Attorney General halts appointment of rabbinical judges

A-G Mandelblit halts promotion of chief rabbis' relatives after management of the rabbinical court fails to meet Justice Ministry's demands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2018, 2:43 PM

Attacks on Hasidic women continue over Rosh Hashanah

Members of Hasidic sect in central Israel say they are pelted with eggs every Shabbat and holiday. 'It's a terrifying experience.'David Rosenberg, 9/12/2018, 1:46 PM

Haredi municipality to make Internet services available

Bnei Brak inaugurates unique initiative to make municipal and government services accessible to public.Mordechai Sones, 9/9/2018, 11:53 AM

A haredi mayor for Jerusalem?

Haredi candidate Yossi Deitch has commanding lead in race for mayor of Israel's capital, poll shows.Gary Willig, 9/7/2018, 10:59 AM

J'lem mayoral candidate forced out of neighborhood

Haredi candidate for mayor of Jerusalem says he 'fears for his life', was forced to abandon apartment following harassment by Neturei Karta.David Rosenberg, 9/7/2018, 8:41 AM

Ponovezh Yeshiva hall closed following brawl

Israeli police break up large fight between students at leading Lithuanian haredi yeshiva after feuding factions used tear gas.Gary Willig, 9/6/2018, 9:42 PM

Agudath Yisrael to change bylaw barring women from running

Faction tells High Court it will change statute barring women from running for political office amid ruling that ban is discriminatory.Tzvi Lev, 9/3/2018, 4:45 PM

Report: Haredi parties to demand changes to Draft Law

New report details haredi parties' requirements for approving Draft Law.Ben Shaul, 9/3/2018, 11:09 AM

Watch: Violence in elite haredi Yeshiva continues

Police make arrests in Ponovezh Yeshiva's study hall after internal violence spirals out of control.Tzvi Lev, 9/3/2018, 9:52 AM

'Yeshiva stabber' to be charged with attempted murder

Student in Kiryat Sefer yeshiva who stabbed fellow student to be charged with attempted murder, police announce.David Rosenberg, 9/2/2018, 9:18 PM

Campaign to increase enlistment - in haredi media?

Defense establishment, IDF seek to allay fears army service conflict with religious lifestyle with new campaign in haredi media.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2018, 1:00 PM

Education Minister: Most haredim want the core curriculum

Education Minister Bennett says most haredim want their children to learn English, math, but Ministry isn't prepared to provide it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2018, 9:07 AM

Kashrut supervisor caught smuggling 28 liters of date rape drug

Police foil massive shipment of date rape drug concealed in water jugs. Police: 'This was a huge quantity of high dangerous material.'Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 9:04 PM

Bnei Brak throws special-needs students out onto the street

Municipality throws children with special needs out of their school building in defiance of court ruling issued yesterday.Gary Willig, 8/30/2018, 8:14 PM

Judge orders haredi stabber sent for additional evaluation

Haredi stabbers friends and attorneys say that suspect suffered from severe mental problems prior to attack at Kiryat Sefer yeshiva.Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 6:40 PM

Watch: Mass brawl rips through Ponovezh Yeshiva

Tables and bookholders fly, as rival factions in flagship Lithuanian Yeshiva fight violent turf war over main study hall.Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 2:55 PM

Monsey residents suspected of defrauding $14 million arrested

Seven Rockland County directors suspected of committing fraud with government program funds to increase access to computers and Internet.Mordechai Sones, 8/30/2018, 12:21 PM

'My children weren't accepted to school because they're black'

Black rapper who converted to Judaism and moved to Israel says haredi school refused to accept his children due to the color of their skin.Ben Shaul, 8/30/2018, 10:25 AM

Passengers who were stood up by travel agent to receive refunds

Travel agency says flights to Uman were canceled, promises that affected customers will receive refunds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2018, 12:16 AM

Haredi MK: Argument over Draft Law is internal haredi matter

MK Gafni says PM Netanyahu gives coalition partners free hand to amend draft law, all arguments are within haredi community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2018, 11:54 AM

