Watch: Mass wedding in Bnei Brak in violation of guidelines

Watch: Mass wedding in Bnei Brak in violation of guidelines

Police disperse mass wedding in Bnei Brak in which hundreds of Hassidim ignored the lockdown orders.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 12:03 AM
Haredi MK Yitzhak Pindrus: No reason to open yeshivas

Haredi MK Yitzhak Pindrus: No reason to open yeshivas

UTJ's MK Yitzhak Pindrus condemns schools opening illegally.103FM, Monday, 5:14 PM
Poll: Most haredim support closing schools

Poll: Most haredim support closing schools

New poll by Kol Hai Radio shows over 60% support closing schools, over half of haredim disappointed with parties' conduct during pandemic, .Michal Levi, Monday, 2:56 PM
Journalist shares his '11 things I learned from Hasidic Jews'

Journalist shares his '11 things I learned from Hasidic Jews'

Non-Jewish video journalist sums up his experiences with Hasidic Jewish community in New York, and what it has taught him.Arutz Sheva Staff, Friday, 8:32 AM
Yeshiva dean in Bnei Brak dies after being infected with COVID

Yeshiva dean in Bnei Brak dies after being infected with COVID

Rabbi Meshulam Shenker, dean of Kehillat Yaakov Yeshiva in Bnei Brak, dead at 79, after becoming infected with COVID, suffering heart attackBen Shaul, 1/10/2021, 5:28 PM
Rabbi Kanievsky orders closure of haredi elementary schools

Rabbi Kanievsky orders closure of haredi elementary schools

PM speaks with grandson of Rabbi Kanievsky, who says his grandfather instructed the schools to shut down for several days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2021, 1:14 PM
Leading haredi rabbi blasts violators of coronavirus guidelines

Leading haredi rabbi blasts violators of coronavirus guidelines

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein: Follow the guidelines of the doctors, be careful not to harm others.Yoni Kempinski, 1/5/2021, 11:59 PM
'You spread disease': Haredi passengers harassed on flight from New Jersey to Israel

'You spread disease': Haredi passengers harassed on flight from New Jersey to Israel

Couple forced off of United Airlines flight after they repeatedly harassed haredi passengers in the terminal and onboard the plane.David Rosenberg, 1/5/2021, 3:17 PM
Senior Hasidic leader calls on followers to get vaccinated

Senior Hasidic leader calls on followers to get vaccinated

Biala Rebbe Rabbi Ben-Zion Rabinowicz instructs Hasidim to receive COVID vaccine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2021, 10:06 AM
Are COVID guidelines irreconcilable with haredi life?

Are COVID guidelines irreconcilable with haredi life?

New survey shows that 77% of haredim support government restrictions, but 60% breach them.Ido Ben Porat, 1/3/2021, 6:34 PM
Watch: Haredi man stabbed in Lakewood

Watch: Haredi man stabbed in Lakewood

38-year-old woman arrested for stabbing Lakewood man in parking lot. Police: 'No signs this was hate crime.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2020, 1:41 PM
1 in every 132 haredim in Israel over 65 has died from COVID

1 in every 132 haredim in Israel over 65 has died from COVID

Death toll among elderly haredim 3.6 times higher than among general elderly population in Israel.Shira Hanau, JTA, 12/30/2020, 7:40 AM
MK Betzalel Smotrich calls out Avigdor Liberman on anti-haredi incitement

MK Betzalel Smotrich calls out Avigdor Liberman on anti-haredi incitement

Out of all budgets approved in last week, Liberman focused solely on budget for yeshivas, calling haredi MKs "thieves in the night."Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2020, 3:37 PM
Leading rabbi at Jerusalem yeshiva dies from COVID-19

Leading rabbi at Jerusalem yeshiva dies from COVID-19

Rabbi Sholom Povarsky of the Kol Torah Yeshiva in Jerusalem, passes away during Shabbat at the age of 86.Ben Shaul, 12/27/2020, 3:59 AM
Chief Sephardic Rabbi: It is obligatory to get vaccinated against coronavirus

