Arad Vice-Mayor calls on residents to demonstrate at synagogue

In wake of dispute over central Ashkenazi synagogue in Arad, vice mayor Ofer Arzi calls on residents to demonstrate on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2016, 10:47 AM

Rebellion in Gur: Hasidim reject new technology regulations

Synagogues shut down as congregants refuse to comply with last week's new regulations regarding cell phone use.David Rosenberg, 5/15/2016, 8:05 AM

'You can use Whatsapp - but only with secular people'

Gur hasidic sect bans popular cell phone app, rules biblical injunction to honor one's father and mother not applicable to internet users.Ben Shaul, 5/11/2016, 10:20 PM

Is it Safe For Jews to Visit the Kotel? Rabbis Disagree

Gur Rebbe reportedly bars followers from visiting Western Wall in light of stabbings; Sephardic Chief Rabbi urges Jews to visit.Tova Dvorin, 10/4/2015, 2:27 PM

Jerusalem Mayor Kisses Gerrer Hassid by Mistake

Nir Barkat was not aware that the Gerrer (Gur) hassidic sect forbids men from kissing each other. He asked: 'What are they, Muslims?'Arutz Sheva, 10/21/2014, 2:05 PM

Gur Hassidic Synagogues to Close at 9:30, Sharp

A spate of latenesses has promoted the Gur Hassidic movement to close its synagogues at 9:30 PM, so students can get a good night's sleepDavid Lev, 8/11/2013, 8:42 PM

Litzman: No Compromise on Hareidi Enlistment

Hareidi deputy minister vows no compromise on hareidi IDF enlistment – a hot topic in the 2013 elections. Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2013, 2:52 PM

Rabbis Ifargan, Pinto 'Among Most Wealthy'

Forbes says Rav Pinchas Abuhatzeira's personal wealth is NIS 1.3B, Admor of Gur's is NIS 350M.Gil Ronen, 6/10/2012, 9:33 PM