Travel agent disappears with passengers' cash

Travel agent who promised to purchase cheap tickets to Uman runs off with Breslov hasidims' money.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2018, 9:38 AM

2 arrested during demolition of J'lem synagogue

Jerusalem municipality orders demolition of illegally built synagogue; demonstrators clash with police, with two arrested.David Rosenberg, 8/28/2018, 12:05 PM

Haredi stabber sent for psychiatric evaluation

Court orders psychiatric evaluation for the haredi yeshiva student who stabbed study partner during Torah discussion.Tzvi Lev, 8/27/2018, 9:21 PM

Paramedic stopped by police after speeding to treat cop's dad

Manhunt ends after speeding paramedic found to be rushing to save policeman's father.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2018, 7:13 PM

Survey: Haredim believe academia helps them financially

Nearly half of haredim believe academic studies are worthwhile, improve earning ability, survey shows.Haim Lev, 8/27/2018, 6:57 PM

Haredi parents spend the least on private tutors

Less haredi parents spend money on private tutors for their children, survey shows.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2018, 2:03 PM

'Shabbat crisis? Fake news'

Senior UTJ official says haredi parties would not leave coalition over construction work on Tel Aviv bridge on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2018, 5:26 PM

1 seriously wounded in stabbing in Kiryat Sefer yeshiva

17-year-old stabbed during apparent brawl in yeshiva in Modiin Illit's Kiryat Sefer neighborhood in southwestern Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2018, 3:28 PM

Wife of prominent Belz hasid dies from cardiac arrest

Zippora Feiga Kahana, a member of the Belz community in Jerusalem known for doing acts of kindness, dies at 55.Ben Shaul, 8/21/2018, 11:39 PM

Agudat Yisrael will run in one list; Degel threatening

Agudat Yisrael convenes, decides all factions will run one list to councils throughout country. Degel still threatens separate run.Mordechai Sones, 8/21/2018, 3:46 AM

Police probing major fraud in Rabbinate Kashrut certification

Authorities suspect high-level officials permitted ostensibly food to be imported from overseas in exchange for bribes.Tzvi Lev, 8/20/2018, 1:05 PM

Watchdog to probe sudden price hikes on Uman flights

The Israel Antitrust Authority to examine why prices on Uman-bound flights skyrocket preceding the Rosh Hashana holiday.Tzvi Lev, 8/20/2018, 11:34 AM

Bill de Blasio denies he’s been soft on yeshiva standards

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pushes back against claims he's allowed yeshivas to drop secular studies.JTA, 8/19/2018, 8:37 PM

Hasidim attacked for becoming lawyers

Four Belz Hasidim become lawyers with encouragement of Belzer Rebbe; 'Jerusalem Faction' attacks: 'Academic apostasy has ruined many'.Mordechai Sones, 8/19/2018, 3:14 PM

Family vacation turns into mourning

40-year-old haredi man suffers heart attack and dies while on vacation with family in Egypt.Michal Levy, 8/17/2018, 4:37 AM

Defense Ministry will allow yeshiva students to fly to Uman

Following pressure from haredi parties, Defense Minisrry waives ban on overseas flights for haredim avoiding IDF service.Tzvi Lev, 8/16/2018, 10:19 PM

Defense Minister: Haredi demands are just an excuse

Defense Minister Liberman urges haredi parties to allow Draft Law to pass, says they have nothing to gain from early elections.Michal Levi, 8/15/2018, 11:08 AM

Rabbi Yosef: 'You cannot force the secular'

'We cannot do anything by force against the secular people, so we must try explaining and all tools,' -Rabbi David Yosef in weekly lesson.Mordechai Sones, 8/14/2018, 5:52 PM

Netanyahu refuses coalition with haredi break-off faction

As Draft Law dispute threatens to topple government, prime minister rejects coalition with Degel Hatorah.Tzvi Lev, 8/13/2018, 11:05 AM

