Ministry of Religious Services

Ethiopian Chief Rabbi dismissed from office

Despite many cases in which the Ministry of Religious Services extends a term past retirement age, they quickly terminated Rabbi Hadane.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2016, 11:04 AM

State Allocates $500K to Fortify Synagogues Against Rocket Fire

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister blames Shas for lagging behind in fortifying religious buildings.Tova Dvorin, 1/5/2015, 1:55 PM

No Religious Council in Beit El - Who's to Blame?

Beit El residents threaten to file petition in High Court for Justice over oversight; ministers play blame game, point to Finance Ministry.Uzi Baruch, 12/22/2014, 6:44 PM

Kosher 'Revolution' Standardizes Kosher Certification in Israel

Ministry of Religious Affairs, Chief Rabbi David Lau present four-step program Monday to standardize kosher certification by the state.Tova Dvorin, 2/3/2014, 8:11 PM

‘If Haaretz is Critical, It Must Be Important’

Rabbi says critical coverage in the left-wing paper Haaretz just shows importance of new Jewish education initiative.Maayana Miskin, 5/22/2013, 12:03 PM

Where is the 'Most Beautiful Mikveh' in Israel?

The Ministry of Religious Affairs, along with the “Beautiful Israel” organization, will be sponsoring a “most beautiful mikveh” contestDavid Lev, 4/28/2013, 8:45 PM

Religious Councils Told: Fly Flag

Deputy Religions Minister instructs Councils to fly flag for Memorial Day and Independence Day.Gil Ronen, 4/11/2013, 5:53 PM

Ben-Dahan: Religious Services for Secular Israelis

Israel's secular majority needs - and deserves - accessible, modern religious services, new deputy minister says.Maayana Miskin, 4/3/2013, 10:36 AM

Bennett: Time to Bring Back Israel’s Jewish Spirit

Bennett: Our goal – to bring back Israel’s Jewish spirit with accessible, friendly religious services.Maayana Miskin, 3/19/2013, 4:19 PM

Coalition Talks: Rabbi Ben-Dahan to Head Religious Services

Bayit Yehudi to head three ministries, not four, but will get appoint a deputy minister to Ministry of Religious Services.Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2013, 8:21 AM

Shas Minister: Gender Segregation a Problem

Shas Minister admits that local rabbis, burial groups wrongly impose strict gender separation, insult women.Maayana Miskin, 2/27/2013, 1:02 PM

Shas-Bayit Yehudi Conflict to Determine Fate of Rabbinate?

Bayit Yehudi sources explain that both their party, Shas, seek control of the ministries that control state approach to Judaism.Maayana Miskin, 2/8/2013, 10:05 AM