Chief Sephardic Rabbi: It is obligatory to get vaccinated against coronavirus

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef rules: According to halakha, everyone should go and get vaccinated.Chaim Lev, 12/27/2020, 2:11 AM
'Lubavitcher Rebbe's opinion was that vaccines should be taken'

'Lubavitcher Rebbe's opinion was that vaccines should be taken'

Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Yaroslavsky calls on Chabad adherents in Israel to get Covid vaccination. 'A matter of saving lives.'Ben Shaul, 12/24/2020, 2:47 PM
Leading rabbi at Jerusalem yeshiva hospitalized with COVID-19

Leading rabbi at Jerusalem yeshiva hospitalized with COVID-19

Rabbi Sholom Povarsky from Kol Torah Yeshiva in Jerusalem taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital after contracting coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2020, 1:13 AM
New legislation seeks to designate public sector jobs for haredim

New legislation seeks to designate public sector jobs for haredim

Haredim are chronically underrepresented in public sector jobs; in many state institutions, there are no haredi employees at all.Ben Shaul, 12/23/2020, 8:35 AM
Extremists in Bnei Brak burn down coronavirus testing station

Extremists in Bnei Brak burn down coronavirus testing station

United Hatzalah testing station in Bnei Brak destroyed by arsonists opposed to coronavirus testing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2020, 2:31 PM
Orthodox leaders back calls for mass vaccination

Orthodox leaders back calls for mass vaccination

Despite small but vocal group of anti-vaccine rabbis, Orthodox leadership expresses support for new vaccine, urging public to get vaccinatedBen Sales, JTA, 12/22/2020, 8:22 AM
'The police sent Yosef to death's doorstep'

'The police sent Yosef to death's doorstep'

Family of elderly haredi man excoriate police for mistakenly arresting him - then abandoning on the street.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2020, 8:42 AM
Sassover Rebbe cites Rabbi Elyashiv, warns of unproven safety of COVID vaccine

Sassover Rebbe cites Rabbi Elyashiv, warns of unproven safety of COVID vaccine

"Rabbi Elyashiv said of another drug, 'How can we take responsibility for something that's only been around for a year or two?'"Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2020, 6:57 PM
MK Kahana blessed by Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

MK Kahana blessed by Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky

Yamina MK meets with leader of Lithuanian haredi community. says Torah united the Jewish people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2020, 2:33 PM
'Haredi soldiers are like the Maccabees'

'Haredi soldiers are like the Maccabees'

IDF Deputy Chief lights Hanukkah candles with haredi soldiers. 'You fight our enemies just like Yehuda Maccabee did.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2020, 11:20 AM
Health ministry officials meet with haredi rabbinical judges to push coronavirus vaccine

Health ministry officials meet with haredi rabbinical judges to push coronavirus vaccine

"We're not opposed to COVID vaccine in principle," says Court head, "but it's premature to sanction it."Tal Polon, 12/15/2020, 10:33 AM
Table used to stop Monsey attacker turned into a menorah stand

Table used to stop Monsey attacker turned into a menorah stand

Coffee table hurled at Monsey synagogue attacker turned into dreidel-shaped menorah.Shira Hanau, JTA, 12/14/2020, 7:53 AM
Vizhnitzer Rebbe condemns advanced academic studies

Vizhnitzer Rebbe condemns advanced academic studies

"Their underlying purpose is to implant ideas of heresy into our minds."Ben Shaul, 12/9/2020, 1:21 PM
In an echo of the spring, large crowds gather for Hasidic rabbi’s funeral in Brooklyn

In an echo of the spring, large crowds gather for Hasidic rabbi’s funeral in Brooklyn

Massive funeral service held in Williasmburg for Satmar rabbi; the latest mass gathering reported in New York's Orthodox community.Shira Hanau, JTA, 12/8/2020, 7:18 AM
'Haredi soldiers are our modern day Maccabbees'

'Haredi soldiers are our modern day Maccabbees'

