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Western Wall Rabbi: Respect the Muslims, Don’t Come to Pray

The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.

Bill Advances to Guarantee Women on Panel to Nominate Rabbis

The absence of Haredi parties in the government is already being, and women probably will be among those nominating Israel’s next rabbinic judges and chief rabbis.

Hareidi and National Religious Jews in Massive Prayer at Kotel Today

Tens of thousands of Jews are expected to arrive at the Western Wall at 4:30 p.m.

Netanyahu Says ‘Don’t Confuse Jewish Extremists with Religious Zionism’

The Prime Minister charged that anyone who tries to lump extremists with religious Zionists "does a very great injustice to a dear public that is loyal to the state."

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.

Kotel Rabbi Promises Women Won’t Be Arrested for Saying ’Kaddish’

Israel’s Haredi rabbis continue to make a mockery of themselves and of Judaism by pressing to arrest women for saying the mourner’s prayer at the Kotel. Sharansky comes to the rescue.

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.

Rav Ovadia Attacks Tzohar Rabbi David Stav

The campaign for Chief Rabbi in Israel got uglier Saturday night with Shas party’s spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef saying in his weekly address...

Israel Gay Pride Police Arrest Nursery School Teacher to Protect Parade

It is obvious that police are terrified of a repeat of the Jerusalem parade murder, where they allowed near the parade a known violent attacker of gays.

Protest of Half a Million Haredim to Shut Down Jerusalem on Sunday

The Haredi protest against Lapid’s drive to draft them is only the first shot in what promises to be an ugly war.

Jerusalem Mayor to Close Central Supermarkets on Sabbath

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat says he will force at least eight centrally-located supermarkets open on Sabbath to close on Saturdays.

Jewish Bride Arrested at Temple Mount on Her Wedding Day

A Jewish bride has been arrested at the Temple Mount on her wedding day.

Haredi MK Porush: Netanyahu Is a Dishrag, We’ll Avenge the Draft Law

Porush insists Netanyahu had declared that while he's in charge there won't be criminal sanctions.

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.

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.

With So Many People Looking to Shut Up Rabbi Pruzansky, He Must Be Doing...

Two years and a few months later, some of the good rabbi's blog post's recommendations have been adopted as policy by the Netanyahu government.

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."

Chief Rabbi Lau Condemns Minister Bennett’s Visit to US Conservative School

"The visit constitutes a recognition of congregations that are dangerous to the future of the Jewish nation.”

Arabs Riot on Temple Mount ahead of Feiglin’s Debate on Jewish Prayer

If Arabs riot when the Knesset only talks about Jews praying on the Temple Mount, Kerry can kiss goodbye to his framework.

New Chief Rabbi Appointment Pitting Bennett Against Lapid

Yesh Atid opposes both the Jewish Home candidate and the tricky legislation his appointment would require.

Dozens Arrested in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak Protests Against IDF Draft

Members of the so-called "Yerushalmi Faction" has urged yeshiva students not to comply with the draft board.

Netanyahu Calls on American Jews to Oppose ‘Bad Deal’

Israel has unaccustomed company in its fight against a “bad deal” with Iran. Saudi Arabia and Egypt oppose it. Now, Netanyahu appeals to American Jews to tell Obama and Kerry, “No, you can’t.”

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.

Conservatives to Ordain Gay and Lesbian Rabbis in Israel

The Board of Trustees of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary voted to accept gay and lesbian students for ordination. “The Schechter Rabbinical Seminary views the serious process leading to this decision as an example of confronting social dilemmas within the framework of tradition and halachah,” Board of Trustees Chair Hanan Alexander said in a statement.

Kidnapping Saga: Lapid Dusts Off His Siddur to Pray

"I believe they will come back but if not, please be united. Be united.” - Racheli Frankel, mother of kidnap victim

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