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Israeli Religious Court Declares Woman Conceived From Sperm Bank Eligible for Marriage

Since the identity of the father is unknown, it could have imposed severe restrictions on whom the woman would be allowed to marry.

Netanyahu Plans Lowering Vote Threshold to Bolster Rightwing Parties, Rightwing Parties Enraged

Lowering the threshold would thus could give the rightwing block as many as 70 seats in the next Knesset—it now hovers around 65, and clip one or two Arab seats that would travel back to the Zionist leftwing parties.

Rav Ovadia Yosef’s Mythical Chair Auctioned, Asking Price $57,000

"It has gone through chuppas, bris millahs, public conferences and various other events, during which people who needed medicine, spouses, blessings and salvation sat on it."

Chief Rabbi: ‘An Arab who Came to Kill Jews Must Not Come Out Alive’

The Chief Rabbi was very critical of the fact that the terrorist attacker had not been eliminated at the scene of the crime.

Haredi Coalition Partners’ Kotel Compromise Also Tacit Recognition of Reform, Conservative

The deadline for government's response to the high court's order is next Sunday.

Aryeh Deri Slams Conviction of Shas-Linked Rabbi Avraham Yosef

Rabbi Avraham Yosef was convicted of violating the public trust for allegedly using his position as chief rabbi of Holon to further the interests of a family-run kosher certification organization.

Thirty-Six Little-Known Admirers of Rabbi Meir Kahane

In honor of Rabbi Kahane’s 26th yartzheit, let the truth be told.

Minister Ariel: Liberman’s 2-State Statement Nothing More than ‘Verbal Maneuvering’

"Last year MK Yoel Hasson (Zionist Camp) tried to pass the Arab initiative in the Knesset and the Likud rejected it."

Orthodox Rabbi Teaching Halakha Beyond the Shulkhan Arukh, Judaism Beyond the Commandments

"I'm sure that if Maimonides, or Rabbi Yosef Karo lived today, they would say: We never wrote our codifications for a time when the State of Israel would be established."

Israel Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Visits Joseph’s Tomb (and Arabs Burn It Down...

The Sephardic Chief Rabbi visited Joseph's Tomb on Sunday night with IDF protection, but Arabs attacked his convoy and later torched the tomb, again.

Radio Host: Rav Ovadia’s Daughter Resembles Stabber Schlissel

"How can you live with the fact that Yishai Schlissel looks more like you than he does me?"

Bennett Likely to Get Foreign Ministry

Bennett is likely to be the next Foreign Minister, and the fight is now over the Ministry of Religion.

Understand Israeli Elections – Here’s a Primer, Part 1

With nearly a dozen viable parties, the president choosing the one who pulls together the pieces, Israeli elections are complicated.

Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

The Shas political party, founded and run by the late Rav Ovadia Yosef, has a appointed a new spiritual leader, according to a Galei...

‘Amalek’ Comment More an Expression of Shas Despair than Hate

The total failure of Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri to deliver on any of his promises bears serious ramifications for the party that relies on thousands of knitted yarmulke voters.

Eli Yishai to Not Run for Jerusalem Mayor

MK Eli Yishai, the former head of the Shas party has decided he will not be running for mayor of Jerusalem, according to a...

Shas’s Attacks on the Jewish Home and Religious Equality

Torah will probably flourish more with Shas out of the government and hopefully the Chief Rabbinate will revert back to a Rabbinate for all of Israel.

Shas Spiritual Leader Yosef: Jewish Home is for ‘Goyim’

Shas party spiritual leader and former Sephardic chief rabbi Ovadia Yosef is urging Israelis not to vote for the party headed by Naftali Bennett, the Bayit HaYehudi Jewish Home party, calling it not a home for Jews but a home for gentiles.

Q & A: Al Achilat Matza (Conclusion)

QUESTION: I have noticed that when we eat the matza at the Seder on Passover, we recite the blessing of Hamotzi lechem min ha'aretz, followed by Al achilat matza. Why don't we say Al achilat matza when we eat matza during the remainder of Passover?Moshe JakobowitzBrooklyn, NY

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