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Up to the last minute, it wasn't clear the bill had a chance of passing in the Knesset.
Last summer, the High Court of Justice revoked an earlier version of the draft law which granted yeshiva students an exemption from military service through 2023.
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."
Shas MK Yigal Guetta on Wednesday announced his resignation from the Knesset, in the wake of harsh rebuke he received from Sephardi rabbis, including...
Last March the Knesset passed the amendment to the Citizenship Law, which permits government to revoke a citizenship in absentia.
The Chief Rabbi was very critical of the fact that the terrorist attacker had not been eliminated at the scene of the crime.
One major event could sweep any of the four center-field players into or away from leading or becoming a major partner in a ruling coalition. The battle will be joined at the center, while the right and the left will see only minute changes.
Deri was furious at Netanyahu's request, and told the PM, while walking out of the room: "I know what you're doing to me and I will not let you do it."
Prime Minister Netanyahu suggested that 'the activism of the American Jewry does not always help.'
At the end of last year, Yaffa Deri's Mifalot Simcha applied for assistance to the tune of $160,000 from the Interior Ministry which is headed by Aryeh Deri.
University President Carmi rejected the accusation that the University was trying to silence a member of its Board of Governors.
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.
Orthodox parties are working on new legislation to protect the Sabbath in Israel.
The public is asked to pray for the recovery of Aharon Yehuda Leib ben Gittel Feiga, b’toch sha’ar cholei Am Yisroel.
Shas Interior Minister Aryeh Deri wants to convene the UN Security Council on the fall of Aleppo.
Minister Deri pulls citizenship granted to a Gazan married to Israeli Arab after he plots to kidnap and kill an Israeli soldier.
Amsalem suggested that the clash over the railroad works over the past two Shabbat days was mostly about politics.
The rightwing parties could possibly combine their numbers to boycott either Kahlon or Lapid, or both, from the future coalition government.
Finance Committee Chairman Gafni (UTJ) said "with all due respect to the Finance Ministry and talks of reform, in practice the prices have not gone down."
Secular Israeli Jews are sending their children to less costly religious camps this year.
Bennett said on Tuesday morning that "the State of Israel must not pay reparations to terrorists who tried to harm the IDF."