Eli Yishai for Mayor of Jerusalem?

Sephardic rabbis reportedly pushing for Yahad party founder and former Shas chief Eli Yishai to run for Mayor of Jerusalem - on Shas ticket.David Rosenberg, Monday, 10:59 AM

Jewish man assaulted in Crown Heights

Jewish man beaten and choked while walking home from Shabbat services in Brooklyn.Ben Ariel, Sunday, 11:39 PM

Police arrest haredi man who hit Beit Shemesh women with pipe

Extremist haredi man arrested after video showing him hitting women with pipe as part of 'modesty patrol' shocked the country.Tzvi Lev, Sunday, 6:12 PM

Legal battle erupts between Mir Yeshiva and local businesses

Angry local store owners threaten to sue Mir Yeshiva for ordering establishments to close before 11 PM and reneging on agreements with them.Tzvi Lev, Sunday, 4:09 PM

'Rabbinical' golf cart up for sale

Scooter used by the late Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, and later by Rabbi Shalom Cohen, to be auctioned in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 2:19 PM

Court blocks freeze on civil service course for haredim

National Labor Court delays, until ruling on appeal, lower court decision ordering that course be frozen unless women included.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 9:11 AM

UTJ denies it will start internal haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh

Degel Hatorah wing of haredi UTJ party says rumors it will challenge Bet Shemesh's mayor are unfounded, matter is still undecided.Tzvi Lev, Sunday, 7:50 AM

Yated Ne'eman: 'Haredim have nothing to celebrate'

Major haredi daily comes out in opposition to Yom Ha'atzmaut, says original leaders of Israel denied God and did not support Torah learning.Tzvi Lev, Thursday, 2:57 PM

Poll: 48% of haredim stand silently during Memorial Day sirens

New poll shows over half of haredim respect the Memorial Day siren.Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 2:26 PM

9 injured during haredi anti-draft riots

Hundreds protest against IDF draft office in Jerusalem, clashing with police as officers hurl stun grenades at rioters. 4 officers injured.David Rosenberg, 4/16/2018, 9:26 AM

Judge regrets releasing burglar who killed haredi couple

Judge says he wished he had incarcerated Zakiyyah Steward, who killed engaged Jewish couple in a fiery car crash while driving drunk.Tzvi Lev, 4/15/2018, 4:19 PM

Survey: Almost half of haredim say they are 'Zionists'

'Zionist Index' of Israelis conducted ahead of Independence Day finds that 45% of haredim call themselves Zionists.Michal Levi, 4/15/2018, 2:57 PM

Prominent yeshiva fires rabbi for supporting Yerushalmi Faction

Internal haredi strife heats up, as Kol Hatorah Yeshiva decides to part ways with prominent rabbi over his open support of extremist group.Tzvi Lev, 4/15/2018, 8:07 AM

Satmar Rebbe: They think we're like the Taliban

Rabbi Aharon Teitelbaum praises New York State Senator for preventing forcing of secular subjects on hasidic schools.Gary Willig, 4/13/2018, 12:26 PM

Great-grandson of Gerrer Rebbe killed in traffic accident

1 killed, six injured when car carrying haredi students overturns on way back from Meron.Gary Willig, 4/13/2018, 10:03 AM

American Yerushalmi Faction agitator released from IDF jail

Aharon Bialah released from IDF prison after serving 20-day sentence for draft dodging. The arrest caused extremists to take to the streets.Tzvi Lev, 4/12/2018, 8:34 PM

Haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh?

