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

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

Arab man with kippa, sidelocks, arrested in Bnei Brak

Jerusalem Arab dressed as haredi arrested in Bnei Brak for assault.David Rosenberg, 11/12/2017, 7:50 PM

Rabbi Shteinman hospitalized

103-year-old leader of Lithuanian haredi community hospitalized over high fever.Tzvi Lev, 10/29/2017, 10:11 AM

'Anti-draft radicals aren't human'

Head of Bnei Brak's Ponovezh Yeshiva joins growing list of haredi leaders openly condemning the radical Yerushalmi Faction.Tzvi Lev, 10/26/2017, 6:36 PM

'Rivlin is a Nazi apostate' scrawled on Bnei Brak wall

Slanderous graffiti calling Israeli President Rivlin an 'apostate Nazi' found in Bnei Brak.David Rosenberg, 10/25/2017, 3:00 PM

Bridge which collapsed on Highway 4 to reopen within a month

Bridge connecting Bnei Brak and Givat Shmuel, which collapsed when a truck collided with it, will be repaired within a month.Chaim Lev, 10/24/2017, 12:06 AM

Police discover large drug lab in Bnei Brak

Police discover 98 lbs of marijuana ready for export in Bnei Brak, arrest lab's owner.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2017, 3:43 PM

Drug dealers caught in Bnei Brak

Search reveals suspects carried hydrocodone on their persons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2017, 2:54 PM

Bnei Brak threatens to cancel rail project over Yom Kippur work

Bnei Brak threatens to cancel the light-rail project if work takes place on Yom Kippur as planned.Tzvi Lev, 9/28/2017, 7:33 PM

Bnei Brak: 68,000 NIS stolen at gunpoint

Woman withdraws money - only to be robbed at gunpoint as she walks out of the bank.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/28/2017, 3:50 PM

Bnei Brak appeals Shabbat light rail construction

Predominantly haredi city blasts plans to carry out infrastructure work for new light rail train on Shabbat, in violation of agreement.Haim Lev, 9/25/2017, 8:40 AM

Mass brawl in Ponovezh Yeshiva

Simmering tensions between rival factions explode at Bnei Brak's Ponovezh Yeshiva when a mass brawl breaks out.Tzvi Lev, 9/7/2017, 10:10 AM

Bnei Brak man indicted for threats against Women of the Wall

Suspect allegedly planned arson of leftist NGO's office, threatened Women of the Wall leader and atheist organization.David Rosenberg, 9/5/2017, 8:24 AM

President Rivlin opens school year with haredi children

President Rivlin visits 'Boston' school in Bnei Brak, speaks to children on first day of new school year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2017, 1:13 PM

Toddler chokes to death in Bnei Brak

Baby chokes on food she regurgitated.Gary Willig, 8/1/2017, 10:13 PM

Haredi man arrested for abusing teenage boys

53-year-old Bnei Brak resident gets arrested on suspicion of abusing 14-15 year old haredi boys.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2017, 2:35 PM

Haredi man calls for terror attack against gay parade

Bnei Brak resident calls on friends to help him with terror attack - then says he wrote post out of boredom.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2017, 12:41 PM

Man carrying bags of drugs on bike arrested

Bnei Brak bike rider stopped, searched, and arrested for drug possession.Haim Lev, 5/24/2017, 12:25 PM

Bnei Brak: 60-year old woman caught stealing jewelry

Israel Police arrest 60-year-old Bnei Brak woman suspected of stealing from local store.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2017, 12:39 PM

Bnei Brak: 81 million NIS to revamp mikvehs

Bnei Brak spokesman says city invested millions in mikvehs, counters Aliza Lavie's claim the price is 'too high.'Haim Lev, 5/22/2017, 12:02 PM

Two brothers missing since yesterday found

Police locate Yosef and Yosef Shimon Amzaleg, 12 and 8, who had been missing since yesterday morning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2017, 2:20 PM

Two brothers from Bnei Brak missing since yesterday

Police requesting assistance of public to find missing brothers Yosef and Yosef Shimon Amzaleg, aged 12 and 8.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/5/2017, 9:34 AM

Reporter behind anti-haredi video dismissed

Reshet TV dismisses two workers behind video which turned out to be a fake news item targeting haredim.Chaim Lev, 5/1/2017, 1:09 AM

Anti-haredi fake news?

TV broadcaster's Facebook page uploads video showing reporter attacked in Bnei Brak, but was the video authentic? Seems it was staged.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/28/2017, 10:18 PM

Rabbi Shteinman evacuated to hospital

Leading haredi rabbinical figure rushed to hospital.Reut Hadar, 4/25/2017, 11:52 AM

Anti-Zionist radicals protest on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Some 200 members of Yerushalmi Faction hold anti-draft demonstration in front of home of haredi man involved in IDF recruitment.Michal Levy, 4/24/2017, 10:47 AM

'Shas has done nothing to protect Shabbat!'

Dean of Bnei Brak yeshiva slams Shas chief for inaction against stores opening on Shabbat.Ben Shaul, 4/24/2017, 10:43 AM

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

Bnei Brak preschool teachers try to strike, court intervenes

Bnei Brak rabbinical court orders preschool teachers not to strike, municipality slams preschool teachers for opening work debate.Ben Shaul, 3/20/2017, 9:01 AM

Mommy Had Strange Pains. Two Weeks Later, She Was Gone.

