Reform Jews in Israel are livid after a Charedi politician likened their religious authorities to people with mental illness.
Charedi leaders were devastated last week after hearing that people converting to Judaism with the Reform movement will now be able to complete the process at state-run ritual baths. The High Court ended their exclusion.
An MK has proposed a bill to introduce Jewish law into Israeli legal proceedings.
The Hebrew Law Bill, proposed by the chairman of the Knesset’s Justice Committee, Habayit Hayehudi party member MK Nissan Slomiansky, will encourage judges to use Jewish law (halachah) in their rulings.
The IDF has arrested 19 Palestinian terrorism suspects and seized weapons in raids across the West Bank.
According to a statement released by the IDF on Tuesday morning, the suspects, including five men described as Hamas members and seven men suspected of being involved in recent attacks on civilians, were arrested and transferred to the Shin Bet security agency for interrogation.
The IDF has released a mobile app to warn Israelis of security threats in their area.
Launched last week on Android devices and going live on Tuesday for Apple customers, the app, called Home Front Command, will alert civilians to impending threats near them, such as rockets being fired from Gaza, earthquakes and terror attacks.