Authorities crack down on 'Modesty Police' in Jerusalem

Police arrest senior members of vigilante 'modesty watch' in capital.David Rosenberg, Monday, 12:57 PM

Rabbi Berland hospitalized

Rabbi Berland asks followers not to visit him in hospital, says police will use visits as reason to place restrictions on him.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 4:18 PM

Here's how haredi men get out of serving in the IDF

Police uncover deception enabling dozens of haredi men to wrongly claim psychiatric exemptions from IDF.Ido Ben Porat, Sunday, 10:38 AM

Hundreds of haredi draft opponents demonstrate across Israel

31 arrested as demonstrators protest jailing of draft-dodger yeshiva student.Ido Ben Porat, 2/9/2017, 5:57 PM

'We must show solidarity in their time of trouble'

Group of Brooklyn haredi businessmen launch campaign against President Trump's executive order on refugees.Haim Lev, 2/7/2017, 2:58 PM

Watch: First all-haredi paratrooper company sworn in at Kotel

One month after being inducted, haredi paratroopers sworn in at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2017, 10:19 AM

Rabbi Shteinman's condition worsens

Family requests prayers on behalf of leading Lithuanian rabbinic sage amid reports of worsening condition.David Rosenberg, 2/5/2017, 9:26 PM

Rabbi Shteinman suffering from weakness and fever

Despite overall improvement in his condition, Lithuanian-haredi leader is suffering from general weakness and fever.Michal Levy, 2/5/2017, 2:08 AM

Watch: Haredi soldiers attacked in Jerusalem

Two haredi IDF soldiers were rushed out of a restaurant last night in the haredi Meah Shearim neighborhood after being verbally attacked.Ben Shaul, 2/3/2017, 10:56 AM

Kiryat Gat mayor: Haredim welcome - but we won't fund them

Mayor of Kiryat Gat welcomes planned haredi neighborhood, but emphasizes government will need to fund haredi public facilities.Haim Lev, 2/1/2017, 12:17 PM

Youth indicted for series of sexual assaults in Bnei Brak

One of victims was targeted on her way to her grandmother's house. Second victim saved by relative who passed attack site by chance.David Rosenberg, 1/29/2017, 4:13 PM

Rabbi Shteinman's health deteriorates

Health of haredi rabbi deteriorates, hospital staff discusses changing treatment planArutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2017, 9:43 AM

Respiratory issues send Rabbi Shteinman back to hospital

Public is asked to pray for recovery of 103-year-old haredi rabbi hospitalized for respiratory issues.Haim Lev, 1/28/2017, 10:49 PM

Event at 'The Monster' cancelled after haredi protests

Event in Jerusalem's Monster Park would have violated the Sabbath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2017, 10:10 AM

Crown Heights driver threatens to shoot Jews

Driver threatens to shoot a crossing guard and a child outside a Jewish day school in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.JTA, 1/27/2017, 3:32 AM

'Extend sovereignty over Beitar Illit'

Mayor of Betar Illit demands haredi parties amend sovereignty law to include Beitar Illit as well as Maaleh Adumim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2017, 8:41 PM

10 orphans left in poverty

When our mother died, she left 10 orphans who are suffering from dire poverty., 1/25/2017, 9:20 PM

Report: Haredim have 50% lower chance of being interviewed

Tel Aviv University releases report showing haredi candidate's chance of being called for interview when up against non-haredi drop by 50%.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/25/2017, 10:33 AM

Violent home invasion in Jerusalem

Resident of haredi neighborhood in the capital held captive as thieves rob his home.David Rosenberg, 1/24/2017, 9:50 AM

Report: LA measles outbreak centers on Orthodox Jewish community

A measles outbreak in Los Angeles County, California, is centered on the Orthodox Jewish community, according to reports.JTA, 1/24/2017, 4:59 AM

UTJ pushes 'Kiddush Law' to permit nighttime alcohol sales

Proposal would permit sale of some alcoholic beverages at supermarkets even late at night.Haim Lev, 1/22/2017, 9:41 PM

'I am amazed at how modestly the haredim live'

Veteran secular Israeli journalist speaks of his issues with and admiration for the haredi sector, such as how their heroes are scholars.Gary Willig, 1/22/2017, 7:41 PM

Yeshiva students defend holy books with their bodies

Students in Bnei Brak defend yeshiva library with holy books from demolition.Gary Willig, 1/19/2017, 4:13 PM

Rav Kanievsky calls to aid Torah scholar

Urgent letter issued by Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky on behalf of anonymous Talmid Chacham.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2017, 2:43 PM

Stone-throwers target police in Jerusalem haredi neighborhood

1 officer injured as stone-throwers attack police searching for suspect in Meah Sharim neighborhood in the capital.David Rosenberg, 1/16/2017, 2:04 PM

Haredi officer files multi-million shekel suit against harassers

Haredi IDF officer files 2.4 million shekel lawsuit against leaders of campaign to defame him and his family in haredi community.Shimon Cohen, 1/15/2017, 6:59 PM

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