Yehudah Glick, whom the police have called the most dangerous man in the Middle East, says the Muslim religious trust on the Temple Mount has an ‘everything-is-mine’ attitude.
Shahar Ilan is the former Haaretz correspondent for religious affairs. He is now the vice president of research and information for Hiddush, an organization for the promotion of religious tolerance.
Anyone who thinks that left-centrist parties can form a government together with the religious parties is deluding himself.
There’s no such rule in Jewish law, Chani Weiser notes, but Israel still has dozens of gender-segregated bus lines.
In a fanatical reaction to warm ultra-Orthodox support for the IDF in Gaza, Rabbi Yisroel Yitzchok Kalmanovitz preaches that it's better for soldiers to die in battle than to live as sinners.
Religious and secular Jerusalemites are challenging the ultra-Orthodox ban on 'immodest’ posters
Since last May's huge rally in New York against the Internet, the ultra-Orthodox haven’t stopped holding such events. They can't win, but they can remind participants that what they are doing is wrong.
The book of conversations with Rabbi Chaim Amsellem could just as easily have been called ‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Problems of Haredi Society But No Haredim Would Tell You.’ Now there’s someone who will.
On Nittel Nacht - otherwise known to the world as Christmas Eve - Hasidic Jews believe that evil inclinations are at full force. In order to prevent any damages that may be caused from such phenomena, they abstain from learning Torah.
A core curriculum should include knowledge, skills and values that the Education Ministry believes represent a common denominator shared by all graduates of the nation's school system.
Haredi Judaism isn't our forefathers' religion, but a radical and dangerous new cult.
These facts lead to a few troubling questions, like how earthquake-resistant are the army bases in the north? Will the Israel Defense Forces be capable of preparing to defend the northern border when an earthquake takes place?
Instead of embracing reforms meant to cut down on fraud at yeshivas, rabbis are battling it.
To put the ultra-Orthodox to work, the stipend pipeline must be cut. Any other policy would be irresponsible and endanger Israel and its economy.
The future of the Israeli economy depends on having Haredim go out to work, and Israel must not bury this future in poverty traps in the Galilee and the Negev.
Zionism is coming out of a deep coma, but for it to complete its rehabilitation, we need a new Zionist discourse.
Shas is furthering a glorious tradition that embraces the idea that the job of Haredi party hacks is to extract as many resources from the Zionist state as possible to fund a way of life that avoids education, army service and employment.
Abolishing guaranteed income allowances for Haredim will increase the workforce and cause a dramatic decrease in the ultra-Orthodox community's poverty level.
Following a series of faults executed by religious Zionists, they are splitting into two distinct communities.
The ultra-Orthodox community is suffering a growing economic crisis, but its representatives are channeling funds to the yeshivas instead of encouraging students to enlist in the army or civilian service and then get a job.
Though the Haredim may believe they're preserving Judaism, they're actually distorting its principles.
A serial killer releasing venomous serpents among the Haredi population of Jerusalem sounds like a promising premise for a mystery. Unfortunately, Asher Kravitz forgot to include any suspense.
More than 1,000 Haredim enlisted in national service last year, proving it was a mistake to cancel the creation of a national service administration in the five-year period ending 18 months ago.
Around 64 percent of the public support strong leadership and 42 percent are willing to turn Israel into a country with authoritarian foundations.
The chapter on Israel in the U.S. State Department's 2009 Report on International Religious Freedom presents Israel in an embarrassing light - as one of the 30 countries "where violations of religious freedom have been noteworthy."
Those who think an inquiry will not effect army decision making are fooling themselves.
There is no longer any choice but to set a cap on deferments from IDF service. Those who are not included in the quota can make arrangements like those available in the religious Zionist community.
Our children need to know their heritage and values, not to be brainwashed, missionary-style.