After mother of three children suddenly passed away, her orphans were found struggling on their own, alone at home.Kupat Ha'Ir, 3/16/2017, 7:53 PM

Lost toddler discovered - on bus headed to southern Israel

Two-year old boy disappears in Bnei Brak, only to be found en route to Netivot in southern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2017, 10:40 PM

Bnei Brak rabbis: No toy explosives this Purim

In rare move, haredi rabbis tell followers to report other haredim to police.Michal Levi, 3/4/2017, 8:44 PM

Man suspected of sexually assaulting women at weddings arrested

Attacker allegedly targeted women and children during haredi weddings.David Rosenberg, 3/3/2017, 7:28 AM

70 year old woman killed in Afula house fire

Senior citizen succumbs In apartment fire in Afula. 11 injured in Bnei Brak fire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2017, 3:35 PM

10,000 new housing units approved in Bnei Brak

25-year zoning plan submitted adding 10,000 housing units, million-and-a-half square meters for office and commercial areas to city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 8:11 PM

Police find 42 gas canisters in Bnei Brak storehouse

Israel Police, Energy Ministry find 42 gas cylinders in illegal Bnei Brak storehouse, discover owner is unlicensed.Refael Levi, 2/15/2017, 2:55 PM

Watch: IDF soldier attacked in Bnei Brak

IDF soldier attacked by haredi protesters after apparently trying to disperse them using pepper spray.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2017, 11:56 PM

Youth indicted for series of sexual assaults in Bnei Brak

One of victims was targeted on her way to her grandmother's house. Second victim saved by relative who passed attack site by chance.David Rosenberg, 1/29/2017, 4:13 PM

Bnei Brak youth threatens municipal welfare worker

Bnei Brak youth threatens, tries to attack municipal welfare worker after she announced plan to switch him to different school.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/23/2017, 1:12 PM

'I am amazed at how modestly the haredim live'

Veteran secular Israeli journalist speaks of his issues with and admiration for the haredi sector, such as how their heroes are scholars.Gary Willig, 1/22/2017, 7:41 PM

Yeshiva students defend holy books with their bodies

Students in Bnei Brak defend yeshiva library with holy books from demolition.Gary Willig, 1/19/2017, 4:13 PM

Baby passes out, dies under care of babysitter

Four-month old child from Bnei Brak died after losing consciousness at babysitter's house.David Rosenberg, 12/18/2016, 6:34 PM

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

Bnei Brak man suffers heatstroke

Hatzalah volunteers say heatstroke rare during fall, prolonged sun exposure caused fainting episode.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2016, 7:24 PM

Attempted break-in at home of Rabbi Steinman

Haredi youth attempted to break into home of leading rabbinic figure - in order to receive blessing before Rosh Hashanah.Haim Lev, 10/2/2016, 9:42 AM

No criminal charges for tying elderly woman to a fence

The state has decided not to press criminal charges against a caregiver who tied an elderly woman to a fence.Shlomo Piotrokowski, 9/26/2016, 7:52 PM

Secular provocateurs plan Shabbat desecration in Bnei Brak

Secular activists propose 'Shabbat desecration party' in haredi city.Yoel Domb, 9/8/2016, 2:58 PM

Taken down by a taser - and awarded 106,000 shekels

A young haredi man sued Israel Police in court, after a cop shot him with a taser - twice.Ido ben Porat, 8/31/2016, 10:30 AM

Only eleven percent of Bnei Brak students graduate high school

The Ministry of Education has published its findings, per city, of the best and worst education in the country - and why.Rachel Kaplan, 8/29/2016, 6:12 PM

Bnei Brak residents arrested for cocaine smuggling

Two young men from Bnei Brak nabbed at airport with millions of shekels worth of cocaine.David Rosenberg, 8/26/2016, 2:35 PM

Bnei Brak main roads to be closed to private traffic

To combat the stand-still traffic in the central haredi city, local officials have revealed a plan to turn the main roads into HOV lanes.Rachel Kaplan, 8/12/2016, 12:14 PM

Hatzalah medics save a boy - by making him laugh

A five year-old who had been struck by a car hysterically refused treatment - until a medical clown and EMT saved the day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2016, 12:03 PM

Man collapses, dies in Bnei Brak mikva

Young man loses consciousness while submersing in mikva, drowns.Haim Lev, 7/25/2016, 10:40 AM

Religious Zionism fights for its place in Bnei Brak

Protesters demonstrate against expropriation of historic Ulpanat Tzvia school.Benny Tucker, 6/24/2016, 8:27 AM

Bnei Brak: Driver found dead in burning minibus

Suspicious blaze sets two other cars aflame; incident under police investigation.Tova Dvorin, 4/27/2016, 10:47 PM

Provocation? Man sells bread in Bnei Brak on Passover

Police take rogue chametz seller into custody. Suspect: I'm not forcing anyone to eat it.Michal Levi, 4/26/2016, 7:10 PM