'Anti-draft protesters are reckless fools'

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky blasts Yerushalmi Faction over wave of anti-draft protests: 'They're empty, foolish people who insult great rabbis.'David Rosenberg, Yesterday, 8:27 AM

Police mark haredi demonstrators with numbers after arrests

Anti-draft demonstrators' hands marked with numbers after they refuse to identify themselves to police.David Rosenberg, Sunday, 8:51 PM

Female soldier who fended off anti-IDF radicals to be indicted?

IDF soldier who was harassed by dozens of anti-draft protesters faces possible assault charges.David Rosenberg, Sunday, 3:40 PM

'We don't care that haredi politicians don't support us'

Organizer of violent Yerushalmi Faction protests promises that the disturbances will go on.Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 10:41 PM

120 arrested at anti-draft demonstrations

Anti-draft protesters riot, burn trash cans, and block roads in Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, and Bnei Brak.Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 9:12 PM

Anti-draft protesters shut down Jerusalem roads, train service

Demonstrators from extremist Jerusalem Faction block major intersection, light rail, protesting arrest of draft dodgers.Gary Willig, Thursday, 6:41 PM

Borough Park rabbi arrested at gunpoint cleared of charges

Rabbi Berl Fink was cleared of evading arrest in August police chase that ended in Fink being handcuffed at gunpoint.Tzvi Lev, Thursday, 4:28 PM

Anti-draft demonstrators: We'd rather die than enlist

Anti-draft protesters block road near Modiin in today's 'day of rage.'Arutz Sheva Staff, Thursday, 10:40 AM

Chief Rabbi: No need to change child support laws

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yosef claims rabbinical courts rule fairly on child support, no need to change laws.Haim Lev, Thursday, 10:10 AM

'Jerusalem Faction' calls for 'day of rage' tomorrow

Following wave of arrests of draft-dodgers, Jerusalem Faction doesn't let up and declares tomorrow a 'day of rage.'Ben Shaul, Wednesday, 9:16 PM

Watch: Policeman pulls a gun on haredi extremists

Policeman documented pulling a gun on haredi extremists at the anti-draft rally in Jerusalem on Monday.Tzvi Lev, Tuesday, 10:00 AM

Watch: Female soldier harassed by extremists at anti-draft rally

Female IDF soldier attacked by extremists at Monday's anti-draft rally in Jerusalem.Tzvi Lev, Tuesday, 9:12 AM

Haredim arrested for draft dodging at routine traffic stop

Police stopped two haredi men at a routine traffic stop and took them into custody after realizing they were listed as draft dodgers.Tzvi Lev, 10/16/2017, 1:21 PM

Attempted kidnapping at 770

Woman questioned by police after she attempts to walk off with child at the headquarters of the Chabad movement.Tzvi Lev, 10/13/2017, 3:26 PM

'Building announcement discriminates against haredim'

Beitar Illit Mayor upset that recent announcement of building in Judea and Samaria does not include haredi areas.Tzvi Lev, 10/11/2017, 5:29 PM

Haredi soldier accused of weapons trafficking

Soldier from Netzach Yehuda battalion allegedly stole grenades, bullets and riot control devices.Tzvi Lev, 10/10/2017, 4:45 PM

Shas and Yahad to merge?

Son of Shas' spiritual head meets with Rabbi Meir Mazuz from Eli Yishai's party, reportedly offers to merge two warring parties.Tzvi Lev, 10/9/2017, 11:35 PM

Rabbi Kanievsky supports head of NGO investigated by police

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky publicly visits head of the 'Matanat Chaim' NGO, under investigation for trading organ donations for money.Tzvi Lev, 10/9/2017, 4:42 PM

Anti-Semitic vandals in Uman caught by police

Gang had sent pig's head to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslev, sprayed visiting Jews with tear gas.Tzvi Lev, New York, 10/4/2017, 9:33 PM

'In the Sephardi world, family is everything'

Former Shas MK Yigal Guetta speaks for the first time since being forced to resign from the Knesset for attending a same-sex wedding.Tzvi Lev, New York, 10/4/2017, 8:36 PM

