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Stern bill to enlarge Chief Rabbinate selection committee meets
opposition; MK Orbach supports Stav.
DST extension won't be brought to a vote; bill criminalizing prostitution stays stuck in committees; "Tzohar Bill" unlikely to reach final reading.
“Very severe slander was spoken against all rabbis in Israel, things that have no connection to reality,” Amar says.
Ethiopian Israelis have frequently complained that certain local rabbinates refuse to register them for marriage owing to the refusal of some chief municipal rabbis to accept them as Jewish.
By JEREMY SHARON
Outer wall of the synagogue was spray painted with the comment "In a place where a Jewish state bill bill will be legislated books will be burned," and a pile of burnt books left at the site.
Yisrael Beytenu minister says he is not optimistic about the cease-fire lasting.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Dep. Min Ben-Dahan: deal was done without our knowledge, bill will be passed in first few days of new Knesset session.
Tzohar chairman gets important political endorsement after Yisrael Beytenu announced support for his candidacy last week.
Religious Services Ministry says Jewish couples marrying abroad marry in Jewish, rather than civil, ceremonies.
Many people don't know of a synagogue where they feel comfortable praying on Yom Kippur, say project organizers.
Tzohar chairman defends multi-million-shekel campaign, denies aim was to finance his own candidacy for Ashkenazi chief rabbi.
National-religious rabbinical association begins process to present candidates to challenge haredi control of Rabbinate.
Tzohar rabbinical association slams rabbinate for alienating Israeli public in new public relations campaign.
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