Jerusalem – High Court Strikes Blow To Chief Rabbinate’s Kashrut-licensing Monopoly

Jerusalem – The High Court of Justice struck a significant blow to the Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly on kashrut licensing Tuesday, ruling that restaurants and other food businesses can describe the kashrut standards they maintain as long as they make clear that they do not have a kashrut license. Read more

Russian Gang Sets Fire To Israeli Prison

Three different fires were set on Monday by members of the Tanski gang, who are locked in Eshel prison in the south of Israel. Read more

Is Israel Becoming A Mafia State?

The other day, I was sitting at a picnic with several friends when someone referred to Vladimir Putin’s Russia as a “mafia state.” Read more

Did A Saudi Prince Secretly Visit Israel?

A member of the Saudi royal family visited Israel during a secret trip last week, despite his country’s refusal to recognize the Jewish state. Read more

More Business Go Kosher For Financial Reasons

It certainly didn’t take very long. Mere months after its whirlwind introduction to our lives, the phrase “religionization” has undergone the same transformation “fake news” has—it was completely and forcibly stripped of its meaning. Read more

Ultra-Orthodox Community, Abused Women are Finding A Way Out

Two days after giving birth, Reut carefully swaddled her fifth child and took a taxi from the hospital to a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Read more

Sara Netanyahu’s Lawyer Is ‘Praying To G-d’ For Own Health

Attorney Jacob Weinroth, who is representing Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara, has been battling a serious illness for the past year. Read more

Why Moscow May Not Respond To The Alleged Israeli Airstrike In Syria

How will Moscow respond to the alleged Israeli attack Thursday on a facility in northwestern Syria where the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad is said to have stockpiled chemical weapons and missiles? Read more

Israel Court: Murderer of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira Was Sane

The Beersheva district court ruled Thursday that Asher Dahan, who murdered Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira in 2011, will not be deemed to have been insane at the time of his act. Read more

Chutzpah: Chabad Hasid offered To Help Someone Put on Tefillin and Was Fined

A Herzliya municipal supervisor on Friday morning fined a Chabad hasid for offering to help passersby lay tefillin (phylacteries), calling the activity “a harassment to passersby.” Read more