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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.
Agudat Yisrael’s rabbinic leadership did indicate a softening of their stance in a meeting last month.
By JEREMY SHARON
Netanyahu said at his news conference on Tuesday that preventing an early election depended on a compromise being reached on a haredi enlistment bill.
By JEREMY SHARON,GIL HOFFMAN
The hasidic party’s grand rabbis could reject the draft bill when they meet Sunday night in the Council of Torah Sages.
Netanyahu did not want to make a decision on whether to advance the next election until he knew whether a compromise could be reached with the haredim on the bill by the December 2nd deadline set by the Supreme Court.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Anywhere from dozens to thousands of haredim could be impacted by the ruling.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
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.
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.”
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.
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