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Court rules on ban on firefighters growing beards

Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court rules Fire Authority Chief Safety Officer overstepped authority in beard ban, offers suggestion on legal ban.

Court rules on ban on firefighters growing beards

Firefighters banned from growing beards during the Omer

Firefighting commissioner orders religious firefighters not to grow a beard during Omer despite existence of masks which accommodate beards.

Firefighters banned from growing beards during the Omer

Haredi soldier deserts over order to shave beard

A haredi soldier was jailed for leaving his base after his exemption to keep his beard was revoked against the base rabbi's recommendation.

Haredi soldier deserts over order to shave beard

Jewish Home minister: Beard crisis is 'our job'

"Matters such as these are painful and infuriating," said Minister Uri Ariel. "There is no place for them in the IDF."

Jewish Home minister: Beard crisis is 'our job'

Beard crisis: 'Religious soldiers in a dilemma'

Rabbi Avi Shayish, divisional IDF chaplain, explains how army's unresolved beard crisis is causing problems for religious soldiers.

Beard crisis: 'Religious soldiers are in a dilemma'

Tajik police shave 13,000 beards to fight religion

Secular regime's law enforcement services convinced 1,700 women and girls to stop wearing headscarves.

Tajik police shave 13,000 beards to fight religion

High Court Freezes IDF No-Beard Rule

A new order forbidding secular soldiers from growing beards is on hold until High Court considers a motion filed against it.

High Court Freezes IDF No-Beard Rule

Mystery of Lapid's Beard Dispelled

Secularist Finance Minister Yair Lapid created a stir when he grew a beard. His bureau says he's not becoming religious, however.

Mystery of Lapid's Beard Dispelled

NYPD Hasidic Recruit Suffered 'Discrimination'

Court ruling finds that Hasidic-religious NYPD recruit was discriminated against when he was fired over the length of his beard.

NYPD Hasidic Recruit Suffered 'Religious Discrimination'

Government Intolerant of Jew With A Beard

The complaints continue about failure in the gas mask distribution: "they aren't beard friendly."

Eichler: 'The Government is Intolerant of A Jew With A Beard'

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.

IDF’s Anti-Beard Rule Cancelled after A7 Report