Radical haredi newspaper heads to be indicted for blackmail

Police allege that Hapeles newspaper heads deliberately harassed businesses in an attempt to force them to advertise with them.Tzvi Lev, 10/3/2017, 3:49 PM

Aryeh Deri addresses Guetta resignation for the first time

Aryeh Deri praises former MK Yigal Guetta as 'fully committed to Shas,' addresses relationship with Council of Torah Sages.Tzvi Lev, 10/2/2017, 8:05 PM

Government yanks advertising from controversial haredi newspaper

The Government Advertising Agency pulls ads from the Hapeles newspaper due to incitement against haredi IDF soldiers.Tzvi Lev, 10/2/2017, 5:17 PM

Bnei Brak threatens to cancel rail project over Yom Kippur work

Bnei Brak threatens to cancel the light-rail project if work takes place on Yom Kippur as planned.Tzvi Lev, 9/28/2017, 7:33 PM

Haifa permits Kaparot ritual, bucking growing trend

Despite growing campaign to outlaw 'Kaparot' ritual with chickens, the city of Haifa announces that the ritual can proceed uninterrupted.Tzvi Lev, 9/28/2017, 5:56 PM

Feuding Sephardi haredi rabbis meet to resolve differences

Rabbis meet for first time since contentious elections in 2015 caused a split between the top authorities in the Sephardi haredi world.Tzvi Lev, 9/28/2017, 4:43 PM

MK for a day: Shas MK serves in Knesset for just 27 hours

Shas MK forced out over gay wedding scandal replaced Wednesday by returning MK Meshulam Nahari.David Rosenberg, 9/27/2017, 2:08 PM

Coalition to legislate new haredi draft law

Coalition heads agree Tuesday to legislate a new law regulating the haredi draft.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2017, 5:25 PM

Haredi enlistment rising - but IDF still not meeting goals

The number of haredi Jews drafting into the IDF continues to rise, but IDF is still far from reaching its goals, report finds.Tzvi Lev, 9/26/2017, 10:08 AM

Number of haredi Jews entering workforce slowing, report finds

A new study finds that only 51% of haredi men are working, far less than the government's goal of 63% by 2020.Tzvi Lev, 9/25/2017, 4:50 PM

Feminist group wants Western Wall rabbi stripped of immunity

Center for Women's Justice demands Jerusalem Magistrates Court to strip Kotel Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch of his immunity.Tzvi Lev, 9/25/2017, 12:54 PM

Minister: I was unaware of infrastructure work on Rosh Hashana

Labor Minister Katz denies responsibility for permitting construction work in Tel Aviv over Rosh Hashanah.Michal Levy, 9/25/2017, 11:03 AM

'Nationality Law' in exchange for Supreme Court bypass law?

Haredi parties condition their support of the 'Nationality Law' on approving legislation to advance Supreme Court bypass law.Tzvi Lev, 9/25/2017, 10:38 AM

Bnei Brak appeals Shabbat light rail construction

Predominantly haredi city blasts plans to carry out infrastructure work for new light rail train on Shabbat, in violation of agreement.Haim Lev, 9/25/2017, 8:40 AM

Satmar hassidim heckle Israeli Minister in Monsey

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush was attending Shabbat services in Monsey, New York, when Satmar extremists burst in and heckled him.Tzvi Lev, 9/24/2017, 1:37 PM

MK Gafni: This is the best coalition for haredim

Knesset Finance Committee Chairman says current government succeeded in cancelling 'Lapid's decrees,' supports PM in face of investigations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2017, 9:32 PM

Watch: Police officer indicted for brutality against haredi man

Policewoman hit haredi man three times in the head, grabbed his head and knocked him to the ground.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2017, 4:26 PM

'Haredi - Jewish Home alliance a great boon for the settlements'

Health minister lauds work between haredi factions and Jewish Home party, says both sides benefit from cooperation.David Rosenberg, 9/19/2017, 12:03 PM