Modi'in Illit: Rabbi of mikvahs passes away

Rabbi Meir Yisrael Yakobovitch, of Modi'in Illit founders and who served as local mikveh rabbi, passes suddenly.Mordechai Sones, 8/12/2018, 2:31 PM

Inter-haredi rivalry in Bet Shemesh shows signs of reaching end

Signs of agreement in marathon talks between Lithuanian and Sephardic haredi parties over who controls Bet Shemesh.Tzvi Lev, 8/9/2018, 10:21 PM

Radical haredi faction to sue police over foul smelling spray

Yerushalmi Faction says new police policy of individual targeting radicals with foul smelling 'skunk' spray violates the law.Tzvi Lev, 8/9/2018, 9:06 PM

Haredi factions under attack for supporting Nationality Law

Eida Haharedit group angry at UTJ, Shas, for supporting Nationality Law defining Israel as a Jewish State.Tzvi Lev, 8/8/2018, 12:16 AM

Jewish Home party running anti-haredi campaign in Jerusalem

Bennett says haredi-bashing campaign was done without his knowledge. 'Only Jewish Home will check haredi influence in Jerusalem.'Tzvi Lev, 8/6/2018, 11:32 AM

Yerushalmi Faction launching fresh wave of riots

Extremist group says it will renew demonstrations on Monday to protest the arrest of an AWOL haredi yeshiva student.Tzvi Lev, 8/5/2018, 6:54 PM

Satmar leadership enraged after girls visit IDF museum

'The Satan tricked our holy daughters into visiting an unclean place due to its connection with the Zionist ugliness.'Tzvi Lev, 8/2/2018, 3:59 PM

Police arrest 37 extremists

Jerusalem Faction extremists block central Jerusalem intersection, police arrest 37 protesters.Yoni Kempinski, 8/2/2018, 2:10 PM

Tzfat becoming more haredi?

Many Tzfat businesses make the bulk of their profit during vacations, when haredi visitors flock to the northern city, kashrut agency says.Ben Shaul, 7/31/2018, 11:29 AM

Diaspora Jews buying Shabbat-violating businesses?

Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi says Jews from overseas buying Shabbat-violating bussiness in order to force shutdown on Jewish day of rest.Tzvi Lev, 7/30/2018, 1:27 PM

Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef's daughter registers new political party

Adina Bar-Shalom says that new faction will work to promote Arab-Israel peace, coexistence among different sectors in Israel.Tzvi Lev, 7/30/2018, 12:56 PM

Peleg Yerushalmi claims they don't oppose Israel, Zionism

Radical Haredi sect takes moderate approach in missive to Education Ministry, claims mainstream haredim more extreme.Tzvi Lev, 7/26/2018, 10:47 PM

Gafni rips Agudath Yisrael faction, hints of split

Degel Hatorah head Moshe Gafni slams UTJ counterparts from Agudath Yisrael, hints shaky union may collapse over Draft Law.Tzvi Lev, 7/26/2018, 10:26 PM

Haredi man arrested for defacing Rachel Azaria's campaign signs

The female candidate for mayor of Jerusalem has had campaign billboards repeatedly vandalized.Tzvi Lev, 7/26/2018, 8:44 PM

Shas MK launches scathing attack on Netanyahu

'We can't trust Netanyahu. He promotes Liberman's Conversion Bill and wants to give the Kotel to the Reform.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2018, 7:13 PM

Report: Mother who injected insulin also beat her children

Mother beat her children with thick rods, investigation shows.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2018, 1:46 PM

Bnei Brak escalating feud with Givat Shmuel?

Haredi city's computerized system refuses tickets to petting zoo for non-city members. Move comes after Givat Shmuel restricted park access.Tzvi Lev, 7/23/2018, 2:41 PM

Jerusalem to get a haredi mayor?

Haredi decision making body clears Yossi Deitch to run for mayor of Jerusalem. Observers say crowded race makes him the clear favorite.Tzvi Lev, 7/23/2018, 11:47 AM