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NIS 600 million to Education Ministry

Community centers, youth movements, matriculation exam tutoring to continue despite provisional government after special budgets approved.

NIS 600 million to Education Ministry

Rafi Peretz meets with AIPAC leaders

'We must do everything we can to stregthen ties between Israel and Diaspora Jews,' says Education Minister during meeting with AIPAC leaders

Rafi Peretz meets with AIPAC leaders

Rabbi Peretz: 'Rabbi Firer suffering terrible injustice'

Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz stands by Rabbi Firer following 'women exclusion' storm: 'Rabbi Firer's life work example for us all.'

Rabbi Peretz: 'Rabbi Firer suffering terrible injustice'

Rabbi Peretz: 'One mustn't be indifferent'

Education Minister pays condolence call at family of Michal Sela, allegedly murdered by husband. 'The murder should shock everyone.'

Rabbi Peretz: 'One mustn't be indifferent'

Peretz to PM: 'Bring Pollard to Israel'

Education Minister urges PM to raise Jonathan Pollard's parole conditions with Trump, push for former spy to be allowed to move to Israel.

Peretz to PM: 'Bring Pollard to Israel'

2.3 million students will return to school on Sunday

School year to be marked with 'Mutual Responsibility'; schools will engage and connect different sectors and groups in society.

2.3 million students will return to school on Sunday

Rabbi Peretz: Let the children of Filipino workers stay

Jewish Home chair asks Interior Minister to allow stay of children born to Filipino women living illegally in Israel.

Rabbi Peretz: Let the children of Filipino workers stay

Ayelet Shaked meets with Rafi Peretz

Party leaders meet to advance unification, agree that their negotiating teams will meet in coming days. 'Meeting was good, helpful.'

Ayelet Shaked meets with Rafi Peretz

Rabbi Peretz: 'Let's sit for negotiations and close'

Edu Minister speaks about conversation with Ayelet Shaked: 'We'll find way to unify forces while preserving image of religious Zionism.'

Rabbi Peretz: 'Let's sit for negotiations and close'

Rafi Peretz capitulates: 'Conversion treatments - unacceptable'

'Conversion treatments unacceptable' writes Education Minister; 'They have right to find sympathetic ear among professionals.'

Rafi Peretz capitulates: 'Conversion treatments - unacceptable'

Rabbi Peretz clarifies: 'Didn't intend to harm any Diaspora Jew'

Official letter to Jewish Agency Chairman to be forwarded to Jewish community leadership worldwide, Peretz makes statement on assimilation.

Rabbi Peretz clarifies: 'Didn't intend to harm any Diaspora Jew'

Is it really a second Holocaust?

Is it really a second Holocaust?

Rabbis defend Peretz over 'second Holocaust' remarks

CJV: Education minister expressed real concern without trivializing Nazi horrors when he said assimilation in US 'like a second Holocaust.'

Rabbis defend Peretz over 'second Holocaust' remarks

Media assault on Rabbi Peretz

Reform, Conservative senior Leftists furious at Education Minister who said assimilation among world Jewry is 'second Holocaust'.

Media assault on Rabbi Peretz

Watch: Hundreds at Western Wall for Rosh Chodesh prayers

Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz among the worshipers. 'We are truly living in a special generation.'

Watch: Hundreds at Western Wall for Rosh Chodesh prayersplayer

No project contributed to IDF, State like pre-army prep schools

Education Minister responds to Liberman attack on pre-military prep programs: 'Thousands educated to give, volunteer for State and People.'

No project contributed to IDF, State like pre-army prep schools

Gov't approves cabinet appointments of Smotrich, Rafi Peretz

Final hurdle cleared for United Right MKs to take up Transportation and Education ministries.

Gov't approves cabinet appointments of Smotrich, Rafi Peretz player

Rabbi Peretz: Shaked can be number 2 - not number 1

Jewish Home leader calls on Bennett and Feiglin to join united right-wing list, suggesting Shaked be number 2 on such a list.

Rabbi Peretz: Shaked can be number 2 - not number 1

Rabbi Peretz: Let's unite, everyone will have to compromise

United Right leader says right-wing bloc will have 70 seats if no votes are lost.

Rabbi Peretz: Let's unite, everyone will have to compromise

Netanyahu summons Peretz and Smotrich to meeting

Meeting expected to deal with PM's intention to offer two Right Parties Union heads education and transportation in transitional government.

