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...

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...

By News Brief On Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Rabbis Call for Ivanka Trump Conversion to Be Recognized

    The Rabbinical Court decision not to recognize conversions by the rabbi who converted Ivanka Trump continues to ruffle feathers. In advance of tomorrow’s (Wednesday) Supreme Rabbinical Court hearing More...

By 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...

By News Brief On Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Declares ‘Next Step Is the Temple Mount’

  Ahead of the Lag B’Omer celebrations on Wednesday night,  Tzfat (Safed) Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu spoke to Arutz Sheva about the spiritual awakening of the Jewish nation in Israel – and More...

By Jewish Business News On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Palestinian Incitement Increases Leading Up to Passover

    Palestinian incitement related to the al-Aqsa mosque has significantly increased in the weeks leading up to Passover, which begins on April 22, in an attempt to raise tensions and cause disturbances More...

By Ilan Shavit On Monday, March 28th, 2016

Sephardi Chief Rabbi: Non-Jews Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Live in Israel

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said Saturday night that non-Jews should not live in the Land of Israel according to Jewish law. He said: “According to Jewish law, gentiles should not live in the Land of More...

By Jewish Business News On Sunday, March 13th, 2016
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Chief Rabbi: It Is a Commandment to Kill a Knife-Wielding Terrorist

  Sephardi Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said Saturday night, during his weekly lesson, that it is a commandment to kill a terrorist who comes to carry out an attack with a knife. Rabbi Yosef added, More...

By JNS On Friday, February 26th, 2016

Donald Trump Counters Criticism Of ‘Neutral’ Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Stance, Interview

  Everything has already been said about Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination: that the GOP establishment is wary of him, that he intentionally makes provocative declarations, More...

By News Brief On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Graffiti Sprayed on Supreme Court Wall: ‘You Don’t Destroy Synagogues’

  “You don’t destroy synagogues – we want a Jewish state” was the message sprayed on one of the Supreme Court’s walls on Wednesday morning, ahead of a debate in the legal hall surrounding More...


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