Yerushalmi Faction leader denies criticism of anti-draft rallies

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach's brother stresses that he supports anti-IDF rallies after he was recorded expressing opposition.Tzvi Lev, 3/8/2018, 6:56 PM

Jerusalem Faction left leaderless after rabbi's death

The extremist Jerusalem Faction searches for a leader after Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach's sudden death.Tzvi Lev, 2/25/2018, 10:51 AM

'A great loss to the world of Torah'

MKs and government ministers eulogize Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach after he suddenly passed away on Saturday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2018, 8:41 AM

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach dies at 86

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, influential haredi rabbi and leader of the 'Jerusalem Faction,' passes away over Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2018, 8:17 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

Former haredi soldier confronts leader of Yerushalmi Faction

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, leader of the Yerushalmi Faction responsible for mass demonstrations, confronted by haredi man who served in the IDF.David Rosenberg, 12/8/2017, 12:55 PM

Police: Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach behind anti-draft demonstrations

Police say leader of extreme Jerusalem Faction will be treated like any other citizen in response to illegal roadblocks in several cities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/17/2017, 10:40 PM

Watch: Policeman pulls a gun on haredi extremists

Policeman documented pulling a gun on haredi extremists at the anti-draft rally in Jerusalem on Monday.Tzvi Lev, 10/17/2017, 10:00 AM

Watch: Female soldier harassed by extremists at anti-draft rally

Female IDF soldier attacked by extremists at Monday's anti-draft rally in Jerusalem.Tzvi Lev, 10/17/2017, 9:12 AM

Haredim arrested for draft dodging at routine traffic stop

Police stopped two haredi men at a routine traffic stop and took them into custody after realizing they were listed as draft dodgers.Tzvi Lev, 10/16/2017, 1:21 PM

Government yanks advertising from controversial haredi newspaper

The Government Advertising Agency pulls ads from the Hapeles newspaper due to incitement against haredi IDF soldiers.Tzvi Lev, 10/2/2017, 5:17 PM

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky expels haredi extremists from French Hill

Prominent haredi leader orders expulsion of 'Jerusalem Faction' members from French Hill neighborhood.Tzvi Lev, 8/17/2017, 10:14 AM

'The rabbis are trying to silence us'

Leader of the Yerushalmi Faction laments that mainstream haredi leaders do not join him in protesting haredi enlistment in the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2017, 11:29 AM

Dozens arrested in demonstrations against AWOL fugitive arrest

50 haredim arrested in several illegal demonstration venues across country. Police officer attacked.Michal Levy, 2/7/2017, 10:26 PM

Leading Haredi Rabbi: No Party Worth Voting For

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach nixes rumors he'll tacitly back Yachad party, says he won't be voting at all - followers likely to do the same.Gil Ronen, 3/16/2015, 3:03 PM

Haredim Block Highways in Protest of Enlistment

Outside Modi'in, in Jerusalem and Ashdod, masses of haredim block roads and protest arrest of four students who refused enlistment.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 2/2/2015, 10:39 AM

Rabbi Auerbach: Not the Time to Protest IDF Draft

Follower of hareidi rabbi says given the current security escalation he opposes protests such as yesterday's in Jerusalem.Ari Soffer and Haim Lev, 8/20/2014, 8:26 AM

Hareidi Rabbi: We’ll Fight Like in Ukraine

Rabbi compares enlistment protests to Ukraine riots. Pro-enlistment activist: Let hareidi Jews vent their upset.Maayana Miskin, 2/27/2014, 10:06 AM

'We Will Fight Until the Death'

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach declares intense opposition to hareidi draft law at anti-draft rally, encourages followers 'not to surrender.'Tova Dvorin, 2/23/2014, 8:04 AM

Hareidi Politician: Protests weren't our Idea

Rabbi Auerbach acted on his own when he gave instructions to demonstrate, says a UTJ source.Gil Ronen, 2/6/2014, 5:40 PM

Hareidi Protests: 'This Is A Spiritual Holocaust'

Thousands of hareidim take to the streets in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak over freezing yeshiva funding, decry 'spiritual holocaust'.Ari Yashar, 2/6/2014, 5:19 PM

Hareidim Protest For Release of Draft-Dodger

Hundreds demonstrate outside of Prison 6, where yeshiva student is being held for dodging draft; Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach in attendance.Tova Dvorin , 12/4/2013, 4:29 PM

Piron: Stop Yeshiva Student Harrassment

Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron threatens to stop funding Yeshivot over ongoing reports of politically-charged student harassmentTova Dvorin, 10/29/2013, 6:00 PM

Rabbi's Attacker Moved to Psychiatric Hospital

Judge extends custody of suspect; family says man is mentally unwell.Adam Ross, 10/24/2013, 5:35 PM

Rabbi Shteinman Attacked at Home

A hareidi man in his 20s broke into the home of the spiritual leader, aged 99, and assaulted him.Gil Ronen, 10/23/2013, 12:56 PM

Elections: Rav Auerbach Gets Threatening Note

Note left on Rabbi's car demanding he close list running against mainstream hareidi party in municipal elections.Adam Ross, 10/21/2013, 2:36 PM

Rabbi Auerbach Undergoes Cardiac Catheterization

Head of Maalot Hatorah Yeshiva is in hospital after a successful catheterization.Gil Ronen, 1/6/2013, 7:14 PM

Letter: Yeshiva Students to Avoid IDF at All Costs

Top hareidi religious Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach has issued a ruling that yeshiva students 'must lay down their lives' rather than enter the IDF.David Lev, 2/23/2012, 5:10 PM