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IDF Spokesperson defends integrating female combat soldiers amid criticism by religious officials

After chief rabbi of Safed Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu called for the dismissal of IDF’s chief of staff due to the recruitment of female combat...

Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel against death penalty for terrorists

Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak Yosef said during his latest weekly sermon that he is against sentencing terrorists to death amid the vote...

Israeli Supreme Court rules: No need for businesses to hold certificates in order to...

An expanded panel of judges ruled by a majority vote that a kosher certificate is no longer a necessary condition in order for a...

Yisrael Beiteinu to veto ultra-Orthodox-promoted conversion bill

The party said it "strongly opposes" the bill, which is designed to give the ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate complete control over conversions in Israel. ...

Former Chief Rabbi of Israel convicted of fraud

Following a long trial, former Israeli Sephardi Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron was convicted of fraud and breach of trust.

Rabbi Metzger begins serving his time at Maasiyahu Prison

Former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger arrived today at Maasiyahu Prison, ignoring the calls of journalists on site. The Supreme Court accepted...

Israel State Attorney against investigating Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi who said homosexuals should be killed

4 months after calling the LGBT community "a cult of abomination", the Israel State Attorney decided that the statements made by Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi...

91% of products have double kosher certifications, which causes the prices to rise

Part of the price on food products originates from the cost of the kosher certification. A new study found that 91% of the products...

Chief Rabbi against recruitment females in the IDF, national service

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef claimed that recruiting female soldiers and even doing national service is against the Torah. Yosef even related the death...

Ritual bathhouse attendant claims rabbi fired her for being Ethiopian

Kiryat Motzkin’s rabbi sent a WhatsApp message to the women who were dipped in the mikveh by a certain attendant, writing that there was...