Blue and White minister lauds Nahal Haredi soldiers, vows to expand programs for haredi service members.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2020, 8:18 PM
Thousands attend funeral of Mir Yeshiva spiritual leader Rabbi Aharon David Hadash

Thousands attend funeral of Mir Yeshiva spiritual leader Rabbi Aharon David Hadash

Large funeral held for prominent haredi rabbinic leader despite COVID-19 restrictions.AFP, 12/3/2020, 4:47 PM
Survey reveals just 54% of haredim trust their MKs

Survey reveals just 54% of haredim trust their MKs

Another surprising finding: 47% of respondents trust the IDF & Home Front Command.Ben Shaul, 11/25/2020, 4:00 PM
All haredi schools to reopen, as all are in 'green' zones

All haredi schools to reopen, as all are in 'green' zones

Despite dire warnings from government officials that haredi areas would soon all turn "red," the opposite occurred.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2020, 10:33 AM
Rabbi Kanievsky instructs haredi girls' schools to reopen

Rabbi Kanievsky instructs haredi girls' schools to reopen

Despite opposition from Health Ministry, leading haredi rabbi calls on haredi educators to fully reopen girls' schools.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2020, 2:21 PM
Gov. Cuomo blasts 'deceitful' Satmar wedding

Gov. Cuomo blasts 'deceitful' Satmar wedding

New York governor calls for probe of massive Hasidic wedding in Brooklyn, calling event 'shocking, totally deceitful'.David Rosenberg, 11/23/2020, 10:48 AM
Report: Satmar Hasidim hid massive NYC wedding from public view

Report: Satmar Hasidim hid massive NYC wedding from public view

After one massive Satmar wedding in NY was cancelled, another wedding was held, drawing thousands despite coronavirus restrictions.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 11/22/2020, 10:09 PM
Border Police officer indicted for unprovoked assault of chassidic man in Mea Shearim

Border Police officer indicted for unprovoked assault of chassidic man in Mea Shearim

Indictment notes lack of provocation, adds that not a single officer came to man's aid as he lay sprawled on the ground.Ido Ben Porat, 11/18/2020, 11:36 AM
Schism in Ger Chassidus: 'We'll kill you if you come here again'

Schism in Ger Chassidus: 'We'll kill you if you come here again'

Young man from Gerrer breakaway group attempts to enter Ger synagogue, attacked by chassidim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2020, 1:35 PM
Haredim are facing 'outbreak of hatred', says President Rivlin

Haredim are facing 'outbreak of hatred', says President Rivlin

Israeli president warns of anti-haredi incitement during coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2020, 7:45 PM
Pamphlet urges religious public not to use coronavirus vaccine

Pamphlet urges religious public not to use coronavirus vaccine

Shabbat newsletters distributed across Israel include mysterious 16-page pamphlet which claims coronavirus vaccine is for population controlArutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2020, 3:01 PM
Police rescue soldiers from haredi neighborhood of Jerusalem

Police rescue soldiers from haredi neighborhood of Jerusalem

Hundreds of haredim surround 2 soldiers, several civilians in Beit Yisrael neighborhood.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2020, 8:14 AM
Study: Israel's Haredi population to rise to 6.5 million by 2065

Study: Israel's Haredi population to rise to 6.5 million by 2065

One out of every three Israelis will be haredi 45 years from now, study finds, as haredi population surges from 1.1 million to 6.5 million.David Rosenberg, 11/11/2020, 2:53 PM
Watch: Stabbing attempt in Crown Heights

Watch: Stabbing attempt in Crown Heights

Video on social media shows attempted stabbing of Jew this past Saturday night. Police searching for suspect.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2020, 3:15 AM
Brooklyn rabbi accused of child molestation, Joel Kolko, dies of COVID-19

Brooklyn rabbi accused of child molestation, Joel Kolko, dies of COVID-19

Joel Kolko, a 74-year-old former teacher at Brooklyn Jewish school who was accused of abusing students, dies of coronavirus infection.Shira Hanau, JTA, 11/10/2020, 2:39 PM
Rabbi David Feinstein laid to rest in Jerusalem

