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Haredim Confound Israeli News Media on Yom HaZikaron

The TV station sent out a cameraman to get a video of Haredim during the siren. They got a video, but not the one they wanted.

Report: Former Chief Rabbi Engineering Deri’s Ouster

The likelihood of the illustrious Sephardi party disappearing from Israel's political map altogether over the prolonged strife between the two leaders, Deri and Yishai, is alarming to the Sephardi religious establishment.

Making History: Four Female Soldiers Become Tank Commanders

According to the IDF, no unusual injuries were observed during the training, and no medical abnormalities were identified.

Haredi Tycoons Raising $100 Million to Replace Lapid’s Budget Cuts

Lapid is beginning to smell like a rose thanks to Haredi tycoons. He is taking yeshivas off the government dole and balancing the budget. How will yeshivas survive? The tycoons have an answer - money.

Petach Tikvah Chief Rabbi Launches Kashrut Revolution with Independent Supervisors

"As consumers, the strict adherence of everyone to a valid kashrut certificate will help this important move take place."

Netanyahu Rejects IDF Choices for Military Secretary, Wants Commander Who Told Troops to Fight...

The remnants of Israel's left who still command key positions both in government and the military jumped out of their skins at the embarrassing news of an IDF commander who sees himself and his soldiers as the heirs of King David and his victorious armies.

‘Tent-In’ Protest Planned in Galilee Over Development Cutbacks

Galilee residents are planning a protest over cutbacks in crucial development funds.

Can Coalition Haredim Live with It? Court Orders New Draft Law in 4 Months

The High Court of Justice on Tuesday night approved a four-month extension for the government to pass the new IDF draft, after which Haredi...

Committee Sends Conversion Reform Bill to the Knesset

See also: Brave New Nation: 30 New Rabbinical Courts to Process Conversions. A bill that would allow local rabbis to oversee conversions will be...

800 Young Russian Jews at Jerusalem Limmud FSU Festival

The festival marked the 90th birthday of President Shimon Peres, and the 100th birthday of late Prime Minster Menachem Begin.

25,000 Pray in Hebron on ‘Shabbat Chayei Sarah’

Prayers by thousands of Jews at the Cave of the Patriarchs were peaceful, heartfelt and filled with hope.

Religious Mailmen Complain They Have to Deliver Missionary Propaganda

Postal officials refuse mailmen's request to be relieved of the job to deliver Baptist cult material that may be illegal.

Haredi Leaders Call Ruling for New Beit Shemesh Vote ‘Corrupt’

Haredi political leaders across the board called a court ruling for new elections in Beit Shemesh” corrupt,” “racist” and a sign of “dictatorship,” among...

Youth Who Burned Down Auxiliary Building of Kinneret Church Sentenced on Eve of Hanukkah

It is fitting, perhaps, that the fire connected with the arson of a church in Israel is belabored just ahead of the national Jewish celebration of the Maccabim rebellion against the Syrian occupiers and their Helenized Jewish collaborators.

Report: 48% of Jerusalem Residents Are Poor

Almost half of the residents of the holiest city in the world are living under the poverty line.

Rabbi Riskin: Reform, Conservative Movements My Partners

'What can the Diaspora give us?' Rabbi Riskin asked, and answered: 'First and foremost, the idea of ​​pluralism, that these, and these, too, are the words of the living God.'

Police Find Illegal Drugs in Bnei Brak Man’s Tefilin Bag

Police found the "finger" of hashish in the man's possession after stopping him at the corner of Sokolov and Jabotinsky streets in Bnei Brak.

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.

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Arab MK’s Bill Reversing Talmudic Sages on Goats

MK Zahalka argued that goats are actually good for the environment, as they thin out the forests, making them easier to control in case of a fire.

Knesset Empowers Interior Minister to Stretch Legal Fiction in Approving Usury

When one pays a real estate tax bill with interest to a city hall that's covered by a blanket Heter Iska from the Interior Minister – that's very much a violation of Torah law.

A Thousand Demonstrators in Front of Netanyahu’s Residence over Kotel Dispute

Alas, this dispute is not over a connection to God but over political turf, both regarding the Kotel and the conversions.

Feiglin: Next Time I Climb Temple Mount May Be as Prime Minister

"The change that caused me not to be able to enter was strategic, not tactical."

Hebrew University to Close for Christmas

Hebrew University will give its students the day off on Christmas for the first time ever. There will be no classes on Thursday, Dec. 25,...

Court Ruling against Business on Shabbat Arouses More Complaints

Small shop owners in cities outside of Tel Aviv may follow the example of Tel Aviv and campaign for their cities to uphold any...

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