Sephardic Shas party anxiously awaits decision by UTJ counterparts whether to run own candidate for Beit Shemesh mayoral elections.Tzvi Lev, 4/12/2018, 4:54 PM

'Court decision detached from reality'

Regional Labor Court requires haredi women be included in training course for haredi men, despite that women's course is soon to open.Mordechai Sones, 4/9/2018, 10:58 PM

Video: Extremists besiege religious soldier

Extremist haredi youths turned violent at the sight of a kippah-wearing soldier in uniform. An eyewitness recounts the experience.Gil Ronen, 4/9/2018, 9:15 PM

'They don't want haredim to make a living'

MK Eichler: 'Instead of uniting as bloc against government and insisting on haredi rights, haredim prefer quarreling amongst themselves.'Mordechai Sones, 4/9/2018, 8:58 PM

Grocer burns entire stock after forgetting to sell Chametz

Israeli store-owner burns entire stock after forgetting to sell his wares to a non-Jew. 'I don't regret it-Jewish law is Jewish law.'Tzvi Lev, 4/8/2018, 10:51 PM

Groom killed in NY accident laid to rest

Man killed together with his fiancee in New York car crash shortly before they were to be married buried in Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2018, 10:32 PM

Groom killed in tragic NY car crash to be buried in Beit Shemesh

Yisrael Levin, who was killed with his fiance last week in New York, will be laid to rest Sunday night in Beit ShemeshTzvi Lev, 4/8/2018, 8:23 PM

Police rescue IDF soldier from haredi anti-draft extremists

Police rush to extricate haredi IDF soldier from the extremist mob in Jerusalem's Meah Shearim neighborhood.Tzvi Lev, 4/8/2018, 6:15 PM

Car crash kills newly engaged haredi couple

Police arrest two drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.Haim Lev, 4/5/2018, 9:21 AM

Deri: No plans for a Joint Haredi List

Shas head Aryeh Deri dismisses claims Shas will run on joint list with Ashkenazi-haredi UTJ in order to pass electoral threshold.Tzvi Lev, 3/29/2018, 9:36 PM

Justice Ministry considers prosecuting Chief Rabbi for racism

Anti-racism taskforce mulls prosecuting Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef after he allegedly denigrates blacks.Tzvi Lev, 3/29/2018, 7:47 PM

US haredim give Yerushalmi Faction leader financial windfall

Rabbi Azriel Auerbach, the new leader of the extremist Yerushalmi Faction, returns from the US after raising more than $1 million.Tzvi Lev, 3/25/2018, 10:24 AM

28 arrested as haredi demonstrators block roads in Bnei Brak

Yerushalmi Faction protesters take to the streets to condemn arrest of haredi draft dodger. Highway 4 blocked as part of protests.David Rosenberg, 3/22/2018, 8:13 PM

Yerushalmi Faction takes to the streets

Haredi faction will block traffic on Thursday afternoon after IDF extends prison sentence for draft-dodging student.Tzvi Lev, 3/22/2018, 2:49 PM

Vizhnitz Rebbe had 'a good and big heart'

Follower says Vizhnitz Rebbe Mordechai Hager was 'a man of great spirit and great talent,' as well as friendly, warm, and caring.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2018, 11:32 PM

Leader of Viznitz Hassidim passes away

Rabbi Mordechai Hager, leader of the Viznitz Hasidic community of Monsey, passes away at the age of 95.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2018, 3:55 PM

Leader of Visnitz Hasidim in critical condition

Rabbi Mordechai Hager hospitalized at Mount Sinai hospital in New York after health takes a turn for the worse.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2018, 10:21 PM

Haredi MK threatens not to vote with coalition

UTJ's MK Moses insists Finance Ministry subsidize first time buyers' purchase of older apartments as well as new ones.Haim Lev, 3/14/2018, 4:36 PM

Haredi 'Draft Law' passes first reading in Knesset

Bill which sparked coalition crisis, divided government passes first reading in the Knesset, despite opposition from Yisrael Beytenu.David Rosenberg, 3/13/2018, 9:36 PM

Yerushalmi Faction to shut down Bnei Brak roads Monday

Extremist anti-draft haredi group plans follow-up demonstration in Bnei Brak, after group shut down traffic in Jerusalem last week.David Rosenberg, 3/12/2018, 1:24 PM

Yerushalmi Faction leader denies criticism of anti-draft rallies

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach's brother stresses that he supports anti-IDF rallies after he was recorded expressing opposition.Tzvi Lev, 3/8/2018, 6:56 PM

Haredi anti-draft radicals shut down Jerusalem streets

Anti-draft protesters launch first demonstration following death of Yerushalmi Faction leader.David Rosenberg, 3/8/2018, 6:44 PM

Haredi parties split over coalition crisis?

