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The Temple Mount Closed Down following Feiglin’s Visit

Jerusalem police sources said that MK Feiglin asked to enter one of the mosques that are closed to Jewish visitors.

Rabbi Auerbach: Army Service Means Eradication of Judaism

Refusing service is "a commandment one must obey even at the cost of their own life."

Bibi, Bennett, Yair Talks Breakthrough: Shas Gets Boot

Likud and Jewish Home circles say they've reached an understanding Haredi recruitment at age 21, Shas will not get Interior and Housing Portfolios.

51% Want Lapid, Bennett, Livni, Mofaz in Government, No Haredim

44% said they prefer their party to compromise on principles to join Netanyahu's coalition.

Bennett: Likud Wants Us Out, We’re Sticking with Lapid

Jewish Home has begun to promote principles previously associated almost exclusively with Yair Lapid's agenda.

Sarah Silverman’s Reform Rabbi Sister, Niece, Detained at the Kotel

One of the paratroopers in attendance announced that, after they had liberated the Kotel, everyone was welcome to pray there.

Rav Ovadia Yosef: Lapid a Scoundrel who Hates the Yeshivas

If Shas is invited to join the coalition, it is sure to torpedo most of Netanyahu's national agenda.

Lapid on Jerusalem and the Palestinians

Yesh Atid perceives a possible peace process as a response to an ensemble of threats looming over the State of Israel.

Rabbi Lior ‘Saddened’ by Rav Ovadia’s Attack on Jewish Home

On Saturday night, Rav Ovadia attacked the Jewish Home party saying it was not the home of Jews but of goyim.

‘Because It’s Ours’ – Tent City Rises in Hebron on Shabbat Chaye Sarah (Video)

Toward early mid-afternoon the tents start popping up on the lawn in the park across from the Cave of Machpela.

Rabbi Cherlow: Why Aren’t Human Rights Advocates Protesting Outlawing Jewish Prayers on Temple Mount?

Rabbi Cherlow said that it is possible that the great concession of Temple Mount began with the late IDF General Motta Gur and his paratroopers.

High Court Hears Petition against Mikvah for Married Women Only

Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Minister of Religious Affairs Yaakov Margi and the Chief Rabbinate Council to explain why they not allow single women to immerse in state-run mikvahs.

Police Release All Jewish Boys Accused of Firebombing Arab Cab, No Charges Filed

The last of the youths detained in the fire bomb (Molotov cocktail) case have been released. Honenu attorney David HaLevi stated: “The detention was superfluous...

Tzohar Launches Campaign to Improve Israeli Rabbinate, Rabbinic Services

Among the items that Tzohar is calling for will be to elect new rabbinical court judges who would be more open to the needs of the general public, not just the religiously observant sectors; and new guidelines for managing the marriage, divorce and conversion processes in Israel – three areas that have been particularly alienating to secular Israelis.

Rav Ovadia Yosef Holds in his Hands the Fate of Israel’s Attack on Iran

The final say on whether or not Israel will go it alone against Iran's nuclear facilities depends on the two architects of that plan, and on the IAF which will carry it out. It will also depend on the Obama Administration and on whether or not the Saudis and the Gulf states will give their tacit approval. But that same decision will also depend on the approval of a 92-year-old Sefardi Rabbi from Jerusalem, whose thumbs-up or down could kill the plan or give it life.

Victim of Scientology Recites his Plight as Church’s New Tel-Aviv Center Is Inaugurated

The new, renovated Scientology Center opened in Tel Aviv. IDF Radio interviewed a man who said his family fell apart when his wife joined the Church of Scientology.

New Campaign: Tight Pants Are Sinful and Corrupting

We have grown accustomed to these letters being directed at Haredi women. Now, surprisingly, this letter is addressed specifically to the men.

Haredi Rabbis Decided: Yeshiva Students May Go to Recruitment Centers, But ‘Must Not Sign...

Against the background of the expiration on August 1 of the Tal Law, which attempted to manage Haredi recruitment, the Moetzes Gdolei HaTorah (Assembly of Torah Sages), the supreme rabbinical policy-making council of several Haredi organizations in Israel convened Monday night in Bnei Brak at the home of leader of the Lithuanian sector, Rav Steinman, to solidify the policy of military conscription.

After 8 Years, Body Was Relocated for Spiritual Reasons with R. Elyashiv’s Blessings

Senior Jerusalem rabbis permitted a late-night removal of the body of a Haredi rabbi from its grave, on the night between Thursday and Friday last week, because family members, who are Breslov Hasidim, claimed the "spiritual level" of the nearby dead was insufficient, causing what could be considered the desecration of the dead.

Yad Yair Refugees Recite Lamentations at the Ruins of their Homes

On Saturday night, Tisha B'Av 5772, some 50 men, women and children, members of the settlement nucleus of Yad Yair, together with the Benjamin Settlers Committee and residents of Gush Talmonim, mourned the destruction of Jerusalem, and shared their private grief over the destruction of their settlement more than three years ago by the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria.

New Israeli Haredi Consumer Is Savvy, Wielding Purchasing Power of $2.6 Billion

Haredi consumers are not, by and large, part of Israel's social protest movement, but their shopping savvy, it turns out, is evolving constantly.

Ashlag Rebbe: Secular Youths Should Be Conscripted into Torah Study

During his weekly talk, the Ashlag Rebbe, Rabbi Simcha Avraham Halevy, challenged politicians who promote the notion of an equal burden, describing them as imbeciles. He proposed a solution to the inequality: "Let every secular boy be forced to bear the burden of defending the homeland of Israel and fulfill his national duty to study Torah and keep the mitzvot." He also said, "The nation of Israel did not survive our brutal history by the deterrence of the IDF, nor by the might of the State of Israel, but by the merit of the study of Torah."

Haredim Offer to Purchase Jerusalem Soccer Team, Impose Weekday Only Schedule

Chairman of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club Itzik Kornfein said in an interview to Israel TV's sports channel that a number of Haredi businessmen have expressed their desire to invest money in his team, on one condition: that Beitar would not play on Shabbat.

Rabbi Ariel Under Criminal Probe, ‘Banned Indefinitely’ from Temple Mount

The 78 year old who took part in the liberation of Temple Mount in 1967 is banned from entering the holiest Jewish site by Israeli Police, who say he will face charges.

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