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Bennett and Jewish Home Soar in Polls, Challenge Likud for Lead

Bennett lost the battle for Chief Rabbis but he may have won the war. A Knesset Channel poll shows Jewish Home party as the second largest, only three seats behind the Likud and three ahead of Lapid.

Report: Haredi Cult Leader Shlomo Helbrans Drowned in Mexico

According to Diardio de Chiapas, Helbrans' group of about 40 ultra-Orthodox Jewish families entered Chiapas three weeks ago legally from Guatemala, after having been expelled.

Jerusalem Residents Protest Plan to Close Cineplex on Shabbat

Approximately Jerusalem residents, including Meretz party supporters, protested on front of City Hall Saturday night against a plan to close a new movie theater...

Salt Cave Collapses Near Lot’s Wife in Sodom — Family Escapes

A rock avalanche close to Sodom has caused a salt cave to collapse near Lot's Wife. A family barely made it out in time.

Potential Religious Chief of Staff Promoted to Shomron Commander

Leftists are scared out of their pants by the success of religious soldiers in fighting for their country.

Meretz, Channel 10 Viciously Attack Bennett Over Schoolbook

Should this be filed under irony, hypocrisy or just simply hatred?

Tzipi Livni Using Three Hats to Block Bill Against Terrorist Release

Tzipi Livni needs a law that says she can't release killer prisoners like she needs a hole in the head, but you can't say "hole in the head" in Israel – the term may be Rabinized.

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.

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.

Can Coalition Haredim Live with It? Court Orders New Draft Law in 4 Months

The High Court of Justice on Tuesday night approved a four-month extension for the government to pass the new IDF draft, after which Haredi...

A Slice of Jewish Life in Jerusalem’s Ancient City

Shoshana Selavan, chairperson of the Old City's Jewish Quarter community, launches a new column on Jewish Life in the Old City.

Despite Haredi Outcry, Supreme Court Ruling Cuts Number of Businesses Open on Shabbat

Haredi coalition partners demand broader interior ministry authority over Shabbat laws.

‘Peace Index’ Survey Reveals 48% of Israeli Jews Believe Left ‘Disloyal’

A whopping 80.5% of the Jewish public agree with the recent statement by Ambassador Ron Dermer that “Israel has no doubt that President-elect Trump is a true friend of Israel.”

800 Young Russian Jews at Jerusalem Limmud FSU Festival

The festival marked the 90th birthday of President Shimon Peres, and the 100th birthday of late Prime Minster Menachem Begin.

Netanyahu Approves Egalitarian Section at Western Wall

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.

Women of the Wall Protesting Bennett’s High Holidays Plan

"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."

WOW Blame Jewish Press, Bloggers, for Graffiti

None of us support violence and we found out about the story in the media, just like every one else.

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.

25,000 Pray in Hebron on ‘Shabbat Chayei Sarah’

Prayers by thousands of Jews at the Cave of the Patriarchs were peaceful, heartfelt and filled with hope.

Court: Ban on Temple Mount Jewish Prayer Violates Freedom of Worship

Attorney: "Police are breaking the law by preventing Jews from praying."

Hareidi and National Religious Jews in Massive Prayer at Kotel Today

Tens of thousands of Jews are expected to arrive at the Western Wall at 4:30 p.m.

Reform and Conservative Leaders Deemed Rabbis, to Receive Israeli State Funds

The Israeli government announced on Tuesday that, for the first time, it will pay the salaries of a small number of Reform and Conservative rabbis who are considered leaders in their communities, and will also recognize them as rabbis.

Yisrael Beitenu MK Says ‘Reform Movement Is not Jewish’

Reform leaders too often make themselves look silly by bending the Bible for their own convenience.

Beit Shemesh Journal: I’m Switching My Vote

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

Afirmative Action: New Habayit Hayehudi Bill Gives Reservists Preference in Civil Service Hiring

'A person who serves the state and sacrifices his comfort for her sake must be awarded a significant advantage.'

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