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The Children of Two Religious IDF Outsiders Engaged

The match unites two of the most outstanding religious IDF commander who have been under the thumb of the outgoing Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot.

Amos Oz We Knew and Didn’t Love At All, Not Even A Tiny Bit

Amos Oz was genetically incapable of striving for peace – with fellow Jews who challenged his views. With Arabs and folks who worshiped him he got along just fine.

Report: Netanyahu Fears Losing Religious Zionist Voters

On the question of who should lead the New Right party, 57% said they wanted Ayelet Shaked, compared with 43% who chose Naftali Bennett.

Haredi Parties Could Pay a High Price for Failure to Cooperate on IDF Draft...

Yesh Atid chairman MK Yair Lapid said on Monday: "After the elections, a government headed by myself will pass the draft law without tricky combinations."

Survey: More Israelis Light Hanukkah Candles, But More Americans Think It’s an Important Holiday

Most Israeli Jews partake in several Hanukkah activities, such as eating sufganiyot (doughnuts) and latkes (79%) and giving Hanukkah gelt (64%).

Former Peace Now Secretary Oppenheimer Married by Religious Zionist Rabbi

Oppenheimer's activities in Peace Now include advocating for a Palestinian state and for freezing construction in the Jewish settlements.

El Al Gives 400 NY Haredi Passengers Free Roundtrip Tickets to… Europe

"El Al does not take note of its customers' affiliation to any sector, gender or nationality."

Yeshiva Dean Demands El Al Apologize or Face Haredi Boycott

"To my chagrin, it has been a week since the event in which the entire Torah observant public was soiled for all to see for things that never happened."

Haredi Passengers: El Al Lost Our Shtreimlach

Once again, El Al's Haredi passengers are furious at Israel's national carrier, this time also about ruining their Shabbat, but in a new way: According...

Children 40% of Jerusalem, Only 21% of Tel Aviv

The city with the highest percentage of children is Modiin Ilit – 64.4%.

Extreme Left Pushing Retake of Israel’s Government Using US Democrats’ Model

"Voters are receptive to progressive agendas, even if they don’t identify as such."

Pig’s Head Posted on Israeli Synagogue Gate

The incumbent mayor has often been charged with discrimination against the city's religious population.

Knesset Speaker: Rabin’s Assassination Had No Historical Effect

Edelstein said that if the murder "achieved any goals, then those goals were the opposite of what the despicable murderer had aimed to achieve."

Report: Bennett to Support Secular Mayoral Candidate Against Liberman’s Pick

The split within the Haredi factions in last Tuesday's vote also makes it possible for several Haredi city council-members elect to endorse Berkovitch next round.

Haaretz Uses Pittsburgh Tragedy to Stick a Knife in Chief Rabbi’s Back

Like any journalist, I enjoy a good gotcha (although I work hard not to do it myself), but this gotcha, Judy Maltz, is dripping the blood of murder victims.

You Thought Tel Aviv Was Israel’s Most Non-Religious City? Nope. It’s Modi’in

If you view freedom as driving on Shabbat while devouring a ham sandwich on a date with a gentile to purchase a Christmas tree – this is the index for you.

The Atlantic Wants Ayelet Shaked to Replace Bibi

Shaked is a ball of contradictions, which gives her power and makes her uniquely pan-Israeli.

Rightwing Group Manipulates Leftist Justice Official into Forcing Bedouin Mixed Swimming

Rightwing party Otzma Yehudit (formerly Otzma LeYisrael) headed by Michael Ben-Ari, Aryeh Eldad, Baruch Marzel, Itamar Ben-Gvir, and Zvi Sukkot is one of the...

A First: Court Orders Interior Ministry to Recognize Private Orthodox Conversion

In 2016, the High Court of Justice ruled that conversions in private Orthodox courts in Israel should be recognized. The Netanyahu government has been dragging its feet about complying with the ruling.

Court Orders Hod HaSharon to Permit Reform Synagogue Construction

Kehilat Yonatan offers a conversion program to Israeli citizens and foreigners with long-term visas, and egalitarian wedding services.

Orthodox Businessmen Launching ‘Jews Only’ Housing Project in Arab Neighborhood

The reported cost of each luxury 1,335 sq. ft., 5-room apartment, will be only one million shekel – $276,000.
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Haredim Appeal to High Court Against Police Excessive Use of Skunk Water

"Imagine taking a chunk of rotting corpse from a stagnant sewer, placing it in a blender and spraying the filthy liquid in your face."

Police Brutality in Arrests of 20 Rightwing Activists for Protesting Jerusalem Gay Parade

According to attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, police used a blacklist to detain activists.

Finally, Rightwing Rabbis to Learn Media Conduct from the Pros

"Conference sessions will include Facebook Specialties (beginners and advanced); Writing articles and opinion pieces; Public Speaking; Standing in front of a camera; and the Art of the Debate."

Attorney Ben-Gvir Advocates Removing Kahane Movement’s Terrorist Designation

Attorney Ben-Gvir wrote the AG: "It is clear to any knowledgeable person that the government's decision was a political ploy designed to silence the opposition."

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