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Cabinet Okays Extending Daylight Savings Time

The Cabinet on Sunday approved a measure to extend Daylight Savings Time until the end of October. It also approved exporting 40 percent of...

Update: Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger under House Arrest

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Metzger is in big trouble. he is under house arrest for five days. He denies any wrongdoing but faces possible charges for bribery, breach of public trust and money laundering.

Rav Ovadia Calls Tzohar Rav Stav ‘Evil’; Tzohar Replies: Repent

The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.

Rabbis and Secular Jews in Petition War over Jerusalem Area Mall

Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents...

Polls Show Gains on Left and Right and a Dent in the Middle

Yair Lapid’s star is beginning to dim, with his Yesh Atid party losing two seats in the Knesset in a Knesset Channel poll released...

Is Someone Framing Women of Wall with Death Threat to Rabbis?

It can be argued whether the Women of the Wall are spiritual angels, but no sane person could accuse them of threatening rabbis to approve their agenda or face death. So who is behind the dirty work?

Recognizing Positive Haredi Values

Despite the criticisms, Haredi society has positives that should be recognized.

Ending Zealotry in the Name of God

There is a new group of zealots who have taken a cue from the price taggers. They refer to themselves as Torah taggers.

Haredi Tycoons Raising $100 Million to Replace Lapid’s Budget Cuts

Lapid is beginning to smell like a rose thanks to Haredi tycoons. He is taking yeshivas off the government dole and balancing the budget. How will yeshivas survive? The tycoons have an answer - money.

Will the Real Haredi Please Stand Up?

The issue is not our obligation to listen to our rabbinic leaders. It is about whether we should listen to the rabbinic leaders of others.

The Clash at the Kotel: Where is the Wisdom?

With all the good intention of Israel’s rabbinic leaders, how could they not see that this was going to happen?

London’s New Modesty Hotlines

I must ask, where is the hotline for victims of sex abuse? Or victims of financial fraud? What are the remedies for the victims? Or the sanctions for the perpetrators?

Stop Deriding Black Hatters!

In the spirit of 'elu v’elu' we should just agree to disagree and respect each other’s views and lifestyles as long as they do not impinge on the rights of others.

Is the Chief Rabbinate to Blame?

In Israel today, how many of our religious leaders instill pride in being Jewish into the secular public?

Bill Advances to Guarantee Women on Panel to Nominate Rabbis

The absence of Haredi parties in the government is already being, and women probably will be among those nominating Israel’s next rabbinic judges and chief rabbis.

The Outreach Revolution

Our battles with the Conservative movement are over. They no longer pose a threat to Orthodoxy.

Changing the Paradigm of the Haredi Jew

Universal army service will help integrate Haredim into the workplace so that they can earn a livable wage and support their families.

An Autonomous Haredi State: Having Their Cake and Eating It Too

The suggestion is intriguing, self serving and frankly somewhat humorous.

Wrapped in Plastic and Hilul HaShem

When a Jew who appears to the world as the most religious among us acts like a fool that is a hilul HaShem.

WOW Claiming Groundbreaking Court Ruling

Judge Sharon Larry Bavly stated that there was no cause for arresting the women.

Four Women of the Wall and Haredi Man and Woman Detained

Meretz MKs Tamar Zandberg and Michal Rozin attended the ceremony.

What Are They Crying About?

Why throw years of friendly cooperation into the trashcan?

Strange Bedfellows

Haredi leaders could not care less if Israel retains Judea and Samaria - as long as their Mosdos (religious institutions) get funded.

A Time for Zero Tolerance and a Time for Tolerance

When it comes to victims of abuse the overriding approach should be one of compassion and understanding. But school officials' mishandling of a situation should not automatically result in termination.

A New Beginning?

The era of Godless leadership in the Knesset ended with Menachem Begin. One might even say it ended with the Six Day War.

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