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Religious Affairs Min. to pass Conversion Law as gov't decision

Conversion plan to be approved by government in coming weeks, implemented before Knesset vote.

Religious Affairs Min. to pass Conversion Law as gov't decision

Organizer of last year's Meron events to be put in charge again

Decision was made by Religious Affairs Ministry for reasons of "economy & efficiency."

Organizer of last year's Meron events to be put in charge again

Religious Affairs Ministry: 'Documents on Meron tragedy disappeared'

Documents pertaining to Meron disaster 'disappeared into thin air,' Religious Affairs Ministry says. 'We searched every nook and cranny.'

Ministry: 'Documents on Meron tragedy disappeared'

Religious Services Minister discusses threats to his life

Minister Matan Kahana tells about the threats against him and his recently assigned security.

Religious Services Minister discusses threats to his life

The government's next target: Conversion services

Religious Affairs Min. turns his attention to eliminating Chief Rabbinate's authority over conversion process.

The government's next target: Conversion services

Religious Affairs Min.: 'A single law for theaters and synagogues'

Religious Affairs Ministry formulating plan for synagogues during holiday season, promises single standard for all venues.

'A single law for theaters and synagogues'

Yamina minister lies about haredi support for Shabbat compromise

Minister for Religious Affairs Matan Kahana made claim in Knesset plenum, only to be shot down by UTJ MK Uri Maklev.

Yamina minister lies about haredi support for Shabbat compromise

'Approve extending Rabbi Aryeh Stern's term'

MK contacts Justice and Religious Affairs Ministers that they immediately act to extend Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi's tenure who turned 75.

'Approve extending Jerusalem Chief Rabbi's term'

New Right demands Religious Affairs Ministry

New Right coalition negotiation demands include returning Religious portfolio to religious Zionism, appointing religious Zionist Chief Rabbi

New Right demands Religious Affairs Ministry

Jewish Home Enraged by Approval of Shas 'Reforms'

Jewish Home officials slam Likud for stealing Religious-Zionist votes in last election and now doing everything to service haredi parties.

Jewish Home Enraged by Approval of Shas 'Reforms'

Rabbinate Cracks Down After Marrying Two Woman

After Rabbinate fooled into marrying a woman to a transgender man, Religion Ministry demands computerized background testing.

Rabbinate Cracks Down After Transgender Marriage Gaffe

Budget for Mount of Olives Security to Be Doubled

Religious Affairs Min. says doubling security budget for Mount of Olives is part of Shas coalition deal; 'Jews afraid to bury their dead.'

Government Vows to End Arab Desecration of Ancient Cemetery

What Will Happen to the Jewish Identity Program?

Jewish Home launched program to teach more Torah to the wider public, but Shas being in control could see a backtrack, Rabbi says.

What Will Happen to Jewish Home's Jewish Identity Program?

Jewish Home Outraged Over Agreement with Shas

Jewish Home, upset that Religious Affairs Ministry was given to Shas, plans to demand another ministry as "compensation".

Jewish Home Outraged Over Coalition Agreement with Shas

Clock Ticking on Coalition Talks

As deadline looms, Likud's major problem is finding a solution to Religious Affairs debate as well as keeping Yisrael Beytenu in line.

Clock Ticking on Coalition Talks

Deri: I Will Not Accept Jewish Home Deputy

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri says Religious Affairs Ministry will remain squarely in hands of Shas, with no interference from Jewish Home.

Deri: I Will Not Accept a Deputy Minister from Jewish Home

Deri, Bennett Feuding Over Religion Ministry

With UTJ and Kulanu on board, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu turns his attention to finishing off deals with Shas and Jewish Home.

Deri and Bennett Continue to Feud Over Religion Ministry

Jewish Home: Push for Religious Affairs Ministry

Jewish Home council members and deputy mayors are calling on Naftali Bennett to keep pushing for the religious affairs ministry.

Jewish Home to Bennett: Don't Give Up Religious Affairs Ministry

Deri Refuses to Accept Economy Ministry

After complaining that Netanyahu had not given him a concrete offer on the Interior Ministry, Deri refuses to accept Economy Ministry.

Deri Refuses to Accept Economy Ministry

Bennett Threatens to Stop Coalition Talks

Jewish Home chairman says his party will end coalition negotiations if Shas is given the Religious Affairs Ministry.

Bennett Threatens to Stop Coalition Talks with Likud

Jewish Home, Shas At War Over Ministries?

Tension builds between potential coalition partners as Shas asks to free Religious Affairs Ministry from Jewish Home 'imprisonment.'

Jewish Home, Shas At War Over Ministries?

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.

Bill to Hold Municipal Rabbis Accountable for Incompetence