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Likely Compromise Found in Coalition Rift over Reform, Conservative Mikvahs

Last week, a Knesset committee debated a bill proposed by two ultra-Orthodox coalition partners determining that use of public mikvahs will be conducted strictly according to halakha.

Israel Starts Process to Revoke Citizenship of Arab Terror Suspect

Interior Minister Arye Deri is starting the process to revoke the citizenship of an Arab terrorist who tried to kill four people in a vehicle ram-and-stab attack near Hadera.

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."

National Religious Rabbi Appointed Supreme Rabbinical Court Judge While Court Facing Shutdown

All the missing positions on the Supreme Rabbinical Court must be filled by Thursday this week, or else the court would cease to operate.

Rav Ovadia Joins Kerry, Obama and Rivlin on Baratz’s ‘Hit List’

Netanyahu's nominee for media adviser wrote last year that Rav Ovadia "damaged the country and the people he tried to help."

Deri to Leave Ministry of Economy

Aryeh Deri, chairman of the Shas Sephardi Hareidi party, will leave the Ministry of Economy and be given another Cabinet post following the failure...

Bedouin Terrorist Who Attacked Be’er Sheva Had ISIS Ideology

The terrorist was from a Northern Negev city that used to be relatively pro-Israel and even voted for the Shas Hareidi religious party.

Deri Backs Down on Shabbat Work Halt on New Rail Line

A court order overruling Deri's "stop work" decision allows Israel Railways to continue maintenance and construction work on Shabbat.

Israel Railways Claims 150 Shabbatot Equals 2 Years

Shas Minister Aryeh Deri ordered a halt to working on Shabbat on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem train line and Israel Railways claims it will delay it for 2 years.

Quick, Somebody Tell the Messiah — No Soccer in Israel this Shabbat

The union of Israeli soccer players asked a labor court in Tel Aviv to suspend soccer games on Shabbat, because they’ve been conducted illegally. Only Shas can bring back the game.

Knesset Approves Part of Natural Gas Framework Deal

The Knesset approved part of the natural gas framework Monday by a 59-51 vote after two years of constant threats by natural gas companies...

Israeli Government Again Faces Fight Over Noble-Delek Gas Outline

Israel's government is gambling with a Knesset vote in hopes of finding a way past the latest obstacle in the gas deal drama.

Knesset Approves Budget in 1st Voting Round as Shas Threatens to Pull Support

Deri threatened that should the issue of zero VAT on essential products not be resolved by the following voting round, his party, Shas, would oppose the budget.

Secular Leftists Applaud New Hareidi Minister

"I, Yaakov Litzman, pledge…to be faithful to the government of Israel and to its laws."

Ashkenazi Hareidi MK Now Cabinet Minister for First Time in 60 Years

Torah sages surrendered to the High Court's ruling that a "Deputy Minister" cannot act as Minister.

Shas MK Begins ‘Three Week’s with ‘Senseless Hate’ against Reform Jews

He refuses to consider Reform Jews as "Jews" but "welcomes them with love and joy" to be just like him.

Bennett and Netanyahu Clash over Rollback of Religious Reforms

Netanyahu falsely accused Bennett of signing a coalition agreement that returns more power to Hareidim.

‘Snobbish’ Left is its Own Enemy

Minister warns Left that hate will keep it in the opposition.

Report: Rabbinate May Be Plotting to Dump Rabbi Riskin of Efrat

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.

Herzog Wants New Elections

Herzog's idea sounds stupid, but if it is taken seriously, it might be a great brainstorm.

Coalition Last Minute Talks: Likud Capitulates, Bayit Yehudi Wins Justice + 2 Security Cabinet...

A Likud source said the new proposal made to Bennett was "rich and fair." It's about time.

With Liberman Out , Bennett Toughens Position, But Who Will Blink First?

Netanyahu is short-changing Bayit Yehudi. But is Bayit Yehudi tough enough to take advantage of Liberman's sudden exit?

Shas Signs with Likud, Bayit Yehudi Gets Offer

Shas got a good deal. What Bayit Yehudi does with their offer remains to be seen.

Avigdor Liberman Resigning from FM, Quitting Coalition, Heading to Opposition

Avigdor Liberman, unhappy with the coalition talks dropped a political bombshell today.

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