Talmudic Sages on Goats

MK Zahalka argued that goats are actually good for the environment, as they thin out the forests, making them easier to control in case of a fire.

Survey Shows Majority of Israelis Object to Considering Diaspora Jews’ Views in Legislation

The survey revealed a strong correlation between the religious standards of respondents and their view on how vital the views of foreign Jews are.

Court Orders Hod HaSharon to Permit Reform Synagogue Construction

Kehilat Yonatan offers a conversion program to Israeli citizens and foreigners with long-term visas, and egalitarian wedding services.

Brave New Nation: 30 New Rabbinical Courts to Process Conversions

Stern's pending bill already appears to enjoy the initial, albeit tacit, support of Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home.

Report: NIF Targets Religion in Campaign to Win Back Government

One major target for this project are Chabad activities, which include summer camps for children in municipalities that cannot afford one.

High Court Bars Business Owners from Paying Kashrut Inspectors’ Wages

The kashrut supervisors union strongly opposes the reform, fearing that an open and transparent pay method would adversely affect their income.

Lapid Freezes Funding for Draft-Delayed Haredim

The Supreme Court ruling came after several appeals from so called good government groups.

Beit Shemesh Journal: I’m Switching My Vote

Eli Cohen is now the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.

IDF Soldier Injured as his Car Hit by Stones in Ramat Beit Shemesh

The driver was lightly injured and evacuated by Magen David Adom (MDA).

Popular Israeli Vocalist Shlomi Shabat Hospitalized

The vocalist, age 63, is known for his versatility; he sings in Hebrew, Turkish and Spanish and is known for his rock as well as for his Mizrahi music.

Expect Huge Blowout at the Kotel as WOW, Reform, Conservative, Blow Shofars

If Jews had the ability to ignore religious provocation when they saw one, we'd still have the Second Temple, if not the First.

Lapid to Haredim: I Will Not Hurt the Torah World, It’s Nonsense

"The study of Torah cannot become an excuse not to study math and English, not to serve the homeland, and not to work for a living."

Prayers from a Jewish Soul Soaring on a Skateboard

A semi-pro skier whose soul loves to fly in the sky even when his body is grounded finds he can integrate both in a Torah-observant lifestyle.

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.”

Jewish Home MK: It’s Time to Separate from Yair Lapid

The interview is an open announcement of an idea that has been in discussion within Jewish Home for some time now.

IDF Chef Who Cooked on Shabbat Confined to Base for Two Weeks

The cook lit a fire on Shabbat and cooked a packet of chickpeas for a vegetarian soldier. An officer who noticed this reported the incident to the battalion commander and the cook was court martialed.

Rabbi Steinsaltz Back in Tekoa Yeshiva following Stroke

'I never thought that spreading ignorance has any advantage, except for those who are in a position of power and want to deprive others of their rights and spread ignorance in order to keep them under foot.'

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."

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