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Chief Rabbinate Forbids Using Origin, Skin Color, to Determine Jewish Status

The Li Bar workers protested this humiliation, and the management objected to the procedure, calling it "shaming parade."

Efrat Settler Running for Labor Party Chairwoman (Remember the Labor Party?)

Efrat settler Nava Katz is running for the chairmanship of the Labor party. Say again!?

Report: Haredi Cult Leader Shlomo Helbrans Drowned in Mexico

According to Diardio de Chiapas, Helbrans' group of about 40 ultra-Orthodox Jewish families entered Chiapas three weeks ago legally from Guatemala, after having been expelled.

IDF Soldiers Complain: Haredi Soldiers Received $5,000 Each in Illegal Grants

On Tuesday, soldiers in the IDF Kfir brigade sent a letter to the office of Chief of Staff Benny Gantz complaining about discrimination between soldiers serving in the Haredi Netzach Yehuda battalion and other soldiers in the brigade, Walla reports. According to the soldiers’ claims it appears that recently soldiers serving in the Haredi battalion each received a grant of $5,000 from an American philanthropist.

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.

Mexico’s Ambassador to UNESCO Fired Over Infamous Jerusalem Resolution

Mexico's envoy to UNESCO is an envoy no longer because he refused to vote against history and Jerusalem.

Thousands Blocking Entrance to Capital Protesting Shabak Torture of Jewish Youths

Police arrested six demonstrators and attacked Makor Rishon reporter Miri Tzahi. She was taken to hospital with a bloody face.

Head of Eli Yeshiva Rabbi Sadan on TV: Don’t Let IDF Women Kill

"I'm not saying that a woman can't be a pilot," he said regarding women's service, "But I think that giving a woman the profession of killing people is not good for the nation of Israel."

Jerusalem Israel’s Largest Jewish City: 569,900 and Largest Arab City: 349,600

There is a wage differential of 20% between men and women in Jerusalem, as opposed to 33% nationally, 32% in Tel Aviv-Yafo and 35% in Haifa.

Huge Pro-Settlement Rally in Jerusalem Wednesday

Our people in Jewish Home and Likud kept campaigning that they had to be in the coalition to influence government. They're in now, and what influence do they have?

And Now for Something Completely Different: Yair Lapid May Be Tied to Messianic Jews

A request for comment from Yesh Atid was refused on the grounds that this is a personal matter. Well, yes and no.

4 Hesder Soldiers Go AWOL to Avoid Honoring Rabin’s Grave

The soldiers, who serve in the Artillery Corps, were on a tour of Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Police Use 3 Cars to Arrest Smotrich’s Brother for Teaching Torah in Abandoned...

The Jerusalem cops have been on the war path with religious-Zionist politicians in recent days.

Supreme Court May Compel Israel to Evict Arab Squatters from Jewish Homes in Sheikh...

The Arab residents of the neighborhood, along with activists from the Peace Now movement, demonstrated outside the Supreme Court.

Report: Bennett’s Emissaries Begged Orbach Not to Deny him the Biden Visit

Orbach is not interested in jumping into the fire in exchange for promises of a great slot and big ministerial office from Netanyahu.

Final Polls Give Netanyahu Wide Edge Over Right-Wing Competitors But Not 61 Mandates

This would be a good opportunity for Bennett and Sa'ar to forge a brotherly pact worth between 18 and 20 mandates.

Samaria Settlement Rejects Bennett’s Visit on Its Anniversary

Minzer reminded his residents that he did not invite Bennett, Bennett invited himself, but even so, they should keep things proper.

Verbal Attack on Charedi Soldier Signals Renewal of ‘Chardakim’ Campaign

One rabbi has decreed that wearing an IDF uniform is tantamount to wearing a cross medallion.

Netanyahu Betting Religious Coalition Partners Won’t Quit over Legalizing Shabbat Soccer

"This industry is funded by millions of shekels from the defense budget (e.g. policemen) and its operation on Shabbat forces the entire Jewish people to participate in the desecration of the Shabbat, and this to us is unacceptable."

Prosecution Lost ‘Hate Wedding’ Video, Chain of Evidence Compromised

The Honenu attorneys who represent the defendants suggested the loss of the recordings cast a heavy shadow on the trial's continuation and on the state's ability to convict their clients.

Chassidic New Year’s Celebrations Cheer Up Israel, Cities Around the World

Jews are gathering at Chabad-led "farbrengens" in Israel and around the world to celebrate the Chassidic New Year, "Yud Tes Kislev."

First Elections Poll Is Out: Bibi Stays, Labor Sinking from 24 to 9

Habayit Hayehudi headed by Naftali Bennett receives 11 seats in the new poll, compared to 8 in the current Knesset.

Shin Bet Releases Peres Documents, Photos; Police Reveal Security Plans

Thousands of police are being deployed in Jerusalem as tens of thousands arrive for the funeral of former president Shimon Peres.

Haredim Preparing Doomsday Response to Reform Invasion: Genealogy Book

MK Eichler to JewishPress.com: The genealogical list will only be there for those who want to know whom they are marrying and who is Jewish according to Jewish law. Let them check the list. It is a FREE COUNTRY (sic) with free information and free choice.

Jerusalem Police Bans Four Species from Temple Mount – They ‘Harm the Status Quo’

"In the framework of the rules of the Temple Mount, in accordance with the status quo in the area, ritual activity with overt external features, including the four species, is forbidden."

Peres: Torah Does Not Ban Women Wearing Tallis at Western Wall

President Peres showed off his lack of knowledge of Jewish law and told the NY UJA, “The Torah does not ban women from wearing a tallis.”

Matan Kahana’s Kashrut Reform Bill Revealed, Here Are Some Key Items

Here are a few choice items I translated hurriedly. Clearly, a deeper discussion should follow.

Haredi Draft Proposal Offers Few Sticks, Many Carrots

The Plesner Committee, tasked with crafting an alternative to the Tal Law for haredi service in Israel, is reportedly drafting a proposal which would defer the enlistment of haredi men till age 22, offer financial incentives to yeshivot that have younger enlistment rates, and begin to levy economic sanctions on haredim who don't enlist by age 23.

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