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Everything You Need to Know about the World’s Holiest City

What's the secret of this city that's growing faster than most, while few of its residents are happy with the amenities?

Haredi Paper Equates Lapid and Hitler Speeches

Hitler wanted to exterminate Jews. Lapid only wants to exterminate the Haredi habit of not to work or serve in the IDF. That is enough for a Haredi columnist to compare Lapid’s and Hitler’s speeches.

Jerusalem Residents Protest Plan to Close Cineplex on Shabbat

Approximately Jerusalem residents, including Meretz party supporters, protested on front of City Hall Saturday night against a plan to close a new movie theater...

Moving Left, Rav Ovadia Recrowns Deri as Shas Boss

The countdown to a Shas+UTJ replacement of Bennett in the government may have begun.

Haredi Deans Refuse Meeting with Knesset Committee over IDF Recruiting

Meanwhile, a mini coalition crisis has been pitting Yesh Atid members of the Perry Committee against Likud representatives.

Bill Advances to Guarantee Women on Panel to Nominate Rabbis

The absence of Haredi parties in the government is already being, and women probably will be among those nominating Israel’s next rabbinic judges and chief rabbis.

Fraud Charges Pending against Conversion Reversing Rabbi

Rabbi Avraham Sherman could be charged with fraud, breach of trust, obstruction of justice, and abuse of office.

Women of the Wall Win in District Court

Police appeal rejected, women’s prayer does not disturb public order, does not violate the law.

Deputy Minister Calls Haredim ‘Parasites’ on Radio

If Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid has any hopes of gaining one or even two Haredim as his fans, his deputy Finance Minister blew it “on air” when he called Haredim “parasites” on a Haredi radio program.

Police Appeal WOW Decision, Calling Women’s Prayer a Disturbance

Judge Larry-Bavly's decision was in open defiance of the high court's ruling.

Lapid Clashing Openly with Haredi MKs as Country Cheers

It was that kind of a parliamentary confrontation, stormy, angry, and deliciously witty.

Shas Balking on Support for Bennett’s Candidate for Chief Rabbi

"Rav Ovadia is willing to lose both chief rabbis" and not collaborate with those who "stuck a knife in our back."

Netanyahu Approves Egalitarian Section at Western Wall

The women win a battle, but the question is, “Do they want a war they might lose?” Netanyahu approves Sharansky’s plan for women to pray like men in an “egalitarian” section at the Western Wall.

New Chief Rabbi Appointment Pitting Bennett Against Lapid

Yesh Atid opposes both the Jewish Home candidate and the tricky legislation his appointment would require.

TIME Lists Yair Lapid as One of Top 100 Influential Leaders

Yair Lapid is handsome, charismatic and ego-centric, all that takes to become a political leader and for TIME Magazine to rate him as one of the world’s top 100 influential people in the world.

IDF Soldiers Clean Up Desecrated Hebron Monument

During a Passover tour, participants were shocked to see the monument of Joshua Salome desecrated with black spray paint.

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.”

Hamodia Calling for Independent Haredi Autonomy within Israel

"If we were able to establish Bnei Brak, Elad Modi'in Ilit, Laniado hospital and Ezer M'Zion, we will also succeed in setting up an electric company, roads, and whatever else is required."

Religious MK Proposing Burial of Gentile IDF Soldiers Alongside Jews

"This discrimination inside the military cemeteries shames all of us."

WOW to Celebrate Rosh Chodesh Iyar as Usual

They will be joined by MKs Tamara Zandberg and Michal Rozin.

Sharansky to Suggest Women’s Kotel Prayers Away from Main Plaza

Sharansky says the Western Wall is long enough for women to have their own minyan and Torah reading. The Women of the Wall leader accepts the compromise. Will the Rabbinate big enough to agree?

US Jewish Women’s Council Wants Israel to Certify Civil Marriages

Do Israeli orthodox rabbis have a “monopoly?” Should Diaspora Jews try to pull Israel’s domestic strings? The National Council of Jewish Women seems to say “yes” to both questions.

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