28 arrested as haredi demonstrators block roads in Bnei Brak

Yerushalmi Faction protesters take to the streets to condemn arrest of haredi draft dodger. Highway 4 blocked as part of protests.David Rosenberg, 3/22/2018, 8:13 PM

Yerushalmi Faction to shut down Bnei Brak roads Monday

Extremist anti-draft haredi group plans follow-up demonstration in Bnei Brak, after group shut down traffic in Jerusalem last week.David Rosenberg, 3/12/2018, 1:24 PM

Yisrael Beytenu threatens to bolt coalition over Draft Law

'If haredi-backed draft law passes, we'll leave the government,' warns Defense Minister's Yisrael Beytenu faction.David Rosenberg, 3/12/2018, 9:50 AM

PM meets with UTJ head in last-ditch effort to avoid elections

Following week abroad, Netanyahu meets with haredi lawmaker in effort to resolve coalition crisis, prevent government collapse.David Rosenberg, 3/11/2018, 8:51 PM

Haredi leaders reject compromise on Draft Law

Coalition crisis deepens as UTJ leaders reject compromise offered to end crisis over draft law.David Rosenberg, 3/11/2018, 5:51 PM

'We will never surrender to haredi extortion'

Liberman rejects proposed Draft Law compromise aimed at ending coalition crisis, averting snap elections.David Rosenberg, 3/9/2018, 10:52 AM

Haredi anti-draft radicals shut down Jerusalem streets

Anti-draft protesters launch first demonstration following death of Yerushalmi Faction leader.David Rosenberg, 3/8/2018, 6:44 PM

Haredi parties split over coalition crisis?

Shas MK Yaakov Margi slams UTJ for sparking coalition crisis over draft law.Tzvi Lev, 3/8/2018, 6:06 PM

'Beis Yaakov' graduate becomes Israel's first-ever haredi Judge

Chavi Toker, a mother of four, becomes Israel's first-ever haredi female justice.Tzvi Lev, 2/22/2018, 2:57 PM

Soldier attacked in Jerusalem synagogue - flees in ambulance

Haredi extremists attack religious soldier during prayers in Beit Yisrael synagogue. Soldier evacuated via ambulance.David Rosenberg, 2/18/2018, 8:33 PM

Canadian rabbi leads haredi-Arab dialogue in northern Israel

Founder of Dirshu global Jewish education initiative meets with members of Afifi group in Galilee.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2018, 7:52 PM

Forging haredi-secular unity in the Galilee

Despite political tensions over issues of religion and state, haredi NGO highlights bond between religious, secular in Galilee town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2018, 6:34 PM

Watch: How you can protect your children from sexual abuse

Orthodox educator looks to share his insights into combating child abuse with Israeli parents. 'Abusers afraid of educated children.'Yoni Kempinski/Mordechai Sones, 2/4/2018, 3:43 PM

Meet the haredi rabbi leading the fight against child abuse

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, founder of Monsey-based Darchei Noam Yeshiva, visits Israel to promote awareness of child abuse.David Rosenberg, 2/2/2018, 10:15 AM

'Haredi community a threat to Israel's democracy'

Influential think tank head warns that haredi community threatening Israel's democracy, urges public to ward off haredi 'extortion'.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2018, 3:29 PM

Israel to get its first female haredi judge?

From Beis Yaakov to judgeship: Justice Minister Ayelet vows to secure appointment of Israel's first female haredi judge.David Rosenberg, 1/23/2018, 9:13 AM

'My son is dying of cancer, how can you draft him?'

