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'Haredim have a chance to solve a years-long problem

'Since October 7, question of enlistment is no longer a social question, but an existential one,' MK Matan Kahana says.

'Haredim have a chance to solve a years-long problem

Many jeered; now they understand the importance

A survey conducted by the Netzah Yehuda haredi IDF unit among graduates of the Shlav Bet program found that 75% served over a hundred days of reserve duty.

Many jeered; now they understand the importance

Kiryat Ye'arim: Haredi residents vote in protest

The incumbent head of the Kiryat Ye’arim Council won the local elections, but will have difficulty functioning in the absence of a majority in the city council. 36.1% put a green protest ballot in their envelope.

Kiryat Ye'arim: Haredi residents vote in protest

In first: Haredi mayor elected to head Tzfat

Shas candidate Yossi Kakon defeats incumbent Shuki Ohana, winning 52.2% of the vote. 'We are brothers, and we will work together for the benefit of all the city's residents.'

In first: Haredi mayor elected to head Tzfat

Hundreds protest in Jerusalem for 'equal draft'

Parallel to Supreme Court hearing, hundreds protest in favor of drafting haredim; haredi groups hold counter-protest insisting, 'I will not draft to an army of Torah destruction.'

Hundreds protest in Jerusalem for 'equal draft'

IDF weighing yeshiva for haredi soldiers near border

New initiative aims to allow haredi soldiers to maintain religious lifestyle, regular Torah study, while protecting Israel's borders.

IDF weighing yeshiva for haredi soldiers near border

'Unthinkable that during a war, haredim won't serve'

Former Justice Min. Ayelet Shaked says that passing humanitarian aid to Gaza is 'mother of all sins,' haredim should serve in IDF during wartime.

'Unthinkable that during a war, haredim won't serve'

The importance of Nahal Haredi - now, more than ever

The Jewish nation is in physical and existential danger. We need the haredi soldiers now more than ever, to lead the charge against those who mean to kill and destroy us, and to uproot us from the land of our heritage and destiny.

The importance of Nahal Haredi - now, more than ever

Who knows what F stands for?

Haredi school surprises students with firetruck exhibition and fire safety lecture.

Who knows what F stands for?

'We will set the entire state on fire'

Violent protests against the autopsy of a 13-year-old boy found dead in his home are now in their second day.

'We will set the entire state on fire'

Haredi couple sue for antisemitism on flight

Haredi couple are suing JetBlue for $40 million, claiming they were removed from their Aruba-New York flight because they are Jewish.

Haredi couple sue for antisemitism on flight

Composer of 'Pharaoh in Pajamas' passes away

Rabbi Alter Tzvi Aryeh Yachnes, known as 'Rebbe Alter,' passed away Friday night at a Jerusalem hospital.

Composer of 'Pharaoh in Pajamas' passes away

Jews around the world are praying for your success

Rabbi Yitzhak Zilberstein, senior haredi rabbi, speaks with IDF rabbi stationed on northern border, tells him, 'There's no synagogue in the world where they aren't praying for you.'

Jews around the world are praying for your success

Jewish settlement in Gaza? 'I won't oppose it'

Housing Min. Yitzhak Goldknopf won't rule out Jewish settlement in Gaza, urges Israelis to back the government during wartime.

Jewish settlement in Gaza? 'I won't oppose it'

Rabbi attacked, mutual complaints filed

Leader of Ashdod's Vizhnitz hasidic community is attacked by local resident, both sides file complaints.

Rabbi attacked, mutual complaints filed

IDF withdraws from city due to assaults on soldiers

Following numerous assaults on IDF soldiers, the IDF has withdrawn its troops from defending the city of Modi'in Ilit.

IDF withdraws from city due to assaults on soldiers

Hadash-Ta'al pressuring haredi parties

MK Ofer Cassif and MK Ahmad Tibi are pressuring the haredi parties to prevent the impeachment of the MK who expressed support for the lawsuit against Israel in the ICJ.

Hadash-Ta'al pressuring haredi parties

Haredi rabbi: No rain? 'Acknowledge miracles'

Rabbi Yitzhak Zilberstein urges public to recognize 'outstanding, amazing miracle' of lack of damage by rockets launched towards Israel.

Haredi rabbi: No rain? 'Acknowledge miracles'

Rabbi Matisyahu Chaim Salomon, BMG mashgiach, passes away

US Jewry mourns passing of Rabbi Matisyahu Chaim Salomon, mashgiach of Lakewood's Bais Medrash Govoha.

