Israel Jerusalem ultra-Orthodox protest  Photo Ohad Zwigenberg 1
By Gil Tanenbaum On Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Haredim Block Jerusalem Intersection Because — Who Knows?

Haredim ultra-Orthodox protest/ Photo Ohad Zwigenberg A group of young Haredim – ultra-orthodox Jews– blocked a downtown Jerusalem intersection just after 3 P.M. local time on Thursday. The Haredim simply More...

Jewish Ultra-Orthodox kohen wraps himself in plastic to prevent from becoming unpure as he flies over a cemetary (Photo New York Daily News)
By Ynet News On Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Ultra-Orthodox: Kohanim Flying Out of Israel Must Fly Through Haifa

Ultra-Orthodox members of the kohen priestly class will need to find other ways to fly out of Israel that Ben Gurion Airport for the first two weeks of November, according to the Chief Lithuanian Religious Courts. This More...

Muslims clash with police,   Jewish visitors on Temple Mount
By Roi Yanovsky On Sunday, August 14th, 2016

WATCH: Muslims Clash With Police, Jewish Visitors on Temple Mount

Several Muslim worshippers were removed from the Temple Mount complex and one held for questioning on Sunday after clashing with police and with Jews visiting the holy site on Tisha B’Av. Police dispersed More...

Jewish worshipers,   including MK Yehoda Glick,   praying outside the Temple Mount complex (Photo Returning to the Mount)
By Ynet News On Sunday, August 14th, 2016

7 Jews Removed From Temple Mount on Tishva B’Av After Breaking Rules

  Seven Jewish visitors were detained and removed from the Temple Mount after breaking the rules for visiting the holy site on Sunday morning, while over 300 Jewish visitors were allowed into the complex More...

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Credit Wikimedia Commons.
By JNS On Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

UNESCO Postpones Vote on Resolution That Ignores Jewish Ties to Temple Mount

  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decided Sunday to postpone a vote on a resolution that would have referred to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as a site that More...

By Itamar Eichner On Friday, July 15th, 2016

EU UNESCO Draft Also Disregards Jewish Connection to Temple Mount

The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem is fuming over a draft decision distributed on Thursday by representatives of the European Union at meetings of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Istanbul on the subject More...

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner
By Ilan Shavit On Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Sorry, Dear Ivanka, Israel’s High Rabbinical Court Doesn’t Recognize Your Conversion

Republican candidate Donald Trump may have to stop referring to his daughter Ivanka as being an Orthodox Jew. Israel’s high rabbinical court on Wednesday decided not to recognize a conversion performed by an More...

Rabbi Eyal Karim,   left,   with outgoing IDF chief rabbi Rafi Peretz (Photo Diana Hananashvilli,   Defense Ministry)
By Etti Abramov On Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

More Controversial Comments Made by IDF Chief Rabbi to-Be Come to Light

Rabbi Col. Eyal Karim, the IDF’s selection to be the military’s next chief rabbi, may have apologized on Tuesday for controversial comments he made in the past permitting the rape of women in wartime, More...

By Yoav Zitun On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

IDF Chief Rabbi to-Be Apologizes for Rape Comments

Rabbi Col. Eyal Karim, the IDF’s selection to be the military’s next chief rabbi, was called in on Tuesday to meet with Head of the Manpower Directorate Maj. Gen. Hagi Topolanski following the public More...

Eyal Karim (Photo Shaul Golan)
By Ynet News On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

IDF’s Chief Rabbi-to-Be Permits Raping Women in Wartime

Rabbi Col. Eyal Karim, who was announced on Monday as the IDF’s intended new chief rabbi, has provoked controversy with previous misogynistic statements, such as opposing female conscription and implying More...


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