Will haredi lawmakers oppose Palestinian statehood?

Min. Meir Porush quotes UTJ statement from 1936, says Trump plan allows other nations a foothold in Israel.Michal Levi, 2/11/2020, 2:02 PM

Why are there few Torah giants today? Rabbi Sternbuch explains

Edah Haharedit Rabbinical Court Judge Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch says that students once devoted more time to Torah study than they do today.Ben Shaul, 2/11/2020, 11:57 AM

'I didn't hold anyone by force'

Aharon Ramati, suspected of running a cult in Jerusalem, says he 'didn't hold anyone by force,' is being 'persecuted.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2020, 4:00 PM

Shas MK: 'I'm haredi, but not like him'

Shas' MK Margi says Draft Law is to 'poke fingers into haredim's eyes,' his party sees the 'whole nation,' not just the haredi sector.Ben Shaul, 2/6/2020, 7:45 PM

'Don't cooperate with the Education Ministry visits'

Directors of haredi school system urge school principals not to cooperate with inspections. 'System should remain independent.'Ben Shaul, 2/4/2020, 11:04 AM

Education Ministry interfering in haredi school system?

Education Min. 'interfering' by conducting thorough 'calculated' inspections of haredi schools, teaching staff and materials, paper says.Ben Shaul, 1/29/2020, 1:43 PM

Haredi MKs to support banning terrorist-supporting Arab MK

MK Gafni receives leaders' blessing to support disqualifying MK Heba Yazbak from running in upcoming elections, sources say.Michal Levi, 1/29/2020, 10:54 AM

Hundreds of haredi demonstrators block roads in Jerusalem

Demonstrators from Yerushalmi Faction protest arrest of Ethiopian-Israeli yeshiva student. Dozens of protesters arrested blocking roads.David Rosenberg, 1/26/2020, 7:41 PM

Brooklyn: Jewish girl killed in apartment fire

'Have you seen my daughter?' Mother's frantic call to neighbor after fire breaks out in Kensington home in Brooklyn, leaving one dead.David Rosenberg, 1/21/2020, 2:00 PM

Haredi group to leave Haifa?

Health Ministry report noting air pollution leads Gur rebbe to give followers blessing to leave northern stronghold.Ben Shaul, 1/21/2020, 11:37 AM

Watch: US haredim celebrate completing Talmud with IDF soldiers

Soldiers in IDF's Netzach Yehuda Battlion celebrate completion of daily Talmud cycle, together with American haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/14/2020, 2:58 PM

10-year-old boy killed in bus accident in central Israel

10-year-old boy hit and killed by bus in haredi city of Modiin Illit in central Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/12/2020, 8:40 PM

Brooklyn: Haredi woman killed by concrete mixer truck

68-year-old woman run over by truck in Boro Park Brooklyn, declared dead at the scene.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2020, 9:00 PM

Yisrael Beytenu: Time to end funding for kollel

'We failed at getting haredi men to work, solution is to stop funding unemployment,' Yisrael Beytenu's MK Forer says.Ben Shaul, 1/7/2020, 12:47 PM

Haredi women are bucking stereotypes in the start-up nation

After having six children, Avital Beck launched her own start-up, bucking stereotypes about haredi women in Israel.i24NEWS, 1/6/2020, 11:51 AM

NY Governor visits Jewish neighborhood in Williamsburg

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meets Rabbi David Niederman of Williamsburg following Monsey stabbing.Ben Ariel, 1/2/2020, 12:33 AM

Haredi MK: We're sticking with Netanyahu

'I have things in common with Bezalel Smotrich and Rafi Peretz - and also with Ahmed Tibi,' says United Torah Judaism MK Moshe Gafni.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2019, 2:58 PM

Haredi man dies on flight home after granddaughter's wedding

66-year-old Chabad man, who 3 years ago survived stabbing attack by Muslim, dies on flight back home after attending granddaughter's weddingArutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2019, 8:29 AM

Watch: Dances of joy and thanksgiving a day after Monsey attack

Rabbi Chaim Leibish Rottenberg danced with students in Torah scroll dedication less than 24 hours after the anti-Semitic attack in his home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2019, 3:36 AM

Dep. Health Minister takes on role of Minister

'Political and legal developments' force UTJ deputy minister to take on role of minister, despite party's usual opposition to the title.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2019, 1:18 PM

Haredi judge's husband writes letter in Israel's Torah Scroll

Couple attend ceremony for Sefer Torah for Am Yisrael during Israel visit, with Judge Rachel Freier's husband writing a letter in the scrollMichal Levy, 12/29/2019, 3:10 AM

Tragedy in Belz: 37-year-old philanthropist collapsed and died

Friends describe him as someone who donated his money to needy families and was always happy to assist others.Ben Shaul, 12/28/2019, 10:48 PM

Liberman: Cut yeshiva budget by half

At Maariv, Jerusalem Post conference, MK Liberman criticizes haredi site for 'vodka and pigs' comment.Michal Levi, 12/25/2019, 4:40 PM

Synagogue vandals torch Torah scrolls in Modi'in Illit

Vandals break into synagogue in haredi city in central Israel, dump bleach and set fires, destroying Torah scrolls.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2019, 12:31 PM

Haifa Dep. Mayor under fire for saying 'haredim rape kids'

Yisrael Beytenu city councilman blasted for calling haredim 'zombies', accusing haredim of 'raping children'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2019, 2:34 PM

Double tragedy in Bnei Brak

31-year-old father in Bnei Brak dies - while mourning the death of his infant son.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2019, 4:57 PM

Yiddish fliers call London rabbi ‘threat’ for criticizing Labour

Fliers call rabbi a 'rodef,' or one who seeks to kill another, for his speaking out against anti-Semitism in Labour party.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 12/12/2019, 6:15 PM

