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If Yair Lapid has managed to fulfill one commandment, it is in the fact that he was able to unify the hareidi society, said Gafni, adding, "The day on which the decision was made to include criminal sanctions against hareidim is a black day for the
Anger continued to be voiced from within the mainstream haredi leadership on Tuesday following the publication of comments gleaned from secret recordings made inside the house of Rabbi Ahron Leib Shteinman, the leader of the haredi non-hassidic world.
The 90-minute meeting talked about political matters of interest to the hareidi-religious party, especially the way the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is relating to it. The meeting came three weeks after a meeting between Netanyahu
17 Reported News Brief 12/27/2013, Tevet 24, 5774 Report: UTJ Rejects Invitation to Join the Coalition Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had a secret meeting with Member of Knesset Moshe Gafni (United Torah Judaism) this week, when he invited the
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