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Sticks and stones

We discuss the raft of government proposals to increase the penalties for stone-throwing, in the wake of the tragic death of Alexander Levlovich.

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Taming theists with technology?

Research indicates that ultra-Orthodox Jews are using the internet in rapidly growing numbers, but can ‘frumkeit’ and Facebook really mix?

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Gimme that ol’ time irreligion!

A Haaretz poll has found that 70 percent of Israeli Jews believe in God, meaning that lots of ostensibly secular Jews have begun to believe.

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The religiouser we get, the happier we feel?

A Haaretz poll has found that ultra-Orthodox Jews are happier than Orthodox Jews, who are happier than traditional Jews, who are happier than secular Jews.

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Dazed, confused, drunk, and depressed

Israeli leftists spent this year mad, muttering, and morbidly depressed. Never before have so many thought so much was so irredeemably awful.

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The beginning of the end of the Rabbinate

Blatant rebellion against Israel’s Chief Rabbinate broke out this year after a group of rabbis established an alternative conversion court.

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Teaching kids the Classics: Gates, Jobs & Zuckerberg

New Minister of Education Naftali Bennett is trying to convince high-schoolers to take high level math, which will give them primo salaries.

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Opposing Netanyahu, this time with feeling

Israel’s youngest MK, Stav Shaffir, has called her party’s failure to challenge the ruling coalition “a first-rate leadership failure.”

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