10 orphans left in poverty

When our mother died, she left 10 orphans who are suffering from dire poverty., Sunday, 10:02 AM

Meet the hasidic comedian who's cracking up the web

Arutz Sheva meets talented comedian and videomaker Mendy Pellin in New York.Yoni Kempinski, 1/7/2017, 9:35 PM

Abusive father to pay 1.4 million NIS

Jerusalem Family Court orders haredi father to pay 1.4 million NIS to his daughter in compensation for abuse.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2017, 12:16 PM

Rabbi Shteinman discharged

Nine days after being admitted to a hospital due to acute pneumonia, the 103-year-old Lithuanian haredi leader has been discharged.Haim Lev, 1/3/2017, 2:50 PM

'Jerusalem needs more haredi social workers'

Member of Jerusalem City Council calls for more social workers from haredi population. 'They know the nuances of the community.'Haim Lev, 1/2/2017, 8:29 AM

Haredi man says daughter shunned thanks to mom’s McDonald’s trip

Father awarded custody of his 9-year old daughter tells court his ex-wife flagrantly attempting to lead daughter away from her faith.JTA, 1/2/2017, 7:22 AM

'They went to heaven together'

An elderly rabbi and his wife passed away within hours of each other.Gary Willig, 1/1/2017, 10:53 PM

Rabbi Shteinman's condition takes turn for the worse

Despite recent improvements, Rabbi Shteinman's condition has reportedly deteriorated slightly in recent hours.Orli Harari, 12/30/2016, 2:18 PM

Haredim flocking to academia, but with high dropout rates

Haredim are flocking to academia, according to a Taub Center report, but still suffer from a high dropout rate.Yoel Domb, 12/28/2016, 3:08 PM

Chabad rabbi and family move to South Dakota

A rabbi and his family have moved to South Dakota, giving the state its only full-time rabbi.JTA, 12/28/2016, 5:05 AM

'Academia is Greek culture in disguise'

Rosh Yeshiva of Ohr Yisrael says academic studies are Greek culture in disguise and must be avoided.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2016, 5:37 PM

Rabbi Shteinman prayed, sitting on chair in hospital room

Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, leader of Lithuanian Jewry,prayed at Maayanei Hayeshua hospital and was placed on a chair in his room.Orly Harari, 12/26/2016, 10:53 AM

Chief rabbi: fix the haredi draft law

Chief Sephardic rabbi writes letter to haredi MKs requesting amendment to draft law.Haim Lev, 12/25/2016, 7:16 AM

Rachel Freier becomes official US judge

US court swears in first female haredi judge, Lipa Schmeltzer sings US anthem during ceremony.Haim Lev, 12/24/2016, 9:09 PM

How connected are haredim to the internet?

New study reveals half of haredi population is connected to the internet, more than a fifth half internet-capable smartphones.David Rosenberg, 12/23/2016, 1:58 PM

Brooklyn man hit with ice chunks as teens shout slur

Two teenagers throw chunks of ice at an Orthodox man in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg while shouting a slur.JTA, 12/23/2016, 5:01 AM

FBI reportedly arrests Brooklyn Satmar activist

FBI reportedly arrests a Brooklyn Satmar community activist. The charges are unclear.JTA, 12/23/2016, 3:32 AM

Prejudice in Beitar Illit: 'Ashkenazi renters only'

Neighbors force apartment owner to bar Sephardic renters from property.Michal Levy, 12/22/2016, 7:19 PM

Watch: 25,000 rally in Jerusalem against 'synagogue desecration'

Tens of thousands of Gur hasidim and their supporters rally in Jerusalem as struggle for Arad synagogue continues.Gary Willig, 12/22/2016, 5:42 PM

Sanz-Zhmigrod Rebbe passes away in Bnei Brak

Rabbi Chaim Naftali Aharon Halberstam dies of heart attack at 64.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2016, 2:37 AM

Thousands of Gur hasidim protest 'Arad synagogue desecration'

Thousands of Gur hasidim gathered in Bnei Brak to protest the 'desecration of Arad synagogue',additional protests due in Ashdod, Jerusalem.Michal Levi, 12/20/2016, 7:52 PM

Battle over Arad synagogue continues

Residents claim synagogue was unfairly taken over by newcomers, while haredi leaders accuse mayor of targeting their community.Michal Levi, 12/19/2016, 11:15 AM

Baby passes out, dies under care of babysitter

Four-month old child from Bnei Brak died after losing consciousness at babysitter's house.David Rosenberg, 12/18/2016, 6:34 PM

New Jersey Jews helping Latino family in wake of son's death

Jewish community in Lakewood providing assistance to the family of a 2-year-old Latino boy who was killed in a tragic accident.JTA, 12/15/2016, 4:00 AM

'The next time I die, bury me in Jerusalem'

Chronically ill Holocaust survivor overcomes all obstacles to fulfill his lifelong dream of making AliyahShoshana Bernstein, 12/12/2016, 9:24 AM

Israeli left looks to build up support in haredi community

Labor Party Central Committee approves addition of haredi division in bid to expand appeal.Hezki Baruch, 12/11/2016, 10:21 PM

Kulanu MK causes uproar by speaking at haredi yeshiva

Head of organization of haredi yeshivas criticizes yeshiva for allowing MK Azaria to speak at dinner dedicating new building.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2016, 10:55 AM

'Eat pork!' Haredi officer threatened by extremists at home

The head of haredi recruitment in Bnei Brak receives letter at home threatening him if he does not quit position in IDF.Gary Willig, 12/8/2016, 10:05 PM

