Beit Shemesh daycare vandalized

For the second time in one month, a haredi daycare in Beit Shemesh is vandalized.Ben Shaul, 10/2/2019, 12:09 PM

Haredi rabbi refuses to officiate Liberman’s son's wedding

Why did a Bnei Brak rabbi turn down a request to officiate wedding of Avidgor Liberman's haredi son?Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/26/2019, 6:40 PM

Shas rabbi calls for religious parties to join Gantz-led gov't

Rabbi Tzion Boaron says 'no difference' between left and right, calls on religious parties to join center-left coalition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2019, 9:48 AM

'Haredi-pig' sign on Israeli bus draws criticism

'Clearly racist message.' NGO protests anti-littering sign on bus operating in haredi city features picture of pig-like haredi man.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2019, 10:00 AM

UTJ MKs to seek permission to meet with Lapid

Haredi MKs to meet Rabbi Haim Kanievsky to ask permission to meet Yair Lapid to discuss possible unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/19/2019, 9:16 PM

Chabad support for UTJ party grows

Chabad hasidim give UTJ approximately 10,000 more votes than the party won in April.Michal Levi, 9/18/2019, 6:21 PM

Litzman: We won't sit in government with Lapid

United Torah Judaism chief vows to endorse Netanyahu for PM. "We don't rule out unity gov't - but we won't sit with Yair Lapid."Orli Harari, 9/18/2019, 1:29 AM

Radical haredi newspaper: Boycott the elections

'Hapeles' newspaper affiliated with fringe haredi group calls to boycott elections and refrain from voting for United Torah Judaism party.Ben Shaul, 9/17/2019, 11:52 AM

Haredi MK: We never wanted Israel to be a theocracy

MK Yakov Asher says haredi parties are fighting to retain status quo, never had an interest in forcing 'state of Jewish law.'Ben Shaul, 9/16/2019, 2:47 PM

Rivlin meets with reps of initiative for haredi employment

Initiative more important than ever, president says upon being shown findings of the strategic process and the progress made so far.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/15/2019, 1:32 PM

Leading Sephardic rabbi: I will not interfere in the elections

Rabbi Meir Mazuz,refuses request to instruct followers to vote for Shas in Tuesday's elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/15/2019, 9:59 AM

Chabad leaders: Vote for United Torah Judaism party

Leading Chabad rabbis say Lubavitcher Rebbe instructed followers to support the most haredi party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2019, 10:28 PM

Hassidic Rebbes concerned: 'Say Psalms'

Belz Hasidim read chapter 121 in Psalms: 'I lift my eyes to the mountains; from where does my help come?' as Hasidic Council does same.Mordechai Sones, 9/12/2019, 2:59 PM

Helping sexual abuse victims - and saving marriages

Haredi sector: Heavy price to pay for silence on sexual abuse and addictions in shidduchim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2019, 12:14 PM

Rabbi Kanievsky campaigns for UTJ ahead of election

Leader of Lithuanian haredim travels around the country for flurry of UTJ campaign events in final days before election.Michal Levi, 9/10/2019, 5:19 PM

Haredi MKs pledge to block 'land for peace' concessions

MKs from the Knesset's haredi UTJ party promise to oppose agreements which require relinquishing control of Israeli land.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2019, 1:55 PM

Shas leader: 'I haven't spoken to Liberman in four months'

'I understood that Yisrael Beytenu chair isn't interested in compromise or a Netanyahu government,' Interior Min. Deri says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2019, 9:15 AM

Eli Yishai's dilemma

Yahad leader debating whether to continue supporting United Torah Judaism, or to switch alliance to smaller party.Ben Shaul, 9/9/2019, 2:42 PM

'We are all one society, we are all one country'

President Rivlin hosts reps of the Movilot organization, which promotes quality employment for haredi women in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/8/2019, 1:51 PM

UTJ MK Gafni: 'It's not a disaster if we're in the opposition'

Blue and White leader Yair Lapid responds: 'It truly wouldn't be a disaster. Who says we don't agree on anything?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2019, 11:34 PM

'We never kicked Shlomo Carlebach out of our yeshiva'

In an interview which was conducted with Rabbi Aharon Kotler, the president of Lakewood Yeshiva, he shatters a myth.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2019, 12:05 PM

Hundreds attend 'call to action' against missionary activity

Some 350 haredi yeshiva students from the south of the country participate in "call to action" conference organized by Yad L'Achim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2019, 4:19 PM

Three-year-old killed in accident in Queens

Three-year-old Jewish boy struck and killed by a vehicle in Far Rockaway.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2019, 1:15 AM

'You'll come back in uniform'

