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May 28, 2016 / 20 Iyar, 5776
News & Views
Religious & Secular in Israel
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Posted on: May 27th, 2016

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On Friday morning, a Kulanu politician, Environment Minister Avi Gabbay, announced his resignation on account of the Lieberman appointment.

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Jewish men pray the morning service as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer on Mt. Meron in northern Israel. Lag B'Omer commemorates the death of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, one of the most important sages in Jewish history, 1800 years ago.
 

Posted on: May 26th, 2016

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

Thousands upon thousands of Jews celebrated Lag B'Omer at the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai with song and dance and heartfelt prayer.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Miriam Naor
 

Posted on: May 25th, 2016

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Now it appears that the Supreme Court is prepared to bring down the last vestige of halakhic Judaism regarding conversion

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the inauguration ceremony of a new section of the Beit Hatfutzut, on May 24, 2016.
 

Posted on: May 25th, 2016

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Prime Minister Netanyahu says a DNA test showed there are Sephardic roots in his family ancestry after historical research by his brother Ido, a writer.

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Netanayahu shaking hands with Glick
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2016

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When the PM shook hands with the newcomer at the end of the Knesset Likud faction's first meeting of the spring session, he blurted, "Yehuda, it's the last time you're doing this to me."

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Rabbi Yehuda Glick
 

Posted on: May 22nd, 2016

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Glick also said "there should be clear instructions as to how to conduct a wedding ceremony, and just as you don't have to have a rabbi at a circumcision, under the chupah you don't need a rabbi either."

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Lag Baomer on Mt. Meron, 2013
 

Posted on: May 19th, 2016

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"We have established a special area for women to drink and rest. There are 12 diaper changing and nursing rooms with attendants on hand to help."

Avigdor Lieberman
 

Posted on: May 18th, 2016

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Netanyahu may have been clever or lucky, but Lieberman was, without a doubt, brilliant.

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Meir Ettinger being arrested.
 

Posted on: May 17th, 2016

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So far, Meir Kahane's great grandson, Netzach Binyamin, who is two months old, has not been served with a Ya'alon administrative detention writ.

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Looking at the Temple Mount
 

Posted on: May 16th, 2016

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

The Haredi rabbis referred to "stupid" statements by senior officials in government and the military which, they said, dishonor the nation of Israel and the IDF soldiers.

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Netanyahu and Ya'alon in a meeting.
 

Posted on: May 16th, 2016

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Was the defense minister calling on his officer to rebel against the political class? Probably not, although he sounded dangerously close to saying just that.

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IDF soldier coming home for Shabbat / Photo credit: IDF
 

Posted on: May 13th, 2016

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66% of Israelis believe in God. An additional 20% believe in a higher power, but prefer not to use the G word.

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Rabbi Chaim Yechiel Rothman z'l of Canada, and daughter Yaffa. The rabbi was murdered by Arab terrorists who slaughtered four rabbis and a Druze police officer and wounded numerous others in an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood on Nov. 19 2014. Rabbi Rothman was critically injured and died of his wounds nearly a year later.
 

Posted on: May 11th, 2016

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

The daughter of a rabbi murdered by Arab terrorists at a Jerusalem synagogue shares her loss, love and pain.

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Israeli soldiers lower the Israeli flag during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 10, 2016 as Israel commemorates its fallen soldiers.
 

Posted on: May 11th, 2016

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Israel observes its Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers and citizens who died as victims of terror.

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IDF soldiers are perceived as the most positive group in Israel. / Photo credit: IDF
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2016

News & ViewsIsraelDruze

Half the leftists feel ill at ease about expressing their views in Israel, while absolute majority of right-leaning Jews feel very or quite comfortable.

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Source: Returning to the Mount
 

Posted on: May 5th, 2016

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It is a very serious matter that police do not permit Jews to protest the police own racist actions."

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IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan
 

Posted on: May 5th, 2016

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Minister Bennet twitted that the deputy chief of staff made a mistake and he must correct it "One minute before the Holocaust deniers turn these erroneous words into a flag."

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Israeli high school students pay their respects to Holocaust survivors who fell fighting during Israel's War of Independence in 1948 on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: May 4th, 2016

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Students are on strike to protest a six-week walkout by driving examiners which has not allowed them to get their drivers' licenses.

Rabbi Eliezer Igra
 

Posted on: May 3rd, 2016

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All the missing positions on the Supreme Rabbinical Court must be filled by Thursday this week, or else the court would cease to operate.

Rabbi Shraga Dahan
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2016

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"I'm not ashamed of what I do, should I apologize for representing Judaism in the IDF?"

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