Haredi aliyah initiative releases first edition of new booklet

Eretz Chemdah releases first edition of perspectives, experiences, and tips from haredi English-speakers living in Eretz Yisrael.Mordechai Sones, 4/6/2020, 6:30 PM

Calling all Jews: It is a time for understanding, not finger pointing 

We have been exhibiting a disturbing tendency to look for scapegoats, but demonizing an entire sector of our own people is unacceptable. Douglas Altabef, 4/5/2020, 9:43 PM

Haredi aliyah initiative blossoms into movement

Naava Kodesh establishes network to facilitate aliyah for English-speaking haredi community, focusing on networking and communityMordechai Sones, 11/5/2019, 2:48 PM

The secular journalist mourns the death of the haredi boy

'Suddenly I found myself inside the room and Asher is lying there, and I - a complete stranger - suddenly became part of the family.'Sara Rubenstein, 10/17/2019, 9:43 PM

Rabbi: I never refused to officiate Liberman's son's wedding

Bnei Brak rabbi writes to Amos Liberman, expressing sorrow on the pain caused to him by 'fake news.' 'I don't even officiate at weddings.'Sara Rubenstein, 9/26/2019, 10:09 PM

When Blue & White chief Benny Gantz compared himself to Moses

Gantz has gained notoriety for his multiple gaffes during speeches and interviews over the course of the Blue and White election campaigns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/15/2019, 5:55 PM

Arabs attack haredi youths at Jaffa Gate

Police advise young complainant that chances are attackers won't be caught. Lawyer: 'In Europe, incident would be treated strictly.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/5/2019, 11:18 AM

'When I hear Yair Lapid, I feel hurt on a personal level'

A haredi member of the Election Committee speaks up: 'Lapid uses racist, anti-Semitic language. I walk down the street, people curse at me.'Orly Harari, 8/18/2019, 7:48 PM

Benny Gantz comes out against Lapid's anti-haredi video

Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz: 'The strength of Israeli society lies in its unity - secular, religious, and left and right.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2019, 4:00 PM

Liberman: We will not recommend anyone who says 'no' to unity

'If Likud or Blue & White favors a narrow gov't, we won't recommend either,' says Yisrael Beyteinu chairman Avigdor Liberman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2019, 10:56 PM

Haredi sues McDonald's for 3 years of back wages

Haredi man sues Orlando-area McDonald’s for not hiring him due to his beard.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 7/19/2019, 3:15 PM

Policeman suspected of pulling haredi by sidelocks suspended

Video of officer dragging protester by hair provokes outrage; policeman transferred from post immediately until circumstances are clarified.Mordechai Sones, 7/8/2019, 4:20 PM

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

Haredi woman judge saves flight passenger

Rachel Freier, known as first Haredi judge appointed in United States, used paramedic skills during flight from Budapest to Frankfurt.Mordechai Sones, 6/25/2019, 9:13 PM

'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

The haredi community and Israel's future

The haredi total devotion to intellectual and spiritual activities turned Israel not only into the start-up nation, but also in a global spiritual center. Giulio Meotti, 6/6/2019, 10:12 AM

'We don't need more haredi soldiers'

Senior Israeli journalist, Yossi Yehoshua, says that IDF is overstaffed, making drafting of haredi youths unnecessary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/31/2019, 3:47 PM

'Yanki is dejected, hurt and humiliated'

Father of mentally disabled haredi youth arrested Wednesday in Jerusalem discusses trauma his son experienced. 'We are shocked.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2019, 11:16 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

Haredi woman takes first place at Latvia marathon

Beatie Deutsch, a resident of Har Nof, Jerusalem, finishes in first place in the Riga Marathon in Latvia.Ben Shaul, 5/19/2019, 9:52 PM

From sleeping on the street to an IDF combat officer

When Lieutenant Avi (Avremi) Laufer was 14, he never dreamed that 11 years later he would be an IDF combat officer. Read his moving story.Amit Melamed/IDF website, 5/17/2019, 10:50 AM

Haredi female MK: I'm not defecting to the Likud

Omer Yankelevich, a haredi Blue and White MK says that she does not represent the haredi sector.Haim Lev, 5/10/2019, 2:33 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

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

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

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

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

'Shabbat shalom, there's a kidney waiting for you'

Israel Police officers transport haredi man to hospital for emergency kidney transplant.Orly Harari, 3/2/2019, 11:10 PM

Deri rejects haredi union initiative

Interior Minister Deri rejects haredi initiative claiming he received no official proposal. Also: He won't accept Eli Yishai back to Shas.Mordechai Sones, 1/7/2019, 6:19 PM

You joined the haredi family in the IDF

IDF haredi administration head in special column for recruits to haredi Chitzim paratroopers and Tomer Brigade.Lt. Col. Telem Hazan, 12/25/2018, 8:05 PM

Faith and art through supervised graffiti

'Graffiti is an art of protest. I draw and protest as if to tell people, "Look! There are so many people out there suffering".'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2018, 6:04 PM

