Explosive: Health Ministry to Permit IVF to Agunot

The halachic world, which is still debating the idea of IVF itself, will not take kindly to this decision.
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Exciting Conclusion to the International Bible Contest

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Yivo’s ‘Am Yisrael High’ Exhibition Claims Biblical, Talmudic Cannabis References

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Watch: The Priestly Blessing at the Kotel, Chol Ha’Moed Pesach 5782

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Get Refuser Who Masqueraded as Haredi to Flee Israel Starts Serving 17 Months

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Yamina Health Committee Chairwoman Threatens to Oust Minister Horowitz over Chametz Decision

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Yeshiva University Unveils $50,000 Sacks Book Prize to Inspire Jewish Thought

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Ponevezh Rosh Yeshiva: Must Keep Abuse Cases Away from the Media

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Samaria Regional Council Advises Parents on Explaining Chaim Walder’s Suicide to Children

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Compendium of Scholarly Articles Launched in Tribute to Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

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Convicted Rapist Continues to Deny his Wife a Get

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Chief Rabbi Clashing with Religious Services Minister on Kashrut Reform, Women Supervisors

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

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New Program Brings Halakhic Study to Women around the World

Religious women sometimes felt uncomfortable approaching rabbis, opting to either ask the question through a male messenger or not ask the question at all.

Sovereignty Movement Congratulates Bennett on Unambiguous Position on Jerusalem

Bennett said that “there is no place for an American consulate that serves the Palestinians in Jerusalem.”

Ma’agar Mochot Survey Shows 52% Reject Reform Section Compromise at the Kotel

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Yeshiva University Establishes Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Center for Values and Leadership 

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Kashrut Reform Approved by Knesset Committee; Opposition MKs: Dark Day for Judaism

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Israeli Group Traps Serial Groom Turned Get Refuser, Forces Him to Give a Get

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