Court freezes Rabbi Berland's trip to Uman

Court freezes decision permitting Rabbi Eliezer Berland to fly to Uman for Rosh Hashanah.Tzvi Lev, 9/19/2017, 10:29 AM

Oren Hazan slams attempts to force haredi draft

'How can we tell them not to learn Torah when we have our own state? Why should haredi Jews be forced to serve - but not Arabs?'Tzvi Lev, 9/18/2017, 2:25 PM

'I had a bad feeling watching those videos'

Police Commissioner denounces police brutality documented at haredi anti-draft protest.Tzvi Lev, 9/18/2017, 1:10 PM

Rabbi Berland permitted to visit Uman - for a price

Breslov rabbi serving sentence for sexual assault permitted to fly to Uman for Rosh Hashanah - after putting up $210,000 bond.David Rosenberg, 9/18/2017, 10:27 AM

Rabbinate threatens Tzohar rabbi

Chief Rabbinate warns Rabbi Stav he could lose position as city rabbi if he provides unapproved Kashrut certification.Tzvi Lev, 9/18/2017, 10:15 AM

Minister: Police are going to have to explain their behavior

Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan promises investigation into claims of police brutality at haredi anti-draft rally in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 9/18/2017, 9:21 AM

'Excessive, needless, life-threatening violence'

Police department to examine charges officers used excessive force to break up haredi anti-draft protest in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 9/17/2017, 8:56 PM

Haredim demonstrate against court ruling on army service

Hundreds of haredim demonstrate in Jerusalem Sunday protesting court ruling cancelling draft exemptions, as well as arrest of IDF shirker.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2017, 5:25 PM

Shas MK resigns from Knesset following gay wedding controversy

Yigal Guetta resigns from Knesset after publicizing his attendance at a single-sex 'wedding.'David Rosenberg, 9/17/2017, 4:07 PM

Misquoting Rabbi Kanievsky caused Shabbat desecration

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky never actually permitted traveling on the Sabbath to escape Hurricane Irma.Tzvi Lev, 9/17/2017, 3:06 PM

Deri being investigated over rezoning land. Who benefited?

Police investigating Aryeh Deri over decision to rezone Telz Stone land.Tzvi Lev, 9/17/2017, 10:07 AM

Homeless: Haredi family evicted over father's IDF service

Haredi family in Jerusalem thrown out of their home days before Rosh Hashanah after landlord discovers the father served in the IDF.David Rosenberg, 9/15/2017, 10:31 AM

Shas rabbinic council members back MK in gay wedding fiasco

As Shas leaders mull fate of MK who attended gay wedding, Shas rabbi expresses support for MK: 'If he resigns, I'm resigning'.David Rosenberg, 9/15/2017, 8:55 AM

'How did Guetta get in Shas in the first place?'

Founder of Shas party demands Aryeh Deri resign amid corruption investigation, scandal of MK who attended gay wedding.Benny Tocker, 9/14/2017, 6:51 PM

Chief Rabbi calls for law to bypass Supreme Court rulings

It is urgent to change this decision,' says Chief Rabbi after Court rules restaurants may declare themselves kosher - without certification.Tzvi Lev, 9/14/2017, 5:13 PM

Watch: IDF soldiers dance with haredi Jews at wedding

Video from wedding of IDF haredi unit officer shows common sight of uniformed soldiers dancing with haredi Jews.Tzvi Lev, 9/14/2017, 12:24 PM

'We'll take to the streets'

Yair Lapid urged Defense Minister Liberman to stop haredi efforts to limit the Supreme Court.Tzvi Lev, 9/14/2017, 9:17 AM

Amnesty program for Lakewood fraudsters launched

New Jersey has launched an amnesty program for Lakewood Jews who defrauded Medicaid program, after mass arrests in June.Tzvi Lev, 9/13/2017, 7:16 PM

Haredi MKs focus their rage on the Supreme Court

Shas and UTJ MKs held an emergency meeting Wednesday, and harshly criticized the Supreme Court for striking down the draft law.Tzvi Lev, 9/13/2017, 5:42 PM