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It's time to let the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) protect our citizens.
Despite the criticisms, Haredi society has positives that should be recognized.
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.
Let’s bring back the country’s Jewish soul and return the sanctity of Shabbat to the public sphere.
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.
The importance of the caucus on organ harvesting in China, sponsored recently by the Liberal Lobby in the Knesset, cannot be exaggerated.
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?
There is a new group of zealots who have taken a cue from the price taggers. They refer to themselves as Torah taggers.
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 proposed budget harms the poor more than the rich.
With all the good intention of Israel’s rabbinic leaders, how could they not see that this was going to happen?
What I do not understand is the harshness of his condemnation.
For Lapid to successfully challenge Netanyahu, he will need to find the right time for a strategic exit from the government.
In actuality, Lapid as Finance Minister, isn't doing all that well.
What is developing behind-the-scenes? What secret diplomatic activity is occurring? Will there be a new 'holy basin' plan?
Netanyahu made an invaluable turnabout in the way Israel explains itself. We must complete that turnabout. We must not go half way.
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.
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.
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.
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