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High Court of Justice prepares for hearing on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can form the
High Court gives rabbinate 90 days for solution to women’s Halacha exams

The interim ruling comes following a petition by three NGOs to the court, which argued that women are discriminated against by the state since they cannot obtain the same qualifications as men.

SEPHARDI CHIEF Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef
It's time for Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef to step up or step down

The government needs to present Yosef with a choice – either help or get out of the way.

The battle of forcing religious reform upon the government

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS: Religion and state reforms are not on the coalition’s agenda, but the High Court may bring them front and center once again.

Moti Elon
Chief Rabbinate declines to revoke accreditation for disgraced rabbi Elon

Elon, who was convicted in 2013 of two counts of indecent assault by force against a minor, has instead committed not to seek appointment to a state-paid position until the age of legal retirement.

Head of Chief Rabbinate kashrut to be indicted for bribery

Rabbi allegedly took cash in return for bypassing supervision procedures

Chief Rabbi David Lau prays at special prayer service during coronavirus outbreak, March 2020
Israel's Chief Rabbi calls for public fast day amid coronavirus outbreak

For those who can't fast, Lau asked that they take on a "ta'anit dibur," a practice in which one abstains from all speech that does not concern Torah or prayer.

Is the Rabbinical Court’s best good enough?

The Rabbinical Court must set itself free to set the agunot free.

"Kan," the new public broadcaster's logo.
Kan forced to issue an apology by the Journalism ethics committee

After airing a report regarding the unreliable nature of Kosher certificates, Kan were told to issue and apology due to various inaccuracies found within the report.

French olim arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport, July 10, 2017
New Rabbinate regulations to ease immigrant Jewish status verification

Publication of new regulations the result of more than half-a-decade of work to standardize Chief Rabbinate policy

THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM: Mysterious cancellation

Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs

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