Education Ministry interfering in haredi school system?

Education Min. 'interfering' by conducting thorough 'calculated' inspections of haredi schools, teaching staff and materials, paper says.Ben Shaul, 1/29/2020, 1:43 PM

'PR on the backs of Shabbat observers'

Deputy Education Minister blasts new initiative for public transportation on the Sabbath.Michal Levy, 11/24/2019, 4:43 AM

Chabad support for UTJ party grows

Chabad hasidim give UTJ approximately 10,000 more votes than the party won in April.Michal Levi, 9/18/2019, 6:21 PM

Haredi minister: Why would any haredi vote for Feiglin?

Dep. Health Minister Litzman questions: 'Why would any haredi vote for a party which includes those who have rejected circumcision?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2019, 2:29 PM

Gafni: Haredim caused Zandberg to enter the Knesset

UTJ MK: Last time, because of those who didn't vote for us, Meretz got an additional seat which brought in Tamar Zandberg.Chaim Lev, 2/25/2019, 5:46 AM

Agudat Yisrael will run in one list; Degel threatening

Agudat Yisrael convenes, decides all factions will run one list to councils throughout country. Degel still threatens separate run.Mordechai Sones, 8/21/2018, 3:46 AM

Gabbay hails public Sabbath desecration, haredim outraged

Zionist Union Chairman tweets during Sabbath about traveling by public transportation to beach; angry responses from some haredi MKs.Mordechai Sones, 6/17/2018, 12:14 PM

Haredi radicals heckle haredi MK

UTJ MK Menachem Porush heckled by extremist haredim as he attends circumcision in Bet Shemesh.Tzvi Lev, 4/29/2018, 4:42 PM

Haredim attack haredi Knesset Member Meir Porush

Dozens of haredim attack Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush as he exits morning prayers in Beit Shemesh.Mordechai Sones, 4/4/2018, 3:15 PM

Haredim lukewarm on Trump announcement

UTJ MKs express hope that Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem won't cost Israel diplomatically.Ben Shaul, 12/7/2017, 6:07 AM

Satmar hassidim heckle Israeli Minister in Monsey

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush was attending Shabbat services in Monsey, New York, when Satmar extremists burst in and heckled him.Tzvi Lev, 9/24/2017, 1:37 PM

'Supreme Court is eager for the apocalypse'

Haredi MKs slam court decision to strike down law exempting yeshiva students from IDF service. 'Court disconnected from Jewish tradition.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2017, 7:13 PM

'What the US President understood, our President does not'

Deputy Education Minister blasts President Rivlin's remarks calling rabbinical leaders 'Beit Shammai' for calling to shelve Kotel Plan.Michal Levi, 7/4/2017, 11:16 AM

Gafni explains his 'Palestinians were here before us' comments

MK Moshe Gafni says he could never work with Left because of their anti-religious positions, despite being closer to Left on peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2017, 10:46 PM

'Maybe Gafni came after the Palestinians'

Meir Porush responds to MK Gafni's statement 'Palestinians were here before us', recalls his family in Land of Israel eight generations.Mordechai Sones, 6/12/2017, 9:10 PM

Porush opposes Gafni, favors annexing Maale Adumim

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush(UTJ) favors annexing Maale Adumim in contrast to fellow UTJ member Moshe Gafni.Yoel Domb, 1/25/2017, 7:35 PM

Deputy Education Min: Fine schools with too much violence

Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush proposes an idea for controlling violence in schools.Ben Shaul, 1/12/2017, 9:06 AM

'Reinforce security at grave of Rabbi Nachman'

Deputy Education Minister calls on PM to work with Ukrainian Premier to improve security in Uman after holy site vandalized.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2016, 8:17 PM

Porush slams Degel Hatorah's opposition to Regulation Law

Deputy Minister Meir Porush (UTJ) slammed his colleagues' statements against the Regulation Law.Ben Shaul, 11/17/2016, 2:18 PM

Core Curriculum repeal passes first reading in Knesset

Bill repealing previous law making funding for haredi schools dependent on Core Curriculum compliance expected to become law next week.Haim Lev, 7/26/2016, 7:13 AM

Bill to cancel core classes in haredi schools

UTJ, Naftali Bennett in favor of revoking former Education Minister Shai Piron's requirement that haredi schools teach English, math.Haim Lev, 7/15/2016, 12:39 PM

Deputy Education Minister resigns from Knesset

Meir Porush leaves Knesset as per 'Norwegian Law,' to end months of infighting within UTJ over distribution of MKs.Hezki Baruch, 5/22/2016, 3:08 PM

Council of Torah Sages discusses growth of Reform movement

Hasidic body convenes to discuss growing Reform influence. 'Connection between Netanyahu and Reform - twist of the knife.'Haim Lev, 2/24/2016, 5:21 PM

Bennett: Haredi children deserve equality in education

Bennett says on tour in Yavneh 'haredi education will no longer be deprived but will be equal'.Ben Shaul, 2/9/2016, 2:53 PM

United Torah Judaism MK: No 'Unity' Government

MK Meir Porush speaks to Arutz Sheva about the race for a coalition - and puzzles over 'illogical' push for government with Likud and Labor.Haim Lev, 3/18/2015, 4:19 PM