Rabbi Matisyahu Chaim Salomon, BMG mashgiach, passes away

Haredim taken off plane: 'Imbalance in weight'

Three haredi passengers removed from flight after changing seats for religious reasons. 'This is a violation because of weight imbalance.

Haredim taken off plane: 'Imbalance in weight'

Haredi man arrested in Moldova for smuggling ecstasy

The suspect is an Israeli man who agreed to take several boxes of drugs to Moldova in exchange for $500 and a plane ticket.

Haredi man arrested in Moldova for smuggling ecstasy

Leading rabbi speaks out in support of working haredim

Rabbi Moshe Hillel Hirsch: Working haredim to be viewed, treated, as Torah-learners, new yeshivas should be founded for them.

Leading rabbi speaks out in support of working haredim

Haredi rabbis denounce journalists who praise soldiers

A strongly worded letter to the haredi community attacks journalists who praise soldiers and encourage IDF service for men and women.

Haredi rabbis denounce journalists who praise soldiers

Haredi rabbi: This is why yeshiva students don't visit injured

Rabbi Yitzhak Zilberstein, leading haredi rabbi, explains why yeshiva students do not pay hospital visits to those injured in war.

Haredi rabbi: This is why yeshiva students don't visit injured

Family of Biala Rebbe asks public to pray for his recovery

The 89-year-old Biala Rebbe, Rabbi Bezalel Simcha Menachem Benzion Rabinowitz, is suffering great weakness and needs prayers, family says.

Family of Biala Rebbe asks public to pray for his recovery

70% say that a man who isn't learning Torah should enlist

A recent survey of haredi communities shows widespread and growing support for service in the IDF following the OCt. 7th massacre.

70% say that a man who isn't learning Torah should enlist

Hasidic couple who converted revealed as imposters

Yechiel Yisroel Bloyd joined the Satmar community several years ago. Now they are claiming he's an imposter. Bloyd denies this.

Hasidic couple who converted revealed as imposters

Leading haredi rabbi: 'Don't hold large parties'

'Holding large parties at the present time may cause a desecration of G-d's Name,' Rabbi Yitzhak Zilberstein warns.

Leading haredi rabbi: 'Don't hold large parties'

Deputy Minister: 'This is how Gantz tries to become PM?'

Deputy Minister Uri Maklev rebukes Benny Gantz for criticizing haredi educational budget plan.

Deputy Minister: 'This is how Gantz tries to become PM?'

135 haredi soldiers enlist in IDF

The new draftees will undergo an abbreviated basic training and take on roles as reservists in a variety of units.

135 haredi soldiers enlist in IDF

This is not the time for baseless hatred, no one will lack funds

PM Netanyahu answers journalists' questions on budget, asking, 'Is a haredi teacher not a teacher? Is a haredi child half a child?'

This is not the time for baseless hatred, no one will lack funds

Haredi yeshiva sets table for hostages

The Nehora Yeshiva has become the first haredi yeshiva to display what has become an international symbol of the cause of the hostages.

Haredi yeshiva sets table for hostages

'The angels accompany you'

The Sadigura Rebbe in Jerusalem visited an IDF base near Gaza and the village of Kfar Aza.

'The angels accompany you'

120 haredi IDF recruits complete basic training

The 120 new soldiers enlisted two weeks ago and will be assigned to various jobs.

120 haredi IDF recruits complete basic training

Left-winger admits to agreeing with the Right

Tzufit Grant meets with hareidi women who volunteered to help the IDF and talks about the moment she agreed with Daniella Weiss.

Left-winger admits to agreeing with the Right

Hassidic leader sends gifts to IDF soldiers

The Boyan Rebbe sent prayer books, chocolates, and letters to soldiers. 'You are etched into our hearts and into the hearts of the people.'

Hassidic leader sends gifts to IDF soldiers

Anti-Zionist haredi community announces day of prayer

The Eida Haharedit is calling on members to pray for the well-being of the Jews of the land of Israel.

Anti-Zionist haredi community announces day of prayer

Nahal Haredi embarks on task to benefit all IDF units

Nahal Haredi is not just an integral part of Israel's present; it's the driving force behind socio-economic change.

Nahal Haredi embarks on task to benefit all IDF units

In one morning: Over 100 haredim enlist in IDF

Over 100 haredi new recruits will undergo basic training before serving as ambulance drivers and paramedics in the IDF.

