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Coalition Grumblings: Political Posturing or First Signs of Splintering?

The intensifying focus on legislating an alternative to the Tal Law has the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Likud-led coalition defensive yet intractable. Shas and UTJ - representing 15 seats in the government - have declared that they will not participate in the coalition committee on finding an alternative.

Mass Rally of ‘Jews Against the Internet’ to Pack Citi Field in May

Tens of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews will participate in a huge rally to be held on Sunday evening, May 20, at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York, to combat the evils of the Internet and the damages caused by advanced electronic devices. One of the event organizers said: "This will be a mass rally never before seen in the history of Orthodox Jewry in the U.S." The rabbis behind the event say the Internet creates "many serious family-related problems."

Popular Israeli TV Host Calls for Reducing Number of “Ultra Orthodox Grandchildren”

Yaron London is spelling stuff out, having moved, like many secular Israelis, from bemused disliking of the Ultra Orthodox to outright loathing anyone wearing a black hat and a beard. Now he's out for blood. His op-ed piece in Y'net Tuesday recalls earlier solutions to "the Jewish problem."

UPDATE: Rav Elyshiv’s Condition Deteriorates

Doctors are struggling to keep the 101-year-old Torah sage and Ultra-Orthodox community leader alive.

ZAKA Rescue Services Founder Condemns Haredi Violence

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, Chairman and Founder of ZAKA, made his comments in an extended opinion his Facebook page.

United Torah Judaism MK to Livni: ‘You’re Our Enemy’

MK Yisrael Eichler makes comments in response to Livni's condemnation of ultra-orthodox sector.

Survey Says: Israeli Jews Becoming More Religious

90% of Israeli Jews celebrate the Pesach Seder.

Shas MK: All Israelis Should Serve Their Country

Rabbi Amsalem admonishes UTJ MK Gafni for recent comments that Haredim should not serve in the IDF.

Anglo Ultra-Orthodox Threaten to Bolt Beit Shemesh Coalition Over Lack of Dialogue

Anglo political party threatens to bow out of municipal council if measures are not taken to prevent hostility between citizens - recommend a dialogue group of influential rabbis.

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