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