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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.
Rumors circulate regarding a possible deal between Shas and Bayit Yehudi to cooperate on election of two new chief rabbis.
By JEREMY SHARON
Amar addressed the issue of financial management after being approached by the Movement for Quality Government in Israel.
In Peres meet, Sephardi chief rabbi blesses both soldiers, yeshiva students for service; Eda Haredit plans rally against enlistment.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN AND JEREMY SHARON
Bill seeks to prevent rabbis from taking money for performing weddings, except for travel expenses.
Soccer star's wife insists pressure from religious figures not responsible for her going against donor card.
By JONAH MANDEL
Chief Sephardi Rabbi warns PM that if passing of bill not prevented then he won't consider himself responsible for conversions.
By JONAH MANDEL AND REBECCA ANNA STOIL
Coalition also mulls possibility of allowing Israelis to vote while abroad.
By DAN IZENBERG
Amar, who referred to non-Orthodox Jews as “cursed” and people “who do every injustice in the world,” expressed himself in an exceptionally inappropriate manner for a man who holds an official title and who receives a salary from the state.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
One hopes world Jewry will go on with its righteous way, no matter what our illustrious chief rabbi says, or the politicians who surround him.
By HIRSH GOODMAN
The traits that made Cohen so admired led him to want to donate his organs after death, but rabbis blocked him from doing so.
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