Haredi teens trained to serve as MDA emergency responders

15 haredi teenagers complete MDA training program in Yavniel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2019, 3:17 PM

Bnei Brak: Dozens protest 'Shabbat buses'

Bnei Brak protesters block main thoroughfare in protest of Shabbat desecration.Michal Levi, 11/30/2019, 10:02 PM

Two Jewish teens attacked in Brooklyn

Attack in Crown Heights occurred on November 11 but reported by police this week.Ben Ariel, 11/29/2019, 3:36 AM

Study: More young haredim are opening businesses

Young haredim are twice as likely as their non-haredi counterparts to own their own businesses, study shows.Michal Levi, 11/26/2019, 12:26 PM

5,000 Chabad emissaries gather for group photo at 770

Chabad Shlucim gather in Brooklyn for annual group photo, bringing together 5,000 emissaries in front of Lubavitch headquarters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2019, 4:58 PM

Rabbi Lau: "What Sabbath are they willing to respect?"

After the mass breaking of Sabbath in and around Tel Aviv, Chief Rabbi Lau voices his objectionArutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2019, 11:33 AM

'PR on the backs of Shabbat observers'

Deputy Education Minister blasts new initiative for public transportation on the Sabbath.Michal Levy, 11/24/2019, 4:43 AM

Satmar Rebbe distributes $5 million to anti-Zionist institutions

Rabbi Zalman Teitelbaum hands out $5 million to 150 anti-Zionist institutions in Israel during visit to the Jewish state.Marcy Oster, JTA, 11/22/2019, 1:33 PM

Watch: Satmar Rebbe in Jerusalem

Thousands of Satmar Hassidim and Jerusalem haredi community watches Rebbe's arrival to city. Streets blocked for occasion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2019, 9:40 PM

Satmar Rebbe arrives in Israel

One of the two spiritual leaders of the Satmar Hasidic movement will participate in fundraiser for organizations that refuse state funding.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/19/2019, 11:02 AM

Candidate who targeted haredim fails in Rockland County

Haredi residents of Rockland County felt that district attorney candidate Michael Diederich targeted them in his campaign.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 11/8/2019, 9:10 PM

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky blesses Netanyahu aides

'With G-d's help and the rabbi's blessing, we will see salvation soon,' Jonatan Urich says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2019, 2:50 PM

Haredi aliyah initiative blossoms into movement

Naava Kodesh establishes network to facilitate aliyah for English-speaking haredi community, focusing on networking and communityMordechai Sones, 11/5/2019, 2:48 PM

Haredi MK: 'The Left would give me everything I want'

MK Gafni says left would give him everything he asked for, and 'knows how to keep promises,' but most of his voters come from the right.Rafael Levi, 11/5/2019, 1:09 PM

'There are things we're willing to compromise on'

UTJ's MK Gafni says he's 'willing to compromise,' estimates parties will find solutions at the last moment in order to avoid new elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2019, 11:59 PM

The picture of the Belzer Rebbe sent to the Nazi

A postcard of the Belzer Rebbe taken during WWII and sent to a Nazi was recently revealed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2019, 5:36 PM

'Prepare for new elections'

Dep. Health Min. Litzman criticizes party for internal arguments, warns Israel may be headed to new elections.Michal Levi, 10/30/2019, 2:54 PM

Chief dayan of largest Jewish town in Judea & Samaria dead at 72

Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ulman, head of the rabbinic court in the haredi city of Modiin Illit, dead at 72.Ben Shaul, 10/23/2019, 7:51 AM

PLO flag raised in Meah Shearim - then removed by police

Watch: Police remove Palestine Liberation Organization flag which had been hung up in haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2019, 2:38 PM

15 injured at Rabbi Karelitz's funeral

Emergency medical teams treat 15 people injured at funeral of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz in Bnei Brak.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2019, 1:46 PM

Rabbi Karelitz laid to rest

Thousands attend funeral of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, among the leading halakhic authorities in the haredi world, who passed away at age 93.Yoni Kempinski, 10/22/2019, 12:51 PM

Will haredi parties join Gantz's coalition talks?

Some haredi lawmakers said to be planning to remain part of right-wing bloc for any coalition talks with Blue & White. Shas still undecided.Michal Levy, 10/22/2019, 11:46 AM

Live: End of Simchat Torah celebration at Ponevezh Yeshiva

Leading Yeshiva celebrates completion of yearly Torah cycle, beginning of new cycle., 10/21/2019, 7:08 PM

Deri: Shas is the sukkah of the state

Shas chairman says party grew despite predictions of its demise before previous elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2019, 10:57 PM

Condition of Bnei Brak rabbi deteriorates

Condition of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz deteriorates, family asks public to pray for recovery.Michal Levi, 10/6/2019, 3:02 PM

'UTJ is just 68 votes short of extra seat'

Elections Committee releases protocols from final vote tally. Could UTJ appeal seat allocation?Michal Levy, 10/2/2019, 1:18 PM

Beit Shemesh daycare vandalized

For the second time in one month, a haredi daycare in Beit Shemesh is vandalized.Ben Shaul, 10/2/2019, 12:09 PM

Haredi rabbi refuses to officiate Liberman’s son's wedding

Why did a Bnei Brak rabbi turn down a request to officiate wedding of Avidgor Liberman's haredi son?Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/26/2019, 6:40 PM

Shas rabbi calls for religious parties to join Gantz-led gov't

Rabbi Tzion Boaron says 'no difference' between left and right, calls on religious parties to join center-left coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2019, 9:48 AM

'Haredi-pig' sign on Israeli bus draws criticism

'Clearly racist message.' NGO protests anti-littering sign on bus operating in haredi city features picture of pig-like haredi man.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2019, 10:00 AM