Haredi rabbis ban dressing up as IDF soldiers during Purim

Group of 35 haredi rabbis sign letter forbidding children from dressing up as IDF soldiers. 'Stay away from this ugliness.'Tzvi Lev, Thursday, 8:05 PM

Court abolishes gender-separated course for haredim

Court rules that gender-separated Tourism Ministry courses are discriminatory.Tzvi Lev, Thursday, 2:56 PM

Police called as mass brawl roils central haredi yeshiva

Police called to intervene as mass brawl breaks out between factions at haredi Ponovezh Yeshiva.Tzvi Lev, 2/11/2018, 3:45 PM

Forging haredi-secular unity in the Galilee

Despite political tensions over issues of religion and state, haredi NGO highlights bond between religious, secular in Galilee town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2018, 6:34 PM

'You serve without sacrificing an iota of your faith'

President Reuven Rivlin meets with haredi soldiers of the 'Abirei Hashachar' battalion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2018, 1:24 PM

Extremist booted from Bnei Brak synagoge for harassing soldier

Haredi worshipers eject extremist harassing haredi soldier during evening prayers at Bnei Brak synagogue.Michal Levi, 2/7/2018, 11:50 AM

For the second year in a row, number of haredi men working drops

Director of Israel Democracy Institute says drop is the result of increased stipends and benefits.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2018, 10:14 AM

Haredi family rescued from stream in Judean Desert

Father and three children from Beitar Illit rescued from Nahal Darga in the northern Judean Desert.Orli Harari, 2/7/2018, 3:35 AM

8-year-old boy killed in Modiin Illit accident

Jeep hits boy in Kiryat Sefer neighborhood of Modiin Illit in western Samaria, leaving him in critical condition.Reut Hadar, 2/6/2018, 11:10 PM

Leading haredi rabbis ban use and sale of smartwatches

Rabbis ban use of smartwatch, ruling that those who sell it 'take part in causing the public to sin.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2018, 12:52 PM

Court rules against haredi feminist in lawsuit

Judge rules that haredi newspapers did not discriminate against haredi wannabe MK when they refused to run her ads.Tzvi Lev, 2/5/2018, 12:15 AM

Meet the haredi rabbi leading the fight against child abuse

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, founder of Monsey-based Darchei Noam Yeshiva, visits Israel to promote awareness of child abuse.David Rosenberg, 2/2/2018, 10:15 AM

Haredi women call on Western Wall rabbi to end body searches

Group of haredi women pen letter to Rabbi of Western Wall, asking him to put an end to the invasive searches they were forced to undergo.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2018, 5:12 PM

'Haredi community a threat to Israel's democracy'

Influential think tank head warns that haredi community threatening Israel's democracy, urges public to ward off haredi 'extortion'.Tzvi Lev, 2/1/2018, 3:29 PM

Number of haredim in academics doubles

Council for Higher Education says number of haredi students in institutions of higher learning doubled from 2013-2017.Michal Levi, 2/1/2018, 1:53 PM

Neturei Karta backs Ahed Tamimi

Members of radical anti-Zionist haredi faction meet with family of Arab teen jailed for stone-throwing, slapping IDF soldiers.David Rosenberg, 1/30/2018, 9:17 AM

Haredim and Arabs coordinating in the Knesset?

Head of haredi UTJ party welcomes newfound cooperation with Arab Joint List faction. 'We're doing good business with the Arabs.'Tzvi Lev, 1/28/2018, 4:25 PM

Deri vows that Shas will retain control of Beit Shemesh

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri visits Beit Shemesh, predicts that Shas-backed incumbent mayor will win upcoming elections.Tzvi Lev, 1/25/2018, 5:21 PM

Israel to get its first female haredi judge?

From Beis Yaakov to judgeship: Justice Minister Ayelet vows to secure appointment of Israel's first female haredi judge.David Rosenberg, 1/23/2018, 9:13 AM

Brother of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef passes away

Rabbi Eliyahu Ovadia, younger brother of late Shas spiritual leader, passes away at the age of 90.Ben Shaul, 1/22/2018, 3:03 AM

Dozens of hasidim rescued from massive California hotel fire

Dozens of Satmar hasidim were caught in massive blaze at California hotel Friday night.Tzvi Lev, 1/21/2018, 6:29 PM

Haredim riot after body found in youth hostel

Rioters clash with police to prevent autopsy of haredi male found dead in youth hostel.Tzvi Lev, 1/21/2018, 9:26 AM

Haredi parties demand Netanyahu censure Liberman

The haredi UTJ Knesset faction demands that Netanyahu censure Liberman for attending anti-Shabbat provocation in Ashdod.Tzvi Lev, 1/21/2018, 8:05 AM

A heartbreaking funeral

Father of child run over by bus says, 'I didn't know I was taking you to the heavenly yeshiva.'Uzi Baruch, 1/19/2018, 11:22 AM

Son of hasidic rebbe gets divorced and engaged - on the same day

Hasidim shocked as son of sect leader announces engagement hours after divorcing first wife.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/19/2018, 7:44 AM

Lost 'shtreimel' lands haredi man in IDF prison

22-year-old haredi man says it never crossed his mind that his missing traditional fur hat would land him in a prison cell.Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 10:31 AM

Rabbi David Yosef: 'MK Glick's religion is distorted'

Member of Shas' Council of Torah Sages attacks MK Yehuda Glick for refusing to vote for Supermarket Law during wife's Shiva mourning period.Tzvi Lev, 1/18/2018, 9:06 AM

'My son is dying of cancer, how can you draft him?'