Shas MK Yaakov Margi slams UTJ for sparking coalition crisis over draft law.Tzvi Lev, 3/8/2018, 6:06 PM

Hassidic leader nixes Poland trips over Holocaust Law

Gerrer Rebbe tells students to avoid traveling to Poland for yahrzeit of due to Holocaust censorship law.Tzvi Lev, 3/8/2018, 4:31 PM

Brooklyn residents demonstrate against matzah factory

Satmar matzah bakery spews 'toxic coal smoke,' residents say they have to wear masks to walk to the subway.JTA, 3/5/2018, 7:11 PM

Effigy of haredi IDF soldier hung in Jerusalem

Police remove second effigy in 12 hours, opposition MK demands coalition speak out against incitement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2018, 3:10 PM

Haredi MK slams haredi MKs' attempt to push draft law through

Shas MK Yakov Margi slams UTJ MKs for threatening coalition crisis, says draft law can be adjusted and approved after State budget passes.Michal Levi, Chana Roberts, 3/2/2018, 2:36 PM

Extremists hang effigy of IDF soldier

Police estimate that the effigy, which was soaked in oil, would have been burned later on.Uzi Baruch, 3/2/2018, 11:44 AM

Anti-religious vandals cut Jerusalem eruv

Anti-religious activists cut Jerusalem eruv in battle of city's character.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2018, 3:39 PM

Philanthropist hands out hundreds in 'Purim money'

Jewish philanthropist Leonardo Farkas hands out Purim gelt to Bnei Brak children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2018, 9:01 AM

Haredi party threatens to quit coalition

Deputy Health Minister Litzman threatens to bring down coalition if haredi draft law is not passed before the budget.Hezki Baruch, 2/28/2018, 3:56 PM

Rabbi urges young women to remain at home Purim night

Leading Bnei Brak rabbi calls on parents, educators, not to allow girls to roam the streets on Purim night.Ben Shaul, 2/28/2018, 1:43 PM

Defense Minister's party won't vote for haredi draft law

Yisrael Beytenu party promises to vote against the law unless it is properly discussed and relevant changes are inserted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2018, 6:48 PM

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach laid to rest

Tens of thousands attend Jerusalem funeral of leading haredi rabbi.Yoni Kempinski, 2/25/2018, 10:59 AM

Jerusalem Faction left leaderless after rabbi's death

The extremist Jerusalem Faction searches for a leader after Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach's sudden death.Tzvi Lev, 2/25/2018, 10:51 AM

'A great loss to the world of Torah'

MKs and government ministers eulogize Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach after he suddenly passed away on Saturday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2018, 8:41 AM

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach dies at 86

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, influential haredi rabbi and leader of the 'Jerusalem Faction,' passes away over Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2018, 8:17 PM

Florida tragedy: Haredi boy found lifeless

Missing haredi boy, a resident of Florida's North Miami Beach, is found lifeless.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2018, 11:04 AM

Haredim to present new ultimatum to Netanyahu?

UTJ leaders demand that new draft law be passed before budget vote is passed, linking stability of government to IDF deferments.Tzvi Lev, 2/22/2018, 9:21 PM

Deri grilled by police for eighth time

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri interrogated by police Thursday over a slew of allegations, including tax evasion and money laundering.Tzvi Lev, 2/22/2018, 5:21 PM

'Beis Yaakov' graduate becomes Israel's first-ever haredi Judge

Chavi Toker, a mother of four, becomes Israel's first-ever haredi female justice.Tzvi Lev, 2/22/2018, 2:57 PM