Bezalel Smotrich also said court system was 'stupid' after judge barred a northern municipality from holding a gender-separated event for the ultra-Orthodox public, sparking heated debate by political leaders
When Liora and her husband divorced, she never imagined that she would find herself handcuffed and in a prison cell on the orders of a rabbinical court. Or that the divorce would leave her destitute
When ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbis recently called dog-owners 'accursed' they drew on a long tale of anti-canine hostility in Jewish sources. But dogs can be Jews' best friends, too
Yitzhar resident called policeman 'dog' and wrote Facebook posts during West Bank evacuations, but judge ruled he didn't call on others to commit violence
'A serious phenomenon has spread in our city Elad, in which young boys and children walk around publicly with dogs. This is strictly forbidden'
250 years ago, the city’s rabbis ruled that coffeehouses in the Jewish quarter were permitted to open on the Sabbath
Opinion Smotrich's 'Laws of the Torah' Are as Delusional as the Christian Right's 'Judeo-Christian Values'
Far-right politician Bezalel Smotrich is fluent in Judaism's canonical texts. He's also a minority-bashing ignoramus married to a mythological theocratic past constructing a 'Torah' in his own brutish image
Analysis Not the Palestinians, the Economy or Even Netanyahu: Election Will Test Israel's Jewish Character
Far-right leader has unleashed a firestorm with his comments on Jewish theocracy, making September 17 much more than another referendum on Netanyahu's leadership
Far-right leader Bezalel Smotrich, who is vying for the justice portfolio and known for his radical views, said Israel should 'go back to operating as it did in King David's days'
The religious Jewish community cannot justify staying on the sidelines of the abortion debate, writes an ultra-Orthodox health care researcher
Meir Gorodetzky is sentenced to 15 months in prison – on top of the 18 years he already spent in prison on a civil offense
How often should a camel-driver have sex? What about a sailor? The bible is rife with confusing references and the rabbis set out to regulate intercourse, not that they agreed on the details
More and more religious women are rejecting the strict interpretation of Jewish law that bars them from getting pregnant naturally
Shortly after voicing criticism, Yang said he however supports 'the freedom of parents to adopt circumcision for any religious or cultural ritual as desired'
The High Court of Justice is right - setting up separate areas in hospitals for those wanting to eat food that isn't kosher for Passover is a disproportionate, humiliating and unfeasible solution
Ministry confirms that bids for the project, aimed at helping Jews identify with the values of Shabbat, is open to Conservative and Reform groups as well
The Jerusalem Rabbinical Court gave Egged 30 days to fire the abusive husband, who refuses to grant his wife a Jewish divorce
From dark netherworld populated by ghosts to reincarnation to multiple souls: The Jewish concept of the afterlife has been to hell and back.
'It is really terrifying thinking where this could lead,' advocate warns. 'Judaism is not about race and blood, as our worst enemies have claimed'
Today marks 30 days since Amos Oz passed away. Haaretz is republishing here his text 'A full cart or an empty one,' an intellectual investigation of secular Jewish culture by one of Israel's greatest Hebrew writers
Editor in chief of Belgium's largest Jewish newspaper, expected to be the country's first Orthodox lawmaker, 'decided to take the plunge' after ban on kosher slaughtering of animals went into effect
Growing number of Israeli couples who avoid the rabbinical establishment need an alternative that would guarantee their basic rights
The justice minister who is endeavoring to turn the Justice Ministry into an earthly yeshiva sees herself as secular?? Below is a quiz to help Ms. Shaked define herself more precisely
After other options dismissed by either the state or the High Court, secular activists call the proposal a first step by Orthodox Jewish political forces toward turning Israel into a religious state
The court’s ruling went against the recommendation of welfare authorities in the city where the family lives to place the children with their mother
Gorodetzky’s wife recently went to a private rabbinic court that annulled the marriage and asked the Rabbinical Court to close the case against her husband
The ban on attending an intermarriage, which was instituted in 1972, was not enforced, although many rabbis said they heeded it