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Rafi Peretz Undergoes Snap ‘Conversion Therapy,’ Reverses Earlier Position

"I know that conversion treatments are wrong and severe, this is my unequivocal position."

Israeli Embassy Clumsily Photoshops Ambassador’s Lobster Lunch with Brazilian President

Yes, they ate lobster, which is defined by our tradition as Sheretz, which is unholy and a creeping thing and cockroach of the sea.

UTJ Irate at Blue & White Haredi Female MK’s Visit to Haredi Seminary

Gafni could avoid the visit that offended him so much by helping the seminary retain its status vis-à-vis Israeli medical schools.

Barak Aide: The Big Deal about Saturday’s Rally Was that Arabs Applauded Ya’alon

"The turnover government will be elected only if out of 900,000 eligible Arab voters, 800,000 will show up."

Tzohar’s Rabbi Cherlow: Ultimately, Decision on Abortion Is Up to the Parents

"Therefore, in principle, it can be said that if a legislation has been enacted that denies an abortion in any situation, at any stage of gestation, it is not the accepted halachic practice regarding abortion."

Eurovision Mega-Festival Fizzed Out, But We Hear Great Things about Lag B’Omer

On Sunday morning, Ha'aretz ran an op-ed calling for the cancellation of Lag B'Omer.

Delegation of Neturei Karta & Son of IDF General Snubbed by Ilhan Omar

Omar's communications director and strategist said Ilhan "did not and has no plans to" meet with her uninvited guests.

Lod’s Religious Mayor: Next Interior Minister Must Not Be Haredi

"I very much hope that the next interior minister will be from the Likud and not from there (the Haredi parties)."

Haredi Court Furious at Drumming Bride Fiasco

Several holy Jews who watched the video of the harmless event online alerted to Badatz, the kashrut supervision department of the Eda Haredit, which supervises the wedding hall.

Astonished Haredi Soldier: Neturei Karta Member Gave Me a Snack

"I was surprised that he sat down next to me at all," the soldier said. "That he would smile at me – that was strange already..."

Rivlin Turns to Bible for Lesson on Democracy, Political Culture

“There is nothing more Jewish than pointed disagreement. And there is nothing more democratic than pointed disagreement. It is possible, important and perhaps even crucial to discuss and to insist on a culture of disagreement."

Smotrich: Time Running Out, Union with Habayit Hayehudi Must Take Place ASAP

Smotrich sees a significant dispute between the two parties concerning inviting Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel of the Jewish Power party into the partnership.

Former Labor Knesset Speaker: Let Labor Die in Peace

"Labor is like a pet that was run over on the highway."
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IDF Pushing Plea Deals for 5 Haredi Soldiers Charged with Abusing Cuffed Arab Detainees

The military pressure to avoid a trial should boost the five defendants' bargaining position.

Israeli Media Redefine Hate Crimes

This kind of ease of naming something hateful which it is not leads to the banalization of hatred, and once hatred becomes banal, it is arguably easier to use.

Habayit Hayehudi Picks former IDF Chief Rabbi as New Leader

During his military service, Rabbi Peretz criticized the expulsion of thousands of Jewish homesteaders from the Gaza Strip.

Report: Bibi Weighing Union with Bennett, Shaked

Bennett, along with Ayelet Shaked, were among those Bibi threw to the dogs, after they had run the campaign that brought him back to power after 10 years in exile.

Report: Habayit Hayehudi Contemplated Suicide

Party CEO Nir Auerbach became Persona non grata to some members when it turned out he had been in on the Bennett-Shaked parlor trick.

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.

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