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Rabbi Aviner Compares IDF Order on Shaving Beards to Nazi Era

The incident follows new rules adopted by the IDF which require submitting requests for growing beards to HR, rather than the military rabbinate.

National Religious Rabbis Accusing Haifa Rabbinate of Falsifying Documents to Deny Marriages

In a Channel 2 report, senior officials from the Haifa Rabbinate admitted that the denials were not substantiated.

The War Is On: Ultra-Orthodox, Reform, Vie for Control of Knesset

Netanyahu has until Passover to follow the coalition agreement he signed with the ultra-Orthodox, or else.

Now, This Is News: Mir Yeshiva Starts Teaching in Hebrew

"Better to give up the Yiddish and let everyone understand the material, rather than maintain the tradition and lose the students' attention."

Analysis: How the Reform Control Government, Knesset Committees and the Courts

Israeli anti-religious organizations funded by Reform money are regularly invited by Knesset committees despite having no legal status.

Analysis: Reform Success Enabled by Ultra-Orthodox 4-Seat Loss

UTJ MK Israel Eichler turned their lemons into a kind of lemonade saying he wouldn't give the Reform the satisfaction by leaving government.

Duma Village Arson Murder Defendant Describes 17 Days of Shabak Torture

Former Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein gave his approval to using severe interrogation techniques against the Duma suspects.

New Bill Compels Burial Societies to Work on Shabbat

Burial societies that receive their funding form the state must arrive within three hours of receiving the request, even if the death occurred on Shabbat.

Netanyahu Eulogizes Minister Uri Orbach z’l – ‘We Loved Him Tremendously’

Minister Uri Orbach, z'l, was eulogized by PM Netanyahu at the cabinet meeting. "We loved him tremendously."

Women of the Wall to Get Own Kotel Plaza

The new plaza will be outside the control of the Kotel rabbi, and be governed by a new public committee.

Justice Minister Wins Battle Against Chief Rabbi over Appointment of Rabbinate Judges

As of Monday morning, JNi.media has learned that the attempt to change the rules of selecting permanent rabbinic judges has been rescinded, due mostly to the stern response of the Justice Minister.

Bennett in Tussle with Chief Rabbi over Coed Classrooms

In all of these clashes, the first punch has come from Shas and its man in the Chief Rabbinate, while Bennett has restricted himself to just responding to the attacks.

State Attorney: Cannot Defend Deri Appointment in High Court

The Knesset debate on the appointment was as raucous as they come, but, surprisingly, the United Arab List abstained. They like Deri.

Survey: Israeli Jews Support Shabak, Torture and All, Ultra-Orthodox the Most Hawkish

Among the Arab interviewees, 60% agree that the Jewish groups perpetrating terror attacks are merely marginal in the national-religious camp.

“Ad Kan” Promises To Reveal More Disturbing Material on Israeli Left-Wing Groups

“We are not ready to reveal more details yet, but all the materials we have, will be published within the next several weeks,” said Weiss.

Analysis: Uvda Exposé Reveals Left’s Anxiety About Israel Becoming Too Jewish [video]

"...if the PA law provides the possibility (of killing brokers who sold land to Jews) then that's that."

In Heated Shabbat Law Debate MK Zohar Questions Left’s ‘Enlightened socialism’

"The Zionist Camp is afraid of [Tel Aviv Mayor] Ron Huldai and is abandoning the values of socialism to gain the votes of Tel Aviv's residents."

In Heated Debate on Shabbat Law, MK Zohar Questions Left’s ‘Enlightened socialism’

“The Zionist Camp is afraid of [Tel Aviv Mayor] Ron Huldai and is abandoning the values of socialism to gain the votes of Tel Aviv’s residents.”

‘Netanyahu at War’ Picks Diametrically Opposed Left-Right Views on Rabin Murder [video]

Netanyahu is vindicated from a truly unexpected direction: Martin Indyk, US Ambassador to Israel from 1995 to '97, who is not a big fan of Netanyahu, which is why his story is credible.

Rabbi Pinto to Start Prison Sentence as Supreme Court Denies Appeal

Justice Mazuz said the sentence imposed on Pinto is the necessary minimum based on the appellant's actions.

Bennett Leads Improvised 5K Race in Memory of the Victims

"In the last few days I've heard that residents are afraid to leave the house and that's exactly what the Terror wants: that we'll be afraid, that we won't leave the house, that we'll lose our normal lives.

IDF Soldiers Who Beat Up Arab Terrorists Punished

Colonel Hazut on Friday sentenced another soldier from the Netzah Yehuda battalion to 21 days in prison for his role in the "hate wedding" video.

Labor MK: Chief Rabbinate’s Kashrut Monopoly Will End in my Lifetime

MK Uri Maklev (United Torah Judaism) addressed the demand for competition in the kashrut certification market and said that, by the same token, we can ask for competition in the issuing of health and fire certifications for hotels.

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