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

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

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

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

Yeshiva student in serious condition after Catskills crash

Car flips over in Catskills, injuring students from Satmar yeshiva. One student in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2018, 10:53 AM

Haredi youths arrested for stone-throwing attacks on Arabs

Youths suspected of multiple stone-throwing attacks on Arab cars, buses in Jerusalem in recent weeks.David Rosenberg, 6/11/2018, 8:16 AM

Nobel Prize winner: Haredi education - worse than in Iran

According to Professor Dan Shechtman, subpar haredi education system threatens Israel's future.Tzvi Lev, 6/10/2018, 4:21 PM

'If he comes home at 4 in the morning, leave him two cookies'

Haredi rabbi details his community's new approach to dealing with children and teens who are no longer religious.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2018, 10:06 AM

'There is no future for Orthodox Jews in the UK'

Hasidic leader in London says government demands that Jewish schools teach about gay marriage will force Orthodox Jews to leave Britain.David Rosenberg, 6/1/2018, 8:45 AM

'No right for haredi-dominated town to exist in Negev'

Yesh Atid politician serving as mayor of southern Israel city stokes fears of Hasidic immigration into community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2018, 12:13 PM

Police investigate haredi group over anti-IDF street performance

Edah Haharedit reportedly organized street performance in which children were encouraged to hurl fruit at actor dressed as IDF soldier.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2018, 10:55 PM

Hassidic leader: The state has no right to call itself 'Israel'

Vizhnitz Grand Rabbi says Israel not a Jewish state after Giro d'Italia bike race caused widespread mass public Shabbat desecration.Tzvi Lev, 5/10/2018, 7:46 PM

Haredi businessmen are threatening yeshiva deans, says rabbi

Sephardic-haredi rabbi says prominent religious businessmen demanding yeshiva deans not criticize IDF service in talks with their students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2018, 8:45 AM

Yated Ne'eman: 'Haredim have nothing to celebrate'

Major haredi daily comes out in opposition to Yom Ha'atzmaut, says original leaders of Israel denied God and did not support Torah learning.Tzvi Lev, 4/19/2018, 2:57 PM

Haredi rivalry in Beit Shemesh?

Sephardic Shas party anxiously awaits decision by UTJ counterparts whether to run own candidate for Beit Shemesh mayoral elections.Tzvi Lev, 4/12/2018, 4:54 PM

Police rescue IDF soldier from haredi anti-draft extremists

Police rush to extricate haredi IDF soldier from the extremist mob in Jerusalem's Meah Shearim neighborhood.Tzvi Lev, 4/8/2018, 6:15 PM

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