Family of haredi teen who died of cancer says army harassed them until days after his death, demanding he show up to draft office.David Rosenberg, 1/16/2018, 11:46 AM

Gur Hassidic movement bans emergency responders

Gur bans members from volunteering as paramedics or with police department, warns children of volunteers will be removed from school.David Rosenberg, 1/16/2018, 10:03 AM

Haredi stone-thrower arrested for attack on IDF soldier

Anti-draft extremist arrested in Beit Shemesh after stone-throwing attack causes IDF soldier to crash, injuring him.David Rosenberg, 1/8/2018, 10:28 PM

Jerusalem Arabs arrested for assaulting haredi youths

Police nab two Jerusalem Arabs wanted for vicious attack on haredi youths.David Rosenberg, 1/2/2018, 12:03 PM

Education rising, poverty dropping among haredim

New report shows startling new trends in the haredi community. Poverty and fertility rate dropping, more haredim getting university degrees.Tzvi Lev, 12/31/2017, 7:49 AM

Former haredi soldier confronts leader of Yerushalmi Faction

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, leader of the Yerushalmi Faction responsible for mass demonstrations, confronted by haredi man who served in the IDF.David Rosenberg, 12/8/2017, 12:55 PM

35 arrested as protesters block Jerusalem roads, light rail

Watch: Anti-draft demonstrators shut down major intersections in Jerusalem, block light rail train.David Rosenberg, 11/26/2017, 6:40 PM

33 arrested as thousands of haredi protesters block traffic

'Severe violence' as thousands of anti-draft demonstrators block traffic in Bnei Brak, Jerusalem. 12 protesters injured, 33 arrested.David Rosenberg, 11/20/2017, 7:59 PM

Watch: Haredi paratroopers train on 'Eichmann Tower'

All-haredi paratrooper company conducts simulated drops from IDF's 'Eichmann Tower', prepares for their first set of real jumps.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2017, 4:08 PM

20 arrested as haredi protesters shut down Jerusalem light rail

Hundreds of anti-draft demonstrators take to the streets in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak, blocking traffic. At least 20 arrested thus far.David Rosenberg, 11/19/2017, 8:51 PM

12 officers suspected of police brutality against haredi rioters

Police department conducting internal investigations against 12 officers accused of using excessive force against haredi protesters.David Rosenberg, 11/13/2017, 9:24 AM

Israelis back draft for haredim - but not Israeli Arabs

Two-thirds of Jews back drafting young haredi men into IDF - but mostly oppose extending draft to Arab community.David Rosenberg, 11/7/2017, 2:52 PM

Protesters plan 'Secular Day of Rage'

Jerusalem city council member plans mass anti-Orthodox 'Day of Rage' across country.David Rosenberg, 11/3/2017, 1:22 PM

'I'm afraid to drive through haredi neighborhoods'

Egged bus driver describes attack by anti-draft radicals during protest last week.David Rosenberg, 10/29/2017, 10:49 PM

'Anti-draft radicals look like us, but we're nothing like them'

Haredi MK blasts Yerushalmi Faction over anti-draft protests, says most haredi Jews opposed to radical group's behavior.David Rosenberg, 10/29/2017, 3:55 PM

Report: Haredi MKs to vote against 'Greater Jerusalem' bill

UTJ party reportedly opposed to bill expanding Jerusalem's municipal borders to include nearby towns in Judea and Samaria.David Rosenberg, 10/26/2017, 9:05 PM

Filmmaker: Jews killed in Holocaust because they didn't blend in

'Vast majority of Hasidic Jews killed in Holocaust because they refused to blend in,' says documentary film director.David Rosenberg, 10/24/2017, 8:23 AM

Police: Haredim all look the same

After police mark haredi demonstrators with numbers, spokeswoman explains decision: 'They all look the same, we had no choice.'David Rosenberg, 10/23/2017, 11:21 AM

'Anti-draft radicals are like ISIS'

Senior haredi rabbi compares radical haredi anti-draft group to ISIS terrorists. 'They could teach Nazi propagandists a thing or two.'David Rosenberg, 10/23/2017, 10:42 AM

'Anti-draft protesters are reckless fools'

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky blasts Yerushalmi Faction over wave of anti-draft protests: 'They're empty, foolish people who insult great rabbis.'David Rosenberg, 10/23/2017, 8:27 AM

Police mark haredi demonstrators with numbers after arrests

Anti-draft demonstrators' hands marked with numbers after they refuse to identify themselves to police.David Rosenberg, 10/22/2017, 8:51 PM

Female soldier who fended off anti-IDF radicals to be indicted?

