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Jewish Law to be cited in legal cases?

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.Tzvi Lev, 01/05/2018 11:53
Did Israeli singer publicly desecrate Shabbat in haredi city?

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.Tzvi Lev, 04/02/2018 16:04
Kulanu backs 'Jewish Law' amendment for Israel's courts

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.Tzvi Lev, 18/09/2017 13:35
'Jewish law is vital for the State of Israel'

'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.Hezki Baruch, 23/03/2017 12:42
R. Druckman: Extend R. Riskin's Contract

R. Druckman: Extend R. Riskin's Contract

The Chief Rabbinate must use its administrative wisely - for it's own sake, said Rabbi Haim Druckman.Moshe Cohen, 27/05/2015 21:09
Rabbinate Hints May Not Renew Rabbi Riskin's Term

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 EfratMoshe Cohen, 27/05/2015 18:30
Scrapping the Ban on Kitniot? Not So Fast!

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, 01/04/2015 13:13
Jewish Democracy

Jewish Democracy

The law declaring Israel the state of the Jewish people is not about passing Torah legislation, but concerns accepting the definition of Jewish democracy in a post-modern world.Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 13/12/2014 17:54
Nearly 2/3 of Israelis are Often Overdrawn

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.Hillel Fendel, 03/11/2014 15:27
National Burial Society Conference in November

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.Cynthia Blank, 05/10/2014 12:19
Yesh Atid No. 2 Opposed Lapid on Women in IDF

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, 14/01/2014 08:45
Tzohar Rabbi Weighs in on Abortion Controversy

Tzohar Rabbi Weighs in on Abortion Controversy

Rabbi David Stav slams ‘immoral’ decision to subsidize abortions that are not medically necessary.Maayana Miskin, 02/01/2014 08:19
Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – Period

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.Maayana Miskin, 03/10/2013 12:05
Halakhic Guidance for Yom Kippur Medical Issues

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.David Lev, 08/09/2013 18:02
"Religious-Zionists More Suitable for Chief Rabbi"

"Religious-Zionists More Suitable for Chief Rabbi"

Former IDF rabbi explains why religious-Zionist rabbis are better suited to make important Jewish legal rulings.Maayana Miskin, 24/07/2013 13:42
Feiglin in Handshake Controversy

Feiglin in Handshake Controversy

Moshe Feiglin’s Knesset handshakes lead to orthodox Jewish debate.Maayana Miskin, 15/02/2013 15:42
'The Master of Jewish Jurisprudence'

'The Master of Jewish Jurisprudence'

Shaarei Mishpat College mourns the passing of its founder and first dean. Photos from the judge's funeral.Gil Ronen, 06/02/2013 20:16
Retired Justice Menachem Elon Dies at 90

Retired Justice Menachem Elon Dies at 90

Former Supreme Court justice Menachem Elon was an ordained rabbi, expert in Jewish civil law.Maayana Miskin, 06/02/2013 10:48
Soldiers, Businessmen Complete the Shas

Soldiers, Businessmen Complete the Shas

Israelis from all walks of life celebrate the completion of another round of Talmud studies.Maayana Miskin, 02/08/2012 14:33
‘The Great Kosher Chocolate Chip Crisis’ Hits US

‘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. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 30/05/2012 14:31
 The ‘Simple’ Solution to Passover Medicines

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. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 03/04/2012 11:14
Warren Buffet Loses Out on Pre-Passover Bread Sale

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.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 25/03/2012 16:25
Video: Internet Challenge: ‘Online’ Jewish Law

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, 05/03/2012 13:08