The army’s demographic makeup is becoming more religious and gender inclusive; it should be commended for trying to consider everyone.
Religious soldiers will from now on be exempt from guard duty or traveling in a vehicle with members of opposite sex. Males will no longer be obliged to receive instruction from females, where possible.
For the first time, city hall will establish and operate schools for the ultra-Orthodox in the southwest Jerusalem neighborhood, which has been pushing back against the encroaching Haredi population for eight years.
Non-Orthodox groups plan concerted email campaign over High Holidays demanding creation of egalitarian prayer space at Kotel.
The dispute over school admissions has turned into a political battle between the Sephardi ultra-Orthodox party Shas and the Ashkenazi United Torah Judaism.
Naftali Bennett and his people have joined up with God and His commandments, and together they fight the Enlightenment and its abominations.
'This is a blow to the pluralistic public that wants Shabbat, its day of rest, to suit its beliefs and needs,' lawyers say after municipality presses charges in local affairs court.
The municipality has already crafted a five-year plan to build 2,200 classrooms at a cost of $585 million – especially for Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jews.
The furor over rail maintenance on Shabbat highlights inherent contradictions in Israel’s political system and real problems with its structure.
'Enough is enough,' top court says, blasting government for ignoring plan for the Western Wall because of religious pressure.