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Military and Security Forces: February 8, 2012

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A number of civilian rabbis arrived at a secret navy base in order to stop a special educational activity about Tu BiShvat which was given by female instructors, following an urgent appeal from Haredi soldiers from the Naval Nahal Haredi project.

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February 8th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Closed Society: November 29, 2011

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The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) issued a report dealing with incitement to racism by rabbis in Israel. According to the report, there is an escalation in racist statements by rabbis recently, but the enforcement policy of these crimes renders the relevant law ineffective.

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November 29th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Closed Society: November 27, 2011

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A Rabbi in the Ofakim cemetery prevented Rosie Davidian from eulogizing her father because of her gender.

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November 27th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Closed Society: September 27, 2011

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Member of Knesset Uri Ariel (“National Union”) said that Israeli soldiers must obey their Rabbis, and that they cannot be forced to participate in events which include women singing.

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September 27th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Local Government: July 14, 2011

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A support conference for rabbis Dov Lior and Ya’akov Yoseph will take place tonight at the Orot Hatora Yeshiva in Bat Yam. The Deputy Mayor of Bat Yam, Uri Buskila, will be attending, among others.

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July 14th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Closed Society: 12 April, 2011

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63 percent of secular population in Israel think, that the orthodox Rabbis make the Zionist-Palestinian conflict more severe.

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April 12th, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Closed Society: 25 March, 2011

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Politicos in the ultra-Orthodox settlement city of Modi’in Ilit married off a 13 year-old girl this week, as a “correction” for starting to see a 16 year-old. The marriage took place in opposition to a court order forbidding the parents from marrying off their daughter, and against the protest of the city’s rabbis.

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March 25th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Closed Society: 16 March, 2011

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Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu spoke in Itamar in favor of vengeance, and even added that he was asked by officials to call for an end to the “Price Tag” actions against Palestinians, and refused to do so.

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March 16th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Closed Society: 28 February, 2011

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Not long before the vote on the admission committees bill, an additional change has been made to the wording of the bill: according to the proposal of MK Michael Ben Ari, in a settlement in which 80% of the residents agree, the settlement rabbi will be the final determining factor to make the decision and determine whether or not a candidate is worthy of being admitted to a settlement.

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February 28th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Closed Society: 17 February, 2011

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Senior Rabbis, including “Adjudicator of the Generation” Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, have published Halachic adjudication forbidding volunteering in Magen David Adom, on the ground of the first aid organization’s latest trials to recruit ultra-orthodox youth for national service in it. The Rabbis wrote that Magen David Adom is the only official national organization without a Rabbi, and warned the youth not to volunteer in it, not even for the sake of saving lives.

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February 17th, 2011 at 10:51 am