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Likely Compromise Found in Coalition Rift over Reform, Conservative Mikvahs

7 Sivan 5776 – June 13, 2016
Last week, a Knesset committee debated a bill proposed by two ultra-Orthodox coalition partners determining that use of public mikvahs will be conducted strictly according to halakha.

Terror Continues 2 Yrs After Hamas Kidnapping & Murders of Naftali, Eyal and Gilad

This past Sunday marked the second anniversary of the Hamas abduction and murder of three yeshiva teens from a hitchiking post in Gush Etzion.

Analysis: Can Ha’aretz Be More Racist than Donald Trump? You Betcha

4 Sivan 5776 – June 10, 2016
It appears Ha'aretz is willing to see Israeli high court justices' lives be put in jeopardy just to advance the paper's political ends. So much for tolerance and liberalism.

Sarona? Sharona? Let’s Set the Record Straight

3 Sivan 5776 – June 9, 2016
Popular linguist Avshalom Kor on Thursday morning offered an explanation, siding with the reporters and chiding their editors.

8 Women Receive Orthodox Ordination in Largely Political Endeavor

"I very quickly abandoned the ambition to achieve only rabbinic expertise, and moved on to the more important initiative of promoting you as creative scholars, with integrity, sensitivity and courage."

Police Arrest Women of the Wall Director for Torah Scroll Violation and Catch 22

1 Sivan 5776 – June 7, 2016
The WOW email accuses Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the state-appointed administrator of the Kotel, of creating a "Catch 22" for women

Haredi Party Spearheading Effort to Protect Israeli Religious Charities from US Tax Authorities

Using the US' enormous economic clout, FATCA bullies the world's financial institutions into reporting on their American clients to Uncle Sam.

High Court Sides with Rabbinate, Rejects AG Push for ‘Alternative’ Kosher Certificates

1 Sivan 5776 – June 6, 2016
MK Bezalel Smotrich (Habayit Hayehudi) said it was "refreshing to see a conservative approach on the part of the Supreme Court."

Thousands Flock to Western Wall on Jerusalem Day

28 Iyyar 5776 – June 5, 2016
Israel Police are watching with extra vigilance as Israelis and tourists stream through Jerusalem's Old City to pray at the Western Wall on Jerusalem Day.

Jerusalem Day Special: Ancient City’s Latest Facts and Figures

The overall fertility rate (average number of children a Jerusalem woman is expected to bear in her lifetime) in Jerusalem is 3.91, far higher than the national average of 3.08.

Gay Activists Threaten Gay MK’s Life Ahead of Parade

26 Iyyar 5776 – June 3, 2016
Ohana received the information from senior members of the Knesset Guard.

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.

Analysis: MK Yehuda Glick Just Keeps On Glicking

23 Iyyar 5776 – May 31, 2016
Glick should beware, though, of his newly acquired power, and avoid delivering to the unschooled messages they cannot truly comprehend.

Israel’s Sabbath-Observant Woman in the Ring

22 Iyyar 5776 – May 29, 2016
Israeli female thai boxer Nili Block heads for the 2017 IFMA World Championship in Poland to compete in muaythai boxing after fighting Russia this weekend.

New Defense Minister Facing Challenges Within and Without

19 Iyyar 5776 – May 27, 2016
On Friday morning, a Kulanu politician, Environment Minister Avi Gabbay, announced his resignation on account of the Lieberman appointment.

Tens of Thousands Rejoice in Lag B’Omer Celebration at Rashbi’s Tomb on Mt. Meron...

18 Iyyar 5776 – May 26, 2016
Thousands upon thousands of Jews celebrated Lag B'Omer at the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai with song and dance and heartfelt prayer.

Supreme Court Wants Interior Ministry to Explain Why Reform Converts Aren’t Recognized by the...

18 Iyyar 5776 – May 25, 2016
Now it appears that the Supreme Court is prepared to bring down the last vestige of halakhic Judaism regarding conversion

Netanyahu Reveals New Surprise: He’s Sephardic, Too

Prime Minister Netanyahu says a DNA test showed there are Sephardic roots in his family ancestry after historical research by his brother Ido, a writer.

Netanyahu Chastises MK Glick for Temple Mount Visit

16 Iyyar 5776 – May 23, 2016
When the PM shook hands with the newcomer at the end of the Knesset Likud faction's first meeting of the spring session, he blurted, "Yehuda, it's the last time you're doing this to me."

Newest MK Yehuda Glick: ‘The Reform Are Jews and the Chief Rabbis Should Meet...

14 Iyyar 5776 – May 22, 2016
Glick also said "there should be clear instructions as to how to conduct a wedding ceremony, and just as you don't have to have a rabbi at a circumcision, under the chupah you don't need a rabbi either."

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