ZAKA founder says he told his children that 'they'll come home in uniform.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2019, 2:12 PM

Father-in-law of singer Benny Friedman hit in head with brick

Rabbi assaulted in Brooklyn, losing multiple teeth after being struck by brick. Police treating attack as hate crime.Laura E. Adkins, JTA, 8/28/2019, 7:28 AM

Shooting in Bnei Brak

Police investigate after unknown individual fires shots at Bnei Brak apartment building.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2019, 11:15 AM

Haredi party promises law bypassing Supreme Court

New UTJ campaign warns Supreme Court will continue 'interfering' in haredi community's lives.Hezki Baruch, Chana Roberts, 8/26/2019, 11:35 AM

Israeli court blocks concert featuring Mordechai Ben David

Court bars men-only haredi concert in Haifa which was set to feature Mordechai Ben David, Motty Steinmetz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2019, 7:17 PM

Helping haredim study technology can help the economy

Blue and White MK Izhar Shay: 'Haredi students contribute to Israel's resilience.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2019, 11:23 AM

Bnei Brak: Explosive device detonates in stairwell

Explosive device detonates in Bnei Brak - for the second time in one month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2019, 10:44 PM

Supreme Court intervenes in the middle of the concert

Supreme Court rules that Nazareth Court exceeded its authority by canceling ruling on gender segregated concert in Afula.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2019, 11:18 PM

Afula may hold show with gender separation

Nazareth District Court reverses decision banning separate seating for men and women at performance for haredi community in Afula.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2019, 5:39 PM

Police open investigation into Bnei Brak daycare

Investigation opened after passerby alerts police to possible abuse in daycare.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2019, 10:34 AM

Leading haredi rabbi hospitalized

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein is 'weak but in good condition,' sources say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/12/2019, 12:30 PM

Will haredi party lose Knesset seat four months after election?

UTJ party poised to lose one of its Knesset seats after court-ordered partial recount finds inconsistencies in Jerusalem ballot boxes.David Rosenberg, 8/9/2019, 1:05 PM

Police recomend indicting UTJ chief

Police recommend charges be filed against Dep. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman for fraud, offering bribes, and breach of trust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2019, 11:12 AM

Haredi MK: Lapid ruining party's relationship with us

MK Yakov Asher says Blue and White leader MK Lapid 'grew up in a home with a hatred of haredim,' slams 'contest' to siphon votes.Michal Levi, 8/5/2019, 3:36 PM

'It's anti-Semitic': Blue and White ad incites against haredim

Blue and White campaign video paints religious, haredi, ministers as money-sucking parasites, PM Netanyahu as caring only about himself.Chana Roberts, 8/5/2019, 2:54 PM

Israeli court bars hasidim from using bomb shelter as synagogue

Supreme Court rejects appeal by Gur hasidim to allow synagogue to remain in bomb shelter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2019, 10:46 AM

Gantz trying to woo the haredim?

Blue and White chairman tells haredim that MK Lapid 'doesn't hate haredim,' urges not ruling anyone out, says leadership should stay haredi.Michal Levi, 7/31/2019, 3:03 PM

Shas aiming for 10 Knesset seats

Min. Deri: urges party MKs not to respond to Yisrael Beytenu statements and concentrate instead on 'true enemy,' Blue and White's MK Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 3:52 PM

Haredi parties afraid of losing votes to Ayelet Shaked?

Ahead of expected merger of New Right and United Right under Ayelet Shaked, haredi newspaper urges haredim not to vote for rightist list.Ben Shaul, 7/29/2019, 1:23 PM

NY officials who tried to keep out Hasidic Jews sued

Federal lawsuit filed against town and county officials who have worked to block Hasidic development, hoping to prevent haredi influx.Marcy Oster, JTA, 7/28/2019, 7:00 PM

Haredi MK: We need to fight for our existence

MK Eichler urges haredi public to 'fight the battle for existence,' condemns 'de-legitimization of haredi public.'Ben Shaul, 7/24/2019, 2:21 PM

Tragedy in Modiin Illit: Baby dies after being forgotten in car

Baby boy forgotten in car in haredi city in central Israel dies after being rescued from vehicle.David Rosenberg, 7/22/2019, 3:13 PM

Haredi IDF graduates to join the Mossad?

An employment conference for haredi IDF graduates includes representatives of the Mossad and the Israel Prison Service.Eliran Aharon, 7/19/2019, 2:06 PM

Secular Israelis protest haredim moving into city

Spokesperson says residents have no problem with haredim, are protesting only extremists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2019, 1:32 PM

Haredi city bans residents from owning dogs

All dogs are bad and their owners accursed, Israeli city’s rabbis rule.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 7/13/2019, 11:30 PM

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