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High Court Rules Woman Can Serve as Director-General of State Rabbinic Courts

25 Av 5777 – August 16, 2017
"It would have been great if this issue had been resolved amicably between the sides rather than by the court."

Religious Courts that Work Together: The Ultimate Statement of Mutual Recognition

26 Tammuz 5777 – July 19, 2017
"If everyone would ask himself, ‘What does God want from me?’ that would bring us together.”

The Abuse of Halacha: Keeping Halacha Under Control

2 Kislev 5777 – December 2, 2016
The book of Bereishit keeps Halacha under control. It restricts and regulates it, and ensures that it will not wreak havoc.

Appointment of IDF Chief Rabbi Delayed by Court

21 Heshvan 5777 – November 21, 2016
The rabbi's appointment as IDF chief rabbi is being held up by secularists angry at remarks he says they misunderstood.

Rabbi Rachamim Barchiyahu Appointed Israel Police Chaplain

9 Tishri 5777 – October 10, 2016
The new Israel Police chaplain heads a yeshiva devoted to finding halachic ways for observant Jews to serve with the force.

Vigilantism And The Halacha

11 Sivan 5776 – June 16, 2016
What is the nature of chetzi nezek? Is it compensation or is it a fine?

Justice Minister Wants More Jewish Law on Israel’s Books

6 Tevet 5776 – December 18, 2015
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked accused the Israeli courts of ignoring Jewish law and promised to set up a steering committee to promote implementing the principles of Jewish law in the Israeli legal system.

Bennett Tells Chief Rabbi: I Don’t Consult with Rabbis on Matters of Policy

4 Tevet 5776 – December 16, 2015
Rabbi David Lau’s cousin, the Jerusalem Ramban Synagogue’s spiritual leader Rabbi Benny Lau criticized the Chief Rabbi’s attack on Bennett.

Pollard Praying for Miracle of Chanukah in Appeal on Parole Conditions

22 Kislev 5776 – December 4, 2015
A federal court on Wednesday will hear arguments that the conditions prevent him from working and force him to violate Jewish law.

New Rabbinic Ruling Forbids Correcting Torah Reader’s Mistakes in Synagogue

4 Av 5775 – July 20, 2015
“The prohibition against shaming a person, which is Torah-level, supersedes the obligation to read the Torah aloud, which is rabbinic.”

Taanit Esther – The Happy Fast

13 Adar 5775 – March 4, 2015
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq1YZ0FD59k?rel=0&w=475&h=300] Please note: The video is not from this year in terms of the specific days the rabbi mentions, but the rest of the...

The Beis Yaakov Feminist Experience

29 Av 5774 – August 24, 2014
If feminism is mentioned at all, it is usually to condemn it as an anti Torah ideal.

Why Do We Pray With A Set Text?

13 Tammuz 5774 – July 10, 2014
An opinion recorded in the Talmud states that prayers correspond to the daily sacrifices offered in the Temple that are mentioned in this week’s...

Extremism in Defense of Tznius

9 Sivan 5774 – June 6, 2014
One measure for living a "normal" life is Halacha, and the other is societal standards.

Police Arrest Pregnant Yitzhar Woman for Inciting Against IDF Soldiers

7 Iyyar 5774 – May 7, 2014
Israel Police arrested an eight-month pregnant woman in Yitzhar before dawn Wednesday on suspicion of incitement.

The New Oracle Of Delphi

11 Nisan 5774 – April 10, 2014
Rebbeim are consulted on all of life’s major decisions and a fair number of minor ones.

There’s No Ban on Women’s Tefillin, Ban on Stupidity Still Holding

22 Shevat 5774 – January 22, 2014
Ban on Jewish antisemitism in serious trouble…

Fatherless and Leaderless

27 Heshvan 5774 – October 31, 2013
A tribute to Rav Ovadia Yosef on his Shloshim.

Chief Rabbi Yosef: Don’t Pray on Plane at Expense of Others’ Sleep

30 Tishri 5774 – October 4, 2013
Praying in a minyan on an airplane is forbidden if it robs others  passengers of their sleep or interferes with the duties of stewards...

The Internet, Halacha, and Olam HaBah

15 Elul 5773 – August 20, 2013
I happen to know Gedolei Torah and Roshei Yeshiva who use I-phones and the internet. Are they all doomed?

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