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Israeli Universities to Offer Segregated Classes to Lure Haredim

Separate classes for male and female students already exist in some colleges, university preparatory programs and a dedicated campus within Bar-Ilan University.

71,000 Celebrate Friendly Musical Chairs on Bus of Peace

There was also Josh Mazza, who pointed out without the benefit of anything but prejudice that 'neither of those women are allowed to be educated or show their hair.'

Ha’aretz: Giving to the Poor on Passover Is Like Giving Heroin to an Addict

'It must be understood that giving to the poor on Passover is a political surrender.'

Ramming Victim’s Funeral Today on Mount Herzl

Elhai Teharlev was survived by his parents, Ohad and Avital, three brothers and three sisters.

The 21st Century Rav

Our problem-solving tools – Gemara and Shulchan Aruch – remain unchanged, but the problems we are solving couldn’t have been imagined in previous generations.

Custom Ordered Rabbis

People, communities, need to build relationships with their leaders. And the leaders have to be able to understand and relate to their followers.

Black and Blue

Police sprayed blue water/paint on ultra-Orthodox protesters.

Liberal Orthodox Rabbis Object to Co-Ed IDF Service

'There are several co-ed combat units in the military where we have been unable to find solutions to the close proximity problem, which is why we rule that [religious Jews] may not serve there.'

Police Block Haredi Attempts to Disrupt Jerusalem Marathon

Shadrack Kipkosgei, 25, from Kenya, won the Jerusalem Marathon in 2:16:33.

Israel to Prepare Haredim for Service in National Cyber Bureau

Classes will open in B'nei B'rak and Jerusalem on June 1 for Haredim who would later be integrated into the national cyber attack response center.

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Religious Sanctions on Recalcitrant Husbands in Prison

'The bill is intended to authorize the rabbinical courts to levy these limits on get refusers sitting in prison, in order to persuade them to release their wives from the chains of their Aguna status.'

Kiruv Was His Calling

Torah was central to the life of Perry Fish (Z"L). His influence on some 20000 Shabbos guests that came through the warm and loving home he built with his wife Debby is inestimable-and will be missed

The OU and Women Rabbis: Look Again!

How do we expand leadership roles and titles that the OU and its Rabbinical Panel recommend while developing and continuing a halakhic conversation about the exact parameters of those roles and titles?

London Police Humiliate Haredi Passengers over Dispute Resolved Hours Earlier

For the record, the essential dispute was resolved at 2:55 PM, why did easyJet insist on police escort for the men in black hats three hours later, after landing in London at 5:55 PM?

Knesset Committee Holds Heated Debate on Harassment of Haredi IDF Soldiers

'This is a warning sign and all of the involved entities should take action – here and now, before a disaster will occur and it will cost us in blood.'

Survey: 49% of Israeli Haredim Go Online, 21% Have Smartphone

Nevertheless, B'nei B'rak, with the highest percentage of Haredim in Israel, came in fifth in ordering products online.

Chief Rabbinate to List Rabbis Approved for Conversions Abroad

According to the chief rabbis, the plan is to create a system whereby the conversions done by rabbis who meet the chief rabbinate criteria would be approved.

Diapora Yeshiva T’shuva Movement Pioneer Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein Dead at 82

Unlike traditional Orthodox academies, Rabbi Goldstein's Diaspora Yeshiva appealed to students who identified with the nonconformist beatnik and hippie subcultures, adopting a neo-Chasidic approach.

Responding to Meretz Petition, State Tells Court Rabbi Karim Does Not Believe in Raping...

In its response on Tuesday, the State noted that Rabbi Karim's responsa were prefaced with a proviso that these are not his legal rulings but rather his review of rabbinical law.

Report: Trump Connected to Hasidic Court Whose Founder Lived in Gold Palace

If you had to find the one Hasidic Rebbe that would attract President Elect Donald Trump's attention, it would have to be Reb Israel Friedman of Ruzhin.

Jewish ‘Pluralists’ Rage as Rabbi Riskin Gives Only One Finger, Not Entire Hand

Rabbi Riskin tried to put a leash on this cat and take it on a walkie when he told Ha'aretz he would accept Reform conversions should the Reform agree to the requirements of "immersion in the mikveh, circumcision, and basic knowledge and practice of Judaism."

Liberal Zionist Rabbis Support ‘Mixed’ Kotel Section While Reform Kotel Activists Attack Zionism [video]

On Wednesday morning, a large group of non-Orthodox Jews marched carrying Torah scrolls to protest restrictions on non-Orthodox prayer at the Western Wall.

Left, Right, Agree: Intermarriage Marks Demise of US Jewish Community

Using the great, eye opening Pew study of 2013, Cohen points out that the signs of Jewish life in intermarried Jewish families are fast diminishing.

Newcomer Rabbinic Organization Launches Lower East Side Eruv Against Establishment View

The new group encourages its constituencies "to pursue guidance from its own rabbinic authorities and to continue the spirit of mutual respect and dignity that Jewish practice demands and engenders."

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Shabbat Train Coalition Crisis – and Weren’t...

As soon as they became public, those railroad projects turned into a ticking bomb.

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