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‘Don’t Put Her Back in the Cage’ – Supreme Court Enjoins Rabbi from Voiding...

Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein called an appeal to a rabbinic court to withdraw an exceptional-process divorce-get given to an Aguna 'inappropriate.'

Education Committee Debate on ‘Breaking the Silence’ in Schools Hits High Notes

MK Zehava Galon (Meretz) said Breaking the Silence is a "patriotic organization" and that those who object to it want a 'paranoid education system that does not deal with criticism.'

Tibi Predicts He’ll Be PM, Threatens to Settle Score With Jews

Israeli Arab MK Ahmed Tibi called the residents of the Jewish community of Amona "land thieves" while speaking to Ono Academic College.

Movement for the Jewish State to Oppose Almoz Nomination for head of Manpower Directorate

The Movement for the Jewish State says IDF Spokesperson Moti Almoz is inappropriate to head the army's human resources division.

Some Improvement in Rabbi Steinman’s Condition

Rabbi Steinman was apparently well enough Monday morning to pray the morning prayer at the crack of dawn in his hospital room.

Survey: 49% of Israeli Haredim Go Online, 21% Have Smartphone

Nevertheless, B'nei B'rak, with the highest percentage of Haredim in Israel, came in fifth in ordering products online.

Report: Frequent Injuries Force IDF to Ease Women’s Combat Requirements

The mixed battalions will be relocated to their own boot camp base, apart from the rest of the infantry's training facilities.

When A Jerusalem Neighborhood Was A Transit Camp

Rabbi Haim Sabato tells the tale of the Jerusalem transit camp in which he and his family lived when they immigrated to the Holy Land from Egypt.

Israel’s ‘Muezzin Law’ with Tougher Fines Submitted for Preliminary Knesset Vote

'Hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens in the Galilee, Negev, Jerusalem and other locations in central Israel suffer routinely and daily from the noise caused by the PA systems of houses of worship.'

Knesset Speaker to Set Up Team to Reexamine Dress Code

MK Trajtenberg took off his shirt at the Knesset entrance, cautioning that "tomorrow all of you will have a burqa."

Knesset Passes Law Requiring Representation of Haredim, Olim, in Civil Service

Proper representation legislation in recent years has used affirmative action to boost public sectors whose presence in the civil service does not represent their share of the population.
Holocaust survivors memorial, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

Miraculous Family Reunion to Take Place at Yad Vashem

Neither side of the family knew anyone from the other side had survived the Holocaust!

Survey: Only 22% of Israeli Jews Completely Trust Supreme Court

The Knesset has maintained most of its status, but that's only because it was very low 25 years ago – 27%. Today it's down to 23%.

President Rivlin: Must Employ More Arabs, Haredim

It is right and good for every commercial company to reach more and more sectors, not just as providers of services, but also as employers."

Survey Shows Israelis’ Top Concern Is Livable Income

Here's a loaded item: 30% support segregation between Jews and Arabs in public places, 18% support reducing the presence of women in public places.

Chief Rabbinate to List Rabbis Approved for Conversions Abroad

According to the chief rabbis, the plan is to create a system whereby the conversions done by rabbis who meet the chief rabbinate criteria would be approved.

Remembering Ezra Schwartz, hy’d, By Creating a Garden at Oz veGaon

Sometimes the best way to honor and hold the memory of a departed soul is through building or planting new life. And so it was at Oz veGaon.

Report: Leftwing Reporter Tried to Derail Religious Brigade Commander with False Accusations

Instead of trying to hide anything, the commander offered the scheming soldier help and psychological care.

Diapora Yeshiva T’shuva Movement Pioneer Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein Dead at 82

Unlike traditional Orthodox academies, Rabbi Goldstein's Diaspora Yeshiva appealed to students who identified with the nonconformist beatnik and hippie subcultures, adopting a neo-Chasidic approach.

Power Outage in Jerusalem As Storm Snaps Trees, Damaging Cars

The first winter storm of the season snapped some power lines in Jerusalem, brought down trees and damaged cars.

Yeshiva Caught Flames From Brush Fire in Jerusalem

Flames from a brush fire spread to a nearby yeshiva in Jerusalem, and caused damage to the building.

‘Muezzin Law’ Ready for Vote Despite Arab, Rivlin Objections

MK Issawi Freij (Meretz) announced that separating the Shabbat calls from the Muezzin bill exposes it for what it is: yet another example of Israeli racism.

Rabbi Berland in Court: I Deserve Burning and Stoning for my Sins

The leader of the Shuvu Banim (Return boys) movement, Rabbi Eliezer Berland, confessed to indecent assault and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, part of which he has already served since his arrest.

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