Haredi immigrant from US becomes IDF paratrooper

Shmuel Mishori, 30, fulfills dream to become a combat soldier in the Paratrooper Brigade.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2018, 9:19 AM

Quadruplets born to newlywed haredi couple

A year after her wedding, haredi woman gives birth to quadruplets.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2018, 11:23 AM

Judge orders haredi stabber sent for additional evaluation

Haredi stabbers friends and attorneys say that suspect suffered from severe mental problems prior to attack at Kiryat Sefer yeshiva.Tzvi Lev, 8/30/2018, 6:40 PM

'My children weren't accepted to school because they're black'

Black rapper who converted to Judaism and moved to Israel says haredi school refused to accept his children due to the color of their skin.Ben Shaul, 8/30/2018, 10:25 AM

Traditional 'tashlich' ceremony faces problem

Every year Antwerp's Jews hold tashlich at large urban lake that heat wave dried up completely, but there is an alternative plan.Mordechai Sones, 8/28/2018, 3:54 PM

Survey: Haredim believe academia helps them financially

Nearly half of haredim believe academic studies are worthwhile, improve earning ability, survey shows.Haim Lev, 8/27/2018, 6:57 PM

Haredi parents spend the least on private tutors

Less haredi parents spend money on private tutors for their children, survey shows.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2018, 2:03 PM

Lapid to Netanyahu: 'Don't give in to haredim on draft law'

"This law must be passed in its letter and in its language,” said Yair Lapid, Chairman of the secular Yesh Atid party.Jonathan Benedek, 8/13/2018, 10:06 AM

Swiss tourism official complains about ‘Jewish guests’’ behavior

Official in Davos, Switzerland, complains to Jewish community about Jewish guests whose behavior ‘disturbs’ other visitors.JTA, 8/7/2018, 2:54 PM

Haredim to the paratroopers

Record number from haredi sector completes preparatory program for paratroopers today, about 60% increase compared to previous cycle.Mordechai Sones, 8/7/2018, 11:57 AM

Jerusalem's Jewish Home Head: 'We have nothing against haredim'

The head of the Jewish Home's Jerusalem branch expressed her disapproval of a campaign photo showing 3 mayoral candidates in haredi garb.Jonathan Benedek, 8/6/2018, 3:15 PM

Haredi refusal to vaccinate caused measles outbreak

Medical report says 100% of measles cases were haredi Jews, 12 of them babies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/4/2018, 11:42 PM

Tzfat becoming more haredi?

Many Tzfat businesses make the bulk of their profit during vacations, when haredi visitors flock to the northern city, kashrut agency says.Ben Shaul, 7/31/2018, 11:29 AM

Jerusalem to get a haredi mayor?

Haredi decision making body clears Yossi Deitch to run for mayor of Jerusalem. Observers say crowded race makes him the clear favorite.Tzvi Lev, 7/23/2018, 11:47 AM

When sexual abuse victims' parents turn their backs

Triumphing over societal taboos: Fighting sexual abuse in the haredi sector.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2018, 1:36 PM

Ex-Neturei Karta rabbi's daughter gets top honors at university

Daughter of former Neturei Karta rabbi who took part in Iranian Holocaust denial conference honored at Belgian college.JTA, 7/12/2018, 4:45 PM

Givat Shmuel banning haredim from their parks?

Affluent Religious-Zionist dominated city denies ban on Bnei Brak residents is anti-haredi. 'Ban is targeted on whoever doesn't live here.'Tzvi Lev, 7/8/2018, 5:40 PM

Switzerland: Haredi high school won't operate next year

Principal promises to close Zurich Jewish school after failing to meet standards for secular subjects.JTA, 7/7/2018, 9:50 PM

Haredi company commander in Givati brigade?

In coming weeks new company commander appointment expected in Givati brigade's Rotem battalion from among several haredi officer candidates.Mordechai Sones, 6/24/2018, 12:15 PM

Haredi lawmakers divided over draft law

Ashkenazic-haredi UTJ party divided on whether to accept Defense Ministry's draft bill, quit coalition, or insist on changes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2018, 9:54 AM

Haredi Council of Torah Sages to decide fate of coalition

Haredi council determines whether Defense Ministry's proposed draft law is acceptable compromise or requires haredim to leave coalition.Michal Levi, 6/13/2018, 12:07 PM

Poll: Most haredi rabbis in Israel use the internet

Israeli poll finds that most haredi rabbis use the internet, own a computer, and use a computer to prepare Torah classes.Tal Polon, 6/12/2018, 5:59 PM

Haredi rabbis push to drop complaint against violent teacher

Haredi student calls police, files complaint against teacher who hit him, but parents drop complaint under pressure from local rabbis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2018, 10:47 AM

Report: Solution found for haredi 'Draft Law' crisis

New report says revised version of bill to exempt haredi yeshiva students from IDF service won't be shared with the public.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2018, 9:12 AM

Haredi drops out of Belgian elections race over fraud conviction

Critics charge refusal to shake hands with women inconsistent with party policies on integrating Muslims and duty to live by Belgian norms.JTA, 4/30/2018, 10:11 PM