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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef zt’l’s Daughter Invited to Join Yesh Atid

Adina Bar Shalom's father was the Spiritual Leader of the Sephardic religious Shas Party.

Labor Party MK Eral Margalit Resigns Knesset

Margalit says he will return to his prior occupation as an entrepreneur, and will head the foundation he launched with his wife 15 years ago.

What a Stone Can Do

It's time to let the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) protect our citizens.

Recognizing Positive Haredi Values

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

Another Defender of the Haredi Status Quo Clucks His Tongue

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.

Shabbat Shalom, Jerusalem

Let’s bring back the country’s Jewish soul and return the sanctity of Shabbat to the public sphere.

Are Haredi Orgs Being Singled Out in Israel?

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.

And the Bashing Continues…

Eliminating all secular studies is taking "Talmud Torah k’neged kulom" to an absurd extreme.

We Are the Moral Compass

The importance of the caucus on organ harvesting in China, sponsored recently by the Liberal Lobby in the Knesset, cannot be exaggerated.

Why was the IDF (and Karsenty) Abandoned in the Al Dura Affair?

Why didn't then Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and then Prime Minister Ehud Barak demand that all the footage shot by France 2 on that day be placed at Israel’s disposal to do a proper investigation?

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.

A Crack in the Wall of Haredi Opposition

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.

Lapid’s Marie Antoinette-Style Budget

The proposed budget harms the poor more than the rich.

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?

Ner Israel Rosh Yeshiva: Yesh Atid MK Rabbi Dov Lipman ‘Wicked’

What I do not understand is the harshness of his condemnation.

The Next Round: Will Netanyahu Retain His Title?

For Lapid to successfully challenge Netanyahu, he will need to find the right time for a strategic exit from the government.

Lapid is Still on a Roll, Poll Says

In actuality, Lapid as Finance Minister, isn't doing all that well.

What’s Up with Netanyahu and the Temple Mount?

What is developing behind-the-scenes?  What secret diplomatic activity is occurring? Will there be a new 'holy basin' plan?

The Real Accomplishment

Netanyahu made an invaluable turnabout in the way Israel explains itself. We must complete that turnabout. We must not go half way.

Jerusalem Landfill Plan Shelved

A zoning plan that would have enabled the creation of critical Arab facts-on-the-ground in a strategically vital area of Jerusalem has been shelved thanks to efforts by several Zionist organizations.

‘That’s Just How It Is In The Knesset’

Last week, a few minutes after my stormy exchange with haredi members of Knesset, I went to what we in the Knesset call the "back cafeteria." It is not exactly a cafeteria but rather a lounge area behind the plenum where members of Knesset alone can enter.

Orthodox Women May Stand to Lose Under Sharansky’s Proposal

If it is the sole solution to women's rights at the Kotel, an egalitarian section at the Kotel will ultimately make things harder for Orthodox feminists who are trying to assert their rights within a Halachic framework.

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

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

What Are They Crying About? (Conclusion)

It is always easiest to blame the rest of the world and not to make an accounting of your own ideology.

Canadian Ministerial Visit to Jerusalem: A Geneva Convention Lesson

Rather than ask why Minister Baird met with Minister Livny in the eastern Jerusalem office, why not ask why Minister Livny agreed to meet there with Minister Baird?

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