Will Lapid's Sabbath Desecration End Coalition?

Will Lapid's Sabbath Desecration End Coalition?

A coalition has already broken apart in a similar gaffe to Lapid's Shabbat press conference; MKs warning action may be taken.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/20/2014, 10:51 PM
Netanyahu to Ambassadors: Stand Up to Hamas

Netanyahu to Ambassadors: Stand Up to Hamas

Netanyahu to ambassadors: ‘Any democracy’ would react to rockets as Israel has.Ido Ben Porat, Maayana Miskin, 7/22/2014, 3:50 PM
Arsonists Target Two Synagogues Over Shabbat

Arsonists Target Two Synagogues Over Shabbat

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan is demanding police action to deal with two arson incidents.Yosef Berger, 6/1/2014, 7:51 AM
Religious Affairs Min. Vows Temple Mount Prayers

Religious Affairs Min. Vows Temple Mount Prayers

MKs and public figures gather in Jerusalem for a conference on Temple Mount prayer rights. See full video and picture coverage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2014, 11:55 AM
Minister Tells Rabbis 'Leave Europe Or Disappear'

Minister Tells Rabbis 'Leave Europe Or Disappear'

Ben-Dahan tells European rabbis at conference intermarriage in Israel under a thousandth, in Europe figure is 80%.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 3/28/2014, 10:20 AM
Chief Rabbi, Hungarian Pres. Discuss Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbi, Hungarian Pres. Discuss Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbi Lau and Minister Ben-Dahan express concerns in Budapest, ask for Hungary to crack down on terror funding.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 3/26/2014, 2:18 PM
MK Slams Incitement Against Religious Zionists

MK Slams Incitement Against Religious Zionists

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Eli Ben-Dahan notes statements against other rabbis amount to 'desecration of G-d's name.'Tova Dvorin, 3/10/2014, 5:34 PM
Mikvah Workers Outraged by Fine for Nosiness

Mikvah Workers Outraged by Fine for Nosiness

Female mikvah supervisors upset by proposed law that threatens 50,000 shekel fine for asking unwanted questions.Maayana Miskin, 3/2/2014, 10:47 AM
Agreement Advances Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Elections

Agreement Advances Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Elections

Mayor Barkat and Deputy Religious Affairs Minister arrange selection of voting body; ten years since last Chief Rabbi in city.Ari Yashar, 2/27/2014, 9:16 PM
Ben-Dahan: Conversion ‘Dispute’ is Cheap Politics

Ben-Dahan: Conversion ‘Dispute’ is Cheap Politics

Deputy minister says hareidi MKs ‘upset’ over bill they themselves approved, claims they are simply 'looking for a fight'.Maayana Miskin, 2/18/2014, 5:46 PM
Bill to Hold Municipal Rabbis Accountable

Bill to Hold Municipal Rabbis Accountable

Religious Services Ministry bill to allow municipal rabbis to be disciplined in the event of incompetence passes in Ministerial Committee.Tova Dvorin, 2/9/2014, 4:01 PM
New Law Would Ban Rabbis From Opposing the Gov't

New Law Would Ban Rabbis From Opposing the Gov't

Group representing hundreds of rabbis accuses gov't of trying to forestall rabbis' criticism of impending deal with the PA.Ari Soffer, 1/31/2014, 3:26 PM
Ben-Dahan: Yair Netanyahu Scandal 'Inappropriate'

Ben-Dahan: Yair Netanyahu Scandal 'Inappropriate'

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Eli Ben-Dahan slams the media for focusing on affair, declares Leikanger should convert.Tova Dvorin, 1/31/2014, 2:02 PM
Mass Prayer Rally At Kotel Against 'Kerry Decrees'

Mass Prayer Rally At Kotel Against 'Kerry Decrees'

Thousands join prayers asking G-d to strengthen leaders and cancel Kerry plans to establish Arab capital in Jerusalem.Ari Yashar, 1/30/2014, 7:14 PM
After 11 Years Rabbis Appointed to Kibbutzim

After 11 Years Rabbis Appointed to Kibbutzim

11 year dispute circumvented by Religious Affairs Ministry, agricultural community chief rabbis will serve in new model following requests.Ari Yashar, 1/17/2014, 10:18 AM
IDF Lets Female Soldiers Be Kashrut Inspectors

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

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

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 Kashrut Standards

Dep. Minister Calls for Unified Kashrut Standards

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'

'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
Ben-Dahan: Get Used to Israeli Sovereignty

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
Shechem Attacks Spark Cry for Israeli Sovereignty

Shechem Attacks Spark Cry 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: 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

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: Results show Rabbi Yosef’s Power

Ben-Dahan: 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

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 Incitement

Danon: We Won’t Be Party to 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

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

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: 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 'Get'-Refusers

MK Ben-Dahan: Throw the Book At 'Get'-Refusers

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: 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