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Israel’s Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau eulogized Landau calling him a “righteous person who devoted his whole life to the public.”
Only through voting can the haredi community strengthen Judaism in Israel, implied Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager, head of influential hassidic community in Israel.
Even though military service is one of the most blatant threats to the ultra-Orthodox lifestyle, it has become a rather attractive channel for broad segments of the community.
“Children need the right information for the modern world. God put us on this world in the 21st century, and we need to know how to be able to live our lives in these times.”
By JEREMY SHARON
Some 75,000 haredi pupils study in independent “recognized but unofficial” schools.
Extraordinary documentary explores the life of the late Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashiv.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
“Call us Orthodox. Or if you insist on using an adjective, traditional Orthodox.”
By ZE’EV M. SHANDALOV
Yosef became the rabbinic guide of the Shas movement in the mid 1980s shortly after ending his tenure as Chief Rabbi of Israel.
Ultra-Orthodox rabbis have effectively exploited their political leverage to assume control of the Chief Rabbinate, which, ironically, they themselves have always despised.
By ISI LEIBLER
For several years, prominent signs have be on display in haredi neighborhoods of Beit Shemesh, placed by extremely conservative haredi synagogues and communal organizations.
“This pride march, what pride? Pride to wage war against the Torah, pride to wage war against creation, pride to wage war against God? For this the punishment came.”
Sharansky: Chief Rabbinate trying to preserve monopoly.
Women are strictly forbidden from using a smartphone and may only own a “basic phone.”
By SAM SOKOL
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