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Rabbi Metzger Arrested, Gives Israel Black Eye under Black Hat

15 Kislev 5774 – November 18, 2013
“He is innocent until proven guilty” is one expression. “Where there is smoke, there is fire,” is another. Rabbi Metzger has been arrested for pocketing money for charities. That is not holy smoke.

Livni, Bennett Back Bill to Pretend Jews Need Only One Chief Rabbi

9 Kislev 5774 – November 11, 2013
The idea of “One Rabbi for One People” sounds lovely, but can Jews really get along with each other if they have nothing to argue about?

Tzohar Founder Attacking Rabbinate Proposal to Revoke his Ordination

4 Kislev 5774 – November 7, 2013
Rav Ovadia's son, himself never qualified to be a rabbinical judge, has proposed to get rid of Rabbi David Stav, one of the few learned men in Israel who are qualified.

For 5,200 Rabbis and Guests, a Night of Inspiration

4 Kislev 5774 – November 6, 2013
It was the culmination of four days of learning, togetherness and inspiration that the Lubavitcher Rebbe first encouraged his shluchim to convene back in 1983.

Democrats Take Virginia, NY City, Christie Keeps Jersey, Weed Tax Wins

In a sense, it's not so much that the country is moving to the left, it's that the Republicans have moved away from the country.

Chassidic Woman Wins Montreal Council Race

2 Kislev 5774 – November 5, 2013
Mindy Pollak, a 24-year-old aesthetician, became the first Chassidic woman to hold public office in Montreal. Pollak, a member of the Vishnitzer sect, defeated four candidates...

Hundreds of WOW Pray Peacefully

2 Kislev 5774 – November 4, 2013
In a display of the changes the group has experienced this year, Women of the Wall held a peaceful prayer service under police protection...

Brave New Nation: 30 New Rabbinical Courts to Process Conversions

1 Kislev 5774 – November 3, 2013
Stern's pending bill already appears to enjoy the initial, albeit tacit, support of Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home.

It’s Rosh Chodesh and no WOW at the Kotel

No WOW, no violence – did Moshiach arrive while I was in shul?

Police Interrogate Son of Haredi MK on Beit Shemesh Election Fraud

26 Heshvan 5774 – October 30, 2013
A gag order has been imposed on reporting details of the investigation, which means police are making progress.

Revolution: Knesset Approves Marriage for Straight Couples

25 Heshvan 5774 – October 29, 2013
Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.

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.

Mounting Evidence: Beit Shemesh Votes Stolen, Election Tainted

24 Heshvan 5774 – October 28, 2013
"She could not recall her children's names. We called the police and they took her for questioning. It turned out this was her second vote."

Haredi and Zionist Beit Shemesh Residents Demanding a Split

21 Heshvan 5774 – October 25, 2013
Following accusations of election fraud in the city just outside Jerusalem, both sides agree they'd be much better off without one another.

After Mayoral Loss, the Buzzards Are Flying over Lieberman’s Head

20 Heshvan 5774 – October 24, 2013
Failure is an orphan in the Shas-Lieberman campaign aftermath – and winners in Israel don't get the "gracious" thing.

Kolko Gets 13 Years for Sex Abuse after Judge Refuses to Scrap Plea

14 Heshvan 5774 – October 18, 2013
Yosef Kolko, 39, was sentenced late Thursday in Toms River, N.J. to close to 13 years, after the judge refused to let him take...

Jerusalem, Tiberias ‘Sex Cult’ Leader Gets 26 Years

13 Heshvan 5774 – October 17, 2013
His number 2, who helped in locking up abused minors and women, gets 6 years. The leader must pay victims $30 thousand -- but they still support him.

Arab Rapist and Pedophile Accused Israel of Sex Crimes

Anti-Israel, NIF-funded public relations hack convicted of extortion and rape of 15 yr old Haredi girl.

‘Jew in the City’ Announces Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars

13 Heshvan 5774 – October 16, 2013
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by...

Rav Ovadia Comment Earns Lhota the Haredi Wrath

10 Heshvan 5774 – October 13, 2013
Bill de Blasio may well be measuring the drapes of Gracie Mansion as a new poll shows him with a commanding 44 point lead.

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