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

30 haredi paratroopers sworn into IDF at Western Wall

Program bringing haredi men into IDF's Paratrooper Brigade marks milestone with swearing in of 30 new haredi soldiers.Uzi Baruch, 6/9/2017, 8:13 AM

Watch: Radical anti-Zionists break into IDF base

Hundreds of haredi demonstrators protest against draft, break into army complex in Tzrifin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2017, 11:46 AM

Gafni: Supreme Court crossed the line

Chairman of Knesset Finance Committee: We are the only nation in the world where the people do not choose the Supreme Court judges.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2017, 10:07 PM

4 yeshiva students stabbed in southern Israel

Local man breaks into Netivot yeshiva, attacks students.David Rosenberg, 5/2/2017, 2:18 PM

Bedouin man gets 10 months for sexually assaulting haredi girl

Man convicted of sexually assaulting 15-year old girl in Beitar given 10 months in jail, his friend just 3 months community service.David Rosenberg, 4/24/2017, 3:03 PM

'Better for your children to die than to join the IDF'

Anti-Zionist rabbi tells parents that their sons' deaths would be preferable to their enlisting in the Israeli army.David Rosenberg, 4/21/2017, 12:39 PM

'Haredim are constantly fighting each other over everything'

Rabbi Meir Mazuz says divisiveness harming haredi community, slams radical anti-draft 'Yerushalmi Faction'.Michal Levy, 4/2/2017, 4:03 PM

Haredi entrepreneurs wow tech world at NYC expo

Company integrates haredi techies into start-up world. 'This is the future of the haredi community,' says Kamatech founder.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2017, 4:21 PM

Yeshiva students ordered to report for draft - on Purim

Haredi yeshiva students say Defense Ministry has ordered them to show up at induction centers during the Purim holiday.David Rosenberg, 3/10/2017, 10:01 AM

Affirmative action for haredi judges?

Justice Minister declares requirements for judicial candidates to be eased for haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2017, 8:33 PM

'Choke the haredim out of our neighborhood'

Community Administrator for Jerusalem neighborhood calls for campaign to 'strangle' haredi community, drive them out of Kiryat Yovel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2017, 11:35 AM

How much does the campaign against haredi soldiers cost?

Fundraising pamphlet distributed in US to support effort to shame haredi soldiers reveals expenses of 'hardak' campaign.Haim Lev, 2/20/2017, 12:11 PM

Haredi couple wins millions in lottery

Jerusalem couple desperate to pay electric bill turns to lottery - and wins millions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 10:19 PM

Bill to increase national service grants for yeshiva students

Bill seeks to make it easier for haredim to volunteer for national service, equalize payment for all who perform national serviceArutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 9:46 PM

Poll: Haredim oppose IDF draft - and shaming of haredi soldiers

Survey shows 78% of haredi Jews in Israel oppose draft of yeshiva students. Large majority also opposes campaign to shame haredi soldiers.David Rosenberg, 2/17/2017, 2:13 PM

Authorities crack down on 'Modesty Police' in Jerusalem

Police arrest senior members of vigilante 'modesty watch' in capital.David Rosenberg, 2/13/2017, 12:57 PM

Policeman questioned for assaulting haredi protester

Officer questioned after police receive video showing him shoving haredi protester at demonstration against arrest of draft dodger.Gary Willig, 2/9/2017, 10:09 PM