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New apartments in Givat Ze'ev approved at last

MK Uri Maklev negotiated with Givat Ze'ev Local Council for the approval of 100 new apartments for haredi community.Gary Willig, 10/13/2016, 7:31 PM

Haredi community outraged by pick for police rabbi

Days after Rabbi Rahamim Brachiyahu was appointed as Israel Police Chaplain, officials from the haredi community voice their criticism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2016, 9:47 AM

Yeshiva student killed in car accident

19-year old yeshiva student from Ashdod killed in car accident during drive to Jerusalem.Orly Harari, 10/10/2016, 9:55 AM

Haredi society in Israel is slowly changing

The slow change in values and lifestyle in that community has already begun. Rabbi Berel Wein, 9/29/2016, 10:57 PM

Bus driver fired for anti-religious expletive

An Egged bus driver has been fired from his job two weeks after he used anti-religious expletives towards a haredi passenger.Haim Lev, 9/27/2016, 11:00 AM

Man convicted of incitement against haredi soldier

Court convicts man who yelled derogatory slur 'Hardak' at haredi soldier in a Jerusalem synagogue.Chaim Lev, 9/11/2016, 1:00 PM

Puppa Rebbe's granddaughter dies at 22

The granddaughter of the Puppa Rebbe, 22 year old Feige Greenwald, died suddenly, presumably from an overdose of a dangerous drug.Yoel Domb, 9/6/2016, 7:48 PM

Family decries 'scandalous' firing of teacher

Despite receiving permission from Rebbe, teacher fired for getting driver's license that she needed to transport disabled daughter.David Rosenberg, 9/1/2016, 10:23 AM

'Haredim are our allies, I won't betray them'

'The haredi public is right-wing,' says Bennett. 'We have a firm, lasting alliance with them.'Haim Lev, 8/25/2016, 1:51 PM

Haredim to surpass Arab population by 2050

More than 1/3 of Jewish population will be haredi by 2059, with more than 4 million haredim in Israel.David Rosenberg, 8/11/2016, 9:21 AM

Rabbi Aryeh Finkel passes away

The Rosh Yeshiva of the renowned Mir yeshiva in Modi'in Illit passes away at 85.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2016, 8:42 AM

How many haredim actually use the internet?

Given the efforts by haredi leaders to clamp down on the use of computers and the internet, how widespread is internet usage among haredim?Michal Levy, 8/9/2016, 4:13 PM

Torah education to be recognized as degree

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri publishes new circular stating that Rabbinic ordination or 6 years in yeshiva will be recognized as degree.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2016, 9:37 PM

US hassidic schools to improve secular education

After investigation by Department of Education, hassidic schools in NY agree to improve secular curriculum, but don't specify how.Shai Landesman, 8/7/2016, 8:11 PM

'Satan has invaded the haredi community'

Rabbi leading fight against haredi draft says new data showing more haredim joining the IDF is harbinger of haredi community's destruction.Benny Toker, 8/6/2016, 8:53 PM

'There aren't more sex abuse cases now, just more

Haredi lawyer Rebecca Shwartz discusses the changing attitude toward reporting sexual abuse cases in the haredi sector.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/4/2016, 11:13 PM

A great loss for the Torah world

Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Hadash, head of the "Ohr Elhanan" yeshiva, passes away at 75.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/3/2016, 2:10 PM

Lapid: I'd take a polygraph, I don't hate haredim

Discussing repeal of Core Curriculum law, MK Yair Lapid adamant he has no hate for haredim in his heart; 'not everyone who disagrees hates'.Chaim Lev, 7/28/2016, 1:10 PM

Haredi MK: We are a persecuted minority

In the wake of repeal of core curriculum requirement for haredi schools, MK Eichler has some choice words for the requirement's supporters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/24/2016, 3:48 PM

Haredi woman drops 75 pounds to donate her kidney

Woman overcomes every possible obstacle to donate one of her kidneys - to a complete stranger.David Rosenberg, 7/21/2016, 12:30 PM

Haredim - a minority?

The Justice Ministry's wheels are spinning, as the Attorney General fights to grant haredim minority status.Haim Lev, 7/18/2016, 8:36 AM

Missing haredi actor Shuli Rand 'alive and well'

Fears for safety of missing haredi artist Shuli Rand are unfounded, friends tell media; Rand disappeared amid growing financial trouble.Shai Landesman, 7/10/2016, 12:52 PM

Mother of Esti Weinstein parts from her daughter

Yehudit Irenstein, mother of Esti Weinstein, pens emotional parting letter, pledges to continue caring for daughter's family.Shai Landesman, 7/10/2016, 11:39 AM

Suspect arrested for sexually assaulting minors

Police arrest haredi man in his 30s on suspicion of repeatedly molesting young boys on bus from Beit-Shemesh to Jerusalem.Shai Landesman, 7/7/2016, 12:38 PM

Officials visit haredi sexual assault center

Members of Knesset committee visit victims' center in Beit Shemesh amid efforts to improve treatment of sexual assault in haredi communityShai Landesman, 7/5/2016, 8:48 PM

'Mayors unwilling to absorb haredim are racist’

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked fights discrimination against haredim.Chaim Lev, 6/20/2016, 2:52 PM

Rabbi arrested for interfering with police

Police arrested a Rechasim rabbi for allegedly interfering with military police while they attempted to arrest a renegade in the city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2016, 1:34 PM

Own an iPhone? No Aliyah to the Torah for you!