Hareidi Party Lists Prerequisites for Joining Coalition

United Torah Judaism MKs say budget for hareidi schools a must, vow to reverse hareidi enlistment law mandating IDF service.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 1/13/2015, 10:35 PM

Border Police Turn Away MK at Yitzhar's Od Yosef Hai Yeshiva

MK Meir Porush not allowed to visit, despite Defense Ministry guideline stating otherwise; vows to return building to residents.Yedidya Ben-Or, 1/5/2015, 3:57 PM

Yeshiva Student Stipends Come to an End

Some 10,000 full-time married yeshiva students received their last government stipend, ending a tradition that has been extant for 33 years.Moshe Cohen, 12/28/2014, 8:02 PM

Hareidi MKs Welcome End of 'Worst Government in History'

MKs from United Torah Judaism party welcome the dissolution of the Knesset, saying it was "the worst one in the country's history".Haim Lev, 12/9/2014, 12:13 AM

Hareidi IDF Enlistment Targets to be Met

Shaked Committee learns its law mandating hareidi enlistment succeeding vis-a-vis IDF recruitment, though not civilian national service.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 11/24/2014, 2:49 PM

Hareidi MK: We May Boycott Judea and Samaria

'There is tremendous pressure that says – let's boycott some of their factories,' says MK Porush.Gil Ronen, 2/27/2014, 7:45 PM

'Netanyahu Deceived Us'

Hareidi MK spits fire at the Prime Minister over criminal sanctions enactment in interview to Arutz Sheva.Tova Dvorin , 2/19/2014, 3:30 PM

Hareidi MKs to Lapid: Go Ahead, Quit

"We would be delighted if Lapid resigns from the government," says MK Moses in response to Finance Minister's threats.Elad Benari, 2/9/2014, 4:31 AM

Hareidi MKs: Lapid Exhibiting Megalomania

Hareidi-religious MKs slam Finance Minister Yair Lapid over his remarks that he will work to fire Israel’s Chief Rabbis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2014, 4:46 AM

Rabbis Tell MKs: Don't Enable Kerry Plan - Resign

Rabbinical Congress for Peace rabbis urge ministers to shake complacency, prepare resignation letters to prevent withdrawals.Ari Yashar, 1/3/2014, 10:27 AM

MK Porush Complains to US Ambassador About Draft 'Edict'

Israeli rabbis are headed to the US to stop the "edict" on drafting hareidi youths, MK Meir Porush wrote in a letter to the US ambassadorDavid Lev, 12/23/2013, 10:12 PM

Gantz: A Hareidi Soldier in IDF Will Leave IDF Hareidi

In Shaked Committee meeting, IDF Chief of Staff states 'The IDF does not see the hareidi-religious community as an enemy.'Tova Dvorin, 11/27/2013, 10:48 PM

Porush: Fewer Rabbis? Try Fewer Politicians

Hareidi MK not pleased by suggestion to elect just one chief rabbi.Maayana Miskin, 11/12/2013, 9:16 PM

MK Porush: 'Enlistment will Lead to Religious War'

Porush of Agudat Yisrael mahes comments in a meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro.Adam Ross, 9/11/2013, 3:22 PM

MK Porush: Equality? Why don't Arabs Serve?

In meetings with fellow MKs, UTJ politician points to hypocrisy in demanding equal service only from hareidim.Arutz Sheva, 8/14/2013, 9:14 AM

‘A Law Won’t Make Hareidi Men Enlist’

Hareidi-religious MK, ‘Whoever thinks a law will force Torah students to enlist in the army is mistaken.’Maayana Miskin, 8/12/2013, 12:16 AM

Porush: This is a Dark Day for Israel

Hareidi-religious MK slams law requiring hareidi enlistment. ‘This will be remembered as a dark day.’Maayana Miskin, 7/7/2013, 2:43 PM

Hareidi MK: If Govt. Forces Enlistment, Israel Won’t be Our Home

Hareidi MK: If Torah students are forced to enlist, ‘We will tell the world this isn’t the place for Torah observant Jews.’Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 11:18 AM

Hareidi MK: Feiglin Temple Mount Ascents 'Dangerous' for Israel

Meir Porush (UTJ) called on PM Netanyahu to throw MK Moshe Feiglin out of the Likud because of his 'dangerous' Temple Mount ascentDavid Lev, 3/4/2013, 9:08 PM

Hareidi Parties Preparing for Opposition

"We will sit with Shelly Yechimovich in the opposition," says Shas's Aryeh Deri.Elad Benari, 1/29/2013, 4:45 AM

Deputy Minister: PA Tactics Typical of Arab Wheeling & Dealing

MK Porush also hints PM could face hareidi political pressure if he extends building freeze. Hareidi NPO campaigns against freeze.Gil Ronen, 9/6/2010, 9:20 AM

Deputy Minister of Education: I'll Move My Office to Jail

Deputy Minister of Education Meir Porush says he will move his office to Masiyahu prison, where parents of students in Emmanuel are serving time.Malkah Fleisher, 6/19/2010, 11:50 PM

Veteran MK and Leading Rabbi, Menachem Porush, Dies at 94

Longtime Knesset Member and leading hareidi religious Rabbi Menachem Porush died at his home in Jerusalem late Sunday night. Burial will be Monday.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/22/2010, 12:41 AM