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Special Ties Ambassador Matthew Gould lights Hanukkah candles with Chief Rabbi David Lau Photo: Ben Kelmer, courtesy of British Embassy in Israel Meetings with yeshiva heads, support for ultra-Orthodox initiatives, regular dialogue with haredi
According to the proposal, an employee will be entitled to extend her materninty leave up to 20 weeks in case of her child's hospitalization, or until the end of the hospital stay. Additionally, in the event the employee had full vocational training,
A Knesset committee on the draft held a heated debate Tuesday afternoon on a proposal for compulsory army service for all male yeshiva students by the year 2017. A select number of 1,800 yeshiva students would be totally exempt based on a exemplary
Nir Elias/Reuters The so-called Tzohar law to abolish regional marriage registration districts was passed into law Monday evening ending a long running feud between the Tzohar national religious rabbinical association and the religious establishment.
He was responding to reports that the Treasury wants to use the income to cover debt and other aspects of the current budget instead of channeling the funds to programs spelled out in the legislation. Rabbi Gafni claimed that he demanded independence
Reuters Female soldiers have already been harmed by haredi enlistment, Culture and Sport Minister Limor Livnat warned on Wednesday. Livnat, chairwoman of the Ministerial Committee on the Status of Women, took part in a meeting of the Shaked Committee
Speaking at a meeting of the committee, Gafni said, from a legal standpoint, the determination of a ceiling and the obligation of yeshiva heads to chose the students to be given the status is not possible.
Addressing a hearing of the Shaked Committee to refine the bill, he questioned anyone's ability to make the legal determination of who qualifies for the diligent status. Rabbi Gafni made it clear that the participation of hareidi Knesset members of
This is a cruel and evil move, and this government is a cruel one, the likes of which we have not seen for a long time. Its conduct is reminiscent of Sodom and Gomorrah, when under the guise of ideology, children are starved. "I'm surprised by the
His college MK Yisrael Eichler said he "welcomes the disillusionment" with the tests which have lost popularity with both students and educators. Education Minister Shai Piron (Yesh Atid) had the Meitzav exams cancelled, at least for the 2014-2015