Anti-draft protesters block main entrance to Jerusalem

Extremist faction continues to protest arrest of draft dodgers, blocks main entrance and exit to capital.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2017, 6:29 PM

MK Gafni: This is the best coalition for haredim

Knesset Finance Committee Chairman says current government succeeded in cancelling 'Lapid's decrees,' supports PM in face of investigations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2017, 9:32 PM

Demand: Obligate Arabs to serve too

Otzma Yehudit party asks A-G to apply Supreme Court ruling on IDF service to the Arabs as well as to haredim.Reut Hadar, 9/14/2017, 4:36 AM

'Without the Supreme Court there would be no state'

MK Elazar Stern praises court decision to overturn haredi IDF exemptions, says haredi leaders alienating many Israelis from Judaism.Hezki Baruch, 9/13/2017, 4:59 PM

There's no reason to fight haredim

Politicans can hold press conferences and continue dividing Israeli society - or they can find a solution which works for everyone. Opinion.Amiram Levin, 9/13/2017, 1:17 PM

'Supreme Court is eager for the apocalypse'

Haredi MKs slam court decision to strike down law exempting yeshiva students from IDF service. 'Court disconnected from Jewish tradition.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2017, 7:13 PM

Court strikes down amendment to mandatory draft law

State given one year to come up with new draft law after exemptions given to yeshiva students deemed unconstitutional.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2017, 6:28 PM

Academics oppose haredi higher education programs

Petition against expansion of haredi academic program says it discriminates against women. 'Petitioners will harm everyone.'Shimon Cohen, 9/3/2017, 10:06 PM

Police renovate haredi kindergarten in Meah Shearim

Police volunteer to renovate haredi kindergarten in the heart of historically anti-police Meah Shearim.Tzvi Lev, 8/29/2017, 3:11 PM

10 haredi students nearly drown in Jordan River

Police rescue 10 members of haredi family from rough waters in Jordan River.Gary Willig, 8/10/2017, 5:20 PM

Rabbi Grossman: 'A fire is burning'

Israel Prize winning haredi leader slams organization which helps haredim who leave the haredi community for religious reasons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/9/2017, 8:53 PM

Liberman: Attacks on haredi officer 'unbearable'

Defense Minister meets officer threatened by haredi radicals, says Israel must put those responsible for harassment campaign in jail.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2017, 9:55 PM

Extremists throw eggs at police officers

Five haredim caught harassing police officers disguised as soldiers in Mea Shearim. Officers who came to arrest them attacked.Reut Hadar, 6/27/2017, 1:08 AM

Soldiers attacked after getting off bus

Bus forced to stop on the road in Mea Shearim due to technical malfunction. Three soldiers on the bus attacked after stepping off it.Reut Hadar, 6/26/2017, 4:04 AM

Anti-IDF mob throws stones at police, calls soldiers Nazis

Haredi extremists accost soldiers praying in a Meah Shearim synagogue, attack police who came to rescue the soldiers.JTA, 6/22/2017, 9:18 PM

'Every soldier should walk proudly through Mea Shearim'

Protest march in Mea Shearim planned against attacks on haredi IDF soldiers.Shimon Cohen, 6/19/2017, 12:12 AM

Saved from jail sentence by video evidence

Video proves police claim that haredi man beat policewoman was false.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2017, 5:05 PM

Extremism: False mourning notice for haredi man who enlisted

Haredi extremists declare that 'evil people' killed a yeshiva student who enlisted in the IDF - and is alive and well.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2017, 11:13 AM

Reporter behind anti-haredi video dismissed

Reshet TV dismisses two workers behind video which turned out to be a fake news item targeting haredim.Chaim Lev, 5/1/2017, 1:09 AM

Hassidic police volunteer promoted to superintendent

Hassidic volunteer with Haifa police promoted to superintendent on eve of Israeli Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2017, 8:48 PM

Anti-haredi fake news?

