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Likud agreed to wide-ranging concessions to the haredi parties following the April 9 election, including tough restrictions on construction work on Shabbat and gutting haredi enlistment legislation.
To be sure, what today’s Lubavitchers lack is a single leader who can control any deviance in the movement or offer something new and exciting. Occasionally this leads to some internal tensions.
‘We fetishize and hold haredim to standards we don’t hold others to.’
The future of Haredim after the passing of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman.
By JEREMY SHARON
Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman was the long-time leader of the non-Hassidic Ashkenazi Haredi community.
Rivlin recalled that his political tutor, former Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, once told him that "sometimes the obvious should be said."
By ARIANE MANDELL
Just as we don’t force our views concerning Shabbat on Haredi neighborhoods across the country, don’t involve yourselves in our way of life in secular cities and neighborhoods.
By ZOHAR TAL
As elections approach, anything can happen.
By PEGGY CIDOR
The United Torah Judaism MK had questioned the relevance of the agency and received quite a few reminders on its importance from his colleagues.
By GIL HOFFMAN
The vast majority of the court’s current justices understand Israel’s quasi-constitutional principles as having democracy trump Jewish law when the two conflict.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Readers of the Jerusalem Post have their say.
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
If Litzman carries out his threat to resign due to Israel Railways work on Shabbat, it will be yet another example of the failure of the haredi parties to realize the limits of their own power.
Melcer was responding to questions about the court’s alleged activism and about whether a law allowing the Knesset to overrule the High Court would be a positive development.
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