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Are we ready for the day after Holocaust survivors...?

Researcher disturbed by how we express memory of Holocaust, especially for time when Holocaust survivors will no longer be with us.

Are we ready for the day after Holocaust survivors...?

Former Yesh Atid leader to Lapid: Enough, sit with Netanyahu

Former Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron says his friend Yair Lapid must agree to unity government, as must Gantz and Netanyahu.

Former Yesh Atid leader to Lapid: Enough, sit with Netanyahu

OECD: Israel invests the least in early childhood education

OECD report shows Israel invests less than other countries in early childhood education. Former minister: We're still in the 50s.

OECD: Israel invests the least in early childhood education

'You need no approval from any of us"

Former Education Minister Piron sends letter to Rivki Hayisraeli, wife of severely injured soldier who chose to start down a new road.

'You need no approval from any of us"

Bennett revokes decision of previous Education Minister

Education Minister Naftali Bennett has reversed a decision by his predecessor concerning the number of subjects studied by pupils.

Bennett revokes decision of previous Education Minister

'You just wanted to starve Jewish children'

UTJ MK Menachem Eliezer Moses in blistering attack on Yesh Atid against backdrop of Core Curriculum law repeal process.

Haredi MK to Lapid: You just wanted to starve Jewish children

Bill to cancel core classes in haredi schools

UTJ, Naftali Bennett in favor of revoking former Education Minister Shai Piron's requirement that haredi schools teach English, math.

Bill to cancel core classes in haredi schools

Former Chiefs of Staff establish 'social movement'

Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi form social movement but stress that it is not a political one.

Former Chiefs of Staff to establish new 'social movement'

Peres: My grandfather's will was simply 'Be a Jew'

Former President talks about his grandfather, who was murdered in the Holocaust. 'Hitler murdered us because of Mount Sinai.'

Peres: My grandfather's will to me was simply 'Be a Jew'

Rabbi Piron: Good for you, Naftali Bennett

'Dealing with culture basket is right, proper. It gives weight, status to managers, allows cultural diversity,' says former Ed Min.

Rabbi Piron: Good for you, Naftali Bennett

'We've Exchanged a Bull for a Donkey'

Elazar Stern is 'one of the dangerous enemies of religion,' says nationalist Baruch Marzel.

'We've Exchanged a Bull for a Donkey'

Former Education Minister Piron May Quit Knesset

Reports that Yesh Atid MK Shai Piron will be resigning the Knesset are premature, a spokesperson for his office says.

Former Education Minister Piron May Quit Knesset

Piron Attacks 'Firebrands' in Facebook Hissy Fit

Both extreme leftists and right-wingers have 'lost their minds' in present culture war, MK Shai Piron writes in bid for unity.

Piron Attacks Both Right and Left in Facebook Hissy Fit

Backlash After Piron Supports Teaching 'Nakba Day'

Former Minister Gideon Sa'ar slams Piron for proposing Israel give legitimacy to day calling its own establishment a 'tragedy.'

Piron Faces Backlash for Proposing Schools Teach 'Nakba Day'

Haredi MK Mozes: Anybody But Lapid

United Torah Judaism MK says his party could join coalition with Jewish Home - Yesh Atid, however, was out of the question.

Haredi MK Mozes: Anybody But Lapid

Kulanu: Teachers, Students Pay the Price for Piron

Kulanu candidtae Dr. Yifat Sasha-Biton slams Shai Piron's handling of the Education Ministry, claims he's all talk and no reform.

Kulanu Candidate: Teachers, Students Pay the Price for Piron

Piron: Yesh Atid is Not Rejecting Any Coalition

Yesh Atid MKs discuss issues with Petah Tikva residents, including opinions on separation of church and state, and Palestinian state.

Piron: Yesh Atid is Not Rejecting Any Coalition

Rabbi Piron Removes Gay Marriage Video

Yesh Atid MK uploaded a controversial video for Family Day – then apparently thought better of it.

Yesh Atid MK Shai Piron Uploads, Then Removes Gay Marriage Video

Yesh Atid MK's Skinny Jeans Arouse Controversy

In interview, MK and rabbi Shai Piron favors gay marriage, transport on Sabbath – but his whiskey trolley is what people discussed.

Yesh Atid MK's Skinny Jeans Arouse Controversy

Yesh Atid Shows Leftist Colors

Former Science Minister Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Peri said Monday that Yesh Atid would sit in a coalition with far-left Meretz.

