“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.
In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. (Zechariah 12:11) Over 800,000 people flocked to the Jerusalem area on Monday to mourn the passing of former Sephardic Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, according to The Times of Israel.The outspoken spiritual leader passed away… Read more »
“Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathers’ houses, according to the number of names, every male, by their polls; from twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel” (Numbers 1:2-3) Israel Army Radio released the… Read more »
A group of Hasidic singers took to the field in Coney Island to kick off the annual baseball game between the New York Police Department team and a team of players from the Flatbush Hatzolah volunteer ambulance service of Brooklyn, New York. At first the singers ran into difficulties with the microphone and the words, but… Read more »
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 »
“Verily as I swore unto thee by the LORD, the God of Israel, saying: Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne in my stead; verily so will I do this day.” (1 Kings 1:30) In a hotly contested race, two new chief rabbis were elected Wednesday in… 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 »