According to the chief rabbis, the plan is to create a system whereby the conversions done by rabbis who meet the chief rabbinate criteria would be approved.
Sometimes the best way to honor and hold the memory of a departed soul is through building or planting new life. And so it was at Oz veGaon.
Instead of trying to hide anything, the commander offered the scheming soldier help and psychological care.
Unlike traditional Orthodox academies, Rabbi Goldstein's Diaspora Yeshiva appealed to students who identified with the nonconformist beatnik and hippie subcultures, adopting a neo-Chasidic approach.
The first winter storm of the season snapped some power lines in Jerusalem, brought down trees and damaged cars.
Happy Rosh Khodesh!
Flames from a brush fire spread to a nearby yeshiva in Jerusalem, and caused damage to the building.
MK Issawi Freij (Meretz) announced that separating the Shabbat calls from the Muezzin bill exposes it for what it is: yet another example of Israeli racism.
The leader of the Shuvu Banim (Return boys) movement, Rabbi Eliezer Berland, confessed to indecent assault and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, part of which he has already served since his arrest.
Meanwhile, Rabbi Amihai Eliahu is accusing the entities behind the move of attempting to cleanse the IDF of its religious warriors.
Interestingly, several Muslim and European countries have enacted laws compelling their mosques to "muffle" their loudspeakers, including Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.
Minister Erdan told MK Yehuda Glick, "I think your victory, Yehuda, against those decrepit terrorists, is first of all the fact that more Jews are ascending the Temple Mount."
Ben Gurion University lecturers award $5,000 to the group against school policy and students' protests.
Israel's Rabbinate is caught in a pool of political quicksand over the issue of plurality at the Western Wall.
The IDF kicks off a new program to help thousands of veterans pay for higher education.
Jerusalem Jews protested having to endure the loud sound of the Islamic call to prayer, even during their sleep.
Rabbi Riskin tried to put a leash on this cat and take it on a walkie when he told Ha'aretz he would accept Reform conversions should the Reform agree to the requirements of "immersion in the mikveh, circumcision, and basic knowledge and practice of Judaism."
The Arab teen who murdered an Otniel mother of six has been sentenced to life in prison. Six children are still orphans.
The Knesset Constitution Committee is to debate a proposed bill expanding the powers of the defense minister in pre-1967 Israel.
It remains to be seen which way Netanyahu will cleverly evade this crisis, and whether or not he is prepared to either arm wrestle the high court or put down a rightwing rebellion in his own party.
An IDF soldier is hit in the face, his glasses shattered by metal balls fired by Arab terrorists.
This story would be difficult to comprehend by readers who enjoy the benefits of the First, Second and Fourth Amendments.
Israel Police have recommended the prime minister allow MKs to resume ascending to the Temple Mount.
Another UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem is coming up for a vote, this one by the World Heritage Committee."
A third of the evacuees still live in temporary housing, 14% are unemployed and a third still see themselves as Gush Katif residents.