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JPost op-ed editor Seth Frantzman talks to Yishai about the prosecution of an IDF officer who ordered the shelling of a terror position. They wonder whether Israel is doing this in order to show the world that “we prosecute our own,” so it won’t have to, and discuss the phenomenon of Israeli self-blame.
A new cyber defense program has opened for the first time at an Israeli pre-army yeshiva.
He refuses to consider Reform Jews as "Jews" but "welcomes them with love and joy" to be just like him.
Chief Sephardi Rabbi: "'God has not made me a woman,' not like someone from Efrat who comes up with all kinds of new ideas, makes news and and wages wars."
Israel's Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau says there is "no intention" to dismiss Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.
Rabbi Binyomin Klein, 79, long-time aide of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt'l passed away Friday morning.
Shlomo Riskin, chief rabbi and co-founder of the Judean settlement of Efrat, rubs Israel's Chief Rabbinate the wrong way. His liberal stance on conversion, women's involvement in religious rites and other issues is now causing the rabbinate to threaten not to renew his contract, as he has turned 75. A slew of rabbis and public officials have come out in support of his continued tenure. Riskin joins Yishai to discuss his relations with the Chief Rabbinate and his positions on Jewish law. Then, in this week's Torah portion in the Book of Numbers, "Naso," God gives direction to the Jewish priests on how to bless the Jewish people: "May God light His face unto you." But does God really have a face? In preparation for Shabbat, Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Yishai to discuss the Priestly blessing, the Nazarite and the seemingly repetitive offerings of the tribe leaders.
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky expresses his firm support for Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.
The Chief Rabbinate will invite Rabbi Riskin for a hearing on whether to extend his term, ostensibly because of his age but possibly because of his views on conversion.
Israeli Pres. Rivlin expresses deep concern after vandals torch a Bnei Akiva building and synagogue in northern Israel.
The death toll continues to rise following earthquakes in Nepal as rescue workers fight the clock.
Chabad co-emissary Chani Lifshiftz says "hundreds of Israelis" arrive safely at the Chabad House after deadly quake in Nepal.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his sorrow over the passing of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein Monday. "Rabbi Lichtenstein's knowledge found expression in his literary works. He...
Yishai is joined in-studio by Momo Lifshitz, the CEO of Lirom Global Education and former director of Oranim Educational Initiatives, the #1 provider of Birthright Israel participants. He shares his dream to bring Jewish and non-Jewish students to study in Israel and get a college degree at a great price, while falling in love with -- and in -- the country. Then, Yishai is joined in-studio by Rabbi Avichai Rontzki, former IDF chief rabbi (2006-2010), with the rank of Brigadier General. During his post, Rontzki carried out a mini-revolution in the command, expanding his mandate to allow for a much more active role of rabbis in the army, and creating the "Jewish Awareness Department," which conducts educational activities in combat units.
Rabbi Shmuel HaLevi Vosner (Wosner), zt'l, -- the Shevet HaLevi -- was laid to rest overnight in Bnei Brak. A young man died at the funeral as well.
The all-women Hareidi political party wanted to advertise to their constituency.
Increased knowledge of women of Jewish laws and the Torah has created thorny issues for the Orthodox community.
A new non-denominational Jewish burial society has replaced an Orthodox one at a Boston-area Jewish funeral home. Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston, which launched...