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Biden to Israeli religious singer Yuval Dayan: Thank you for being loyal to your faith

The US Ambassador told singer Yuval Dayan on behalf of the President: 'Thank you for your beautiful singing'.

Yuval, thank you for being loyal to your faithplayer

'Biden wasn't offended' says singer who performed with Dayan

"Yuval told everyone she could beforehand that she couldn't shake hands. The President accepted it with understanding."

'Biden wasn't offended' says singer who performed with Dayanplayer

United Hatzalah hits back after poster claims religious 'transgression'

Eli Beer responds to pashkvillim decrying United Hatzalah as transgressing laws of modesty by training women EMTs.

United Hatzalah hits back after poster claims 'transgression'

Should Israel be a theocracy?

Over the centuries, even without a sovereign government, Jewish law continued to operate and develop in many areas.

Should Israel be a theocracy?

Rafi Peretz: When the time is right, we'll have Jewish law

MK Peretz explains colleague's statements, says he respects Israeli people and state laws.

Rafi Peretz: When the time is right, we'll have Jewish law

Jewish Law to be cited in legal cases?

Bill allowing judges to use Jewish law as a legal source during complex legal battles passes final Knesset reading.

Jewish Law to be cited in legal cases?

Did Israeli singer publicly desecrate Shabbat in haredi city?

Israeli singer Omer Adam savaged by fans who thought a video he uploaded to Facebook in Bnei Brak was filmed during Shabbat.

Did Israeli singer publicly desecrate Shabbat in haredi city?

Kulanu backs 'Jewish Law' amendment for Israel's courts

Kulanu signals support for amendment to 'Nationality Law' that requires courts to consider Jewish civil law.

Kulanu backs 'Jewish Law' amendment for Israel's courts

'Jewish law is vital for the State of Israel'

Justice Minister requests the opinion of the Jewish Law Department of the Justice Ministry for every bill.

'Jewish law is vital for the State of Israel'

R. Druckman: Extend R. Riskin's Contract

The Chief Rabbinate must use its administrative wisely - for it's own sake, said Rabbi Haim Druckman.

R. Druckman: 'Unacceptable' Not to Extend R. Riskin's Contract

Rabbinate Hints May Not Renew Rabbi Riskin's Term

The Chief Rabbinate on Wednesday hinted that it was under strong pressure to remove Rabbi Shlomo Riskin as Chief Rabbi of Efrat

Rabbinate Hints It May Not Renew Rabbi Riskin's Term

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.

Scrapping the Ban on Kitniot? Not So Fast!

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Nearly 2/3 of Israelis are Often Overdrawn

Shocking figures reveal many Israelis living constantly in the red; Bank of Israel wants to know why.

Living on the Edge: Nearly 2/3 of Israelis are Often Overdrawn

National Burial Society Conference in November

Israel's Chevra Kadisha organizing the first conference of its kind, which will deal with all aspects of Jewish burial in Israel and abroad.

National Burial Society Conference Convening in November

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.

Yesh Atid No. 2 Opposed Lapid on Women in IDF

Tzohar Rabbi Weighs in on Abortion Controversy

Rabbi David Stav slams ‘immoral’ decision to subsidize abortions that are not medically necessary.

Tzohar Rabbi Weighs in on Abortion Controversy

Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – Period

Rabbi of Ramat Gan nixes cell phones in synagogue, even on ‘silent’ mode, and has warning for Torah pamphlets as well.

Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – Period

Halakhic Guidance for Yom Kippur Medical Issues

A halakhic hotline will help callers determine whether or not they can take medicine, eat, drink, or travel to the hospital on Yom Kippur.

Hotline to Give Halakhic Guidance for Yom Kippur Medical Issues

"Religious-Zionists More Suitable for Chief Rabbi"

Former IDF rabbi explains why religious-Zionist rabbis are better suited to make important Jewish legal rulings.

"Religious-Zionists More Suitable for Chief Rabbi Role"

Feiglin in Handshake Controversy

Moshe Feiglin’s Knesset handshakes lead to orthodox Jewish debate.

Feiglin in Handshake Controversy

'The Master of Jewish Jurisprudence'

Shaarei Mishpat College mourns the passing of its founder and first dean. Photos from the judge's funeral.

'The Master of Jewish Jurisprudence'

Retired Justice Menachem Elon Dies at 90

Former Supreme Court justice Menachem Elon was an ordained rabbi, expert in Jewish civil law.

Retired Justice Menachem Elon Dies at 90

Soldiers, Businessmen Complete the Shas

Israelis from all walks of life celebrate the completion of another round of Talmud studies.

Soldiers, Businessmen, Bereaved Parents Complete the Shas

‘The Great Kosher Chocolate Chip Crisis’ Hits US

US Jews panic over Trader Joe’s removal of “pareve” from its chocolate chips, meaning they can’t be eaten with meat. Shoppers raid stocks.

US Jews Suffer ‘The Great Kosher Chocolate Chip Crisis’

The ‘Simple’ Solution to Passover Medicines

What medicines can be taken on Passover? Some are prohibited, some are allowed, and some depend on one’s health.

The ‘Simple’ Solution to Passover Medicines: Ask Your Rabbi

Warren Buffet Loses Out on Pre-Passover Bread Sale

Buffet misses turned down a sure-fire investment – buying bread from Jews desperate to sell it any price before Passover.

Warren Buffet Loses Out on Pre-Passover Bread Sale

Video: Internet Challenge: ‘Online’ Jewish Law

Internet has provided new methods of learning Judaism – and the challenge of answering online questions on Jewish law.

Video: Internet Challenge: ‘Online’ Jewish Lawplayer