Haredi rabbi vetoes 'family beach' for haredim

Rabbi Ben-Tzion Mutzafi slams haredi 'family beaches,' blames trend for recent tragedies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2018, 2:48 PM

Agudat Yisrael to remain in coalition for now

Following government request for extension of deadline to pass Draft Law, UTJ's Agudat Yisrael faction will remain in the coalition.Michal Levy, 7/18/2018, 3:48 AM

'The haredi community is in terrible danger'

Haredi lawmaker says Nationality Law a threat to haredi community in Israel, urges peers not to back it.Hezki Baruch, 7/16/2018, 1:13 PM

Gov't asks High Court for 7 month extension to pass Draft Law

Governmant says in its appeal that it is unable to finish legislation by looming deadline.Tzvi Lev, 7/15/2018, 7:39 PM

Ex-Neturei Karta rabbi's daughter gets top honors at university

Daughter of former Neturei Karta rabbi who took part in Iranian Holocaust denial conference honored at Belgian college.JTA, 7/12/2018, 4:45 PM

Netanyahu: Haredi parties need to agree amongst themselves

PM Netanyahu rejects offer by Shas, Lithuanian-haredi MKs, to remain in government even if hasidic-haredi MKs leave.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2018, 12:27 PM

The haredi parties' mistake

Yisrael Beytenu MK says haredi parties should not place themselves at the mercy of the Supreme Court.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2018, 11:30 AM

Talk to your bank - without receiving a text message

New policy allows users to receive passwords via voice recording instead of text message.Haim Lev, 7/11/2018, 10:30 AM

Haredi lawmaker issues ultimatum on draft law

Dep Minister Yaakov Litzman gives coalition 1 week to come up with fix for controversial draft law, vows to quit gov't if no solution found.David Rosenberg, 7/10/2018, 2:27 PM

Communist Joint List MK blasts anti-haredi 'racism'

Central Israeli town's decision to bar non-residents from park is 'racist' attempt to keep haredim out, claims communist lawmaker.David Rosenberg, 7/9/2018, 8:55 AM

Gov't ad agency to stop censoring pictures of women

Israel's Government Advertising Agency ends the practice of censoring advertisements of women after Reform movement complains.Tzvi Lev, 7/8/2018, 9:00 PM

Givat Shmuel banning haredim from their parks?

Affluent Religious-Zionist dominated city denies ban on Bnei Brak residents is anti-haredi. 'Ban is targeted on whoever doesn't live here.'Tzvi Lev, 7/8/2018, 5:40 PM

Haredi lone soldiers receive new home in Jerusalem

Nahal Haredi inaugurates new home for lone soldiers, emphasizes need for support for haredi soldiers who can't go home during army service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2018, 12:13 PM

Outrage after promo video disrespects Torah scroll

In ad for TV show, flamboyantly-dressed man emerges from ark with Torah scrolls. Filmmaker dismissive: 'Your feelings don't interest us.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2018, 2:21 PM

Haredi MK blames earthquake on Western Wall plan

MK Azoulay tells Reform, Conservative to build their own Western Wall in the US, says Western Wall plan caused earthquakes.Haim Lev, 7/5/2018, 12:46 AM

Will United Torah Judaism party break apart?

Rep. of hasidic faction within UTJ says party will leave coalition if Draft Law passes, Lithuanian-haredi reps say 'no obligation' to leave.Michal Levi, 7/4/2018, 1:44 PM

New York: Muslim police officer punches Jew in the face

Muslim NYPD officer drives drunk, then punches man in the face.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2018, 8:32 AM

Poll: Israelis back end to deferments for yeshiva students

Following passage of controversial haredi draft law, poll shows most Israeli Jews back drafting nearly all yeshiva students into IDF.David Rosenberg, 7/3/2018, 9:50 AM

Ahead of critical vote, haredi lawmakers divided over draft law

On the day of the vote, Ashkenazic-haredi party still hasn't reached consensus on whether to vote against the draft bill or merely abstain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 10:10 AM

Sephardic rabbis furious: 'They forged our signatures. Liars.'

