Coronavirus morbidity statistics released

Bnei Brak drops to second in morbidity rate as more patients recover from the coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2020, 11:54 AM

Watch: Police disperse crowd in Bnei Brak synagogue

Police remove worshipers from Bnei Brak synagogue amid derogatory cries.Mordechai Sones, 4/20/2020, 4:31 PM

Closures on Jerusalem, Bnei Brak to be lifted

In light of encouraging data in both cities, Health Ministry to lift restrictions on Jerusalem and Bnei Brak beginning at midnight tonight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 10:33 PM

Closure on Bnei Brak and Jerusalem to be reinstated

Ministerial Committee convenes at 1:00 pm to discuss resumption of closure. At same time, patients taken to hotels.Mordechai Sones, 4/16/2020, 1:56 PM

Police break into Bnei Brak apartment to stop the music

Well-known haredi singers Ruli and Yoely Dickman perform live from their apartment to bring some joy to their neighbors, and then...Michal Levy, 4/14/2020, 3:28 PM

IDF Home Front Commander: 'Coronavirus crisis will accompany us for a year'

Major General Tamir Yadai on aid to Jerusalem: 'We sent five companies to city, preparing to assist other authorities.'Mordechai Sones, 4/13/2020, 5:22 PM

Gabi Ashkenazi in Bnei Brak: 'We're doing exciting, holy work'

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman meets with Bnei Brak Mayor and city emergency Chief of Staff Gen. (Res.) Roni Numa.Mordechai Sones, 4/7/2020, 3:55 PM

'They put us in this ghetto and washed their hands of us' say Bnei Brak residents

Bnei Brak residents describe failure of gov't to provide adequate health services in coronavirus crisis. 'Did we bring the virus to Israel?'Michal Levy, 4/7/2020, 3:10 PM

From Hebrew press: 'Enlightened' pogrom against Israel's haredim

The criticism leveled at haredi society is not entirely unfounded, but vilifying them in a period when we need national solidarity shows total lack of understanding of their community. Dr. Yehuda Yifrach, 4/7/2020, 9:43 AM

Ramat Gan erects fence to keep Bnei Brak residents out

Dep. Bnei Brak mayor urges mutual responsibility and solidarity, attorney notes high infection rate among Ramat Gan residents.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/6/2020, 12:41 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

Watch: IDF soldiers assist Bnei Brak residents

Soldiers distribute food parcels to Bnei Brak residents, closed off at home due to coronavirus, ahead of Pesach holiday.Yoni Kempinski, 4/5/2020, 1:40 PM

Bnei Brak Mayor: This is a difficult time

Bnei Brak Mayor Avraham Rubinstein urges residents: Be patient during these difficult days for all of us.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/3/2020, 9:22 PM

Police close off entrances and exits from Bnei Brak

In effort to contain spread of coronavirus, Israel Police limit entry, exit, from Bnei Brak, other than for specific purposes.Ido Ben Porat, 4/3/2020, 12:33 PM

Cabinet declares Bnei Brak a restricted area

Leaving the city will only be permitted for the purpose of obtaining essential medical treatment, legal procedures or funerals.Ido Ben Porat, 4/2/2020, 11:48 PM

4,500 Bnei Brak senior citizens to be taken to 'Corona hotels'

Ministers Bennett and Deri formulate plan to protect residents of Bnei Brak over the age of 80 from the coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2020, 6:34 PM

Closure order expected for Bnei Brak

Cabinet to debate increased restrictions on movement in haredi city after health fund director says 1/3 of residents may be infected.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2020, 4:15 PM

Increase in virus cases in most cities, especially Bnei Brak

900 diagnosed today in Bnei Brak as carriers of coronavirus, compared to 723 yesterday. Jerusalem shows smaller increase.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2020, 2:45 PM

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett tours Bnei Brak; calls residents 'exemplary'

Bennett visits Bnei Brak, promises assistance: 'Bnei Brak situation is complex, but we see great response from residents to obey guidelines'Mordechai Sones, 4/2/2020, 1:22 PM

Jerusalem the leader in number of coronavirus cases

1,530 cases of coronavirus have been recorded so far in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak combined.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2020, 11:36 PM

Watch: Police raid active synagogue in Bnei Brak

Over 15 caught in synagogue in violation of Health Ministry instructions. Police fine them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2020, 5:39 PM

Citizens returning from abroad to be taken straight to 'Corona hotels'

