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As Haredim continue to defy legal rulings against modesty signs, many have begun to see Beit Shemesh as ‘the canary in the coal mine’ of Israel’s complicated secular-religious conflict.
Strong election showing of Shas and United Torah Judaism will lend the haredi parties heavy political clout in their demands for a High Court override bill and mass haredi exemptions from the army.
Haredi students were summoned in 2014 to settle their status following the repeal of the "Torato Omanuto" Law (Tal Law), which allowed ultra-Orthodox Jews to delay their military services.
By MAARIV ONLINE
Demonstrators in Haredi garb called Gafni a murderer and tried to break the windows of his car.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Haredi men from across the spectrum of the community, Sephardi, hassidic, and “Lithuanian” non-hassidic, all participated in and completed the six-month long course called “Influencers.”
By JEREMY SHARON
Intense negotiations are expected between the Simhat Torah holiday on October 1 and the return of the Knesset from its extended summer and holiday recess on October 15.
Netanyahu said the conscription bill, which was written by the IDF, was the best it can be. He said that if Litzman votes for it and a coalition crisis is prevented.
Agudah, representing the hassidic haredi community, has opposed the current bill whereas Degel and Shas who see it as the best of a bad situation.
"The votes of Yesh Atid assure the passage of the bill; you don't need to again to give in to the haredi parties," party chair Yair Lapid said.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Ya'acov Litzman said “we have no interest in elections, but we cannot compromise on a significant matter of principle, or maintaining the status of yeshiva students who study full-time.”
By LAHAV HARKOV
Yesh Atid, which backed the government enlistment bill, said there was no reason to wait to pass the law, insisting that it not be changed “by even one letter” before going for its final votes.
19 haredim were arrested in the latest protest organized by the extremist Jerusalem Faction.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
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