IDF soldier who was harassed by dozens of anti-draft protesters faces possible assault charges.David Rosenberg, 10/22/2017, 3:40 PM

Haredi enlistment rising - but IDF still not meeting goals

The number of haredi Jews drafting into the IDF continues to rise, but IDF is still far from reaching its goals, report finds.Tzvi Lev, 9/26/2017, 10:08 AM

Number of haredi Jews entering workforce slowing, report finds

A new study finds that only 51% of haredi men are working, far less than the government's goal of 63% by 2020.Tzvi Lev, 9/25/2017, 4:50 PM

Oren Hazan slams attempts to force haredi draft

'How can we tell them not to learn Torah when we have our own state? Why should haredi Jews be forced to serve - but not Arabs?'Tzvi Lev, 9/18/2017, 2:25 PM

Minister: Police are going to have to explain their behavior

Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan promises investigation into claims of police brutality at haredi anti-draft rally in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 9/18/2017, 9:21 AM

'Excessive, needless, life-threatening violence'

Police department to examine charges officers used excessive force to break up haredi anti-draft protest in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 9/17/2017, 8:56 PM

3-year-old seriously injured at Beitar construction site

Young girl in serious condition in haredi town of Beitar Illit south of Jerusalem after falling into pit at construction site.David Rosenberg, 9/7/2017, 10:32 PM

Anti-draft extremist arrested for hanging effigy of IDF soldier

Suspect arrested for hanging IDF soldier in effigy during Lag Ba'omer during wave of anti-IDF incitement.David Rosenberg, 9/4/2017, 1:43 PM

'I've got a serious problem with haredi Jews'

Left-wing demonstrator who mocked religious Jew, demanded he shave beard and remove kippah doubles down on comments. 'I won't apologize.'David Rosenberg, 8/28/2017, 10:09 AM

'Time for a joint haredi list'

UTJ MK calls for Ashkenazi, Sefardi haredi parties to run on joint list, modeled after the Arab Joint List party.David Rosenberg, 8/23/2017, 9:04 AM

Bride dies of electrocution days after wedding

Young haredi woman from northern Israel dies at last 'Sheva Brachot' celebration after her wedding.Michal Levy, 8/22/2017, 8:16 AM

Women charged with posing as psychologists

Haredi women defraud family suffering from domestic violence, refrain from reporting beating of minors to police.Gary Willig, 8/17/2017, 7:03 PM

New low: Haaretz writer compares haredi community to neo-Nazis

Haaretz writer indulges in old-fashioned haredi-baiting, comparing haredi community to neo-Nazis.David Rosenberg, 8/14/2017, 12:04 PM

Monsey Jews protest 'anti-Semitic abuse' of 3-year-old boy

Jewish residents of Monsey, New York say 3-year-old boy was violently thrown into squad car after he was locked out of his home.David Rosenberg, 8/13/2017, 9:39 PM

The surprising results of Israel's matriculation exams

Haredi students' standardized test scores prove doubly surprising.David Rosenberg, 8/11/2017, 11:42 AM

Radicals trap Beit Shemesh family over kids' 'immodest' clothes

'We woke up to an absolute nightmare.' Family finds themselves trapped inside apartment after vandals destroy front door lock.David Rosenberg, 7/17/2017, 2:50 PM

Friedman: We will continue to aid the haredi community

US Ambassador to Israel participates in 'Hamodia' newspaper conference, addresses embassy's relationship with haredi community.Yoni Kempinski, 7/9/2017, 1:27 PM

Holistic 'doctor' indicted for raping female haredi patients

Suspect raped, sexually abused haredi women suffering from depression, claimed rabbis had endorsed his treatment.David Rosenberg, 6/28/2017, 11:34 AM

Haredim score victory: Rail work cancelled for coming Shabbat

PM, Infrastructure Minister meet with haredi MKs, agree to preserve status quo on Shabbat.Hezki Baruch, 6/22/2017, 8:01 PM

The Prime Minister's female haredi pilot

Nechama Spiegel-Novack, married mother of four, becomes first haredi woman to fly Prime Minister abroad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2017, 9:37 AM