Bennett to Colleagues: Push the Shas Deal Forward
Bayit Yehudi party leader Minister Naftali Bennett reportedly told party members during a Knesset faction meeting that they should advance the deal between the party and Shas regarding the upcoming election for chief rabbis. That meeting was closed to the media. This refers to the deal to support legislation to permit Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Moshe ...
What Happened to Terror Victim's Cellular Telephone?
Shomron resident Evyatar Borovsky HY”D was murdered in a stabbing terror attack at Tapuach Junction a number of weeks ago. In line with standard operating procedure, when authorities closed off the terror attack site all of the victim’s personal effects were gathered and taken to assist in the investigation. Following the shiva, ...
Israel Returns Fire Following Another Cross-Border Incident from Syria
Once again, cross-border gunfire from Syria struck and IDF vehicle, the IDF Spokesman’s Office confirmed on Tuesday morning, 12 Sivan 5773. The gunfire struck a vehicle operating near the Golan Heights border. B’chasdei Hashem there were no injuries.
Israel feels the gunfire was intentional and not accidental spill over from ...
Tuesday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has restored the permitted fishing area for Gazans of six nautical miles.
A wounded Syrian national was transported to Ziv Hospital in Tzfas with shrapnel injuries, listed in moderate-to-serious condition.
Two of the victims of the Beersheva bank shooting ...
Arnona Tax Doubled for 'Ghost Apartments'
Interior Minister (Likud) Gideon Saar has signed a new regulation which will compel owners of ‘ghost apartments’ to pay double arnona property tax. This refers to homes that are not lived in, commonly owned by foreigners who purchase holiday apartments for investment purposes and vacation visits. The hope is that the increase in the property tax ...
Beersheva Bank Robbery: Robber Fell on Hard Times!
According to preliminary information released by police following the Bank Hapoalim robbery on Monday afternoon 11 Sivan 5773; the perpetrator was not after money. Shortly after the event ended police indicated it appeared to be more than a robbery since the bank branch targeted is a mortgage bank, a branch that generally does not keep cash on ...
Monday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael
Employees of the Meuchedet HMO are taking part in a one-day warning strike today, shutting all non-emergency services of the kupat cholim.
Heavy damage to crops in southern areas is being reported due to the repeated infestation by locusts - watch NBC Video.
Cross-border fire was directed ...
Vaad Rabbonim Approving First Frum Smartphone Soon
Addressing the Ariel Conference for Ethics in the Media last week, chareidi askan Dudu Zilbershlag told participants that in the very near future, the Vaad Rabbonim for Communications would be putting its stamp of approval on the first chareidi smartphone. Zilbershlag feels this will be another step towards facilitating efforts to bring chareidim into ...
Hesder Leaders to Meet Due to Mounting Concerns Ahead of Budget Cuts
Header yeshiva roshei yeshiva and administrators are learning that the planned national government cuts by the treasury don’t single out chareidim, but will deliver a serious blow to the dati leumi yeshivot gevoha and hesder yeshivot as well.
While many in the dati leumi community supported the new legislation to draft bnei Torah from ...
Eida Yahrzeit Siyum for the Minchas Yitzchak
Gavaad Eida Chareidis HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss Shlita along with rabbonim of the Eida Chareidis will mark the 24th yahrzeit for the Minchas Yitzchak ZT”L, which is Monday, 11 Sivan 5773. The yahrzeit seuda will be held in the Eida’s Zupnik Beis Medrash on Strauss Street beginning at 21:00.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
Sunday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael
Only hundreds of people participated in socioeconomic rallies against the proposed stated budget in protests in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
A 40-year-old woman sustained moderate head injuries on motzei Shabbos, the result of falling from a ladder in her Menachem Street home in Bnei Brak. ...
Report: Syrian Tishreen Missiles Aimed at Tel Aviv
According to a Sunday Times report from Sunday 10 Sivan 5773, Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad is deploying surface-to-surface missiles for use against Israel in the event there is another Israeli strike against him.
According to the report, Syrian army officials have received orders to fire advanced missiles into ...
Jerusalem Demographics: Jewish Women Have More Babies
In 2012, 22,800 babies were brought into the world, 64% (14,600) to Jewish women and 35% (7,900) to Muslim women, representing 13.3% of the number of babies born nationwide, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reported ahead of Jerusalem Day 2013.
Jerusalem women are in first place regarding the number of births per woman, averaging 3.93 during ...
Livni Steps in to Protect Women of the Wall Organization & its Kosel Agenda
Bayit Yehudi party leader Minister Naftali Bennett is working to redefine the “local custom” regarding tefilos at the Kosel. Bennett is reacting to the recent Jerusalem District Court decision by Justice Moshe Sobel in which the court stated that the women of the Women of the Wall (WoW) organization was not in violation of the ...
Rav Amar & Rav Ariel Shlita United in Chief Rabbinate Race
Following the announced deal between the Shas and Bayit Yehudi parties pertaining to the race for new chief rabbis, Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Moshe Shlomo Amar Shlita and Rabbi Yaakov Ariel Shlita have announced they are together and speak in one voice in their desire to work to promote and protect Yiddishkheit in Eretz Yisrael.
The two announced ...
Trouble For Chareidim: Five Years Imprisonment for 'Exclusion of Women'
Following Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein’s declaration making ‘exclusion of women’ a criminal offense, the anti-chareidi floodgates have been opened wide, now enjoying the backing of the attorney general.
The Ministerial Legislative Committee on Sunday 10 Sivan 5773 will discuss the merit of a bill introduced by MK (Labor) ...
Budget Cuts Threaten the Future of Hesder Yeshivot
It is now clear to all that the austerity state budget which will deliver a fatal blow to many chareidi yeshivos chas v’sholom will strike equally as hard in the dati leumi community, hitting hesder yeshivot and dati leumi yeshivot gavoha too.
Eitan Ozeri, who serves as the secretary of the national Hesder Yeshivot network has sent an ...