From Palestinian Arab to haredi yeshiva student

After Ibrahim became Avraham and adopted a religious Jewish lifestyle, he was expelled from Israel, living homeless for months.David Rosenberg, 1/23/2019, 11:19 AM

Judge throws out lawsuit against haredi schools in New York

Young Advocates for Fair Education (YAFFED) suffers defeat as Federal court throws out the lawsuit against yeshiva curriculum.Tzvi Lev, 1/17/2019, 6:33 PM

Haredi entrepreneurs forging their own start-up culture

Haredi start-ups, tech sector, growing across Israel, with plans for expansion to New York, London.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2019, 2:35 PM

Report: Eli Yishai sought to run with Shas

Former Shas leader and Deri rival asked Shas spiritual leader if his slate could run with Shas to reverse electoral implosion.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2019, 8:57 AM

Shas lawmakers oppose plan to merge with UTJ

Shas MKs say initiative to run together with their Ashkenazic counterparts would destroy Shas' unique identity, pledge to oppose the move.Tzvi Lev, 1/3/2019, 7:15 PM

Haredi party considering split

In wake of Zionist Union's breakup, United Torah Judaism's Degel Hatorah faction considering split from Agudat Yisrael for solo run.David Rosenberg, 1/2/2019, 7:42 AM

Number of yeshiva students surges to record high

Nearly 125,000 full-time students registered in Israeli yeshivas in 2017 - nearly one-third more than in 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2018, 9:52 AM

Israeli measles epidemic spreads to London

London haredi community hit by outbreak of measles, following epidemic in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 12/5/2018, 9:47 AM

Supreme Court gives Draft Law extension - hours after it expires

After yeshiva students' draft deferment law expires, Supreme Court grants gov't less than 45 days to pass replacement legislation.David Rosenberg, 12/2/2018, 4:50 PM

Senior rabbi: Either El Al apologize or face boycott

Haredi community threatening massive boycott on Israeli carrier if it does not apologize for forcing religious Jews to desecrate Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 11/24/2018, 5:52 PM

Satmar demands blanket draft exemptions

Anti-Zionist Hasidic movement asks Supreme Court to grant blanket exemption from IDF draft. 'State of Israel a sin against God.'Tzvi Lev, 11/22/2018, 9:20 PM

Haredi passengers file multi-million dollar suit against El Al

Passengers sue Israel's national airline over Sabbath flight controversy, demand airline admit no violence took place on flight.David Rosenberg, 11/20/2018, 12:53 PM

Coalition whip says Draft Law will be ready next week

MK Amsalem says controversial law expanding deferments for yeshiva students almost ready.Tzvi Lev, 11/8/2018, 6:43 PM

Senior haredi rabbis order followers to vaccinate their children

Amid measles outbreak, senior haredi leaders release missive calling on the public to vaccinate their children.JTA, Tzvi Lev, 11/8/2018, 3:35 PM

Liberman lobbying top politicos to support Moshe Leon

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, a key Leon backer, lobbies senior haredi politicos to support Leon in Jerusalem runoff.Tzvi Lev, 11/3/2018, 8:05 PM

Police arrest nine haredim during anti-draft protest

Yerushalmi Faction takes to the streets. Police arrest nine and are using crowd dispersal means to disperse clash.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2018, 8:22 PM

Extremist haredi protesters to shut down Bnei Brak on Thursday

Yerushalmi Faction launches fresh wave of riots over yeshiva student arrested for draft dodging.Tzvi Lev, 11/1/2018, 4:02 PM

Defeated Beit Shemesh mayor concedes mayoral race

Following shock defeat to National-Religious candidate Aliza Bloch, Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul thanks supporters, may leave politics.Tzvi Lev, 11/1/2018, 2:38 PM

Yerushalmi Faction to launch Shabbat protests

Radical anti-draft haredi group vows to launch wave of protests after plainclothes policemen arrest faction member for draft dodging.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 6:28 PM

Did J'lem mayoral candidate trade draft bill for haredi support?

Recording suggests mayoral candidate Moshe Leon got haredi support in exchange for Liberman giving Draft Law go-ahead.Tzvi Lev, 10/25/2018, 5:45 PM

Did IDF officer open fire in Meah Sharim?

IDF, police release conflicting reports on whether IDF officer injured by mob of rioters in haredi neighborhood fired shots.David Rosenberg, 10/22/2018, 9:54 AM

Aryeh Deri infuriated: 'They stole the elections'

Shas leader goes on the attack after haredi infighting disqualifies leading Shas mayoral candidate in Elad.Tzvi Lev, 10/19/2018, 10:20 AM

'He wanted to sanctify God's name with music'

Victim of deadly hit-and-run by Spanish report identified as haredi pianist Haim Tukachinsky.David Rosenberg, 9/25/2018, 1:54 PM

Attacks on Hasidic women continue over Rosh Hashanah

Members of Hasidic sect in central Israel say they are pelted with eggs every Shabbat and holiday. 'It's a terrifying experience.'David Rosenberg, 9/12/2018, 1:46 PM

J'lem mayoral candidate forced out of neighborhood

Haredi candidate for mayor of Jerusalem says he 'fears for his life', was forced to abandon apartment following harassment by Neturei Karta.David Rosenberg, 9/7/2018, 8:41 AM

Likud MK to haredi lawmakers: Recognize non-Orthodox movements

Coalition MK calls on haredi leaders to recognize other 'streams' of Judaism. 'This is their state too.'Benny Toker, 9/6/2018, 10:59 PM

Watch: Violence in elite haredi Yeshiva continues

Police make arrests in Ponovezh Yeshiva's study hall after internal violence spirals out of control.Tzvi Lev, 9/3/2018, 9:52 AM

'Yeshiva stabber' to be charged with attempted murder

Student in Kiryat Sefer yeshiva who stabbed fellow student to be charged with attempted murder, police announce.David Rosenberg, 9/2/2018, 9:18 PM

Kashrut supervisor caught smuggling 28 liters of date rape drug

Police foil massive shipment of date rape drug concealed in water jugs. Police: 'This was a huge quantity of high dangerous material.'Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 9:04 PM

Watch: Mass brawl rips through Ponovezh Yeshiva

Tables and bookholders fly, as rival factions in flagship Lithuanian Yeshiva fight violent turf war over main study hall.Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 2:55 PM

Haredi stabber sent for psychiatric evaluation

Court orders psychiatric evaluation for the haredi yeshiva student who stabbed study partner during Torah discussion.Tzvi Lev, 8/27/2018, 9:21 PM

1 seriously wounded in stabbing in Kiryat Sefer yeshiva

17-year-old stabbed during apparent brawl in yeshiva in Modiin Illit's Kiryat Sefer neighborhood in southwestern Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2018, 3:28 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LGBT activists declare war on Deputy Health Minister Litzman

'If you continue to oppress us, we will come at you in Bnei Brak. We're sick of being quiet and humiliated.'Tzvi Lev, 7/23/2018, 9:38 AM

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

Watch: Teen flees haredi extremists in Beit Shemesh

'I fled because they wanted to kill me,' says teenage girl filmed fleeing mob in Beit Shemesh. 'This is a small group of haredi radicals.'David Rosenberg, 7/18/2018, 12:01 PM

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

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

'I don't want Arabs flying our F-16s'

Yesh Atid lawmaker defends plan to draft haredim - while leaving most of Arab population exempt from IDF service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2018, 11:57 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

EL AL: Don't want to sit next to women? Don't fly

Israel's national airline responds to criticism after report that 4 haredi men refused to sit next to women on New York to Israel flight.David Rosenberg, 6/26/2018, 10:29 AM

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

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

'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