Netanyahu summons Peretz and Smotrich to meeting

Netanyahu associate breaks news to Smotrich: 'No chance'

Close Netanyahu associate Natan Eshel reportedly clarifies to MK Betzalel Smotrich that he will not be Justice Minister.

Netanyahu associate breaks news to Smotrich: 'No chance'

Smotrich called on Peretz to fire senior aide, Peretz refused

MK Smotrich reportedly demanded Rabbi Peretz fire his chief of staff, who released briefing against Smotrich, but Jewish Home chair refused.

Smotrich called on Peretz to fire senior aide, Peretz refused

'Smotrich and I will enter government together'

Jewish Home chair regrets announcement made by his chief of staff against National Union chair. 'Bezalel and I go shoulder to shoulder.'

'Smotrich and I will enter government together'

'Why attack Netanyahu?'

Sources close to Jewish Home chair back Netanyahu's decision to appoint Amir Ohana justice minister, call on Smotrich to stop attacking PM.

'Why attack Netanyahu?'

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

Rabbi Peretz fears for his position, asks Likud to secure Shaked

Rabbi Peretz and his associates fear that Ayelet Shaked will seek to return to Bayit Yehudi, a move that could push out Rabbi Peretz.

Rabbi Peretz fears for his position, asks Likud to secure Shaked

Senior official: We won't allow religious Zionism to be trampled

Senior Right Parties Union source to PM: Even if agreement reached with Liberman, without Justice portfolio, party won't enter government.

Senior official: We won't allow religious Zionism to be trampled

Rabbi Peretz calls Cassif outburst 'ignorance and embarrassment'

United Right Chair explains why he left plenum during speech by MK Kassif. 'Rabbi Kook was among greatest of last generations.'

Rabbi Peretz calls Cassif outburst 'ignorance and embarrassment'player

'We'll keep our promises - Itamar Ben-Gvir will be an MK'

Jewish Home chief vows to keep promise to get Otzma Yehudit candidate into Knesset, will resign from Knesset using Norwegian Law.

'We'll keep our promises - Itamar Ben-Gvir will be an MK'

'They won't threaten us' with trumped-up charges

MK Smotrich unafraid of State Prosecutor and police, liable to subject him to disproportionate scrutiny if appointed Justice Minister.

'They won't threaten us' with trumped-up chargesplayer

Rabbi Peretz: Full confidence in Elections Committee

Disagreement among United Right leadership following New Right's claims of irregularities in counting of soldiers' votes.

Rabbi Peretz: Full confidence in Elections Committee

'We respect Netanyahu; he doesn't run us'

Jewish Home and National Union leaders respond to Likud claims they did not agree to hold meeting with Prime Minister.

'We respect Netanyahu; he doesn't run us'

'Jewish Home will contain all; Ben-Gvir will get hug from me'

New party chair convinced of ability to attract voters from all corners of religious Zionism: 'So we'll be divided on few things, so what?'

'Jewish Home will contain all; Ben-Gvir will get hug from me'player

Netanyahu to Rabbi Peretz: I won't guarantee you a spot

Survey conducted by PM reveals joint Likud-Jewish Home ticket won't bring more seats. Peretz could be forced to run with National Union.

Netanyahu to Rabbi Peretz: I won't guarantee you a spot

No unity: Rabbis to gather in Jerusalem for emergency meeting

Religious Zionism rabbis invited to emergency conference tomorrow in Jerusalem, in light of Jewish Home refusal to negotiate.

No unity: Rabbis to gather in Jerusalem for emergency meeting

National Union-Jewish Home merger talks at a standstill

No progress in talks for Religous Zionist parties to run together as Smotrich, Rabbi Rafi Peretz cannot agree on who will lead faction.

National Union-Jewish Home merger talks at a standstill

Jewish Home appoints new chief

After Bennett's departure from Jewish Home, former IDF chief rabbi Rafi Peretz tapped to lead the party in 2019 elections.

Jewish Home appoints new chief

Upbeat IDF rabbinical course concludes in Old City

Amid the ongoing tension between the IDF religious division and top brass, IDF rabbis welcomed new trainees to their ranks in the Old City.

Upbeat IDF rabbinical course concludes in Old City

Severe Mezuzah Shortage in the IDF

One man's investigation indicates the IDF buys 6,000 mezuzahs annually but only 15% are kosher.

Severe Mezuzah Shortage in the IDF

IDF Chief Rabbi: Attacks on IDF Against Halakhah

IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz met religious Zionist rabbis to condemn attacks on IDF soldiers.

IDF Chief Rabbi: Attacks on IDF Against Halakhah