This year: Memorial ceremony for fallen haredi IDF soldiers

'The State of Israel will never forget those who gave their lives for the people of Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2019, 11:39 AM

Will Haredim soon join the Israeli Air Force?

Is Israel's Air Force the next frontier for haredi integration into the IDF?Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2019, 2:56 PM

IDF launches campaign to recruit haredim to fight

Combat units: Netzach Yehuda Battalion, Tomer Company in Givati, Hetz Company in Paratroopers, Mageni Hanegev Brigade, Air and Space Corps.Mordechai Sones, 1/28/2019, 6:50 PM

President lights Hanukkah candle with haredi soldiers

Reuven Rivlin joined by haredi soldiers for candle lighting on first night of Hanukkah festival.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2018, 10:10 PM

Record number of haredi paratroopers sworn in

Haredi paratrooper company sworn in at Western Wall as requests to join unit continue to climb.Tzvi Lev, 9/3/2018, 12:20 PM

Haredi lone soldiers receive new home in Jerusalem

Nahal Haredi inaugurates new home for lone soldiers, emphasizes need for support for haredi soldiers who can't go home during army service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2018, 12:13 PM

'IDF can't handle so many haredi soldiers at once'

Education Minister Bennett says coalition crisis is 'hollow,' no reason to push for immediate draft of all haredi yeshiva students.Hezki Baruch, 3/12/2018, 12:02 PM

Effigy of haredi IDF soldier hung in Jerusalem

Police remove second effigy in 12 hours, opposition MK demands coalition speak out against incitement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2018, 3:10 PM

Haredi rabbis ban dressing up as IDF soldiers during Purim

Group of 35 haredi rabbis sign letter forbidding children from dressing up as IDF soldiers. 'Stay away from this ugliness.'Tzvi Lev, 2/15/2018, 8:05 PM

'You serve without sacrificing an iota of your faith'

President Reuven Rivlin meets with haredi soldiers of the 'Abirei Hashachar' battalion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2018, 1:24 PM

IDF relaxes restrictions on facial hair for religious soldiers

The IDF relaxed its grooming standards to enable religious soldiers to grow beards after revised rules in 2016 caused a huge backlash.Tzvi Lev, 2/4/2018, 6:47 PM

Deri blasts preferences for haredi soldiers

'We argued for over an hour'. Interior Minister opposes preferences for haredim who served in the IDF when hiring for public sector jobs.Michal Levi, 12/18/2017, 12:46 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

Haredi officer awarded huge settlement over harassment

Court rules publishers of 'Shaming' pamphlets targeting and harassing haredi soldiers must pay 650,000 shekels to haredi officer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2017, 10:16 PM

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

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

'You're following in Abraham's footsteps'

Haredi soldiers hold battalion exercise in Jordan Valley. 'You do what is right despite what others think, just like Abraham.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/20/2017, 10:53 AM

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

Homeless: Haredi family evicted over father's IDF service

Haredi family in Jerusalem thrown out of their home days before Rosh Hashanah after landlord discovers the father served in the IDF.David Rosenberg, 9/15/2017, 10:31 AM

That's not kosher: Haredi soldiers fed non-kosher food

Religious soldiers from Nahal Haredi unit sent to army education center given non-kosher food in violation of unit's regulations.David Rosenberg, 8/27/2017, 10:23 PM

Brigade commander talks with haredi soldiers on women's singing

Commander removes haredi soldiers during social event with women's singing, encourages them to maintain their way of life in the army.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/17/2017, 8:16 AM

90% of haredi soldiers find jobs after army

New study shows 87% of Shachar soldiers and 88% of Netzah Yehuda soldiers integrate into job market after release from army.Michal Levi, 8/10/2017, 2:57 PM

'Ministers are silent as haredi soldiers are attacked'

Likud MK slams haredi leaders for standing by and allowing incitement and violence against haredi IDF soldiers.Shimon Cohen, 7/10/2017, 6:57 PM

'Attacks on haredi soldiers harm all haredim'

Associate of leading haredi rabbinic figure says haredim who attack haredi soldiers commit a grave offense against Judaism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2017, 8:01 PM

Rivlin: Haredi soldiers are the 'finest among our sons'

President tells haredi soldiers, 'You protect us at the front, we'll safeguard you on the home front.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2017, 10:55 AM

Watch: Haredi soldiers attacked at synagogue

3 haredi soldiers were extricated by police after being attacked by dozens of extremists at a synagogue in J'lem Beit Yisrael neighborhood.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2017, 8:03 AM

'Every soldier should walk proudly through Mea Shearim'

Protest march in Mea Shearim planned against attacks on haredi IDF soldiers.Shimon Cohen, 6/19/2017, 12:12 AM

'An IDF soldier wanted to buy a Torah book'

Yair Lapid protests on Facebook: An IDF soldier, son of a former MK, was attacked for attempting to buy a Torah book in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2017, 10:32 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