Yesh Atid Shows Leftist Colors

Yesh Atid MK: We'll Prefer Herzog Over Netanyahu

MK Shai Piron says his party believes "it's time to replace Netanyahu" and would prefer to recommend Herzog as Prime Minister.

Yesh Atid MK: We'll Prefer Herzog Over Netanyahu

'Enlist Brawling Yeshiva Students as Riot Police'

Former Education Minister Shai Piron took to twitter to advocate for IDF enlistment following yeshiva brawl and haredi protests.

Piron: Enlist Brawling Ponevezh Yeshiva Students as Riot Police

Yesh Atid Trying to Woo National-Religious Voters?

Lapid's party backtracks on push for public transport on Shabbat, days after opening branch for national religious supporters.

Yesh Atid Trying to Woo National-Religious Voters?

Left Blames 'Jewish State Law' for Arson

Aftermath of arson sees condemnation from officials and blame on the Likud from left-wing parties and organizations.

Left Blames 'Jewish State Law' for Kindergarten Arson

Fire in Kindergarten in Alleged 'Price Tag' Attack

Bilingual kindergarten set alight, emblazoned with anti-Arab graffiti; attack evokes strong condemnations from leftists, Ministers, MKs.

Arson on Jerusalem Kindergarten in Apparent 'Price Tag' Attack

Cancelled Trip to Joseph's Tomb Sparks Outrage

Ministry of Education retracts permission for school trip to Joseph's Tomb at the eleventh hour - leaving parents and leaders livid.

Politics or Security? Anger over Cancelled Trip to Joseph's Tomb

PM Promises Sderot Children Education and Security

Ministers tour southern schools to open new academic year in show of solidarity; Sderot mayor: our children are warriors.

Netanyahu Promises Sderot's Children 'Education and Security'

Piron: No Reason School Won't Start Monday

With no strikes in the offing, and the rocket fire from Gaza still on hold, Education Minister Shai Piron said school would start on time.

Piron: No Reason School Won't Start Monday

Despite Rockets, School Year to Start on Schedule

Despite security concerns, Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron says the 2014-2015 school year will begin on schedule.

Despite Ongoing Rockets, School Year to Start on Schedule

Right of Return Extended to Gay Couples

Interior Minister rules that Jews in same-sex marriages can immigrate to Israel - even with a non-Jewish partner.

Right of Return Extended to Gay Couples

Piron Folds, Backtracks on 'Gay Family' Criticism

'Gay families' are families for all practical purposes, says Education Minister Shai Piron, apologizing for saying differently last week.

Piron Folds, Backtracks on 'Gay Family' Criticism

Religious Schools' Budget 'Won't Be Cut'

Education Minister denies reports he's transferring money from religious to Arab schools, cites economic basis to decisions.

Religious Schools' Budget 'Won't Be Cut'

'Israel Faces a Cultural and Moral Breakdown'

Education Minister, at Israel Prize ceremony, urges Israelis to banish cynicism and embrace high moral values.

'Israel Faces a Cultural and Moral Breakdown'

UK Minister Rejects Academic Boycott of Israel

In a visit to Hebrew U., Minister of State for Universities and Science seeks to dispel 'misperceptions' about UK hostility to Israel.

UK Universities Minister Rejects Academic Boycott of Israel

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Daughter Wins Israel Prize

Lifetime achievement award for Rabbanit Bar-Shalom's contributions to hareidi education, activist's battle against road deaths.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Daughter Wins Israel Prize

Lapid's Draconian Yeshiva Measure Still in Place

Despite Education Ministry promises, measure still penalizes yeshivas for any missing students, even those in reserve army duty.

Lapid's Draconian Yeshiva Measure Still in Place

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein to Receive Israel Prize

Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein has been named this year's winner of the Israel Prize in Jewish Religious Literature.

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein to Receive Israel Prize

MKs Push to Have Sundays Off - Once a Month

Deal reached in ongoing initiative to give Israelis more time off; major coalition parties allegedly respond well to the move.

MKs Push to Have Sundays Off - Once a Month

Minister: Sometimes Teachers Need to Keep Quiet

Education Minister sends letter to teachers urging them to balance right to speak against wisdom of silence.

Minister: Sometimes Teachers Need to Keep Quiet

Leftist Teacher Allowed to Continue At His Post

ORT hearing committee decides Adam Verta, who called the IDF immoral and classroom and said Israel belongs to Arabs, can keep teaching.

Leftist Teacher Allowed to Continue At His Post