MK Forer: We'll cut yeshiva budget, open supermarkets on Shabbat

Yisrael Beytenu MK thanks haredim for friendship, promises to end religious legislation and 'bring Israel back to normalcy.'Chana Roberts, 7/11/2019, 8:27 PM

Longest life in Brooklyn - in Borough Park

According to data presented by New York City Department of Health, residents of Borough Park have life expectancy of 84.6 years.Mordechai Sones, 7/11/2019, 12:17 PM

Haredi MK: 'Nothing gained by desecrating the Sabbath'

MK Maklev slams Ramat Gan mayor for offering busing to places of entertainment on Saturdays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/10/2019, 9:42 AM

Haredi rabbi: Don't do ultrasounds during pregnancy

Rabbi Shalom Cohen, President of the 'Council of Torah Sages,' says waiting for the doctor means there's going to be a blow afterwards.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2019, 3:02 PM

'Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky is my Prime Minister'

Haredi MK surprises audience by declaring that 'his' Prime Minister is Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky.David Rosenberg, 7/2/2019, 3:00 PM

Sadigura Rebbe hospitalized

Leader of hasidic movement centered in Bnei Brak admitted to Los Angeles hospital. The public is asked to pray for his recovery.Ben Shaul, 6/25/2019, 3:38 PM

Shas: Liberman is no longer relevant

Haredi Shas party says Yisrael Beytenu is 'done with the right,' will remain outside the next government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2019, 12:12 AM

One dead in Beitar Illit accident

Car collides with bus, leaving 30-year-old haredi man dead near Beitar Illit, south of Jerusalem.Michal Levy, 6/14/2019, 7:25 AM

Torah scrolls stolen from Bnei Brak synagogue

Thief throws old Torah scroll on the floor, makes off with new ones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2019, 10:07 AM

'Today there's no patience. If it doesn't work they divorce'

Slabodka Yeshiva dean says rising divorce rates may be partly due to women working, men helping at home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2019, 3:13 PM

Gafni: Liberman was practically a part of United Torah Judaism

Slamming Liberman and Dep. A-G Zilber, UTJ's MK Gafni says party doesn't aim to bring messiah, doesn't want 'state of Jewish law.'Haim Lev, 6/5/2019, 2:46 PM

Life insurance for married yeshiva students

For the price of a pizza per month, married yeshiva students can now sign up for government-funded life insurance plan.Ben Shaul, 6/4/2019, 9:51 AM

'Liberman trampled the haredim'

United Torah Judaism MK criticizes Yisrael Beytenu chairman after Knesset is dissolved.MK Yaakov Asher, 5/30/2019, 6:26 AM

UTJ: We'll recommend Netanyahu for PM again

United Torah Judaism says it intends to recommend Netanyahu as the next Prime Minister if new elections are held.Ben Shaul, 5/29/2019, 2:35 AM

Dozens of haredi passengers sue El Al

Haredi passengers stranded in Athens in November sue El Al for damages. El Al: We operate in accordance with the law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2019, 11:01 AM

The first haredi in the Belgian parliament

Michael Freilich of Antwerp: I will be the representative of everyone - even those who did not vote for me.Yoni Kempinski, 5/27/2019, 12:03 AM

Watch: Border Police use excessive force on haredi youth

Video circulating on social media shows Border Police using brutal force on haredi youth suffering from mental disability.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/23/2019, 10:21 AM

PM makes 'no progress' in talks with Shas, nixes UTJ meeting

Coalition talks with haredi partners fail to reach breakthrough as Netanyahu prepares for talks with Liberman ahead of next week's deadline.David Rosenberg, 5/22/2019, 1:05 PM

Australia: Van carrying yeshiva students goes up in flames

Torah scroll rescued from burning van after vehicle goes up in flames while carrying yeshiva students.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2019, 10:31 AM

Triplets born to parents who lost two children in Beitar fire

New grandfather says 'there was judgment and mercy,' yeshiva dean 'promised G-d would repay double.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2019, 3:25 PM

Haredi rabbis protest Eurovision Sabbath desecration

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky leads call for prayers in protest of Sabbath desecration caused by Saturday's Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 5/15/2019, 2:39 PM

Deputy ministers? 'No need to have people with titles'

UTJ faction demands party back down from demands for positions for each MK, focus on problems facing haredi community.Haim Lev, 5/15/2019, 2:25 PM

Netanyahu to haredi lawmakers: You've got to compromise

PM expresses concern over stalled coalition talks, calls on haredi MKs to soften their demands.Hezki Baruch, 5/15/2019, 10:30 AM

Satmar hasidim buy pizza for IDF soldiers

Satmar hasidim visiting from US buy pizza for soldiers serving in Hevron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2019, 2:13 PM

MKs: Give priority to cities in the periphery

Haredi MKs suggest encouraging young families to move to the periphery, building new haredi cities.Michal Levi, 5/13/2019, 2:26 PM

Haredi MKs demand rabbis be consulted for public work on Sabbath

UTJ reportedly demanding committee including haredi rabbis be consulted to determine what public works must be carried out on Sabbath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2019, 2:16 PM

Lakewood sandwich shop threatened after hanging Israeli flag

Kashrut agency orders sandwich shop to remove 'Zionist' flags or lose kosher certification.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2019, 9:08 PM

Watch: Haredi man violently assaulted in Brooklyn

Hasidic man the victim of latest assault on Jews in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Locals say attacks are 'getting worse by the day'.David Rosenberg, 5/10/2019, 8:55 AM

'The Kaliver Rebbe was the Rebbe of six million'

