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Radical Haredim Riot against Construction over Alleged Tombs

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Radical Haredim rioted in Jerusalem and in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, on Monday because of construction at sites that they said contain Jewish graves. Police took into custody at least 14 rioters. The Haredim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim and Geula neighborhoods set garbage containers on fire following a rabbinical ruled against claims of the […]

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The Klausenburger Rebbe was wholeheartedly in favor of settling Eretz Israel, and cursed the Jews who collaborated with the Arabs to prevent it.
 

Haredi Settlers Push Back: Rebbe’s Dad Was Pro-Settlements

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

When it came to comparisons with the Third Reich, it appears the first Klausenburger Rebbe had his priorities straight.

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Beitar Jerusalem Announces Shabbat Ban on Soccer Games

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Beitar Jerusalem soccer team announced that it will stop playing on Shabbat in order to allow its religious and traditional fans to attend team home games. Home games will be held on Saturday nights or weekdays, according to the announcement by the team’s new owner Eli Tabib. Beitar Jerusalem made headlines earlier this year […]

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Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Halberstam, the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe, spoke in Beit Shemesh against the conspiracy of secular and religious Zionists to "uproot the Torah."
 

Grand Rebbe Attacks Settlers, Compares Israeli Media to Nazis

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

The Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe sees no difference between Nazi depictions of Jews as contaminators of German blood and the Israeli Media view of Haredim as freeloaders.

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Want a Tzohar Rabbi for the Wedding? Avoid Petach Tikvah

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Religious Council of Petach Tikvah, located next to Tel Aviv, is generally known to give problems for couple wanting to get married by modern orthodox rabbis registered with the Tzohar organization, a rabbi told The Jewish Press Thursday. Responding to the reported plight of a young man whose request for a certificate that he […]

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‘What’s Bad for Haredim is Bad for Universities’ says Haredi MK

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni said he doesn’t mind if yeshivas are monitored to make sure those enrolled are learning so long as universities get the same treatment. He had commented in the Maariv newspaper that students who do not actually learn day and night in yeshivas should serve in the army. MK Gafni, answering […]

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Haredi Man asks Woman to Move to Back of Bus, Gets Punched in Face in Response

Posted on: August 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

On a Jerusalem bus driving in Givat Shaul on Kanfei Nesharim street, a Haredi man asked a secular woman to move to the back of the bus, according to a report in YNet. At that point, a secular man, also on the bus, got up and punched the Haredi man in the face and then […]

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The men who know nothing: the State Attorney has told the high court that these two leaders of the Jewish Home party, Naftali Bennett (L) and Uri Ariel, along with the rest of the National Religious coalition members are being kept in the dark intentionally regarding the peace process in general and the prisoner releases in particular.
 

Govt. to Court: Names of Prisoners Going Free Kept Secret from Bennett

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The first group of Palestinian prisoners with Jewish blood on their hands will be released next week.

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It appears the WOW are learning a hard lesson of what happens when you really awaken a Haredi lion from his/her slumber. It's been known to bite.
 

Women of the Wall ‘Corralled’ by Police, Drowned Out by Megaphones

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelJerusalem

A kind of Mutually Assured Disturbance was observed by both sides.

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Three years after the scandal exploded, shaking up the Religious Zionist movement, a magistrate court in Jerusalem found Rabbi Motti Elon, scion of an exulted family of scholars and public servants, and himself a charismatic teacher and leader, guilty of sex crimes.
 

Guilty: Rabbi Motti Elon Convicted of Sexual Assault

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

"Any attempt to argue as if I ever admitted such an act is a despicable lie," was Rabbi Elon's initial response to the allegations.

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Coming soon to the Western Wall? Muslims pray in front of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount
 

Western Wall Rabbi: Respect the Muslims, Don’t Come to Pray

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.

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Minister Naftali Bennett (R), Shas MK Amnon Cohen (C) and UTJ MK Israel Eichler at a Knesset State Control Committee encouraging Haredi integration in the Israeli labor market, August 06, 2013.
 

Bennett to Spend $140 Million on Haredi Integration

Posted on: August 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The minister lamented the fact that Israelis are studying Law instead of programming.

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Brigadier-Gen. Gadi Agmon, in a closed committee session, launched a vehement attack on the deans of Haredi yeshivas, accusing them of outright lying and covering up for students who are registered but do not show up for classes.
 

IDF: Haredi Yeshiva Deans Cheat, Covering for No-Show Students

Posted on: August 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

"It is inconceivable that deans of yeshivas would lie knowingly and sign for their students as if they're present full time in the yeshivas, while in reality they're not there."

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Somewhere past the black hats in the Haredi community of Beitar Illit, there are other Jewish communities
 

Shas to Sue Gov’t because Haredi City not a National Priority

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The Shas Haredi party can’t see past its black hat. Most of 91 Yesha towns now on the national priority list are near dangerous borders. Beitar Illit is not. Obviously, that’s discrimination, says Shas.

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Last July, police prevented these Jews from going up to Temple Mount. Vigil organizers warn these are the first steps before sealing off the site to Jews altogether.
 

Protesters: Police in Cahoots with Arabs over Jewish Access to Mount

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

On those few days when Jews were allowed to go up to the Mount, they suffered constant abuse by the Muslims and by the police.

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Rabbi David Lau has a reputation of a nice guy, popular with the residents of his town of Modi'in, both religious and secular. Now it appears that to get his job as Chief rabbi he made a deal with some extremist Haredi forces.
 

R. Lau to Submit Conversion Rulings to Haredi Review in Backroom Deal

Posted on: August 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Rabbi David Lau committed to consulting with "giur breaker" Rabbi Sherman before any consultation on conversions.

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An anti-Zionist Neturei Karta demonstration in Jerusalem. The alleged spy told his Iranian hosts he would gladly kill a Zionist for them.
 

Neturei Karta Member Charged with Espionage for Iran

Posted on: August 1st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

The accused was using an email account which he checked in Jerusalem Internet cafes.

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Jewish Home Minister Naftali Bennett thinks he scored a victory with the new Referendum bill. The reality is that he just abandoned his thousands of voters east of the green line.
 

Bennett’s Folly: Territory Giveback Referendum Passes First Reading

Posted on: August 1st, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

As far as the half million Israelis living in Judea and Samaria—most of whom are Jewish Home voters—the referendum bill leaves them in the cold.

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Naftali Bennett (c) at his primaries victory party, November 7, 2012.
 

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

Posted on: July 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

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.

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Two rabbis for two Jewish communities: Israel's new chief rabbis,  Sephardi Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef (R) and Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau.
 

White Smoke in Jerusalem: It’s Rabbis Lau and Yosef

Posted on: July 24th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

147 out of 150 members of the election body voted.

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