IDF Lets Female Soldiers Be Kashrut Inspectors

New position opened up for female soldiers, following new Chief Rabbinate policy allowing women inspectors.Ari Yashar, 1/8/2014, 2:34 PM

Ben-Dahan: Attacks Thanks to Kerry

Following rock attack on 2 year old in Jerusalem, Deputy Min. of Religious Affairs accuses Kerry of encouraging 'third intifada.'Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2013, 11:24 AM

End to Forced Inspections for Women at Mikveh

Minister of Religious Affairs and Chief Rabbis issue statements telling ritual bath attendants only to inspect women who want inspection.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2013, 7:05 PM

Dep. Minister Calls for Unified Standards in Kashrut

Rabbi Ben-Dahan in meeting with OU decries lack of unified standards in Jewish dietary laws, calls for enforcing chief rabbinate standards.Chezki Ezra, Ari Yashar, 11/20/2013, 12:42 AM

'Reform Jews have Gone Too Far'

Dep. Min. Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan says only Orthodoxy can keep Jews in Israel from being split in two.Gil Ronen, 11/14/2013, 10:42 PM

Dep. Min. Ben-Dahan: Get Used to Israeli Sovereignty

Israel will be sovereign in the entire land of Israel, Deputy Minister says as Shdema camp is transformed.Maayana Miskin, 10/6/2013, 10:34 AM

Joseph Tomb Attacks Spark Renewed Calls for Israeli Sovereignty

Worshipers who witnessed desecration of Joseph’s Tomb, and came under attack, push for Israel to take full control at the holy site.Maayana Miskin, 9/12/2013, 1:12 PM

Protesters: What is the Government Hiding?

Protesters oppose secretive nature of talks between Israel, Palestinian Authority: “If there’s nothing to hide – why are they hiding?”Maayana Miskin, 9/8/2013, 2:04 PM

Thousands Mark 78 Years Since Rabbi Kook’s Passing

More than 3,000 mark the death of the iconic leader of religious Zionism and first Chief Rabbi of Israel.Maayana Miskin, 8/9/2013, 1:01 PM

Ben-Dahan: Rabbinate Results show Rabbi Yosef’s Power

Deputy Minister: religious-Zionist rabbis lost because the religious-Zionist community has no Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.Maayana Miskin, 7/25/2013, 1:43 PM

Agreement on Jewish, Non-Jewish Burial in IDF

MKs, ministers come to an agreement regarding the controversial subject of Judaism and burial in the IDF.Maayana Miskin, 7/7/2013, 12:46 PM

Danon: We Won’t Be Party to Anti-Hareidi Incitement

Danon says Likud will stick up for hareidi Israelis, will insist on changes to ‘equal burden of service’ law. Maayana Miskin, 5/31/2013, 12:12 PM

Anger at Government Silence on Yeshiva Desecration

‘Where is Peres?’ residents ask as Torah scroll desecration is widely ignored. Deputy minister: this brings back dark times.Maayana Miskin, 4/7/2013, 10:58 AM

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

MK Ben-Dahan: Throw the Book At Husbands Who Won't Give 'Get'

Much harsher punishments are needed for individuals who refuse to grant their wives a Jewish divorce, said MK Eli Ben-DahanDavid Lev, 3/7/2013, 8:34 AM

MK Ben-Dahan: Stop EU’s Pro-PA Endeavors

MK Ben-Dahan slams EU report on settlements, suggests Israel respond by stopping Europe’s pro-PA building in Judea and Samaria.Maayana Miskin, 2/27/2013, 2:54 PM