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2013-06-11 04:21:54

NEW YORK, June 11, 2103 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 100,000 Orthodox Jews gathered Sunday afternoon, June 9, 2013 in Foley Square in lower Manhattan to protest against the Israeli government's decision to draft their co-religionists into the army. The gathering represented an alliance of prominent Chassidic and Lithuanian yeshiva communities. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130611/DC29845) Historically, Orthodox young men have avoided serving in the Israeli army, often using...

2008-11-20 13:04:18

A U.S. study suggests that regular attendance at religious services reduces the risk of death by approximately 20 percent, researchers said. Researchers at Yeshiva University and its medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine evaluated the religious practices of 92,395 post-menopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative, a national, long-term study aimed at addressing women's health issues. Eliezer Schnall and Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller of Yeshiva College of...

2008-08-19 12:01:00

By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich Shaf Yativ was a synagogue in ancient Babylonia made of stones rescued from the First Temple. According to the Talmud, the synagogue was "ruined and rebuilt but always had the Holy Spirit in it." It is an appropriate name for a small Jerusalem house of Torah study - the only one of its kind in Israel - aimed at rehabilitating haredi and a few modern Orthodox men suffering from mental illness who have regained daily stability with psychotropic medications....

2008-08-04 12:01:14

By EVELYN GORDON Education Minister Yuli Tamir's defense of a new law exempting haredi schools from teaching the core curriculum deserves attention. Since we cannot force the haredim to accept the core curriculum, Tamir argued, it would be pointless and wrong to condition funding for their schools on their doing so. She thereby expressed an attitude that has burdened Israeli policy debates for decades: that what is not legally prohibited must be state-funded. The new law, passed...

2008-07-30 12:00:24

By DAN IZENBERG The High Court of Justice on Sunday blasted the Education Ministry for allegedly ignoring a ruling it handed down four years ago ordering it either to introduce the teaching of a core curriculum in haredi schools financed by the state or to stop financing them. A panel of three justices including Ayala Procaccia, Salim Joubran and Acting Justice Uzi Fogelman ruled that had it not been for the fact that the Knesset last week passed a law granting 60 percent state...