In one morning: Over 100 haredim enlist in IDF

IDF: Over 2,000 haredim requested to enlist since start of war

IDF spokesman notes uptick in haredi requests to enlist, emphasizes, 'Every building which falls in Gaza is a building Hamas operates from.'

IDF: Over 2,000 haredim requested to enlist since start of war

'Anyone not in yeshiva should volunteer with police'

Rabbi Yitzhak Zilberstein, leading haredi rabbi: If police experts say armed patrols are needed, there should be patrols on Shabbat as well.

'Anyone not in yeshiva should volunteer with police'

'Our public is mobilized to be part of the war'

Will we see an influx of haredim into the IDF? Journalist Israel Cohen on the change in trend, from within the sector and in the leadership

'Our public is mobilized to be part of the war'

Haredi initiative offers bereaved families much-needed support

Ahead of the hundreds of funerals expected in the coming days, the haredi community has begun an initiative to support the mourners.

Haredi initiative offers bereaved families much-needed support

UTJ minister: If the Draft Law isn't approved, I will resign

Housing Minister Yitzhak Goldknopf in interview: As soon as the Draft Law is not passed, I will resign.

UTJ minister: If the Draft Law isn't approved, I will resign

Male protesters break up women's film night

A haredi women's screening of various films was disturbed by a group of men protesting gender separation.

Male protesters break up women's film night

Haredi man sues bus driver who humiliated him on public route

The lawsuit alleges that the driver recorded an exchange containing a series of taunts and threatening demands to a haredi passenger.

Haredi man sues bus driver who humiliated him on public route

Public outrage after radio host calls haredim 'cancer'

103FM is facing massive backlash after broadcaster Ron Koffman called the haredi public 'cancer' on air.

Public outrage after radio host calls haredim 'cancer'

Protest leaders fear biblical law will overturn democracy

Activists against the judicial reform explain why they believe the current coalition poses such a danger to the state.

Protest leaders fear biblical law will overturn democracy

Finance committee approves millions for haredi institutions

In accordance with the coalition agreements, millions of shekel will go to funding a wide range of haredi educational initiatives.

Finance committee approves millions for haredi institutions

'Haredim are a parasitic population'

B'Tsalmo organization demands criminal investigation of former MK for incitement, racism, and sedition following remarks about haredim.

'Haredim are a parasitic population'

Increase in the number of haredim in the workforce

Ministry of Finance data shows increase in number of working haredi community members since 2019, partly unrelated to population growth.

Increase in the number of haredim in the workforce

Police dress as haredim to catch stone-throwers

A Jerusalem police force dressed as haredim to catch two residents of eastern Jerusalem in the act of attacking cars with stones.

Police dress as haredim to catch stone-throwers

Haredi students receiving degrees, entering workforce, in droves

The percentage in haredi society of those who officially work has reached a record high of 55.8%

Haredi students receiving degrees, entering workforce, in droves

Hundreds of women demonstrate against haredim in Bnei Brak

Rabbis tell residents to avoid places where left-wing demonstrators have gathered to demonstrate against the haredi community.

Hundreds of women demonstrate against haredim in Bnei Brak

Yeshiva students sue PA Arab for 100,000 NIS in reparations

Two yeshiva students are demanding 100,000 shekel sfrom a Palestinian Arab who attacked them in Jerusalem.

Yeshiva students sue PA Arab for 100,000 NIS in reparations

Airline apologizes to woman who was asked by haredi to move

Kraus claims she was pressured to switch seats because she's a woman, but the passenger says his son just wanted to sit next to his friend.

Airline apologizes to woman who was asked by haredi to move

Belz schools to implement core curriculum

Two schools to participate in initial pilot program, as agreement expected to expand to include all Belz schools and their 9,000 students.

Belz schools to implement core curriculum

'We will not agree to mandatory service'

Representatives of haredi parties make clear they oppose mandatory service for haredim, even in a civil-national framework.

'We will not agree to mandatory service'

'We were attacked on way to delivery room'

Couple attacked by Arab mob throwing stones and fireworks after making wrong turn into Issawiya while attempting to reach hospital.

'We were attacked on way to delivery room'

'I think all haredim need to enlist in the army'

'We need to create the right framework for haredim, so that they can come and serve,' MK Almog Cohen stresses.

'I think all haredim need to enlist in the army'