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2 Liberal Orthodox Rabbis Warring over Flipping Fuse on Stormy Shabbat

15 Tevet 5774 – December 18, 2013
A "Beit Hillel" rabbi reported his decision to turn on the electricity on a frozen Shabbat morning, only to be attacked by a "Tzohar" rabbi from his neck of the (snowy) woods.

Haredi Torah Says Battle against Draft ‘A War of Life and Death’

15 Tevet 5774 – December 17, 2013
The Lithuanian Council of Torah Sages and the Hasidic Council of Torah Sages organized two protests in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem Monday against a...

Should Israel Help Save America’s Jewish Community?

Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.

Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.

‘Purity Patrol’ Helps Snowbound Women Reach the Mikveh

14 Tevet 5774 – December 16, 2013
The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. "The...

Livni to Appeal Government Approved Foreign NGO Bill

13 Tevet 5774 – December 15, 2013
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has announced that she intends to appeal the committee decision in the high court.

Police Dressed as Arabs Incite Provocation in Jewish Village

The local security coordinator tried to alert the Army, but his calls were not answered.

Abbas to Blame Jews’ Prayers for Rain for Halting Peace Talks

10 Tevet 5774 – December 12, 2013
The snowstorm’s delay of Kerry’s meeting with Netanyahu finally gives Abbas a chance to explain why Israel must not exist as a Jewish state.

Saying Mazal Tov in Sign Language

9 Tevet 5774 – December 11, 2013
All the boys were called up together, and recited – for the very first time – the blessing for being called to the Torah, with their interpreter.

Mike Huckabee: How Can a Democrat Support Obama as ‘Pro-Israel?’

Mike Huckabee doesn’t understand why Jews support Obama as “pro-Israel” because he doesn’t understand the psyche of a liberal American Jewish Democrat.

Storm over ‘Haredim Are Cancer’ Comment

A news report on court proceedings in Beit Shemesh vote fraud, and a show on the Haredi housing crisis exposes deep resentments by seculars of Haredim.

New Hope for ‘Agunot’ Women Trapped by Separated Husbands

8 Tevet 5774 – December 10, 2013
A new initiative will use Jewish law to help “Agunot” women, separated from husbands who refuse to grant them a divorce that would let them re-marry.

AG: Police Found Well Organized, Criminal Vote Scam in Beit Shemesh

Jerusalem District Court to discuss appeals of election results today.

WOW Blame Jewish Press, Bloggers, for Graffiti

5 Tevet 5774 – December 8, 2013
None of us support violence and we found out about the story in the media, just like every one else.

Orthodox & Reform Rabbis Condemn Arab Violence against Settlers

3 Tevet 5774 – December 6, 2013
Rabbi Lopatin said, “May Hashem give you all strength to continue this age old, noble struggle which God promises us will end in victory.”

Haredi Establishment Gets Fresh Draft Martyr, Expect Noise

2 Tevet 5774 – December 5, 2013
Rabbi Auerbach and his merry band of Lituanian Haredim needed a pawn to serve their political aims, and Moshe A. volunteered.

British Rabbis Scold Orthodox Shul for Letting Women Hold Torah

30 Kislev 5774 – December 2, 2013
The issue of women becoming involved in synagogue services to the point of holding a Torah scroll is as loaded in the Diaspora than it is in Israel.

New Vote for Justice, Democracy in Beit Shemesh

26 Kislev 5774 – November 29, 2013
"The findings of the police investigation indicate serious criminal activity."

Attorney General Asks Court to Order New Elections in Beit Shemesh

25 Kislev 5774 – November 27, 2013
There is a glimmer of hope in fighting corrupt elections in Israel, which is no worse than anywhere else but simply more obvious.

Israeli Chief Rabbinate Issues Restrictions on Mikvah Attendants

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate issued restrictions on the extent to which mikvah attendants may question and interact with women visiting the ritual baths. According to a...

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