Haredi soldier deserts over order to shave beard

A haredi soldier was jailed for leaving his base after his exemption to keep his beard was revoked against the base rabbi's recommendation.Gary Willig, 12/14/2016, 7:57 PM

Haredi youths train for all-haredi paratroopers unit

45 haredi youths participated this week in a preparatory program for the "Haredim Tzanhanim" (Hetz) unit, an all-haredi paratroopers unit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2016, 9:00 PM

Haredim criticize Hamodia conference

Yerushalmi faction representative claims PM's speech about integrating haredim into Israeli life shows boundaries are 'fuzzy.'Haim Lev, 11/21/2016, 11:05 AM

MK Yogev: Many Arabs are thanking me for the 'muezzin law'

MK Motti Yogev unfazed by delay in vote on "muezzin law", believes haredim will ultimately understand the bill won't hurt Shabbat sirens.Hezki Baruch, 11/17/2016, 2:43 AM

Minister Litzman appeals 'muezzin law'

Preliminary vote on law banning loudspeakers in places of worship put on hold after Health Minister Yaakov Litzman appeals.Ben Ariel, 11/16/2016, 3:41 AM

MK Peretz: Haredim should be part of Zionist Union

MK Amir Peretz says that haredi candidates should be included in the Zionist Union's Knesset list.Yoel Domb, 11/8/2016, 9:22 AM

Haredi girl jailed over bureaucratic error

Haredi teenager arrested for allegedly draft dodging after problems with religious exemption forms lead to clerical error.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2016, 9:11 PM

Defying ban, more haredim ascend Temple Mount

More haredim ascended the Temple Mount over Sukkot than ever before, despite many haredi rabbis prohibiting Jews from going up.Gary Willig, 10/25/2016, 9:45 PM

Man arrested for threatening Deputy Defense Minister

A Beersheva man was arrested for threatening the Deputy Defense Minister for supporting haredi draft.Gary Willig, 10/14/2016, 12:29 PM

Study:anti-Semitic attacks in London underreported

New study finds that anti-Semitic targeting of Haredim in London is grossly underreported.Gary Willig, 10/13/2016, 5:10 PM

Shaked: I begged Lapid to give up on forced conscription

Lapid and Shaked exchange barbs on Facebook. Shaked says Lapid's policies pushed haredim away from army service.Gary Willig, 10/9/2016, 9:18 PM

Shas MK: Cut haredi high school budgets

MK Ya'akov Margi fully supports funding cuts for haredi schools who discriminate against Sephardic girls.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2016, 4:17 PM

Satmar decree bars women from higher education

Hasidic rabbis from the Satmar sect reportedly issue a decree barring women from pursuing higher education.JTA, 8/24/2016, 3:29 AM

Great-granddaughter of Rabbi Shteinman drowns, passes away

One year-old Miriam Eidel Berlin, who had drowned in the bathtub in her Jerusalem home two weeks ago, has passed away.Rachel Kaplan, 8/19/2016, 1:02 PM

Jerusalem plans shopping, entertainment alongside haredim

Community leaders are concerned about the planned intrusion into their modest lifestyle. "A spiritual danger for our souls."Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2016, 11:48 AM

Haredi paper accuses Temple Mt visitors of "endangering us all"

Accusing visitors of "endangering us all," Yated Ne'eman viciously attacks haredim who visit the site of the Jewish temple as fake haredim.Rachel Kaplan, 8/19/2016, 11:12 AM

Haredi newspaper finds modest way to show photo of Clinton

Haredi newspaper Yated Ne'eman earns praise and scorn for publishing a photograph of Hillary Clinton -- or at least her arm.JTA, 8/12/2016, 4:49 AM

'You only protest when it comes to helping haredim'

The opposition raged over a new bill that allots 1,040 shekels a month to needy Torah students with families.Haim Lev, 8/3/2016, 11:44 AM

Gender-segregated swimming policy at Lakewood makes waves

New Jersey housing community with a majority haredi population angering homeowners due to gender-segregated swimming pool hours.JTA, 8/1/2016, 5:37 AM