Senior Sephardic rabbis enraged after anonymous notices bashing Draft Law has their signature affixed on it.Tzvi Lev, 7/1/2018, 9:42 PM

Pilot leaves cockpit urging women to change seats for haredi men

Austrian Airlines pilot leaves cockpit to press female passengers to move seats at behest of haredi men refusing to sit near women.JTA, 7/1/2018, 7:46 PM

Senior Sephardic rabbi: Do not give Reform any part of the Kotel

'The Reform will destroy everything here. They don't understand what they have done in America.'Tzvi Lev, 7/1/2018, 5:51 PM

Body of missing yeshiva student found

Police find body of yeshiva student who went missing while kayaking off the coast of Herzliya.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2018, 11:28 PM

Another airport sit-off between haredim and women

An Austrian Airlines flight to Vienna was delayed for 40 minutes because 26 haredi passengers refused to sit near women.Uzi Baruch, 6/29/2018, 6:36 PM

Haredim most satisfied with life

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics report, 91% of haredim contributed to charity, compared to 60% of secular Israelis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2018, 4:08 PM

Time for another haredi city in Judea and Samaria

Yesha Council Director Shilo Adler presents 'East Dan Bloc' plan, explains it's most appropriate response to housing crisis in Israel.Eliran Aharon, 6/27/2018, 3:00 PM

Haredi bureau chief declines handshake with Prince

During Prince's visit to Pres Residence, haredi bureau chief politely declines handshake for halakhic reasons, bowing slightly instead.Mordechai Sones, 6/26/2018, 10:44 PM

Chief Rabbi: 'Edah's ban on Ethiopian employees is pure racism'

Sephardic Chief Rabbi blasts decision by prominent haredi court to ban Ethiopian Jews from wine production.David Rosenberg, 6/26/2018, 9:10 AM

Bennett: Mass draft of haredim by force could backfire

Education Minister takes swipe at latest draft law aimed at yeshiva students, says haredi enlistment numbers rising even without new law.David Rosenberg, 6/25/2018, 9:58 AM

United Torah Judaism to remain in coalition

MK Moses on draft law: The law will be approved in its first reading and that's fine. By the third reading it will be corrected.Michal Levy, 6/25/2018, 3:42 AM

Haredi draft law to be voted on next week

PM announces plans to vote on contentious draft law, says details of bill will be worked out only after preliminary vote.David Rosenberg, 6/24/2018, 4:03 PM

4 haredi men on El Al flight decline seats next to women

Two women eventually agree to move seats; Israeli rapper offended.Mordechai Sones - JTA, 6/24/2018, 2:01 PM

Haredi company commander in Givati brigade?

In coming weeks new company commander appointment expected in Givati brigade's Rotem battalion from among several haredi officer candidates.Mordechai Sones, 6/24/2018, 12:15 PM

Watch: Israeli Chabad Hasid saves NYC man's life

Member of Chabad movement performs CPR on African American man who collapsed in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.David Rosenberg, 6/21/2018, 4:39 PM

The prayer of the haredi soldiers

Soldiers of 'Netzah Yehuda' battalion finish brigade-wide march with special prayer. 'May every drop of sweat be elevated to G-d's will.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2018, 7:58 PM

Gafni affirms haredi-Arab alliance to defeat 'Muezzin Law'

Law banning late-night calls to prayer 'won't pass', says haredi lawmaker, telling Arab MK haredi parties oppose Muezzin Law.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2018, 11:47 AM

'Back haredi draft law - or we'll dismantle the government'

Coalition chairman demands haredi lawmakers get behind proposed draft law, threatening new elections if haredi MKs don't support proposal.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2018, 9:58 AM

