The agreement gives the chairmanship of the WZO to the Likud, and initially chairmanship of KKL to Mizrachi Olami, the mainstream modern Orthodox and religious-Zionist slate.
The other pre-army program participants “see him and not the chair,” said Itay Mori's mother.
The egalitarian Kotel feels like the back seat of the bus and looks like a building site lacking any semblance of dignity or splendor. It has become clear that some holy sites are holier than others
Deadline for postponing decision on 2005 petition requesting Israeli citizenship to non-Israeli nationals who convert in Israel with the non-Orthodox movements, falls later this month
“It doesn’t matter what community it is. If you have a synagogue no one will take it from you by force. Who has heard of such a thing?”
A native of Syracuse, New York, Hammer received his rabbinic ordination and doctorate in theology from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a PhD from the School of Speech of Northwestern University.
Currently, the state does not recognize the Reform and Masorti (Conservative) movements for the purposes of their religious ceremonies.
Rabbinical Courts have no authority to instruct police to open criminal investigations, yet police stated they ‘opened an investigation in light of the decision of the Haifa Rabbinical Court”
The Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement said it was “outraged” by the incident.
“This is naked racism. They don’t like non-Orthodox Jews and they don’t like black Jews."