In 2016, responsibility was transferred from the military rabbinate to the head of the personnel directorate with the aim of maintaining the IDF as 'a national army in a democratic state.'
When conservative star pundit Ben Shapiro weighed into the abortion debate, he reproduced Christian denominations’ extremist positions rather than the centuries-long, nuanced, case-by-case Jewish tradition. That’s a shame – but no accident
The Manara Cliff tourist site regularly approves such requests, investigation to be conducted
I stood aghast at the epic travesty: My own adult brother - an American citizen born to American citizens, raised inside its borders, a dad raising children of his own - could barely read a sentence in the language of his land
In the process of two ministers fleeing the panel overseeing plans to extend a mixed-gender prayer space, the secular right wing gives an additional stamp of approval to Orthodox hegemony
'How would the local mayor, or any other resident of these cities, feel if children were playing soccer on his grandfather’s grave?'
Foreign Ministry spokesman concedes that bragging about non-Orthodox weddings in Israel – which are not recognized and can even be illegal – was not the smartest move
The main sticking point is the men's desire to use the sites as ritual baths. The woman are ramping up their protest Friday
Daniel M. Jaffe spent his early years tormented by his sexuality within the Orthodox community. It is a past he revisits in his latest book, hoping his own attempted suicide can now can help others
I personally believe in the value of a comprehensive secular education for Orthodox Jews. But I defend the right of those who don't - not least when they're under sustained attack for their values