Kobi Nachshoni On Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Sephardic Chief Rabbi: Women in the Army? Only to Cook and Do Laundry

   Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef determined during his weekly Torah lesson on Saturday night that women must not serve in the IDF or in national service—and certainly not in combat roles. The More...

Kobi Nachshoni On Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Violent Outbreaks at the Kotel Between Orthodox and Liberals

Violence erupted at the Kotel Wednesday morning when dozens of Reform and Conservative rabbis, both men and women, entered the holy site with Torah scrolls in protest against the failure to implement a government More...

Kobi Nachshoni On Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Large Dip in Number of French Immigrants to Israel

The number of Jewish people making aliyah (immigrating to Israel) from France in the first eight months of 2016 has shown a 42 percent decline from the same period in 2015. Even though estimates predicted that More...

Kobi Nachshoni On Sunday, July 10th, 2016

WATCH: Ultra-Orthodox Curse, Spit, Tear Up a Prayer Book While Women of the Wall Pray

  More than 300 women affiliated with Women of the Wall (WOW) came on Thursday morning, Rosh Chodesh Tamuz (the first day of the Hebrew month Tamuz) to pray at the Western Wall, as has been their custom More...

Kobi Nachshoni On Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Haredi Parties Threaten PM to Cancel Western-Wall Agreement

The heads of Shas and United Torah Judaism met on Wednesday afternoon with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and demanded that he back down from the decision to grant a mixed-gender prayer area for the more liberal More...

Kobi Nachshoni On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Booklets Demonizing IDF Draft Spread in Mainstream Yeshivas

Booklets encouraging students not to join the IDF that compares soldiers to Nazis and cannibals have been distributed in recent days in mainstream yeshivas. They have also been sent via emails, with the recipients More...

Kobi Nachshoni On Friday, June 10th, 2016

Women of the Wall Director Arrested for Smuggling Torah Scroll to Kotel

Women of the Wall (WOW) Director Lesley Sachs was arrested Tuesday after smuggling a Torah scroll into the women’s section of the of the Western Wall Plaza so that women could read from it, against legal More...

Kobi Nachshoni On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

International Database for Gett Refusers to Be Launched in Israel and Europe

  In an unprecedented move, rabbinates from Israel and Europe will set up a database with the names and photos of Jewish husbands who refuse to grant their wives a divorce or who remain missing. The move More...

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