Haredi community holds memorial ceremony for fallen soldiers

Amid growing incitement, haredi community holds Bnei Brak ceremony commemorating fallen haredi soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2017, 10:25 AM

'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

Watch: Anti-Zionist extremists attack undercover cop

Eight arrested for attacking cop disguised as haredi soldier in Meah Sharim neighborhood of Jerusalem.Ido Ben Porat, 4/6/2017, 4:23 PM

Netanyahu: The media is an industry of gloom

PM says Israeli media is free and will remain so, but is monolithic in only seeing the bad in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2017, 5:11 PM

Liberman: A new policy against Hamas

Defense Minister says Israel has changed its way of fighting Hamas since he assumed office, said Iran is source of security threats.Gary Willig, 3/26/2017, 4:37 PM

'Those who put up the dolls are suspected of inciting violence'

State attorney approves police investigation on suspicions that dolls put up on Purim incite violence against haredi soldiers.Haim Lev, 3/17/2017, 8:31 AM

Haredi leader blasts extremists, issues synagogue ban

'This place is open to all Jews. Those who try to ruin it can never be forgiven and are banned from our synagogue.'Michal Levy, 3/14/2017, 7:35 PM

'A despicable act, we need to wake up before its too late'

ZAKA head Yehuda Meshi Zahav reacted sharply to the hanging of effigies of haredi soldiers on Jerusalem streets during Purim.Yoel Domb, 3/14/2017, 10:51 AM

Police to investigate incitement against haredi soldiers

After radicals hang haredi soldiers in effigy, AG approves first-ever investigation into incitement against religious soldiers.David Rosenberg, 3/13/2017, 2:57 PM

Extremists hang faux haredi soldiers

Eida Haharedit youth hang dummies dressed as haredi soldiers.Michal Levy, 3/13/2017, 1:40 PM

'This is how we deal with those who attack haredi soldiers'

Attorney General announces new measures to deal with incitement and harassment against haredi soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2017, 5:23 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

Watch: Haredi soldiers attacked in Jerusalem

Two haredi IDF soldiers were rushed out of a restaurant last night in the haredi Meah Shearim neighborhood after being verbally attacked.Ben Shaul, 2/3/2017, 10:56 AM

Urgent IDF subcommittee debate on harassment of haredi soldiers

Committee chairman Ohana: "Whoever persecutes haredi soldiers - we'll persecute him back!"Mordechai Sones, 1/10/2017, 9:39 PM

Liberman: stricter punishments for harassing haredi soldiers

Defense Minister calls for stricter enforcement and harsher measures against those who harass haredi IDF soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2016, 6:20 PM

Haredi party heads refuse to condemn 'soldier shaming'

Haredi soldiers fall victim to haredi 'shaming campaign,' UTJ and Shas leaders refuse to condemn incitement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2016, 8:22 AM

Watch: Radicals target haredi soldier in synagogue

Anti-Zionists hurl verbal abuse at religious soldier, demand he leave neighborhood after coming to pray at local synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2016, 10:37 PM

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

Haredi soldiers combine army with Talmud at swearing-in ceremony

The newest solders in the Nahal Haredi unit turned their swearing-in ceremony into milestone for religious IDF soldiers.Ido Ben Porat, 9/2/2016, 1:00 PM

Watch: Haredi soldier verbally abused on Bnei Brak streets

Video posted online shows example of plight of many haredi IDF soldiers, who are often jeered and heckled on the streets in haredi cities.Shai Landesman, 7/20/2016, 1:01 PM

Haredi soldier spills his heart to IDF Chief of Staff

A. was excommunicated by family, then abandoned by army after tumor found in his head - until a chance encounter with Gadi Eizenkot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2016, 5:18 PM

And then, Meir, I began to cry.

A letter from a haredi soldier to his former classmate. Isaac Kohn, 5/18/2016, 5:11 PM

Ben-Dahan to haredim: Condemn extremists in your midst

Dep. Defense Minister Ben-Dahan demands haredi leadership condemn attacks on religious soldiers.Hezki Baruch, 2/17/2016, 8:25 PM

'Haredi soldier' effigy with dog's face at protest

Four arrested during haredi extremist protest against IDF enlistment, which included dehumanization of haredi soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2015, 8:14 AM

New Draft Law postpones haredi IDF service

'Trial period' postponed, then extended until 2020; criminal sanctions not to be enforced until 2023.Tova Dvorin, 11/6/2015, 8:24 AM

Haredi Soldiers Foil Two Terror Cells

Nahal Haredi troops take large role in combating the terror wave, even as they study Rambam as part of a special program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2015, 6:36 PM

Ya'alon: 'Zero Tolerance' for Haredi Incitement Against IDF

Defense Minister urges haredi leaders to condemn wave of violence against haredi soldiers and their recruiters.Uzi Baruch, 8/27/2015, 8:27 PM