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Civil marriage is one of the most encumbered issues in the Jewish state, but the religious-Zionist organization Ne’emenei Torah Va’Avodah began a campaign Sunday advocating for the introduction of such a possibility in Israel.
The group, which is on the liberal end of the religious-Zionist community, says it is the first time a religious organization has called for civil marriage, which is generally considered to be an anathema to religious communities and leaders.
The survey proves, directly and indirectly, that the arrangements between state and religion, anchored in the status quo, indeed drive away Israelis from Judaism.
פורסם באתר ynet באנגלית. Complaints against the dubious activity of kashrut supervisors from Jerusalem’s Religious Council have led to dozens of testimonies from all across the country. These reports include threats, blackmail and nepotism, raising serious suspicions of criminal activity and tax offenses worth millions among kashrut supervisors and those in charge of them. […]
פורסם בynet באנגלית. Complaints against the dubious activity of kashrut supervisors from Jerusalem’s Religious Council have led to dozens of testimonies from all across the country. These reports include threats, blackmail and nepotism, raising serious suspicions of criminal activity and tax offenses worth millions among kashrut supervisors and those in charge of them. The biggest […]
In Israel, we talk about the status quo, which refers to the political understanding between religious and secular political parties not to alter the communal arrangement in relation to religious matters. However, in recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that when it comes to issues of religion and state – “this is one of […]
“Society as a Whole Modesty in a Mixed Society” Rabbi Yuval Cherlow and Ran Huri Including an Educational Program for Youth Leaders By Michal Efrati The debate regarding the gender make-up of Religious Zionist society has been a heated one for many years. The question of how we view society and how the value […]
Eitza Laderech- Instilling Torah Va’avoda Values in Future Generations Freedom .Authority. Responsibility. Rabbinical Authority vs. Personal Responsibility in Religious Zionism Ben-David Rabby Yitzhak Including an Educational Program For youth leaders By Anat Shapira What is the relationship between the authority of the Poskim and the individual’s freedom? How should individuals cultivate their religious lives? How should they make […]
Bayit Yehudi Mk Batzalel Smotririch has proposed legislation to establish a unified standard for kashrut licensing across the country. His bill is scheduled for debate in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday.
The bill is supported by Chief Rabbis Yitzhak Yosef and David Lau. Opponents, however, argue that the draft legislation would increase the power of the Chief Rabbinate and perpetuate the current system’s conflicts of interest.
Legislation to Circumvent recent a Supreme Court ruling granting access to public mikvaot to the Reform and Conservative movements is set for a vote in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday for subsequent passage to the Knesset. Sources in Bayit Yehudi said however that the party would not allow a vote on the bill […]
The Neemanei Torah Vaavoda lobbying group filed a petition to the High Court of Justice on Monday requesting an injunction to force the Religious Services Ministry to suspend Rabbi Avraham Yosef, the municipal chief rabbi of Holon, until the criminal proceedings against him on breach of trust charges is over.
Academic attainment language education of students in the national-religious school system is significantly weaker than in the nonreligious system, a study conducted by the Ne’emanei Torah Va’avodah think tank and lobbying group has revealed.
Published on “Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals” (http://www.jewishideas.org) Rabbi Dr. Hadar Lipshits heads the public committee for Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah on Jewish religious service (2005). He is also a member of the committee on the subject of civics in the Ministry of Education. Dr. Lipshits, together with Rabbi Ilai Ofran, the rabbi of Kibbutz Yavne, […]
Neemanei Torah Va’avodah was itself instrumental in setting up an alternative memorial rally in 2012 to the main rally conducted every year on Saturday night after the anniversary of the assassination in Kings of Israel Square, later renamed Rabin Square.
State Comptroller’s Office rep says some of the so-called kabbalists have accumulated wealth of hundreds of millions of shekels but for some reason had not been taxed until now.
Organizations come out in support of popular religious leader who faces the boot for his progressive policies
The Council of the Chief Rabbinate decides to summon Riskin for a hearing before deciding whether or not to grant a five year extension to his tenure as municipal chief rabbi of Efrat.
Alternative organizations that fought to end rabbinate monopoly say battle will now move to who can use the word ‘kosher’
Coalition deal with Shas also grants the haredi party control of the ministry.
With an ultra-Orthodox faction set to run the religious agenda in the new government, the gates for entry to Judaism will again be guarded by the most stringent interpreters of religious law
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