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The Derekh HasHalom train station in Tel Aviv. / Wikipedia commons
 

Posted on: August 26th, 2016

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Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas), Health Minister Yakov Litzman and MK Moshe Gafni (both from UTJ) sent Netanyahu an urgent letter Thursday night, demanding a halt to the works on Shabbat, warning of a possible coalition collapse.

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IDF soldiers and Hassidic teens outside Joseph's Tomb
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2016

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Israel Police said in a statement: "Uncoordinated visits without security are dangerous to the visitors as well as to the security forces who are sent to rescue them."

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A wedding in Kiryat Sanz, Netanya.
 

Posted on: August 18th, 2016

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About 9,000 Haredi couples get married each year in Israel, and their inability to come up with the down payment for their own home forces them to waste years worth of income on rent.

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Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau.
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2016

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

'Let each stand as a unique holiday and let Tisha B'Av stand as the national day of mourning.'

Israeli Knesset, Jerusalem / Photo credit: Wikipedia commons
 

Posted on: August 11th, 2016

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The rightwing parties could possibly combine their numbers to boycott either Kahlon or Lapid, or both, from the future coalition government.

Miri Regev SMS
 

Posted on: August 10th, 2016

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"Dear Rabbi, how are you? We here hope and pray that we'll get a bronze medal. Yarden Gerbi's bout is in halaf an hour, we deserve to get a medal and hear the national anthem."

President Reuven Rivlin
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2016

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Pres. Reuven Rivlin called on Israeli Arab families to allow their teens to volunteer for National Service.

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Naftali Bennett and Prime Minister Netanyahu.
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2016

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In terms of political affiliation, the Knesset factions would have experienced a serious tilt to the right were the elections held this week.

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Ben Gurion International Airport / Photo credit: Oferico
 

Posted on: August 4th, 2016

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According to the union, the Shabbat protocol will permit landings of already scheduled flights from abroad, but no takeoffs.

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Israel Democracy Institute President Yohanan Plesner and MK Tzipi Livni / Facebook
 

Posted on: August 3rd, 2016

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Among the Jewish respondents, only 4% strongly believe in peace between Israel and the Palestinians. 16.1% believe it moderately. 35.4% moderately do not believe it. 41.1% do not believe it at all.

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Yeshiva girls / Photo credit: Karen
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

It should be noted that those Haredi schools that rejected the government-imposed of a Core Curriculum did so not necessarily because they object to teaching their students many of the subjects on the list.

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Police dragging into court a resident of Yitzhar in May, 2014
 

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016

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The minor pulled out of his own home, without judicial due process and without seeking expert opinion from a social worker and the Youth Probation Service.

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Hi-tech life in Tel Aviv.
 

Posted on: July 31st, 2016

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The government voted on issuing permits for hi-tech employment of foreign workers, and permits for spouses.

A Chareidi boy holds up a sign protesting the IDF draft.  February 16, 2015.
 

Posted on: July 31st, 2016

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The young men "shared" their lives on Facebook, proving they were not living Chareidi lives, as they had claimed to the IDF.

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Illustration image
 

Posted on: July 29th, 2016

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Needless to say, B, who doesn't eat kosher, never mind knows much about the intricate laws of Kashrut, was surprised at the HR decision.

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Berland plotting the murder of a follower who turned police informer. / Screenshot
 

Posted on: July 27th, 2016

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

Viewing this plotting session of a murder, one is reminded of similar scenes involving mobsters and Hamas terrorists, except the godfather is in a talit and the gangsters wear shtreimlach.

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© JNi.media
 

Posted on: July 26th, 2016

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"Reform Jews in the US don’t have a single mikvah. All of a sudden they need a mikvah over here?"

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Brigadier General Zvika Fairaizen with former chief of staff Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz / IDF
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2016

News & ViewsIsraelIDF & Security

It should be noted that Brigadier General Fairaizen wears a knitted yarmulke, which constitutes an extremely meaningful change in the IDF's recent attitude regarding Religious Zionism.

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Defense Minister Liberman looking at his own 1979 recruit's photo at the IDF reception and screening center. / Facebook
 

Posted on: July 25th, 2016

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Liberman recommended that soldiers who are not sure about the rules of engagement ask their superiors.

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2016 Im Tirtzu Youth conference participants / Courtesy
 

Posted on: July 24th, 2016

News & ViewsIsrael

Rabbi Mark's daughter, Orit, an active member of Im Tirtzu’s Youth Division, participated in the conference.

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