Bond between Yachad, UTJ, deepens

Rabbi Mazuz, Yachad leaders, arrive with UTJ's MK Litzman to meet Gerrer Rebbe.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 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, Monday, 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

Bnei Brak rabbi hospitalized, condition serious

Condition of Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau deteriorates,Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2019, 4:08 PM

Haredi MK: No guarantee partnership with Likud will continue

UTJ's Yakov Asher says party isn't trying to steal votes from Shas, no guarantee haredi parties will continue working with PM Netanyahu.Haim Lev, 3/24/2019, 4:46 PM

Rabbis warn against businesses running on Shabbat

Jerusalem chief rabbis encourage public to support Sabbath-observant businesses, warns against 'blurring' Israel's Jewish character.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2019, 3:33 PM

Haredi MK: Gantz is my friend, but we're going with PM Netanyahu

MK Moshe Gafni says he can't support MK Lapid's policy, promises to give his position to any woman who has support of Torah sages.Ido Ben Porat, 3/15/2019, 12:49 PM

Haredi city looks to legalize apartment splits

ln effort to solve housing crisis, Elad mayor holds meeting to discuss allowing existing apartments to be split in two.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2019, 8:04 AM

Rabbi Amsalem in favor of civil marriages

Former Shas member: A civilized state cannot keep 500,000 people from being able to be married.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2019, 7:49 AM

Gur Hasid: I was almost on the Ethiopian flight

Businessman who is a member of the Gur Hasidim says he missed flight that crashed due to business constraints.Michal Levy, 3/11/2019, 1:05 AM

Shas voters slam party's campaign

Shas voters split on whether campaign posters sufficiently honor spiritual leader's legacy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2019, 2:59 PM

Haredi rabbis: Don't get drunk on Purim

Leading haredi rabbis call on the public not to drink excessively, say drunkenness leads to 'murder' and 'tragedies.'Ben Shaul, 3/6/2019, 12:55 PM

Deri: No chance of negotiations with Gantz

Shas chairman says party will not accept Blue and White party chairman as prime minister under any circumstances.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2019, 8:25 PM

'Blue and White will force haredim to draft'

Gantz-Lapid Blue and White party platform includes passing Draft Law, forcing haredim to teach core curriculum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2019, 6:44 PM

What did Tzipi Hotovely say to draw the ire of haredi lawmakers?

Deputy Foreign Minister and Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely rebuked by haredi political leaders after offering political advice to haredi women.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2019, 6:18 PM

'We won't join coalition with Lapid - absolutely no way'

'We're backing Bibi.' Senior haredi lawmakers rule out joining coalition led by Blue and White party of Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2019, 8:21 PM

Haredi MK: Lapid-Gantz list will cause 'civil war'

MK Eichler says joint Lapid-Gantz list is like a 'barrage or rockets' for haredi community, will lead to bloodless civil war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2019, 12:15 PM

Rabbi Mazuz: Be proud of your Mizrahi heritage

Rabbi associated with Yahad party criticizes Mizrahi families that hide their origins by integrating into Ashkenazic institutions.Michal Levi, 2/19/2019, 12:19 PM

Sex abuse suspect facing extradition denied house arrest

Malka Leifer, a former Australian educator accused of sexual abuse, is denied release to house arrest ahead of extradition hearings.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/19/2019, 7:56 AM

Did Arab workers intentionally drop metal bar on haredi teen?

Parents of haredi girl seriously injured when metal bar was dropped on her head last week near construction site say workers targeted her.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2019, 10:14 AM

Chabad synagogue vandalized in Brooklyn

Vandals smash plate glass window of Chabad synagogue in New York City during Sabbath.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/17/2019, 3:47 PM

Haredi party protests 'Shabbat bus'

Shas party submits petition protesting Labor party initiative to offer free 'Shabbat buses' in various cities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/15/2019, 1:47 PM

Litzman suspected of shielding alleged abuser from extradition

Police question Deputy Health Minister, on suspicion he helped Malka Leifer, an alleged sex abuser, evade extradition to Australia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/14/2019, 8:56 PM