TV broadcaster's Facebook page uploads video showing reporter attacked in Bnei Brak, but was the video authentic? Seems it was staged.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/28/2017, 10:18 PM

Undercover police rescued from haredi mob

2 arrested after mob assaults border policemen wearing IDF uniforms in Beit ShemeshGary Willig, 4/25/2017, 5:55 PM

Haredi boy dies after elevator accident

10-year-old haredi boy dies in hospital after suffocating in an elevator in Beit Shemesh.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/7/2017, 9:47 PM

Watch: Woman attacked at haredi protest

Woman who accidentally wandered onto scene of haredi demonstration in Jerusalem attacked by protesters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2017, 2:05 AM

Watch: Thousands of haredim protest in Jerusalem

Thousands of anti-draft demonstrators are gathered in central Jerusalem. Traffic is blocked in the surrounding area.Hezki Baruch, 3/28/2017, 8:28 PM

22 arrested in haredi neighborhoods

Arrests and searches in Betar Illit, Bnei Brak, and Jerusalem for community sex crime cover up.Mordechai Sones, 3/27/2017, 1:23 PM

Campaign calls on haredi women to harass defense officials

Haredi magazine publishes names and phone numbers of defense officials, calls on haredi women to launch campaign against haredi enlistment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2017, 10:35 AM

A fashion show - also in the haredi world

Haredi models on fashion runways? Haredi fashion show in Jerusalem makes it possible.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2017, 6:22 AM

Community Center Director resigns over remarks against haredim

Director Yehiel Levy resigns following publication of recordings which reveal policy of activities to 'strangle' haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2017, 3:00 PM

'Yesh Atid not welcome in our neighborhood'

Haredi politicians slam planned Yesh Atid conference in haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem, call conference 'provocation against haredim'.Gary Willig, 2/16/2017, 5:12 PM

Haredi passengers refuse to sit next to women during flight

Flight from Tel Aviv to London delayed after small group of haredim refused to sit next to women. Police called to plane after landing.JTA, 2/16/2017, 4:12 AM

'These demonstrators are desecrating God's name'

Deputy Defense Minister says haredi demonstrations against enlistment are the antithesis of Torah values, show lack of gratitude.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2017, 11:03 AM

Watch: IDF soldier attacked in Bnei Brak

IDF soldier attacked by haredi protesters after apparently trying to disperse them using pepper spray.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2017, 11:56 PM

Liberman to cancel army deferrals for haredi demonstrators?

Defense Minister Avidgor Liberman intends to stop budgetary allocations for haredim who demonstrate against army enlistment.Yoni Kempinski, 2/8/2017, 5:26 PM

Dozens arrested in demonstrations against AWOL fugitive arrest

50 haredim arrested in several illegal demonstration venues across country. Police officer attacked.Michal Levy, 2/7/2017, 10:26 PM

Event at 'The Monster' cancelled after haredi protests

Event in Jerusalem's Monster Park would have violated the Sabbath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2017, 10:10 AM

Indictments against 14 haredim over violent demonstrations.

14 indictments submitted against haredim who disrupted public order in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh during violent demonstrations.Michal Levy, 1/24/2017, 3:56 PM

Jewish Home voters reject Reform Prayer at Western Wall

Survey shows Jewish Home voters and haredim overwhelmingly reject granting prayer space to Reform movement at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2017, 8:33 PM

'I am amazed at how modestly the haredim live'

Veteran secular Israeli journalist speaks of his issues with and admiration for the haredi sector, such as how their heroes are scholars.Gary Willig, 1/22/2017, 7:41 PM

Eisenkot: Free will and army orders do not go hand in hand

Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot referred in IDC speech to religious issues in the army, the Elor Azariya trial, and haredi enlistment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2017, 1:00 PM

Haredim flocking to academia, but with high dropout rates

Haredim are flocking to academia, according to a Taub Center report, but still suffer from a high dropout rate.Yoel Domb, 12/28/2016, 3:08 PM

Protesters attempt to block bus routes in Beit Shemesh

Protesters in Beit Shemesh attempt to block bus routes after decision to run buses without separation of men and womenGary Willig, 12/18/2016, 6:57 PM

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