Jewish Law, Bible become part of German matriculation tests

The Jewish school in Berlin included Jewish Law and Bible as part of regular matriculation tests accepted by ministry of education.Haim Lev, 1/31/2016, 7:53 AM

Scrapping the Ban on Kitniot? Not So Fast!

Efrat Rabbi Zvi Leshem says that it is largely a lack of knowledge and confusion on the subject that is fueling people to drop the custom.Gedalyah Reback, 4/1/2015, 1:13 PM

More Than 1500 Religious Women Enlist in IDF

The trend for observant women to apply for the draft is growing - and one organization helps them serve while keeping true to Torah values.Benny Toker, 3/28/2014, 11:18 AM

Yesh Atid No. 2 Opposed Lapid on Women in IDF

Min. Shai Piron has opined that Jewish law opposes female enlistment. Lapid threatened to fire Chief Rabbis for this position.Ari Yashar, 1/14/2014, 8:45 AM

Rabbi: Candy-Throwing Custom Encourages Diabetes

Rabbi Efrayim Zalmanovich, of Mazkeret Batya, prohibits common practice after alarming statistics released about diabetes in Israel.Tova Dvorin, 11/10/2013, 3:42 PM

Hareidi Family Wins Big at Lotto

A hareidi-religous family from the center of the country celebrated winning a NIS 2 million ($600,000) prize SundayDavid Lev, 6/2/2013, 4:36 PM

Yesh Atid Rabbi in ‘Racism’ Controversy

Yesh Atid’s number two, Rabbi Shai Piron, is slammed as ‘racist’ over alleged ruling on selling homes in Israel to Arabs.Maayana Miskin, 3/12/2013, 4:22 PM

Is 'Snitching' to the Tax Authorities a Sin?

A major Jewish legal debate is shaping up over the permissibility of “snitching” to the tax authorities.David Lev, 2/20/2013, 12:46 AM

Feiglin in Handshake Controversy

Moshe Feiglin’s Knesset handshakes lead to orthodox Jewish debate.Maayana Miskin, 2/15/2013, 3:42 PM

IDF’s Anti-Beard Rule Cancelled after A7 Report

Following a report by Arutz Sheva, IDF commanders decide to continue to allow religious soldiers to grow beards.Maayana Miskin, 9/21/2012, 9:13 AM

Campaign: Connect with Chief Rabbinate

The Tzohar organization undertakes a PR campaign to connect the Chief Rabbinate to the Israeli public. It is even on Facebook.Maayana Miskin, 8/24/2012, 9:28 AM

Ministry Calls to Bury ‘Bodies’ Exhibit

Deputy Minister Litzman calls to bury the ‘bodies’ exhibit. Rabbis: ‘Horrible’ exhibit dishonors the dead.Maayana Miskin, 8/17/2012, 10:45 AM

Video: Internet Challenge: ‘Online’ Jewish Law

Internet has provided new methods of learning Judaism – and the challenge of answering online questions on Jewish law.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/5/2012, 1:08 PM

Ministry: Get Ready for 'Kosher Electricity'

The Infrastructures Ministry, in cooperation with the Israel Electric Company, is seeking to introduce 'kosher electricity' to Israel.David Lev, 12/16/2011, 12:10 AM

IDF: More Religious Girls Wish to Serve in Army Than Ever Before

The IDF expects some 1,500 religious girls to sign up for full IDF service this year - a 25% increase over last year's draftee numbers.David Lev, 11/17/2011, 1:52 PM