The IDF has for the last 18 months been evaluating the possibility of integrating women into combat tank units for border defense duties, as well as opening the tank commanders course to women
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Rabbi Shlomo Aviner has warned religious men – but not women – not to enlist in the army for fear that they would serve with women.
Many cities have bylaws prohibiting commercial activity on Shabbat, although they are loosely enforced, if at all.
Holon, Givatayim mayors vow to pass bylaws permitting businesses to remain open on Shabbat as coalition gears up to pass law forbidding operations of weekends; Rishon LeZion city council to vote on similar amendment, Modi’in, Ramat Gan and Herzliya to discuss it.
There are today two different definitions of Judaism applied within the State of Israel according to two governmental agencies, the Interior Ministry and the Chief Rabbinate.
Touring company executives are given special permission to park in the plaza, angering visitors and the religious services minister
Op-ed: It’s time to stop fighting over the Western Wall and create ways to overcome division which cater for all sects. The holy site should be run by a public council including representatives of the relevant government ministries, public delegates representing male and female worshippers, and representatives of the Diaspora Jewry.
If the allegations turn out to be true, it will not the first time that Chief Rabbinate qualifications have been fraudulently obtained for the purposes of career advancement.
Responding to the High Court of Justice on the matter, the state on Tuesday, 14 Elul, indicated it does not plan to expand Shabbos bus service more than what exists today – explaining the current status quo is acceptable
New research has shown that graduates of the state religious school system earn 18% less on average than their peers from the state’s secular school system.
The research was conducted for the Ne’emanei Torah Va’Avodah (NTA) religious-Zionist lobbying group, which said that despite the discrepancies in income, some of the findings of the study indicated healthy societal trends within the sector.
NGO says higher level of employment in public sector is responsible for lower incomes
Director-General of Chief Rabbinate tells Knesset committee ‘blacklist’ of Diaspora rabbis not an official Rabbinate document.
kashrut in Israel has become a highly charged issue, with the Chief Rabbinate trying to defend its monopoly over kashrut supervision against the actions of insurgent activists trying to tear it down.
Last week, the High Court of Justice heard a petition against this monopoly and the justices sharply criticized the Chief Rabbinate, which leaked details of plans it has for reforming kashrut supervision.
49% of individuals who classify themselves as National Religious (Dati Leumi) support, in varying degrees, assorted options for civil marriages in Israel, which would mean a change in the status quo, claim the results of a recently-released in-depth survey. The survey, conducted on a sample of 400 people by the religious Miskar Survey Institute on behalf of the Ne’emanei Torah V’Avodah movement, revealed that the option with highest rating is civil marriage for those deemed “ineligible for marriage,” excluding same-sex marriages, which was supported in varying degrees (“low,” “medium,” or “high”) by some 35% of responders
nearly half the national-religious community would support to some degree some form of civil marriage, a poll has found.
Marriage in Israel is only legally recognized by the state if it is conducted through the institutions representing the religious communities in Israel, such as the Chief Rabbinate.
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