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

Police investigate haredi group over anti-IDF street performance

Edah Haharedit reportedly organized street performance in which children were encouraged to hurl fruit at actor dressed as IDF soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2018, 10:55 PM

Yeshiva students receive deferments away from IDF offices

Hundreds of yeshiva students in south receive IDF deferments without having to go to recruitment office as was previously required.Shlomo Wrubel, 5/23/2018, 4:30 PM

Coalition Chairman: Haredi draft law may not pass this session

Coalition chairman tells haredi parties not to make an ultimatum, points out that half of northern Tel Aviv doesn't serve in the IDF either.Michal Levi, 5/23/2018, 1:22 PM

Hasidic volunteers kicked out of a major NY hospital

'Bikur Cholim' Hasidic visitation group says NYU trying to hide changes to 'end of life' care by booting visitors to hospital.Debra Nussbaum Cohen, 5/23/2018, 11:55 AM

Satmar Rebbe: 'Tear your garment' over Netanyahu

Satmar Rebbe calls PM 'head of the heretics,' says whoever heard his speech at US embassy opening 'should have torn his garment.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2018, 2:10 PM

8-year-old killed in Beitar Illit accident

Boy from predominantly haredi town south of Jerusalem dead following accident.David Rosenberg, 5/17/2018, 8:46 PM

Haredim protest Nationality Law

Knesset works to adjust Nationality Law as haredi parties claim violation of agreement.Ben Shaul, 5/16/2018, 4:14 PM

Lawsuit targets haredi apartment policies in London

Non-Jewish families sue to be able to buy discounted apartment in haredi neighborhood in London. 'They can buy apartments 2 streets over.'Gary Willig, 5/11/2018, 12:17 PM

Hassidic leader: The state has no right to call itself 'Israel'

Vizhnitz Grand Rabbi says Israel not a Jewish state after Giro d'Italia bike race caused widespread mass public Shabbat desecration.Tzvi Lev, 5/10/2018, 7:46 PM

Report: Some haredi travelers duped into smuggling drugs

A new report sheds light on the phenomenon of haredim being exploited to smuggle drugs into Israel.Tzvi Lev, 5/10/2018, 4:30 PM

Leading Australia Chabad rabbi passes away

Rabbi Sholom Dov Ber Hakohen Gutnick, who was instrumental in building and leading Austraila's institutions, passes away at 94.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2018, 6:41 AM

Will daily passes include both Friday and Saturday?

Yeshiva students tell haredi MK: Daily passes not usable on both Friday and Saturday.Michal Levi, 5/7/2018, 12:45 PM

Haredi businessmen are threatening yeshiva deans, says rabbi

Sephardic-haredi rabbi says prominent religious businessmen demanding yeshiva deans not criticize IDF service in talks with their students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2018, 8:45 AM

9 'Matmidim' members busted for defrauding state of millions

Jerusalem court convicts nine haredim for inflating a number of students studying at a Yeshiva in order to obtain fraudulent benefits.Tzvi Lev, 5/6/2018, 5:22 PM

Haredim demand answers on mass Shabbat desecration

Gafni, Litzman, ask Netanyahu why Giro d'Italia bike race enabled widespread institutional Shabbat desecration.Tzvi Lev, 5/6/2018, 3:48 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu says to 'keep away from Berland like fire'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu explains why he banned convicted sexual offender Rabbi Eliezer Berland from attending Lag Baomer celebration in Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2018, 3:21 PM

Deri doesn't rule out supporting Eli Yishai for Jerusalem mayor

Deri does not rule out nominating nemesis Eli Yishai to run for mayor of Jerusalem as Shas representative.Tzvi Lev, 5/3/2018, 2:40 PM

Deri held secret meeting in attempt to reverse Shas' decline

Report says Shas leader convened secret meeting in order to reverse faction's plummet in the polls and battle talk of Eli Yishai's return.Tzvi Lev, 5/1/2018, 2:54 PM

Haredi MK's grandson arrested for drug smuggling

Grandson of haredi MK arrested at Ben Gurion Airport after authorities catch him with 11 kilograms of cocaine.Tzvi Lev, 5/1/2018, 2:07 PM

Vandals desecrate Jerusalem synagogue

Holy books, walls defaced in Sephardi synagogue at border of Kiryat Yovel and Bayit Vagan. Eruv deliberately cut.Gary Willig, 4/29/2018, 6:29 PM

Haredi radicals heckle haredi MK

UTJ MK Menachem Porush heckled by extremist haredim as he attends circumcision in Bet Shemesh.Tzvi Lev, 4/29/2018, 4:42 PM

Borough Park rabbi settles case with Vermont Police

Charges dropped against Borough Park man at the center of controversial arrest by Vermont Police after he pays a $100 fine.Tzvi Lev, 4/29/2018, 2:46 PM

Eli Yishai: Rejoining Shas still a possibility

Former Shas leader says he is willing to merge his Yahad party with the Shas party for the sake of haredi unity.Gary Willig, 4/26/2018, 10:07 PM

'Rabbi Berland is a cult leader'

Police, NGO, trying to ban Rabbi Eliezer Berland from lighiting bonfire on Lag Baomer at Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's tomb in Meron.Tzvi Lev, 4/26/2018, 9:51 PM

Anti-draft radical chased out of top yeshiva with tear gas, eggs

Students at prominent Kol Torah yeshiva infuriated after Yerushalmi Faction member visits, chase him out with eggs and tear gas.Tzvi Lev, 4/26/2018, 9:24 PM

'Calling haredi MKs blackmailers is incitement'

UTJ MK Uri Maklev says haredi Draft Law should be passed during the Knesset's summer session. 'Everyone knows the timetables.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2018, 5:46 PM

Unprecedented: Haredi to do National Service in the Mossad

Haredi National Service volunteer joins the Mossad, with a second volunteer expected to join him next year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2018, 2:08 PM

Toddler who died after being forgotten in car: Neria Tayyar

Name of 2-year-old who died after being left in a hot car for hours released. Time of funeral not set.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2018, 5:17 PM