The haredim agree with their non-Orthodox brethren on one thing: The future of the Jewish people is at stake.
A deal was reportedly reached between the government, haredi and progressive Jews to refrain from advancing legislation and judicial efforts on non-Orthodox converts for another six months.
"Neither side should exaggerate on the issue," Jonathan Sacks said.
An Australian man sued to force his wife to accept his get, a Jewish legal document necessary for divorce.
The bill that would require the state to recognize only conversions completed under the auspices of the haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate will advance to the Knesset plenum, where it has to pass three readings.
The statement comes in response to two prominent rabbis with Conservative affiliation saying they would begin officiating at such rites.
The postponement of marriage or lifelong singlehood hold disturbing consequences for Jewish community, write the authors of a new report by the Jewish People Policy Institute.
The Jewish power couple have never claimed to strictly observe Jewish law. Among Orthodox Jews, in that sense, they are far from alone.
The rally was held under the banner of "Let My People Go," a larger campaign against the draft and the "persecution of the Torah in the Holy Land."
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef also appeared to compare immodestly dressed women to animals during the public speech.