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Analysis: Coalition under pressure as Shas presses subsidized housing for young couples in periphery.
After Shas shelves anti-conversion ad, Yisrael Beytenu head notes bill was supported by Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef, chief rabbi.
Shas MK says he would put fingers in ear if females sang at Knesset; IDF Maj.-Gen. Barbivai says that commanders' authority comes before halacha.
The Egyptians are seeking their own way out of bondage, president tells top rabbis in traditional holiday visits.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Chief Rabbinate drawing up new procedures to determine which Orthodox communities are eligible for aliya, since current practice bars many converts.
By JONAH MANDEL
Arye Deri mediates understandings between Yosef, Ashkenazi rabbis.
Peres receives Yosef in shiva call and praises Shas party mentor for ruling
on IDF conversions that ‘strengthens and unifies the people of Israel’.
If chief Sephardi rabbi declares military conversions kosher, Israel Beiteinu bill may be deemed superfluous.
Move comes after Amar’s reported acquiescence to sign certificates delays cabinet vote by 3 days.
By REBECCA ANNA STOIL AND JONAH MANDEL
Inaccuracies in official State Dept. 2010 International Religious Freedom Report raise questions on data collection, analysis, lack of sources.
Iran’s next-door neighbor hosts Israeli dignitaries at inaugural event for $10m. Baku center.
By Gil Stern Stern SHEFLER
President calls on Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger.
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