This thing will get much uglier before it becomes beautiful.
The IEC is interested in hiring more women for its core professions, to change the gender mix which today still stands at 80% men versus only 20% women.
When the left cite religious sources, they don't have to lie to make them appear outrageous — all they have to do is present them sans context and background.
The "difficulties" came in the form of both ultra-Orthodox parties in Netnayahu's coalition who declared their absolute objection to any official recognition of any Reform presence.
The AG says the billviolates the core of the right to religious freedom and the right to equality.
This is such a cultural fruit salad, with lady priests, Vulcans and the Kotel…
Tel Aviv was named the world's number one gay city by an American Airlines and GayCities.com survey of gay travelers.
"This police harassment over Torah publications is reminiscent of the darkest regimes we have experienced in our history."
Last month, IDF Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot belittled the value of the sages' teaching, calling it "strictly a slogan."
The Gafni bill is intended to bypass a Supreme Court ruling that allowed Reform and Conservative converts to dip in state run mikvahs.
Of the 350,000 non-Jews who have immigrated to Israel, only 3,600 convert each year.
What appears to be a bill driven by the urgent need to block Reform expansion in Israel may really be a land grab on the part of the Haredim.
Over the past few weeks, IDF Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot has been systematically curtailing the authority of the Military Rabbinate.
As victories go, this one required double the lying power and did little to promote dialogue inside Israel's society.
The chief rabbis concluded that a new outline altogether was needed for the Kotel, one which would not recognize the reform at all.
MK Bezalel Smotrich (Habayit Hayehudi) on Thursday night tweeted that he would ask his faction to join the Haredi ultimatum to Netanyahu.
Police were clearly concerned about the safety of the Jewish visitors but obviously angry as well.
"We must end the compulsory draft for men and women, regardless of faith or race. The Army shouldn't be obliged to recruit people whose loyalty it does not trust."
American Reform rabbis do not think Israel has yet gone far enough with compromises for the Movement.
The powers that be in the army have given up on their attempt to force non-Haredi Orthodox soldiers to shave.