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Achi Israeli party leaders Adina Bar-Shalom and Gideon Sheffer at a party event, December 2018

Adina Bar-Shalom endorses Kulanu

Bar-Shalom’s support had been sought by many parties. She tried to run at the head of the new Achi Israeli party but ended up deciding to sit the race out.

Adina Bar-Shalom

Gay representative joins Adina Bar-Shalom's political party

"I want an Israel where an ultra-Orthodox woman and a gay man talk to each other and respect each other, because both are human beings," Fried said.

Adina Bar-Shalom

Adina Bar-Shalom registers new party, Ahi Yisraeli

Party could herald revolution for modern haredi women seeking political representation and promises to advance societal issues and appeal to broader spectrum of society

‘JEWISH FUNERAL in Vilnius’ (1824), by Julian Karczewski, National Museum in Warsaw

May children attend their father's funeral?

How did the practice emerge for children not to participate in their father’s funeral?

Un Yossef peut en cacher un autre

Jerusalem junction to be named after deceased spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef

Other streets to be named after former generals, military heroes ahead of Israel's 70th Independence Day.


Jerusalem’s chief rabbi criticizes pilgrimages to Uman on Rosh Hashana

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Aryeh Stern on Monday strongly criticized the annual pilgrimage of tens of thousands of Israeli Jews to the Ukrainian city of Uman for Rosh Hashana.

cigarettes displayed at the open market

Sephardi chief rabbi endorses cigarettes on Passover

A dog won't smoke cigarettes, so Jews can light up during Passover, says the chief rabbi.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Grapevine: A call from the next world

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a new nickname – Arella.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Getting their house in order

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s son Moshe and his wife, Yehudit, are encountering many obstacles in their plan to turn a historic building in Beit Hakerem into their new home.


Shas promises its voters 'key to heaven'

“Rabbi Ovadia Yosef won’t forgive you in this world or the world to come if you don’t vote Shas.”

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