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State and Religion: February 11, 2013

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Ten women who participated in a monthly prayer at the Western Wall while wrapping themselves in a tallit were arrested and held for questioning, and a temporary restraining order from the Western Wall was issued against some of them. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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February 11th, 2013 at 9:40 am

Political: January 13, 2013

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Rabbi Hillel Horowitz, no. 13 on “HaBayit HaYehudi” party’s candidate list, is opposed to women singing in public, and thinks that Israeli Arabs are unwanted guests in the country.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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January 13th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

State and Religion: January 2, 2013

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Israel’s Chief Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Yona Metzger issued a letter of support for the Efrat organization, which works to prevent abortions in Israel. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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January 2nd, 2013 at 3:15 pm

State and Religion: December 24, 2012

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Former chief Sephardi Rabbi Eliahu Bakshi-Doron was indicted for fraudulent receipt of goods or services under aggravated circumstances on Monday for his role in the so-called “rabbis’ file” affair, in which hundreds of security forces officers were ordained as rabbis in order to qualify for a pay raise. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 24th, 2012 at 10:27 am

State and Religion: December 24, 2012

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Former chief Sephardi Rabbi Eliahu Bakshi-Doron was indicted for fraudulent receipt of goods or services under aggravated circumstances on Monday for his role in the so-called “rabbis’ file” affair, in which hundreds of security forces officers were ordained as rabbis in order to qualify for a pay raise. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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December 24th, 2012 at 10:04 am

State and Religion: December 21, 2012

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The Haifa Municipal Rabbinate sent out letters to banquet halls in the city, threatening to revoke their kashrut certificate if they host New Year celebrations.

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December 21st, 2012 at 4:17 pm

State and Religion: December 19, 2012

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The police has tightened the limitations placed on female worshippers from the association “Women of the Wall”, who are now no longer allowed to enter the wall square while carrying a Siddur (prayer book), Torah book, or a Tallit (prayer shawl).  In addition, they have been barred from singing out loud in the square.  Female worshippers who did not adhere to the new restrictions were arrested. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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December 19th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

State and Religion: May 16, 2012

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef said during a lecture that medically treating gentiles on the Sabbath violates it. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

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May 16th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

State and Religion: April 30, 2012

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A number of observant employees of the Bank of Israel left a Memorial Day ceremony held at by the bank in protest over the performance of singer Shuli Natan.  Other employees chose not to attend the ceremony for the same reason.

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April 30th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

State and Religion: April 16, 2012

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Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, Chief Rabbi of Samaria, and Rabbi Avihai Ronski, former Chief IDF Rabbi, claim that Lieutenant-Colonel Shalom Eisner should be praised for hitting a Danish pro-Palestinian activist in the face with his rifle in the Jordan Valley. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew - Walla)

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April 19th, 2012 at 8:19 pm