MK Michal Rozin (Meretz) commented: “This bill essentially grants the rabbinical court international jurisdiction. This is a new invention – an international court for Jews."
The cook lit a fire on Shabbat and cooked a packet of chickpeas for a vegetarian soldier. An officer who noticed this reported the incident to the battalion commander and the cook was court martialed.
The Rabbinical Council concluded its statement with a last-ditch effort to eliminate much of its decision, insisting that it "views the operation of the kashrut system by the religious councils as the correct alternative."
Police announced the provocateurs were "violating the public order" and removed those who became inordinately disruptive, yelling inappropriately.
Reportedly, as many as four Jewish couples got married on the Temple Mount over the past 18 months, despite the Israel Police and the Jordanian Waqf rules.
"We, the Rabbis of Israel, regard with concern the danger to the unity of the Jewish people as a result of the proposals to reform the conversion process, which include the expropriation of conversion from the Chief Rabbinate."
Intact Denmark – Association Against Circumcision of Children, began its petition drive on January 1, calling for a ban on circumcising males under the age of consent, 18.
Institutions and businesses involved in state security, public health, electricity supply and the hospitality industry will be exempted.
Venice Chief Rabbi Rabbi Bahbout disregarded the status quo and declared that he would convert people from all over Italy in his court, including those who had been rejected in the courts in Milan and Rome.
The rabbis also suggested a public system be installed to broadcast the candle-lighting time for the Sabbath.
The petition against the IDF was filed last year by Stanislav Yurovsky, an IDF officer, through the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.
When same-sex couples approach the Interior Ministry with a request for one spouse to take on his/her spouse's name Cohen or Levy, "they encounter difficulties and even refusal."
The title that was awarded the three women stops short of a rabbinic ordination, recognizing them instead as spiritual leaders and teachers of halacha.
Jerusalem Reunification Day this year marks the start to a momentous, historic week.
This holiday is especially cherished in Israel, where thousands of bonfires are lit on the evening of the holiday to commemorate the huge light brought into the world by the mystical teachings of the great sage.
"There is no disputing the fact that according to Jewish law it is permitted to enter very broad areas on the Temple Mount, even without any preparation," he writes.
The new tender is expected to omit the requirement for an ordination, and will require instead a bachelor's degree and a kashrut supervisor's certificate.
Chief Rabbi Lau responded on Tuesday that the best way to battle anti-Semitism is to immigrate to Israel, but that all Jews in Germany and throughout the Diaspora must continue to wear the kippah and other Jewish symbols.
The extraordinary gesture comes at the behest of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Channel 20 reports.
The Satmar Rebbe made headlines back then when he gave his flock one month to get rid of their smartphones or find a new rebbe.
Margalit Zinati never married because it would have meant leaving Peki'in, and abandoning the town’s ancient synagogue, which features a limestone column engraved with two Hebrew inscriptions dating to the Roman period.
The ceremony featured torch lighting and a traditional memorial service, including the recitation of prayers for the departed.
Users who tried to browse through the channel to watch the lessons encountered the message “Account deleted.”
Rami Levy Tikshoret will be the first cellphone company to take that step.
"This is a story of rediscovering the joys of community again in older age, and in the longing for ritual, however unorthodox it may appear."