Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
Posted on: September 15th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
“Auctioning” off the honor of being called to the Torah and for the privilege of reading the “Haftorah,” or “Maftir” section of the Prophets, is common in the Diaspora and also in many urban and more affluent communities in Israel, but it takes a lot to top an unidentified Moscow millionaire, or perhaps billionaire, who […]
Posted on: September 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Baltimore native Rabbi Avraham Leventhal, who moved to Beit Shemesh eight years ago after making aliyah, has tossed his hat in the political ring and is running for a seat on the city council. Elections will take place October 22. Another former American, Rabbi Dov Lipman, also was active in politics after making aliyah. He […]
Posted on: September 10th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
It would probably be easier for the U.S. to make peace between the warring factions in Syria than between MK Porush and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.
Posted on: September 9th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Extremist Haredim were at again in Beit Shemesh, breaking into a construction site that they say contains old Jewish graves. The Haredim found the Arab guards even more violent.
Posted on: September 8th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Moshe Leon didn't really know he was going to run for mayor of Jerusalem until the last minute.
Posted on: September 3rd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
The interview is an open announcement of an idea that has been in discussion within Jewish Home for some time now.
Posted on: September 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Women of the Wall was so focused on Haredim that the girls forgot to ask Jordan for permission to pray in their own minyan. Now maybe the WoW will wake up to reality and pray on the Temple Mount.
Posted on: September 2nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, former Chief Sephardic Rabbi and the spiritual leader of the Shas Sephardi party, is in the Intensive Care Unit of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, where he is being treated for an infection. He is conscious but is breathing with the help of a respirator. “Rav Ovadia,” as he is popularly known, had […]
Posted on: September 1st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Can it be a four-star hotel if you can smell the sewer system from your room?
Posted on: August 28th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
"The accusation that I said I’m going to target the Jewish community is an outright lie."
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
His son, the recently elected Chief Rabbi Yizhak Yosef, took his place teaching the class last night.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.
Posted on: August 20th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Israel's social security administration objected to these cuts, arguing that they expect them to send some 35 thousand new children below the poverty line.
Posted on: August 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Rabbis from the “Eidat Haredim” stream of ultra-orthodox Judaism have put their foot down and their hands in their pockets over extremist Haredim violence and have threatened to cut off payments to Torah students who participate in vandalism. Extremists have been protesting construction in the city, located several miles west of Jerusalem, because of claims […]
Posted on: August 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel, said in a recent Torah lesson that he often threatened students in his yeshiva that they must enlist in the IDF if they did not learn Torah. Delivering a “shiur” (Torah lesson} in Kfar Chabad, Rabbi Yosef said that youth who are not able to […]
Posted on: August 15th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Cuts in funding, together with severe cuts in child support, will likely force the majority of Haredi yeshivas to buckle under.
Posted on: August 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
The Los Angeles-born woman, whose daughter was spat on by extreme Haredim in Beit Shemesh, has given up her fight for religious tolerance and leaves the city , but she blames modern orthodox Jews.
Posted on: August 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Radical Haredim rioted in Jerusalem and in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, on Monday because of construction at sites that they said contain Jewish graves. Police took into custody at least 14 rioters. The Haredim in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim and Geula neighborhoods set garbage containers on fire following a rabbinical ruled against claims of the […]
Posted on: August 12th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
When it came to comparisons with the Third Reich, it appears the first Klausenburger Rebbe had his priorities straight.
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