Rabbi David Feinstein laid to rest in Jerusalem

Hundreds gather in Jerusalem to pay their last respects to dean of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim, Rabbi David Feinstein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/9/2020, 3:00 PM
UTJ MK says Litzman's support for Naftali Bennett as PM doesn't reflect party's stance

UTJ MK says Litzman's support for Naftali Bennett as PM doesn't reflect party's stance

Dep. Education Minister Meir Porush says Litzman "represents only himself."Ben Shaul, 11/4/2020, 2:08 PM
Hasidic rabbi denounces ‘those Jews who snitch’ on Jews who flout pandemic guidelines

Hasidic rabbi denounces ‘those Jews who snitch’ on Jews who flout pandemic guidelines

Vizhnitz Rebbe denounces whistle-blowers who report coronavirus violations within the Jewish community to authorities.Shira Hanau, JTA, 11/2/2020, 7:17 AM
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky recovers from coronavirus

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky recovers from coronavirus

Leader of non-hasidic haredi Jewry declared healthy after being diagnosed with coronavirus earlier this month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2020, 5:24 PM
Police indict 13 for communal prayer during lockdown

Police indict 13 for communal prayer during lockdown

In most cases, those found breaching lockdown are only fined.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2020, 2:50 PM
Bnei Brak turns 'green'

Bnei Brak turns 'green'

Just 35 people tested positive for coronavirus in the last few days, with a 3% positivity rate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2020, 12:58 PM
Gantz asks Supreme Court for six-month extension for haredi Draft Law

Gantz asks Supreme Court for six-month extension for haredi Draft Law

Haredi MKs suspect opposition parties of delaying a decision until after elections - in order to use it as a key campaign issue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/25/2020, 11:20 PM
Chief Rabbi of Israel denounces wigs as 'idolatrous'

Chief Rabbi of Israel denounces wigs as 'idolatrous'

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Chief Rabbi of Israel, slams custom of wearing wigs, saying the hair used is collected in idolatrous rituals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/25/2020, 7:21 PM
Bnei Brak is no longer 'red'

Bnei Brak is no longer 'red'

Significant drops in the rate of contagion mean that Bnei Brak, Modi'in Illit, & Beitar Illit are no longer "red zones."Michal Levy, 10/20/2020, 11:45 AM
Rabbi Mutzafi: 'Not wearing a mask? Your prayers are an abomination'

Rabbi Mutzafi: 'Not wearing a mask? Your prayers are an abomination'

Leading haredi rabbi ruled that people not wearing masks should be barred from prayer groups, forbids praying with mask-less worshippers.David Rosenberg, 10/20/2020, 7:32 AM
Mayer Rispler, Satmar leader who called for following health rules, dies of COVID-19 at 70

Mayer Rispler, Satmar leader who called for following health rules, dies of COVID-19 at 70

Mayer Rispler, 70, a leader in the Satmar Hasidic movement who called on members to follow health rules, dead at 70 after being infected.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 10/19/2020, 7:02 AM
MK Gafni tells PM: Leave our schools open, no harm will result

MK Gafni tells PM: Leave our schools open, no harm will result

Degel HaTorah MK clarifies that his party intends to abide by the ruling of its spiritual head, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky.Y Rabinovitz, 10/18/2020, 10:58 PM
Gov. Cuomo to Satmar leaders: 'Have small wedding this year, big one next year, invite me'

Gov. Cuomo to Satmar leaders: 'Have small wedding this year, big one next year, invite me'

NY Governor Cuomo addressed the cancellation of a Satmar family wedding during a live press conference Sunday.Eitan Divinsky, 10/18/2020, 10:52 PM
Emotional wedding held outside hospital coronavirus ward

Emotional wedding held outside hospital coronavirus ward

The wedding ceremony took place beneath the window of the groom's father, who is in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2020, 9:13 PM