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Inspired Rally Protesting Supreme Court Flights of Fancy with Helium Balloons

Apparently, the Jerusalemites were delighted with their gift balloons, and most of them agreed with the message.

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 Leaders Call Ruling for New Beit Shemesh Vote ‘Corrupt’

Haredi political leaders across the board called a court ruling for new elections in Beit Shemesh” corrupt,” “racist” and a sign of “dictatorship,” among...

Revolutionary Marriage Reform Law Spells End to Haredi Domination

A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.

Remember! The Price is High to Ride A Bike in Rabin Square

Bicycle riding is encouraged in Tel Aviv -- but not in Rabin Square -- and riding against the rules can earn you a hefty fine.

Anti-Assimilation Group Begs Bibi: Break up Son’s Dating Non-Jew

The Lehava Organization for the Prevention of Assimilation in the Holy Land appealed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday to break up his son...

Modified Conversion Bill Goes To Cabinet Instead and Approved

After much political backroom dealing, a highly controversial conversion bill was enacted by Cabinet decision, instead of becoming law through Knesset vote.

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.

200 WOW Drowned Out by 10,000 Seminary Girls

No one was really hurt, and that's what really counts. Eat your heart out, Pew Institute, down here we're all Orthodox Jews…

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.'

Livni: I Will Fight to Block Bennett’s ‘Israel Is Jewish’ Law

Believe it or not, but, after 65 years, Israel still does not have a constitution fully realizing its being a Jewish state.

Chief Military Rabbi: Religious Soldiers Do Not Have to Hear Female Singers at IDF...

On the heels of the Supreme Court's annulment of the Tal Law, and following weeks of harsh debates over the coerced participation of religious soldiers in IDF sponsored concerts with women singers, the IDF Chief Rabbi admitted Thursday that despite his liberal ruling on the matter, soldiers should be allowed to avoid entertainment they find religiously problematic.

Haredi and Zionist Beit Shemesh Residents Demanding a Split

Following accusations of election fraud in the city just outside Jerusalem, both sides agree they'd be much better off without one another.

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.

Want a Tzohar Rabbi for the Wedding? Avoid Petach Tikvah

The Religious Council of Petach Tikvah, located next to Tel Aviv, is generally known to give problems for couple wanting to get married by...

Meir Kahane’s Grandson May Be Released from Administrative Detention

So far, Meir Kahane's great grandson, Netzach Binyamin, who is two months old, has not been served with a Ya'alon administrative detention writ.

300 Bereaved Children Fly Balloons in Colors of French Flag

Hundreds of children from the OneFamily foundation's summer camp fly balloons in solidarity with their counterparts from the terror attack in Nice, France.

Police Say Commander Was Bribed by ‘Businessmen’s Rabbi’

There's still a court gag order on the nature of the favors the crime fighter received from the mystic.

English-Speaking Ohr Samayach Yeshiva to Build in Eastern Jerusalem

Israelis not only live where the world says they are forbidden but also teach Torah as a Light unto the Nations.

Israeli Press Protesting VIP Treatment of Major Rabbis

The website concludes that this must be part of a quid pro quo between the airport and the Haredi parties.

Tisha B’Av 5773: Hateful Rhetoric, Violent Encounters Roil Israel’s Religious Communities

JERUSALEM – As tens of thousands of Jews jammed Jerusalem’s Western Wall Plaza on Tisha B’Av to mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples, leading rabbinical and political figures from Israel’s national religious and haredi streams found themselves embroiled in a war of words over a number of issues that in some instances spurred violent street clashes.

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