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Netanyahu Picks Former Justice Minister to Lead New Conversions Bill Deliberations

Nissim's appointment is part of the Netanyahu government's fulfillment of its commitment to the High Court of Justice to promote a more "egalitarian" conversions law which would enjoy broad support from Israelis.

IDF Concerned: Combat Recruitment Motivation Down for 3rd Straight Draft

The last time IDF combat recruitment was this low was recorded immediately after the 2006 Second Lebanon War.The trend was eventually corrected in 2010, when demand for combat service surged to an 80% peak. But it has since been declining consistently.

Poll: 70% of Israeli Jews Support Death Penalty for Terrorists, Only 13% Strongly Oppose

Of the 500 Jewish respondents, 44% strongly supported, and 25.8% moderately supported the death penalty. 12.4% moderately opposed, and only 12.9% strongly oppose. 4.9% declined to answer.

Bennett, Edelstein, to Preside over Rebuilding of Hero’s Memorial Ordered Destroyed by High Court

Despite a pending petition to the Supreme Court, the IDF Civil Administration went ahead and razed the memorial.

IDF Using Halamish Massacre to Promote Restraint Against Terrorists

What ensued will likely continue to divide Israeli society between those who believe terrorists have, by definition, given up their civil rights and must be killed on sight, and those who believe terrorists are not better or worse than any other criminal.

44 Orthodox Rabbis Attack Tzohar Prenuptial Get: If You Support It You’re Not Orthodox

The state of mind of a husband who signed the Tzohar prenuptial agreement may be affected by the financial consequences to the point where his get may not be given in a purely voluntary manner.

Animal Activists Enraged by Beit Shemesh ‘Shoot on Sight’ Announcement

Yoav Lewy added a reasonable tone to the discussion, writing, 'Primitive filth. There are other ways to deal with the problem before you start killing animals.'

Chief Rabbi Irate at Rabbinate’s ‘Blacklist’ of Orthodox Rabbis

The list was prepared by Rabbi Itamar Touboul, who is in charge of determining whether individuals born abroad and registered to wed in Israel are considered a Jewish.

Rabbi Steinsaltz Back in Tekoa Yeshiva following Stroke

'I never thought that spreading ignorance has any advantage, except for those who are in a position of power and want to deprive others of their rights and spread ignorance in order to keep them under foot.'

Haredi MK: Reform Campaign Rife with Bribes, Corruption

'Most of the Jews in the United States, even those who come to Temple once in fifty years, or those that don’t come at all, are not Reform, and the Reform movement does not represent them.'

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.'

Florida Ike Comes to his Senses, Won’t Cash his Israel Bonds, All Is Forgiven

Also, as we have mentioned, taking his money out of his ten-day Israel Bond would have cost him plenty. Ike may be angry but he's not a fool.

Netanyahu to AIPAC: My Choice Was between Reform Kotel and Government Collapse

Both of Netanyahu's decisions caused a storm and created a rift with Diaspora Jews, most emphatically in the US.

1 in 7 IDF Flight School Graduates also Hesder Yeshiva Graduate

Only 15% of the cadets who began the flight school will be on the parade grounds on Thursday to receive their wings.

Hundreds March in Jerusalem to Support Haredi Soldiers

In order to avoid riots and accusations of provocation, the marchers decided not to enter the ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods.

Haredi Coalition Partners’ Kotel Compromise Also Tacit Recognition of Reform, Conservative

The deadline for government's response to the high court's order is next Sunday.

Haredi Pilot, Mother of 4, to Fly Netanyahu to Greece

Meet Nechama Spiegel Novak, mother of four who wears a wig and does not touch men: the first Haredi pilot who flies Prime Minister Netanyahu to Greece.

Government to Pay Religious Families to Invite Secular Guests for Shabbat Meals

The Ministry of Religious Services will pay the municipal taxes, carrying charges and electricity of religious families who clock 15 weekly hours hosting secular guests and teaching Jewish family values.

Need Experts to Denigrate the Six Day War Miracle? Have We Got a List...

Daniel Bar-Tal, Emeritus Professor at the School of Education at Tel Aviv University, Areas of expertise: Militarism in Israeli society; Culture and ethos of Conflict

Survey: Only 46% of Next Generation National Religious Israelis Keep the Faith

Meanwhile, the proportion of students attending ultra-Orthodox schools has increased by about 300% since 1992.

Boyaner Rebbe to Light Up Lag B’Omer Festivities Starting 1:15 Sunday Morning

Also on Saturday night, a contingency of 5,000 police and IDF will be manning all the traffic arteries leading to Miron, in perimeter security circuits and at the compound itself.

High Court Bars Business Owners from Paying Kashrut Inspectors’ Wages

The kashrut supervisors union strongly opposes the reform, fearing that an open and transparent pay method would adversely affect their income.

Labor MK Launches IQ War Against Likud

MK Oren Hazan invited MK Rosenthal to a chess match.

Likud Haredim to Commemorate Fallen Haredi Soldiers

Last year, the ceremony was interrupted by Haredi extremists who attempted to prevent it from taking place and succeeded in chasing away many participants.

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