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Rabbi David Stav: I’m Torn Up by the Divisive Atmosphere

9 Tammuz 5773 – June 17, 2013
"I was thinking of the path of the Torah and the mission of returning to the Chief Rabbinate the path of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook zt'l."

Rav Ovadia Calls Tzohar Rav Stav ‘Evil’; Tzohar Replies: Repent

8 Tammuz 5773 – June 16, 2013
The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.

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...

Shocking: Zero East Jerusalem Housing Starts in 2013, Only 43 in 2012

8 Tammuz 5773 – June 15, 2013
Prime Minister Netanyahu is functioning as an agent of U.S. foreign policy and Palestinian expansion.

Tel Aviv Group Threatens Australian BDS Professors with Legal Action

6 Tammuz 5773 – June 13, 2013
The Racial Discrimination Act of 1975 made BDS actions unlawful.

Rabbis and Secular Jews in Petition War over Jerusalem Area Mall

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 12, 2013
Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents...

Bank Governor: Israel’s Biggest Problem – Too Many Haredim

It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.

Reform Movement New Meddling in Israeli Policy: the Bedouin

4 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
“Any plan to resettle members of the Bedouin community must be developed with leaders of that community rather than be forced upon them.”

Haredim Lose Out to Women’s Place on Panel that Elects Rabbis

The Knesset passed into law on Tuesday a requirement that at least four women be included on the committee that elects rabbinical court rabbis....

Thousands of Haredim Protest IDF Draft in Lower Manhattan

2 Tammuz 5773 – June 10, 2013
To passersby on Sunday, the crowd had a simple message, one that rings sympathetically to American ears.

Women of the Wall Searching for Next ‘Struggle’

1 Tammuz 5773 – June 9, 2013
Police prepared for the monthly event, and from a law-and-order perspective it made perfect sense.

Baby Dies in Israeli Hospital following Circumcision

29 Sivan 5773 – June 7, 2013
The circumcision had actually been performed flawlessly, and apparently baby choked during feeding.

Women of the Wall Go for Broke, Plan to Read from Torah at Kotel

28 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
Women of the Wall plan their monthly Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kotel the second day of the month, with a Torah scroll. It’s okay to make up rules as they go along, so long as the Orthodox don’t make the rules.

Homosexuals Arrested for Murder Originally Pinned on Orthodox

In 1995, “everyone” knew settlers murdered Rabin. The “settler” Yigal Amir was from the Haifa area. Four years ago, gays accused Haredi gay-haters for killing three homosexuals. Now police say, “Not so.”

Is Someone Framing Women of Wall with Death Threat to Rabbis?

26 Sivan 5773 – June 3, 2013
It can be argued whether the Women of the Wall are spiritual angels, but no sane person could accuse them of threatening rabbis to approve their agenda or face death. So who is behind the dirty work?

Haredi MKs’ Holy Vision: Draft Law behind Israel’s Woes

21 Sivan 5773 – May 29, 2013
Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

Jewish Home Attacking Lapid on Haredi Draft

The decision to play this kind of hardball came from Lapid.

Jewish Home MK Orbach Supports Rabbi Stav for Chief Rabbinate

19 Sivan 5773 – May 28, 2013
Jewish Home Minister Uri Orbach announced Monday night on his Facebook page that he supports Rabbi David Stav, who is part of the Tzohar...

Lapid Threat: On Haredi Draft It’s ‘Equal Burden’ or New Elections

19 Sivan 5773 – May 27, 2013
Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.

Ya’alon: Haredi Integration without Criminal Sanctions

18 Sivan 5773 – May 26, 2013
There will be no trucks coming to transfer them to prison.

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