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Government looking to reform rabbinic authority

Haredi lawmakers are up in arms over a number of challenges to the status quo including ordaining local rabbis to perform conversions.

Government looking to reform rabbinic authorityplayer

Government plans to establish commission to reexamine state-religion status quo

"Ultra-conservatism doesn't get us anywhere," says gov't official. "We need to decide: yes to this, no to that."

Government plans commission to reexamine religious status quo

Your choice: Jewish state or democracy?

A duality of visions as to what we are all about has echoed since before the State's founding. Time to think about where you stand. Op-ed.

Your choice: Jewish state or democracy?

Liberman slams 'messianic haredim'

Yisrael Beytenu chief vows to block haredi agenda in next government. 'We won't allow religious coercion, attempts to alter status quo.'

Liberman slams 'messianic haredim'

'Agreement reached on maintaining status quo'

Likud ministers convened by PM for update on coalition negotiations. Minister Levin gives update on agreements reached so far.

'Agreement reached on maintaining status quo'

Hassidic leader: The state has no right to call itself 'Israel'

Vizhnitz Grand Rabbi says Israel not a Jewish state after Giro d'Italia bike race caused widespread mass public Shabbat desecration.

Hassidic leader: The state has no right to call itself 'Israel'

'The Status Quo is in danger'

National Union not happy with mass Shabbat violations caused by Giro d'Italia bike race, says agreement on religion-state issues infringed.

'The Status Quo is in danger'

Agreements between haredim and Netanyahu revealed

In closed event MK Gafni says Sabbath status quo to change in future, reveals conversation with PM on night of state budget approval.

Agreements between haredim and Netanyahu revealed

Jews now forbidden to carry Four Species on Temple Mount

Police legal adviser rules that Jews are prohibited from bringing the Four Species to the Temple Mount during Sukkot holiday.

Jews now forbidden to carry Four Species on Temple Mount

Gov't cracks down on Shabbat-desecrating private bus lines

Private bus operators ordered to end special Shabbat bus lines, observe Jewish day of rest like other public transportation.

Gov't cracks down on Shabbat-desecrating private bus lines

'Netanyahu promised Abbas he wouldn't inflame the situation'

Arab report says Abbas 'felt betrayed' by PM's 'determination' to 'escalate' tensions with security measures after Temple Mount attack.

'Netanyahu promised Abbas he wouldn't inflame the situation'

Deri demands authority on Shabbat issue at Supreme Court hearing

Haredi ministers will meet Tuesday with Tourism Minister Levin and demand the right to enforce Shabbat laws and legislation of status quo.

Deri demands authority on Shabbat issue at Supreme Court hearing

Cabinet to authorize Deri on Shabbat supermarket law

The cabinet is expected to authorize Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to decide the issue of opening supermarkets on Shabbat and holidays.

Cabinet to authorize Deri on Shabbat supermarket law

Rivlin says he supports status quo on religious issues

President Rivlin clarified yesterday's statements, saying he favors maintaining status quo and giving expression to every community's needs.

Rivlin says he supports status quo on religious issues

Jordan's king welcomes 'status quo' announcement

Jordan’s King Abdullah II says Netanyahu statement on Temple Mount will help end violence.

Jordan's king welcomes announcement on Temple Mount 'status quo'

Kerry Wants Temple Mount Status Quo in Writing?

Israeli officials say Kerry wants to put the understandings reached by Israel and Jordan on the Temple Mount in writing.

Report: Kerry Wants Temple Mount Status Quo in Writing

Arab MKs: Temple Mount Jewish Visits 'Provocative'

The Joint List of Arab parties on Sunday sharply condemned Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel for his visit to the Temple Mount.

Arab MKs: Temple Mount Jewish Visits 'Ignite Fires' Among Arabs

Katz: Leftist Clamoring for Shabbat Buses

There will be no public transportation on Shabbat, Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said Wednesday.

Katz: Leftist Clamoring for Shabbat Buses 'Just Politics'

Buses Rolled Freely on Shabbat, Report Charges

Mass violations of the Sabbath by bus drivers took place, with the blessing of government officials, a newspaper charged.

Buses Rolled Freely on Shabbat, Report Charges

Liberman Calls for Jewish Expulsions to Pacify EU

Liberman in closed meeting urges regional peace agreement to avoid EU sanctions, says 'we will have to evacuate settlements.'

Liberman Calls for Jewish Expulsions to Pacify EU

Danino: Ban Nationalist MKs from Temple Mount

Police Commissioner refuses to back down from statements supporting discriminatory 'status quo' on Judaism's holiest site.

Danino Vows to Ban Nationalist MKs from Ascending Temple Mount

There is No 'Status Quo' on the Temple Mount

Everyone's talking about the 'status quo' on Judaism's holiest site. There's just one problem - if it ever existed, it doesn't now.

There is No 'Status Quo' on the Temple Mount

'Jews Prayed on the Temple Mount for Centuries'

In first of a series on the Temple Mount, Arutz Sheva explores the origins of the hotly-contested 'status quo' at Judaism's holiest site.

Status Quo? 'Jews Prayed on the Temple Mount for Centuries'

Meretz Runs Free Shabbat Buses Yet Again

Meretz MK Nitzan Horowitz plans to introduce legislation that would allow full bus transportation on Shabbat.

Meretz Runs Free Shabbat Buses Yet Again

Stern: Chief Rabbinate Dismantling Itself

Hearing on religion & state discusses Chief Rabbinate's refusal to recognize all US Orthodox rabbis . Stern: Rabbinate self-destructing.

Stern: Chief Rabbinate Dismantling Itself

Porush: This is a Dark Day for Israel

Hareidi-religious MK slams law requiring hareidi enlistment. ‘This will be remembered as a dark day.’

Porush: This is a Dark Day for Israel

Haifa’s ‘Chametz Hotline’ for Passover

Deputy mayor invites Haifa residents to report illegal sales of leavened bread.

Haifa’s ‘Chametz Hotline’ for Passover

For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out

For the first time in Israel’s history, the coalition agreement does not include a commitment to the religious-secular “status quo.”

For the First Time, Religious ‘Status Quo’ Out of Government

Meretz Campaign: Sabbath Desecration, Gay Wedding

The far-left Meretz party with an MK ‘marrying’ three couples in response to Jewish Home MK’s statement.

Meretz Campaign: Sabbath Desecration, Gay Wedding

Sabbath Busing a Flop, Meretz Still Determined

A Sabbath bus from Holon to Tel Aviv drew just dozens, but Meretz remains determined to challenge religious-secular status quo.

Sabbath Busing a Flop, Meretz Still Determined

Meretz Gives Free Rides in Challenge to Status Quo

The left-wing Meretz party offers free busing on the Sabbath as it takes on the religious-secular “status quo.”

Meretz Gives Free Rides in Challenge to Sabbath Laws

R. Lau 'Greatly Pained' by Tel Aviv Sabbath Vote

MKs Orbach, Gafni call decision a 'provocation.' MK Galon: High Court will uphold decision.

Rabbi Lau 'Greatly Pained' by Tel Aviv anti-Sabbath Vote