Labor vows to vote down haredi draft law

Avi Gabbay says his party will oppose any law which does not 'share the burden' of military service equally.David Rosenberg, 6/18/2018, 2:59 PM

Shas MK: Haredi leadership will come to agreement on draft plan

Haredi lawmaker says proposed draft law is 'the least terrible option,' says in the worst case, his party won't vote for the law.Michal Levi, 6/18/2018, 11:34 AM

Haredi lawmakers divided over draft law

Ashkenazic-haredi UTJ party divided on whether to accept Defense Ministry's draft bill, quit coalition, or insist on changes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2018, 9:54 AM

Possible Haredi split over Draft Law

Hassidic Agudat Yisrael will oppose the current bill but Lithuanian Degel HaTorah and Shas are still undecided and rumors abound.Gil Ronen, 6/15/2018, 5:35 PM

Yeshiva student in serious condition after Catskills crash

Car flips over in Catskills, injuring students from Satmar yeshiva. One student in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2018, 10:53 AM

Haredi parties to leave coalition if draft law advances

Council of Torah Sages instructs haredi MKs, ministers to resign from the coalition if current draft law is not changed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2018, 8:32 PM

Haredi Council of Torah Sages to decide fate of coalition

Haredi council determines whether Defense Ministry's proposed draft law is acceptable compromise or requires haredim to leave coalition.Michal Levi, 6/13/2018, 12:07 PM

Poll: Most haredi rabbis in Israel use the internet

Israeli poll finds that most haredi rabbis use the internet, own a computer, and use a computer to prepare Torah classes.Tal Polon, 6/12/2018, 5:59 PM

Haredi rabbis push to drop complaint against violent teacher

Haredi student calls police, files complaint against teacher who hit him, but parents drop complaint under pressure from local rabbis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2018, 10:47 AM

Nobel Prize winner: Haredi education - worse than in Iran

According to Professor Dan Shechtman, subpar haredi education system threatens Israel's future.Tzvi Lev, 6/10/2018, 4:21 PM

New York: Four yeshiva students suffer burns in bungalow fire

Gas explosion injures yeshiva students celebrating their high school graduation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2018, 10:24 PM

Satmar Rebbe laments: My followers celebrate Israel's success

During massive rally in New York, leader of anti-Zionist Satmar hassidic movement slams followers for 'rejoicing over Zionist success.'David Rosenberg, 6/5/2018, 1:19 PM

'If he comes home at 4 in the morning, leave him two cookies'

Haredi rabbi details his community's new approach to dealing with children and teens who are no longer religious.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2018, 10:06 AM

'New Testament' - in Yiddish?

Christian book translated into Yiddish found distributed along street in Jerusalem's 'Mea Shearim' haredi neighborhood.Haim Lev, 6/3/2018, 2:46 PM

'There is no future for Orthodox Jews in the UK'

Hasidic leader in London says government demands that Jewish schools teach about gay marriage will force Orthodox Jews to leave Britain.David Rosenberg, 6/1/2018, 8:45 AM

Prisoners may pray in hat and suit

At request of Chief Rabbi, Prison Service formulates outline allowing those accustomed to praying in hat and suit to also do so in prison.Hezki Baruch, 5/31/2018, 1:03 PM

Monsey man accidentally runs over, kills daughter

Hassidic community in Monsey devastated after toddler killed in tragic accident in front of family's home.David Rosenberg, 5/29/2018, 11:46 AM

Report: Solution found for haredi 'Draft Law' crisis

New report says revised version of bill to exempt haredi yeshiva students from IDF service won't be shared with the public.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2018, 9:12 AM

NY hospital fires back at Hasidic group after allegations of ban

After Hasidic group claims it was singled out for ban by major NYC hospital, officials say claim is 'an outright falsehood'.Debra Nussbaum Cohen, 5/27/2018, 6:49 PM

Boy dies after arriving in clinic with a fever

Haredi boy from Beit Shemesh dies suddenly after spiking a fever.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2018, 12:10 PM