“In the name of budgetary and national responsibility, party leaders in the coalition agreed unanimously to dissolve the Knesset and go to new elections at the beginning of April, following a full four-year term,” said a government spokesperson on behalf of the parties.

The most important commandment for the Jewish People besides living in the Land of Israel is the study of Torah. But numerous great sages over the millennia did not confine themselves solely to the Torah. Maimonides was a prominent physician; Hillel was a woodchopper; various Talmudic sages were tailors, farmers, cotton dealers, field laborers, builders, scribes, shoemakers, cattle raisers, silk merchants, beer brewers and even wine smellers.

Haredi Solidiers

Since the expiry of the Tal Law in 2012, Knesset has been struggling to find an equitable solution to the question of Haredi army service.  Although the new reform has passed its initial reading, the delay in its passage has caused Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to postpone the conscription of yeshiva students who have already… Read more »

“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I complain, and moan; and He hath heard my voice.”  (Psalms 55:18) Extended daylight savings causes issues with prayer. Daylight savings has long been a source of tension between the religious and secular communities in Israel.  Until recently, various religious factions have influenced the setting of DST in accordance… Read more »