Orthodox leaders slam popular 'Kiruv' rabbi

16 prominent figures in Orthodox community pen letter warning against 'dangerous' approach of Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi.David Rosenberg, 12/8/2016, 5:13 PM

First aid course offered in haredi seminary panned

Haredi educational journal attacks the idea of a first-aid certification program offered by haredi seminar.Shimon Cohen, 12/7/2016, 11:01 AM

Affirmative action for haredim, immigrants passes first vote

Bill requiring public sector to include haredim, immigrants in quotas passes in committee, prepared for vote by Knesset.David Rosenberg, 12/7/2016, 8:40 AM

Sexual predator lured haredi child outside of synagogue

21-year old Beit Shemesh man indicted after allegedly performing series of indecent acts on a 13-year old boy in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 12/5/2016, 11:17 AM

Haredim most likely to do volunteer service - Arabs the least

New report shows haredim had the highest rate of volunteer service in 2015, with nearly 40% contributing some form of service.David Rubin, 12/5/2016, 9:23 AM

Brooklyn woman 'disappears' after car accident

Authorities forget to notify family of Borough Park woman severely injured in car accident, leading to missing person's report.David Rosenberg, 12/3/2016, 8:58 PM

Jewish man killed in freak accident in Williamsburg

Member of Satmar Hasidic community in New York killed after his jacket became caught in a truck.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2016, 10:47 PM

7-year old girl dies from flu

Resident of Elad passes away one week after collapsing.David Rosenberg, 12/1/2016, 9:12 PM

14,000 new housing units for Bet Shemesh, 60% to haredim

14,000 new housing units will be constructed in the coming years in Bet Shemesh, 60% are earmarked for haredim.Yoel Domb, 11/30/2016, 8:35 PM

Haredi man protests 'racist' Arab bus driver in Bnei Brak

A haredi man shut down traffic in the heart of Bnei Brak to protest bus driver allegedly barring him - but allowing Arab passenger on board.David Rosenberg, 11/30/2016, 8:24 AM

5.2 million shekels for replacement synagogue in Givat Ze'ev

The Religious Services Ministry has agreed to give 5.2 million shekels towards the construction of a new Synagogue in Givat Ze'ev.Eliran Aharon, 11/27/2016, 9:40 PM

'In Biblical times I would have been executed for what I did'

Rabbi Berland expresses remorse over his actions, acknowledges crimes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/22/2016, 3:52 PM

Bride injured in bus crash to wed next week

Haredi girl injured in line 402 bus crash last February to get married next Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2016, 1:33 PM

Haredim criticize Hamodia conference

Yerushalmi faction representative claims PM's speech about integrating haredim into Israeli life shows boundaries are 'fuzzy.'Haim Lev, 11/21/2016, 11:05 AM

Government funding for yeshivas reaches new high

Extra funds for yeshivas brings total level of subsidies to 1.17 billion shekels per year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2016, 9:44 AM

Entire rabbinical court to rule on divorce case

Unprecedented full rabbinical court to decide on divorce case for a woman whose husband has been nine years in a comaShlomo Vile, 11/20/2016, 1:22 PM

Haredi students protest in Jerusalem

Municipality cancels school because of 'difficult conditions,' blames Education Ministry.Hezki Baruch, 11/20/2016, 12:29 PM

Haredim attack soldier in Beit Shemesh

Police arrest 3 suspects for attacking haredi soldier and officer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2016, 9:58 AM

Rabbi Berland sentenced to 18 months in prison

'Fugitive rabbi' who eluded Israeli authorities for years sentenced to 18 months in prison under plea bargain agreement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2016, 5:03 PM

Rabbi Gavriel Toledano passes away

Leading Sefardic sage and Rosh Yeshiva of Ohr Baruch passes away at age 79.David Rosenberg, 11/17/2016, 4:27 PM

Porush slams Degel Hatorah's opposition to Regulation Law

Deputy Minister Meir Porush (UTJ) slammed his colleagues' statements against the Regulation Law.Ben Shaul, 11/17/2016, 2:18 PM

Government to allow additional allocations for yeshiva students

The Government will approve an additional 48 million NIS allocation to Yeshivas and Kollels for overseas students.Haim Lev, 11/17/2016, 12:15 PM

Driver fell asleep, drove off cliff to his death

Rabbi Yosef Baruch Ronen, 45, of Beitar Illit, killed in car accident after falling asleep at the wheel.Haim Lev, 11/16/2016, 2:32 PM

Tefillin recovered from garbage dump

Haredi volunteers in New York find lost set of Tefillin accidentally thrown out by owner.Ben Shaul, 11/16/2016, 1:49 PM

Doctors fight to save eye of haredi girl injured during protest

18-year old haredi girl was seriously injured after being knocked down by an anti-riot water cannon during a protest in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 11/14/2016, 2:50 PM

Kabbalist fasted 3 days to prevent Clinton win

Kabbalist fasted 3 days to prevent 'Amalek' Clinton from winning election, compares Trump to Cyrus the Great.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2016, 6:35 PM

Gan Yavne kabbalist predicted Trump victory

Gan Yavne Kabbalist Ronny Hacohen predicted Trump victory six months ago.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2016, 9:23 PM

Rabbi Berland to remain in custody

High court judge Yoram Danziger ruled that Shuvu Banim leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland will remain in custody until the end of proceedings.Yoel Domb, 11/9/2016, 8:19 PM

MK Peretz: Haredim should be part of Zionist Union

MK Amir Peretz says that haredi candidates should be included in the Zionist Union's Knesset list.Yoel Domb, 11/8/2016, 9:22 AM