'Jerusalem needs more haredi social workers'

Member of Jerusalem City Council calls for more social workers from haredi population. 'They know the nuances of the community.'Haim Lev, 1/2/2017, 8:29 AM

'Academia is Greek culture in disguise'

Rosh Yeshiva of Ohr Yisrael says academic studies are Greek culture in disguise and must be avoided.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2016, 5:37 PM

How connected are haredim to the internet?

New study reveals half of haredi population is connected to the internet, more than a fifth half internet-capable smartphones.David Rosenberg, 12/23/2016, 1:58 PM

Israeli left looks to build up support in haredi community

Labor Party Central Committee approves addition of haredi division in bid to expand appeal.Hezki Baruch, 12/11/2016, 10:21 PM

Affirmative action for haredim, immigrants passes first vote

Bill requiring public sector to include haredim, immigrants in quotas passes in committee, prepared for vote by Knesset.David Rosenberg, 12/7/2016, 8:40 AM

Haredim most likely to do volunteer service - Arabs the least

New report shows haredim had the highest rate of volunteer service in 2015, with nearly 40% contributing some form of service.David Rubin, 12/5/2016, 9:23 AM

Haredi man protests 'racist' Arab bus driver in Bnei Brak

A haredi man shut down traffic in the heart of Bnei Brak to protest bus driver allegedly barring him - but allowing Arab passenger on board.David Rosenberg, 11/30/2016, 8:24 AM

Doctors fight to save eye of haredi girl injured during protest

18-year old haredi girl was seriously injured after being knocked down by an anti-riot water cannon during a protest in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 11/14/2016, 2:50 PM

Police attacked in Jerusalem

Squad car attacked in Mekor Baruch neighborhood in Jerusalem.Ido Ben Porat, 10/21/2016, 8:24 AM

Haredi school principal refuses to accept female student

The student, who has been sitting at home for 35 days, is barred from a school because her sister is studying at an academic college.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/20/2016, 1:32 PM

Haredi lone soldiers are not alone

In an event hosted by Defense Minister Liberman, one lone solder explained why he enlisted and continues to serve his country and G-d.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2016, 10:13 AM

New apartments in Givat Ze'ev approved after long delay

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 over new 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 on way to Jerusalem

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

Tragedy: Hassidic 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, Rosh Yeshiva of Mir Brachfeld, 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 academic 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 agree 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, nothing will be left'

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 reports'

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 Hadash, 75, passed away

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 test to prove 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 fighting for survival

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 writes emotional goodbye

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 on buses

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 victims 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 haredi communities are racist’

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

Rabbi arrested for interfering with arrest of draft-dodger

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

Judea and Samaria 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 furious over 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

Jerusalem 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

Passengers shocked 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 officials investigated over ‘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

Defense Minister condemns haredi extremists' attack on 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 cannot have a smartphone and not do army service’

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

MK: '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, too

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 Calls to 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

Matchmaking Conference Held 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, Netanyahu Meet For the 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 Tell Rivlin: We're Discriminated Against

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

Piron: Enlist Brawling Ponevezh 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