Haredi anti-draft activists claim victory after protests

Police won't transfer draft dodgers to military police, despite regulations to the contrary.Yoel Domb, Tuesday, 9:05 AM

Reason for demonstrations: Arrest of haredi draft dodgers

Dozens of Jerusalem Faction members demonstrate at Jerusalem, Beit Dagan and Reem junctions. Police dispersed demonstrators.Michal Levy, Monday, 6:59 PM

'Purim supervisory checks were a mistake'

Education Minister Bennett admits mistake, promises replacement supervisory checks for haredi yeshivas.Michal Levi, Monday, 1:20 PM

Bnei Brak preschool teachers try to strike, court intervenes

Bnei Brak rabbinical court orders preschool teachers not to strike, municipality slams preschool teachers for opening work debate.Ben Shaul, Monday, 9:01 AM

Haredi anti-draft activists: The Torah tells us to protest

Extremist haredi faction calls fight against detention of draft dodgers 'war against Amalek.'Gary Willig, Sunday, 10:03 PM

'Those who put up the dolls are suspected of inciting violence'

State attorney approves police investigation on suspicions that dolls put up on Purim incite violence against haredi soldiers.Haim Lev, 3/17/2017, 8:31 AM

Haredim demonstrate after arrest of draft dodger

Hundreds of extremist haredim protest around the country after haredi draft dodger arrested on Purim.Michal Levy, 3/15/2017, 7:51 PM

'If you don't approve rabbis' demand, we won't support budget'

Haredi party to prevent Jerusalem city budget from passing unless restaurants that open on Shabbat are banned from placing tables outside.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2017, 1:28 PM

Teenage yeshiva students exempted from National Insurance tax

Ministerial Committee for Legislation approves Shas MK's law exempting yeshiva students under age 19 from paying NII premiums.Haim Lev, 3/15/2017, 9:51 AM

Yeshivas exempted from municipal taxes

Bill giving religious institutions exemption from arnona municipal tax passed in Knesset.Hezki Baruch, 3/14/2017, 9:19 PM

Haredi leader blasts extremists, issues synagogue ban

'This place is open to all Jews. Those who try to ruin it can never be forgiven and are banned from our synagogue.'Michal Levy, 3/14/2017, 7:35 PM

Police to investigate incitement against haredi soldiers

After radicals hang haredi soldiers in effigy, AG approves first-ever investigation into incitement against religious soldiers.David Rosenberg, 3/13/2017, 2:57 PM

Extremists hang faux haredi soldiers

Eida Haharedit youth hang dummies dressed as haredi soldiers.Michal Levy, 3/13/2017, 1:40 PM

Yeshiva students ordered to report for draft - on Purim

Haredi yeshiva students say Defense Ministry has ordered them to show up at induction centers during the Purim holiday.David Rosenberg, 3/10/2017, 10:01 AM

Haredi MK: Super-Pharm violates Sabbath

Health Minister Litzman claims Israeli pharmacy chain abuses gov't approval to sell medicines on Saturday, says he's turned to lawyers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2017, 9:39 AM

Report: More yeshiva students, fewer haredi women working

New official statistics show rise in number of married yeshiva students, drop in number of working haredi women.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2017, 8:11 AM

Government to add 52 million NIS to yeshiva budget

Government adds money for growing yeshivas, Meretz MK blames government for 'burning' secular money.Ben Shaul, 3/5/2017, 10:03 AM

Bnei Brak rabbis: No toy explosives this Purim

In rare move, haredi rabbis tell followers to report other haredim to police.Michal Levi, 3/4/2017, 8:44 PM

Stringent haredi group: No soldier or police costumes on Purim

Eida Haharedit group says IDF costumes caused 'wicked draft decree.'Michal Levi, 3/4/2017, 7:42 PM

Haredim to protest Sabbath desecration in Jerusalem on Saturday

Eida Haredit announces demonstration against Sabbath desecration in Jerusalem this coming Saturday.Gary Willig, 3/2/2017, 5:42 PM

Haredi principal arrested for money laundering

Authorities arrest haredi dean upon arrival in Israel, community says it's being 'chased.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2017, 9:08 AM

Haredim to Barkat: No Shabbat, no budget

Jerusalem city council members demand mayor end Shabbat desecration by municipality, threaten to block budget.Michal Levy, 2/27/2017, 10:52 AM

Man found dead after shooting in Beitar synagogue

Rescue workers alerted after shots heard in Matmidim synagogue in Beitar, south of Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 2/26/2017, 10:03 PM

A fashion show - also in the haredi world

Haredi models on fashion runways? Haredi fashion show in Jerusalem makes it possible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2017, 6:22 AM

'Choke the haredim out of our neighborhood'

Community Administrator for Jerusalem neighborhood calls for campaign to 'strangle' haredi community, drive them out of Kiryat Yovel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2017, 11:35 AM

How much does the campaign against haredi soldiers cost?

Fundraising pamphlet distributed in US to support effort to shame haredi soldiers reveals expenses of 'hardak' campaign.Haim Lev, 2/20/2017, 12:11 PM

Poll: Haredim oppose IDF draft - and shaming of haredi soldiers

Survey shows 78% of haredi Jews in Israel oppose draft of yeshiva students. Large majority also opposes campaign to shame haredi soldiers.David Rosenberg, 2/17/2017, 2:13 PM

Haredi passengers refuse to sit next to women during flight

Flight from Tel Aviv to London delayed after small group of haredim refused to sit next to women. Police called to plane after landing.JTA, 2/16/2017, 4:12 AM

Court files indictment against haredi yeshiva dean

Court places haredi yeshiva dean from central Israel under house arrest for criminal acts against minors., 2/15/2017, 12:04 PM

Authorities crack down on 'Modesty Police' in Jerusalem

Police arrest senior members of vigilante 'modesty watch' in capital.David Rosenberg, 2/13/2017, 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, 2/12/2017, 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, 2/12/2017, 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