1 out of 5 haredi voters won't back haredi parties

Poll shows 20% of haredi voters plan to back non-haredi parties. Which non-haredi parties will benefit most from the haredi vote?Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2019, 9:58 AM

Haredi women killed in bus crash

Two women killed in massive traffic accident en route to Jerusalem from haredi city of Modiin Illit.David Rosenberg, 2/10/2019, 3:56 PM

'Haredim trying to turn Israel into a halachic state'

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman launches attack on haredi political parties, says views on religious issues 'delusional'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2019, 9:45 AM

Att'y General will only publish Deri decision after elections

Mandelblit waiting on Deri indictment, despite fears by Shas that Mandelblit would announce decision shortly before elections.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2019, 7:56 AM

Two Jewish men violently beaten in Crown Heights

Two Jewish men violently beaten by a gang in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Two of the attackers caught.Michal Levy, 1/31/2019, 12:48 AM

Women power: Chabad emissaries gather in New York

More than 3,000 women arrived in New York to participate in the conference of Chabad-Lubavitch women emissaries.Ido Ben Porat, 1/30/2019, 1:12 AM

The New Right reaches out to the haredi community

A Bnei Brak parlor meeting provides a window into Bennett and Shaked's efforts to target moderate haredim.Tzvi Lev, 1/24/2019, 9:39 PM

From Palestinian Arab to haredi yeshiva student

After Ibrahim became Avraham and adopted a religious Jewish lifestyle, he was expelled from Israel, living homeless for months.David Rosenberg, 1/23/2019, 11:19 AM

Shas chief: We'll back Netanyahu as PM - even if he's indicted

Aryeh Deri says Shas won't back attempt to form center-left coalition, even if PM is indicted. 'We are Netanyahu's most dependable allies.'Hezki Baruch, 1/22/2019, 1:54 PM

Shas spiritual leader hospitalized

Top rabbi of Shas party and successor to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef hospitalized after fall.Ben Shaul, 1/20/2019, 10:01 PM

Supreme Court: Haredi draft deferments to remain in place

Yeshiva students breathe sigh of relief as Supreme Court accepts request to push off nullification of draft law until after elections.David Rosenberg, 1/20/2019, 9:09 PM

UTJ reaches agreement on Knesset list

Agudat Yisrael to receive first position, Degel Hatorah second, in United Torah Judaism's list for the upcoming elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2019, 4:00 PM

Haredi entrepreneurs forging their own start-up culture

Haredi start-ups, tech sector, growing across Israel, with plans for expansion to New York, London.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2019, 2:35 PM

United Torah Judaism to split up

Party officials say breakup is part of standard procedure prior to new elections, won't affect negotiations for new joint run.David Rosenberg, 1/9/2019, 9:47 AM

Hasidic community becomes first official haredi US town

Kiryas Joel in New York splits from Town of Monroe, renamed town of Palm Tree.Ben Ariel, 1/7/2019, 2:30 AM

Report: Eli Yishai sought to run with Shas

Former Shas leader and Deri rival asked Shas spiritual leader if his slate could run with Shas to reverse electoral implosion.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2019, 8:57 AM

A female haredi MK - in Labor Party?

Activist who founded all-female party in haredi town to run in Labor Party's primaries in bid for Knesset seat.David Rosenberg, 1/3/2019, 7:39 PM

Shas lawmakers oppose plan to merge with UTJ

Shas MKs say initiative to run together with their Ashkenazic counterparts would destroy Shas' unique identity, pledge to oppose the move.Tzvi Lev, 1/3/2019, 7:15 PM

Haredi party considering split

In wake of Zionist Union's breakup, United Torah Judaism's Degel Hatorah faction considering split from Agudat Yisrael for solo run.David Rosenberg, 1/2/2019, 7:42 AM

Chief Rabbi of Rosh Ha’ayin dies at 74

Rabbi Azaria Basis, Chief Rabbi of Rosh Ha’ayin and leader of Yemenite Jewish community, dies at 74.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2018, 11:51 PM