NJ township urges investigation of haredi 'blockbusting'

New Jersey township claims haredi leaders are trying to pressure longtime homeowners into selling their property to Orthodox Jews.JTA, 7/29/2016, 5:50 AM

Minister walks out in protest of haredi school curricula vote

Information Minister Ofir Akunis refuses to take part in vote to cancel core studies requirement in haredi schools.Hezki Baruch, 7/24/2016, 1:45 PM

Body of Brooklyn haredi man found, 24 hours after disappearing

Body of 21-year-old Yanki Kraus found one day after he told his wife he would be late to meet her.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2016, 11:44 PM

Three religious Zionist judges appointed to Supreme Court

Nine judges - including three from religious Zionist movement - appointed to Supreme Rabbinical Court.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 7/13/2016, 2:10 AM

Brooklyn pool can keep women-only swim times

New York City Parks Department permits women-only swimming hours at a public pool in Orthodox neighborhood of Brooklyn., 7/7/2016, 4:58 AM

'Mother, we'll always remember, we hope you can forgive us now'

Daughter of Esti Weinstein, former Gerrer hassid who committed suicide in her car, writes of pain, loss, and confusion in emotional eulogy.Shai Landesman, 6/28/2016, 8:18 AM

Esti Weinstein will be given secular burial

Former Gerrer Hassid Esti Weinstein will be given a secular burial, not a Haredi one as her family requested.Shai Landesman, 6/27/2016, 8:10 PM

MK Moshe Gafni opposes haredim studying in universities

Knesset Finance Committee chair explains why he is pessimistic about academic opportunities for haredim.Yedidya Ben-Or, 6/21/2016, 9:38 AM

British haredi teens fund raise for lifeboat crew who saved them

34 haredi teens who were rescued from a beach in Dover raise 5,000 euro for the lifeboat station crew that saved them, promise more.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2016, 4:16 AM

NJ court rules $11M state grant to yeshiva unconstitutional

New Jersey court rules state grants to two religious institutions are unconstitutional.JTA, 5/27/2016, 4:36 AM

11-year-old charged in blaze outside Crown Heights Jewish school

11-year-old boy charged with setting fire to a school bus outside a Jewish school in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.JTA, 5/10/2016, 3:53 AM

'Haredi' IDF draft-dodger turns out to be... not quite haredi

Haredi extremists clash with police over arrest of 'haredi yeshiva student' detained after drunken brawl in Eilat.Haim Lev, 5/8/2016, 6:09 PM

Are haredim embracing the internet revolution?

New research reveals the mysterious world of haredi internet users - what do they do online, and how does it influence them?Yedidya Ben-Or, 5/8/2016, 5:31 PM

Jewish school enrollment in NY up by 4.4 percent in one year

Enrollment in New York State’s Jewish day schools and yeshivas increased by 4.4 percent last year.JTA, 5/4/2016, 3:25 AM

Headcoverings and politics - what your kippa says about you

How much can you learn from a person's kippa? Which style kippas are the most 'ideological'?David Rosenberg, 4/21/2016, 3:00 PM

State-funded Russian TV network removes video ridiculing haredim

Russian television network pulls a video that ridiculed the air travel restrictions of some Orthodox Jews.JTA, 4/6/2016, 1:51 AM

Orthodox paramedics among first responders to Brussels attack

Four haredi paramedics from Antwerp were among the first medical professionals on the scene of Brussels airport attack.JTA, 4/5/2016, 11:52 PM

'Israel is increasingly becoming a refuge for pedophiles'

Child abuse advocacy group Kol v'Oz encourages Knesset to crack down on haredi pedophiles trying to make aliyah.Matt Wanderman, 3/22/2016, 6:49 PM

Witness: Haredi locals faced-off Ashdod rioters, who cursed them

Local residents tried to stop haredi extremists from attacking police, cursing rabbis; were told 'You are secular!'Michal Levy, 2/9/2016, 2:43 PM

Watch: Haredim attack enforcers against IDF deserters in Ashdod

Rioters throw stones at police, overturn military police vehicle. No injuries reported.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2016, 8:40 AM

