MKs call for government recognition of independent conversions

timesofisrael.com A charged committee meeting discusses ‘ticking bomb’ of 350,000 FSU immigrants who can’t convert to Judaism through state religious authority BY AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN March 9, 2016, 11:14 am Born in Moldova, David immigrated to Israel with his family as a child in 1997, where they qualified for citizenship under the Law of Return. But…

Amid uproar, Shas MK pulls bill to mark Victory Day on Hebrew date

jpost.com By LAHAV HARKOV 02/24/2016 Lawmaker decided to remove the bill from the agenda in order not to offend WWII veterans.  Soviet World War Two veterans march in Israel. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) MK Yoav Ben-Tzur removed his bill that would have Victory Day be marked on its Hebrew date – 26 Iyyar – as…

Instead of unity – to divide. Instead of getting closer – to sow hatred

Yesterday we celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and among other things, prayed about such sublime and beautiful values as national unity. It turns out that Justice Minister from the “Jewish Home” had other thoughts on the matter: instead of unity – to divide; instead of getting closer – to sow hatred; How else…