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Posts Tagged: Conversion Law

November 21, 2014 11:49 am

Conversion Law

On the face of it Judaism welcomes converts, regardless of race or background, if their motive is a sincere conviction that they would like to...

October 29, 2014 7:32 am

Netanyahu Meets With Israel’s Chief Rabbis on Conversion Law Crisis

Arutz Sheva - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an urgent meeting early Tuesday afternoon with the Chief Rabbis, Rabbi David Lau and Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef,...

April 23, 2013 2:13 am

Lapid Confronts Charedim in Knesset

Ynet - The 19th Knesset's first summer session on Monday turned into a barbed verbal bout between Finance Minister Yair Lapid and haredi Knesset members. Answering...

March 19, 2013 1:26 am

Haredi Parties Storm Out of Knesset, Denounce Government

Times of Israel - On Wednesday afternoon, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu read out the details of his new government, prior to a ...

March 6, 2013 1:02 am

Likud: Lapid Turned Down Finance Ministry

Times of Israel - The Likud party offered Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid the position of finance minister in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's...

February 27, 2013 1:47 am

Israel’s Lapid Would Gain Six Seats in New Elections, Polls Show

Times of Israel - In the unlikely event that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fails to assemble a coalition and Israelis go to the ...

February 21, 2013 12:05 am

Orthodox Rabbis Reject Compromise On Enlistment

Jerusalem Post - Two of the most senior haredi rabbis in Israel, Aharon Leib Shteinman and Shmuel Auerbach, have both declared over the past...

February 19, 2013 1:28 am

Lapid Reaches Out to Netanyahu

Jerusalem Post - Yair Lapid sent a message to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday, reassuring him that he could be trusted if he...

February 18, 2013 12:58 am

Netanyahu Furious at Lapid-Bennett ‘Conspiracy’

Jerusalem Post - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is furious at what he believes is a conspiracy by Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and Bayit...

February 18, 2013 12:26 am

A Spiritual Examination of the Israeli Elections

A few weeks ago, while reading the Beshalach weekly Torah (bible) portion , I noticed for the first time that the party responsible for taking...

February 12, 2013 1:36 am

Yair Lapid Lambasts Ultra-Orthodox Community

Times of Israel - Speaking in the Knesset for the first time since becoming an MK, Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid lambasted the ...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...