Yeshiva student finds 130,000 shekels and returns it

What happens when a yeshiva student obeys the commandments and returns 130,000 shekels to an 'anti-Orthodox' secular Jew?Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/17/2016, 10:57 PM

Haredim riot as court and family fight over autopsy for baby

As haredim take to Jerusalem street, family of 4-month-old baby believed shaken to death by nanny appeals to High Court over post mortem.Cynthia Blank, 1/7/2016, 2:32 PM

Government distributing gun licenses to haredi IDF veterans

Internal Security Minister seeks to arm more haredim, who are being disproportionately targeted by Palestinian Arab terrorists.Ari Soffer, 12/16/2015, 11:59 AM

Haredi MKs furious over Netanyahu's Reform comments

UTJ Health Minister warns pledge by prime minister to support Reform, Conservative movements in breach of coalition agreements.Ari Soffer, 11/10/2015, 10:05 PM

Haredi MK: Lapid Should Leave Politics, Go Back to Journalism

Knesset Finance Committee chairman Moshe Gafni says Yair Lapid 'isn't worth anything' in politics.Haim Lev, 9/27/2015, 11:53 AM

Lapid: I Love Haredim, But They Don't Like Me

If anyone owes anyone an apology on Yom Kippur, it's the haredi journalists who write mean things about him, says Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid.Moshe Cohen, 9/21/2015, 5:16 PM

Fighting Back: Haredim 'Embrace Haredi IDF Soldiers'

New ads placed in Jerusalem's haredi neighborhood as part of new 'Embracing Haredi Soldiers' campaign.Orly Harari, 9/12/2015, 9:33 PM

El Al Accepts Ten Olim into Prestigious Pilot Course

El Al has accepted ten foreign residents into its pilot course - one of them a haredi woman.Yaakov Levi, 9/7/2015, 9:41 PM

US Haredi Rabbis Join Forces to Tackle Child Abuse

In landmark proclamation, more than 100 prominent haredi leaders urge public to inform authorities of potential abuse.Ari Soffer, 8/24/2015, 2:37 PM

The New Phenomenon of Haredi Feminism

A conversation with Avital Engelberg, a graduate of Yeshivat Maharat, on feminism, the challenges of Halakha and modernity.Talia Kohen, 8/20/2015, 8:10 AM

Government Holding Secret Meetings to Cancel Haredi Draft Law

UTJ MKs, government officials have been secretly meeting for 6 months to come up with ways to prevent haredim from being drafted.Haim Lev, 8/18/2015, 1:28 PM

Haredi GTA 'Shabbat!' Parody - Incitement or Just a Joke?

MK condemns Grand Theft Auto clip in which haredi beats up passersby while shouting 'Shabbat!' as 'incitement for all intents and purposes.'Ido Ben-Porat, 8/18/2015, 9:18 AM

YES Planet Confrontation: Prayers, Protest, Provocations, Police

Haredim protest Jerusalem movie theater during Shabbat. Some throw stones at police, others allege police were needlessly violent.Chezky Ezra, 8/15/2015, 11:19 PM

Rabbi Druckman: Don't Override Rabbinate on Conversions

Rabbi Haim Druckman sharply criticized independent religious courts to circumvent the Rabbinate and conduct conversions.Moshe Cohen, 8/10/2015, 9:54 PM

American Haredim Mean Business

Haredi startup to win million-dollar prize at 'world's premier haredi business conference,' smashing stereotypes and helping entrepreneurs.Ari Soffer, 7/7/2015, 7:50 PM

Haredi Extremists Attack, Smear Feces on Haredi Soldier's Home

Extremists target hassidic resident of Beit Shemesh who enlisted into the army, demand he leave the city; police launch investigation.Haim Lev, 6/24/2015, 4:16 PM

Haredim Assault IDF Officer in Jerusalem, Politicians Condemn

PM Netanyahu and other Knesset Members outraged after a religious IDF officer is attacked by haredim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood.Ben Ariel, Canada, 4/24/2015, 8:27 PM