Police estimate that 600,000 people are participating in the funeral procession.
MK Yitzhak Herzog spoke about the rabbi’s modesty and spiritual power, and said his impact on haredi Judaism would continue to be felt for generations.
Birthright brought 48,000 Jewish kids ages 18 to 26 to Israel in 2017, but not through the Reform movement, apparently.
The Yerushalmi Faction opposes any cooperation whatsoever with the IDF, even to obtain needed deferrals from the draft for the many eligible yeshiva students who qualify in Israel.
The Health Minister's resignation will not entail the United Torah Judaism's leaving the Netanyahu coalition. It merely means that Litzman does not wish to be associated, as cabinet member, with government-sponsored works on Shabbat.
Knesset Members, parliamentary aides and other staff members recited prayers for the 103-year-old Torah sage in Jerusalem.
Members of the so-called "Yerushalmi Faction" has urged yeshiva students not to comply with the draft board.
The recorded judges expressed their fear of standing up openly to Rabbi Yosef, but even more so standing up to his close associate David Amar (Shas), who can make and break their careers.
The Sheva Brachot meal could not be held as planned on Shabbat morning because the existence of a bride and a groom was in doubt.
Adina Bar Shalom's father was the Spiritual Leader of the Sephardic religious Shas Party.
Three extremists campaigning against the Conscription Law publicized his name and private family information.
The families of the community opened their homes to the tens of thousands of guests.
Rabbi Grossman, world-renowned for founding and leading Migdal Ohr educational institutions, is constantly on the go.
The secret appeal was made by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), on behalf of Breslov Hasidism in Israel.
Last summer, the High Court of Justice revoked an earlier version of the draft law which granted yeshiva students an exemption from military service through 2023.
The passing of Rachel is marked on the 11th day in the Hebrew month of Heshvan on the Jewish calendar.
The public is asked to pray for the health of Rav Aharon Yehuda Leib ben Gitel Feige, b'toch sha'ar cholei Yisrael.
This is the first time an Israeli court has approved a class action against a hospital.
"If history has taught us Jews anything, it's knowing when it's time to pack."
"In Sderot, there's a different kind of Jew, one that says, 'Ad kan. That's it. We're done. We're not moving.' And that's a story that doesn't get told enough."
"It has gone through chuppas, bris millahs, public conferences and various other events, during which people who needed medicine, spouses, blessings and salvation sat on it."
The plan includes 31 housing units, as well as offices for social services, kindergarten and nursery facilities, and more.
'A person who serves the state and sacrifices his comfort for her sake must be awarded a significant advantage.'
Our rough estimate suggests the study bid came to $21.42 per page, and we believe that at these rates we could persuade millions of Jews to study the Talmud.
"This manifestation of anti-Semitism, which we wholeheartedly condemn, is as upsetting as it is clear, unambiguous hate..."