'There are six large lamps in his synagogue and underneath it says that six million Jews were murdered.'Dvir Amar, 5/3/2019, 9:21 AM

Haredi MK: Draft Law? We want to deal with public transportation

UTJ MK Eichler says party aims to help Israel's citizens, doesn't want to spend term fighting 'decrees against religion.'Michal Levi, 5/1/2019, 12:54 PM

NYC closes 2 Jewish schools over measles outbreak

City officials order closure of 2 Jewish schools in Brooklyn which failed to bar unvaccinated students from attending.Marcy Oster, JTA, 5/1/2019, 7:57 AM

NYC: Thief uses Tallit to pull off yeshiva burglary

Police say suspect snuck into Brooklyn yeshiva wearing Tallit, stole thousands of dollars in cash during Passover festival.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2019, 2:39 PM

Haredi youths rescued in Golan Heights wilderness

Group of youths on off-road tour rescued by police near Mount Susita after losing their way as darkness fell. 3 suffered dehydration.Michal Levi, 4/30/2019, 1:47 PM

Netanyahu bristles at haredi lawmakers' demands

Report: As coalition negotiations begin, PM hits haredi lawmakers for demanding total of seven ministries in next government.David Rosenberg, 4/30/2019, 12:58 PM

Mir Yeshiva trashed during Pesach vacation

Students returning to yeshiva dormitory find rooms trashed, cash stolen.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2019, 11:54 AM

US ambassador: We need all of Bnei Brak's blessings for 2020

Ambassador urges dean of Ponovezh Yeshiva to give blessing to Trump's reelection bid. 'What's going on on the Left today is frightening.'David Rosenberg, 4/28/2019, 10:26 PM

Condition of Bnei Brak rabbi improves

Condition of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, hospitalized earlier this week, improves over weekend.Michal Levi, 4/27/2019, 11:41 PM

'They stole everything they found - but didn't hurt the kids'

'Bound, gagged, and beaten.' Chabad rabbi and his wife injured during violent home invasion. 'Tens of thousands of dollars in damages'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2019, 12:24 PM

Eli Yishai to receive ministry in next government?

Yahad chairman and former Shas leader Eli Yishai says Netanyahu promised him government ministry in exchange for alliance with UTJ.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2019, 12:07 PM

Haredi faction offers compromise on yeshiva student draft law

United Torah Judaism looks to bridge gap with Yisrael Beytenu on haredi draft law, offers to accept Liberman's draft - with one change.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/24/2019, 10:38 AM

Bond between Yachad, UTJ, deepens

Rabbi Mazuz, Yachad leaders, arrive with UTJ's MK Litzman to meet Gerrer Rebbe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2019, 2:33 PM

UTJ demands: A position for each party MK

Haredi UTJ party submits list of coalition demands - and it includes a position for each of the party's 8 Knesset members.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2019, 2:38 PM

Haredi rabbi: Secular people aren't happy

Rabbi Edelstein, a leading haredi rabbi, says many Jews aren't happy, those who lead a Torah lifestyle should feel pity for them.Ben Shaul, 4/17/2019, 2:59 PM

This is how haredi party earned its 8th seat

UTJ, the party which dropped from eight seats to seven, regains its eighth seat - by uncovering a small but significant error.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2019, 2:07 PM

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

Likud loses seat - as haredi faction rises to 8

Haredi MKs back Netanyahu as PM, as vote count update shows United Torah Judaism netting 8th seat - at the expense of Likud's 36th seat.David Rosenberg, 4/15/2019, 12:42 PM

NYC bus driver refuses to stop for haredi man over measles fears

Haredi man claims bus driver refused to stop for him in Brooklyn, later covered her face for fear of contracting measles from him.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/14/2019, 9:21 PM

NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in haredi community

Mayor Bill de Blasio declares public health emergency following measles outbreak in haredi community in Brooklyn.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/10/2019, 7:29 AM

UTJ leader to Rabbi Mazuz: We'll fulfill our task properly

MK Gafni visits Yachad party's spiritual leader, promises to work for good of Sephardic community.Michal Levi, 4/9/2019, 7:12 PM

Haredi newspapers warn Gantz will impose anti-haredi 'decrees'

Haredi newspapers warn government led by Blue and White will make 'decrees' targeting haredi public.Ben Shaul, 4/8/2019, 12:02 PM

Why tens of thousands of haredim won't be voting in the election

Anti-draft Yerushalmi Faction calls on supporters not to participate in this week's election. How many seats will that cost haredi bloc?Benny Toker, 4/7/2019, 8:17 PM

Hasidic rebbe: Don't travel until after the elections

Belzer rebbe instructs followers to vote for UTJ party, asks hasid to postpone trip abroad.Ben Shaul, 4/3/2019, 10:40 AM

New central bus station to be built in Bnei Brak

New central bus station expected to be constructed within five years, serve metro line as well as intercity buses.Ben Shaul, 4/2/2019, 1:08 PM

Bnei Brak rabbi passes away

Rabbi Moshe Landau, Bnei Brak rabbi and head of respected kashrut organization, passes away at 82.Ben Shaul, 3/30/2019, 11:36 PM

Haredi minister: Why would any haredi vote for Feiglin?

Dep. Health Minister Litzman questions: 'Why would any haredi vote for a party which includes those who have rejected circumcision?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2019, 2:29 PM

Eli Yishai bows out, will support UTJ party

Yahad leader announces he will not run for the Knesset, calls on his supporters to vote for the United Torah Judaism party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2019, 5:28 PM

Haredi rabbi: Security situation is 'dangerous'

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein tells followers situation is dangerous, encourages them not to give up hope, and to continue praying.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/27/2019, 4:28 PM