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

Watch: Extremists vandalize Rachel Azaria's campaign signs

Extremists vandalize Jerusalem mayoral candidate's bus ads a few hours after they go up.Tzvi Lev, 7/23/2018, 9:03 AM

Committee approves over 2,000 new housing units in Bnei Brak

Committee approves plan to build more housing units, offices, and open spaces in central haredi city.Michal Levi, Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/22/2018, 5:40 PM

When sexual abuse victims' parents turn their backs

Triumphing over societal taboos: Fighting sexual abuse in the haredi sector.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2018, 1:36 PM

Anti-draft demonstrators plan mass protests in J'lem, Bnei Brak

Yerushalmi Faction takes to the streets over expected passage of Draft Law. Rally expected to paralyze Bnei Brak, Jerusalem.Tzvi Lev, 7/19/2018, 4:53 PM

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