Family of haredi teen who died of cancer says army harassed them until days after his death, demanding he show up to draft office.David Rosenberg, 1/16/2018, 11:46 AM

Gur Hassidic movement bans emergency responders

Gur bans members from volunteering as paramedics or with police department, warns children of volunteers will be removed from school.David Rosenberg, 1/16/2018, 10:03 AM

Three haredim injured in accident in Hungary

Three haredim injured after their car overturned when they lost control of it.Chaim Lev, 1/15/2018, 5:28 AM

Deri: Eli Yishai will not return to Shas

Shas leader Aryeh Deri discounts rumors of former party leader Yishai's return, claims he will run with Likud. 'He will not return to Shas.'Tzvi Lev, 1/14/2018, 8:50 AM

'L'Chaim!' in the office of Rabbi Steinsaltz

Russia's Chief Rabbi visits great rabbinical commentator Rabbi Adin Even Yisrael Steinsaltz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/12/2018, 12:34 AM

Why did Trump congratulate haredi couple at their wedding?

'Melania and I join you in celebrating this joyous occasion.'Tzvi Lev, 1/11/2018, 2:54 PM

Haredi stone-thrower arrested for attack on IDF soldier

Anti-draft extremist arrested in Beit Shemesh after stone-throwing attack causes IDF soldier to crash, injuring him.David Rosenberg, 1/8/2018, 10:28 PM

Bnei Brak lawsuit: Yeshiva student harassed others over 3 years

Conspiracy of silence? Allegations of sexual abuse and pedophilia at flagship haredi yeshiva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2018, 2:30 PM

Jerusalem: 'Non-kosher' store vandalized

Vandals damage computer store which broke the rules of its haredi neighborhood.Michal Levi, 1/8/2018, 10:57 AM

Jerusalem Chief Rabbi asks to extend his term

Rabbi Shlomo Amar submits request to Chief Rabbinate Council to extend his term for another five years.Chaim Lev, 1/7/2018, 5:13 AM

Haredim desert El Al flight over concerns of Shabbat desecration

Haredim disembark after learning El Al flight may arrive in Israel after the start of Shabbat. Weather, not El Al, at fault.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2018, 10:34 AM

Shas MK denies reports that he's resigning

Religious Affairs Minister David Azoulay denies that he will turn Knesset seat over to his son. 'Media publishing baseless reports.'Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 10:59 PM

Police demolish illegal Yerushalmi Faction synagogue

Police drag out worshipers holed up in illegal Jerusalem synagogue associated with the radical Yerushalmi Faction.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 3:00 PM

'Deri is a suicide bomber destroying the secular lifestyle'

Haaretz publisher defends cartoon portraying haredi minister as a suicide bomber.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2018, 2:43 PM

Knesset approves haredi party's anti-discrimination bill

Bill to end cell phone discrimination passes preliminary reading.Haim Lev, 1/3/2018, 3:07 PM

Jerusalem Arabs arrested for assaulting haredi youths

Police nab two Jerusalem Arabs wanted for vicious attack on haredi youths.David Rosenberg, 1/2/2018, 12:03 PM

Extremists force Rabbi Shteinman memorial to change location

Memorial event for Rabbi Shteinman in England forced to move location after haredi extremists protest.Tzvi Lev, 12/31/2017, 4:51 PM

Were American Jews' kidneys stolen during trip to Mexico?

Report claims 4 haredim from New York area traveled to Mexico for 'bariatric surgery' - only to have their kidneys stolen.Tal Polon, 12/31/2017, 11:27 AM

Education rising, poverty dropping among haredim

New report shows startling new trends in the haredi community. Poverty and fertility rate dropping, more haredim getting university degrees.Tzvi Lev, 12/31/2017, 7:49 AM

'American Jews are undergoing silent Holocaust'

MK Yisrael Eichler says that Shabbat desecration is 'causing American Jews to disappear'.Tzvi Lev, 12/28/2017, 5:48 PM

US haredim compensating Yerushalmi Faction for damaged clothes

Jewish anti-Zionists in US pay for new clothes for radical Yerushalmi Faction members sprayed by police 'Skunk' device at anti-IDF protests.Tzvi Lev, 12/28/2017, 2:57 PM

'Do you want haredim to remain in ghettos?'

Supreme Court slams university staff protesting separate classes accommodating haredi men and women.Michal Levy, 12/28/2017, 11:55 AM

Leading haredi rabbi meets special needs yeshiva students

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein welcomes adolescents studying in special needs yeshiva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2017, 9:49 AM

12 arrested in fake yeshiva mega-fraud case

Beit Shemesh suspects create fake yeshiva with fake students to take government money.Gary Willig, 12/27/2017, 3:48 PM

'Interior Minister needs to listen to the experts'

Former MK Eli Yishai warns Interior Minister Deri that if the Supermarket Law's issues aren't fixed, the Supreme Court may shoot it down.Michal Levi, 12/27/2017, 3:13 PM

More haredi soldiers requesting uniform exemptions

Justice Minister Shaked praises Netzah Yehuda for aiding haredi IDF soldiers.Orly Harari, 12/27/2017, 2:11 PM

Haredi MK: I hate the Religious Zionist leadership

Chairman of Finance Committee Moshe Gafni blasts National Religious movement's leaders.David Rosenberg, 12/26/2017, 3:01 PM

Watch: Kaliver Rebbe's special video message to President Trump

'Don't worry, Trump,' says Grand Rabbi of Kaliver and Holocaust survivor Menachem Mendel Taub, praising president for Jerusalem declaration.David Rosenberg, 12/25/2017, 2:52 PM

An end to discrimination against 'kosher phone' users?

New bill aims to force cell phone companies to call, not text, before raising prices.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2017, 1:47 PM

Report: Haredim marrying later - to build their careers

A new report found that the number of haredim delaying marriage has skyrocketed. 'This is a massive change.'Tzvi Lev, 12/24/2017, 8:05 PM