Jerusalem rabbi issues religious ruling barring people who possess smartphones with unfiltered internet access from Torah readings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2016, 10:12 PM

Yesha top Shabbat destination for haredi students

But growing connections between haredi yeshiva students and national-religious towns in Judea and Samaria have some in haredi world worried.David Rosenberg, 6/5/2016, 11:16 AM

Secular parents angry at Beit Shemesh separation

Outcry as Beit Shemesh Municipality holds educational event with gender separation. Municipality: 'This allowed 75% of parents to attend.'Shoshana Miskin, 5/29/2016, 10:21 PM

Rabbis: Haredi cinema would ruin the Jewish People

Community rabbis write protest letter against planned haredi culture center. 'Many pure souls are dragged to hell because of movies.'Michael Levy, 5/8/2016, 6:06 PM

Shock as bus driver calls haredim ‘beasts’

Haredi and secular passengers alike were shocked to hear the driver shamelessly insulting haredi commuters on a Dan bus.Shoshana Miskin, 5/2/2016, 10:23 AM

UK investigates ‘illegal Jewish schools’

Education Department allegedly destroyed evidence of thousands of Jewish children studying in illegal religious schools in London.Shoshana Miskin, 4/10/2016, 4:48 PM

'We won't tolerate those who attack IDF soldiers'

Defense Minister slams haredi extremist attack in Ashdod as 'intolerable,' warns it threatens haredi integration into army and workforce.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2016, 4:37 PM

Central Statistics Bureau: Most haredi men work

A radical change in the Haredi population: more than 50% of Haredi men are in the workforce.Michal Levi, 2/2/2016, 10:38 AM

‘You can't have a smartphone and not do the army’

Journalist Avishai Ben Chaim criticizes what he calls the ‘new haredi’ that neither studies the Torah nor joins the army.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2016, 5:26 PM

'Error' of Right in power 'will be corrected soon'

Michaeli says allowing Temple Mount visits is 'against halakha,' blasting PM for accusing leftists of 'forgetting what it means to be Jew.'Cynthia Blank, 11/1/2015, 1:39 PM

Arab response to haredi plea: Intifada targets you

Palestinians have no intention of letting haredi Jews “off” in their campaign of terror attacks, an Arab website announces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2015, 3:01 PM

Minister: Bring Haredi Extremists to Justice

Economics Minister Aryeh Deri condemns mob which injured firemen on Sunday, saying they should be prosecuted to full extent of the law.Haim Lev, 8/10/2015, 3:47 PM

Singles Conference for Haredi Workers, Students

Conference addresses gap between haredi matchmaking system and the many young adults working, getting academic degrees.Tova Dvorin, 6/1/2015, 5:19 PM

Lapid, PM Meet For First Time Since Elections

Lapid expresses disappointment over scaling back laws regarding haredim, reiterates he has no intent to join government.Tova Dvorin, 5/26/2015, 10:57 AM

Haredi Mayors Complain of Discrimination

Mayors of Bnei Brak, Elad, Beit Shemesh, Beitar Illit meet with Rivlin, say they are fighting an uphill battle in society and government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2015, 4:57 PM

Rabbis: UTJ Doesn't Make a Move Without Us

Tens of thousands gathered to support the party and to support the idea of voting in next week's election altogether.Moshe Cohen, 3/12/2015, 2:16 AM

Shas Hotline Showcases Bitter Anger at Yishai

Shas hotline feature that allows callers to leave messages for friends filled with abuse against former Shas Chairman Eli Yishai.Cynthia Blank, 3/9/2015, 8:42 PM

'Enlist Brawling Yeshiva Students as Riot Police'

Former Education Minister Shai Piron took to twitter to advocate for IDF enlistment following yeshiva brawl and haredi protests.Cynthia Blank, 2/2/2015, 5:05 PM

Group to Advocate Haredi Workers' Rights

Haredi Workers' Group chooses representatives to push for funding, integration for haredi community in the workforce in historic move.Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 1/28/2015, 3:43 PM

Hareidi Editor: Holocaust Memorial Day Not For Us

Hareidi news editor hits back at furor over yeshiva students' accused of 'desecrating' Holocaust Memorial Day.Moshe Cohen, 4/29/2014, 12:44 AM

'For Jews, Religion and Nationality the Same'

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman believes in keeping religion and state together - in certain contexts, at least.Hezki Baruch, 4/3/2014, 1:13 AM

Report: Haredi Pesach Eve Induction Postponed

Induction orders sent to thousands of hared youths will apparently be postponed, a report Monday said.Moshe Cohen, 3/31/2014, 4:50 PM

Extremists Mount Anti-iPhone Campaign

Organization declares "war" on the practice of entering synagogues with smartphones.Gil Ronen, 12/29/2012, 9:13 PM

Interest Booming: Harish 'Not Only a Haredi City'

Real Estate managers of the yet-to-be built city of Harish report that interest is growing among orthodox and secular alike.Annie Lubin, 11/2/2012, 1:43 AM