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Since the identity of the father is unknown, it could have imposed severe restrictions on whom the woman would be allowed to marry.
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.
"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."
The Chief Rabbi was very critical of the fact that the terrorist attacker had not been eliminated at the scene of the crime.
The deadline for government's response to the high court's order is next Sunday.
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.
In honor of Rabbi Kahane’s 26th yartzheit, let the truth be told.
"Last year MK Yoel Hasson (Zionist Camp) tried to pass the Arab initiative in the Knesset and the Likud rejected it."
"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."
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.
"How can you live with the fact that Yishai Schlissel looks more like you than he does me?"
With nearly a dozen viable parties, the president choosing the one who pulls together the pieces, Israeli elections are complicated.
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.
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 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.
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