No one expects the Arab city of Umm el Fahm to have a street names “Second Aliyah” but why does the Jewish city of Bnei Brak have to erase the name? Even “Jerusalem Street” is not Glatt Kosher.
We know that most Haredim in Israel don’t even know the Zionist anthem let alone sing it. But also America? It seems that way at the annual Flatbush Hatzolah-NYPD game. Anyway, ‘Good July 4 Yom Tov.’
Streisand loves Israel – she even visits the country once in a while. She gives lots of money. And she can’t resist a chance to preach about women’s rights in Israel but admits it is a "foreign land.”
Reb Dov, I am perplexed. How did you move so far away so rapidly?
Police prepared for the monthly event, and from a law-and-order perspective it made perfect sense.
Women of the Wall plan their monthly Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kotel the second day of the month, with a Torah scroll. It’s okay to make up rules as they go along, so long as the Orthodox don’t make the rules.
Armed robbers reportedly “dressed like Haredim” ripped off a Jewish jeweler in France before releasing toxic gas in the air.
Four men approached the jeweler...
In 1995, “everyone” knew settlers murdered Rabin. The “settler” Yigal Amir was from the Haifa area. Four years ago, gays accused Haredi gay-haters for killing three homosexuals. Now police say, “Not so.”
Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.
The decision to play this kind of hardball came from Lapid.
A poll commissioned by the Knesset Channel 99 revealed that two-thirds of Israelis favor jailing Haredim who refuse to join the armed forces.
No religious Jew would deny the merit that Torah study. But it is the height of folly to believe that a strong military is therefore unnecessary.
Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.
Just as the IRS targeted conservative groups, according a report, a leaked document states that Israel's Economic Affairs Ministry is targeting Haredi businesses and Yeshivos.
Eliminating all secular studies is taking "Talmud Torah k’neged kulom" to an absurd extreme.
What is really being gained by continuing to force Haredim to stay in the beis medrash full time via a draft that exempts Haredim?
Residents of the Haredi Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem hurled dozens of rocks at Haredi soldiers Sunday, according to Jerusalem police. No one was...
If Shas does agree to allow a secular core curriculum in their schools, that will put Ashkenazi Haredi leaders between a rock and a hard place.
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.
Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ordered her ministry on Thursday to draft legislation that would make the gender-based segregation of women illegal.
"Discrimination against women...
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