Anyone returning from abroad to Israel to be taken straight to isolation facilities. PM also orders they be tested for COVID-19.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/1/2020, 3:37 PM

Yerushalmi faction funeral for wife of leader attended by only ten people

Wife of Rabbi Tzvi Friedman passes away, is laid to rest during small funeral.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/1/2020, 12:25 PM

1 in 3 Bnei Brak residents tested positive for coronavirus

High percentage reported by Health Ministry compares to 6 percent in Tel Aviv and 10 percent in Jerusalem.Marcy Oster/JTA, 4/1/2020, 12:07 AM

'Savages, maybe even murderers'

Hospital director slams hundreds who attended funeral for rabbi last night against Health Ministry orders.Hezki Baruch, 3/29/2020, 7:05 PM

Hundreds attend funeral in Bnei Brak

Hundreds were at funeral of yeshiva head contrary to Health Ministry instructions. Minister Erdan: 'A serious, life-threatening incident.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2020, 11:23 AM

Abuse filmed at daycare center

Daycare center assistant arrested after security camera catches her using force to get toddler to lie down during nap time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2020, 4:49 PM

Double tragedy in Bnei Brak

31-year-old father in Bnei Brak dies - while mourning the death of his infant son.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/15/2019, 4:57 PM

Elderly man returns from shopping, injured by falling tree

70-year-old resident of Bnei Brak injured by a tree that collapsed on him.Ben Ariel, 12/13/2019, 3:39 AM

Bnei Brak: Dozens protest 'Shabbat buses'

Bnei Brak protesters block main thoroughfare in protest of Shabbat desecration.Michal Levi, 11/30/2019, 10:02 PM

Motorcyclist killed in accident in Bnei Brak

27-year-old motorcyclist killed after slipping. Second motorcyclist, 30, moderately injured.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2019, 4:39 AM

15 injured at Rabbi Karelitz's funeral

Emergency medical teams treat 15 people injured at funeral of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz in Bnei Brak.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2019, 1:46 PM

Rabbi Karelitz laid to rest

Thousands attend funeral of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, among the leading halakhic authorities in the haredi world, who passed away at age 93.Yoni Kempinski, 10/22/2019, 12:51 PM

Gantz apologizes for dividing secular, haredi voters

Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz apologizes for announcement that sparks storm, but does not refrain from parting shot at haredi voters.Mordechai Sones, 9/16/2019, 4:10 PM

Watch: Man hangs from front of moving bus

Ashdod: Full post-Shabbat bus to Bnei Brak refuses to load more passengers. In protest, man hangs on front of bus - which continues driving.Michal Levi, 9/8/2019, 11:08 AM

Shooting in Bnei Brak

Police investigate after unknown individual fires shots at Bnei Brak apartment building.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2019, 11:15 AM

Bnei Brak: Explosive device detonates in stairwell

Explosive device detonates in Bnei Brak - for the second time in one month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2019, 10:44 PM

Beggar buys Lotto card for 1st time, wins half a million shekels

A Bnei Brak beggar decides to buy a lottery ticket on a whim while shopping for groceries and it turns out to be his lucky day.Ben Shaul, 8/16/2019, 10:38 AM

Watch: Toddler rescued after being forgotten in car

Bystanders spot 1-year-old girl forgotten in car in Bnei Brak, rescue her and send her to the hospital.Gary Willig, 8/12/2019, 3:34 PM

Haredim protest Blue & White chief's visit to Bnei Brak

Hundreds of residents demonstrated against the visit of the Blue and White chairman. 'The haredi community only supports Netanyahu.'Hezki Baruch, 7/26/2019, 8:18 AM

Torah scrolls stolen from Bnei Brak synagogue

Thief throws old Torah scroll on the floor, makes off with new ones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2019, 10:07 AM

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

5-year-old hospitalized with wooden board attached to his hand

Rusty nail attaches wooden board to boy's hand during collection for Lag BaOmer bonfire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2019, 12:11 PM

US ambassador: We need all of Bnei Brak's blessings for 2020

Ambassador urges dean of Ponovezh Yeshiva to give blessing to Trump's reelection bid. 'What's going on on the Left today is frightening.'David Rosenberg, 4/28/2019, 10:26 PM

New central bus station to be built in Bnei Brak

New central bus station expected to be constructed within five years, serve metro line as well as intercity buses.Ben Shaul, 4/2/2019, 1:08 PM

Bnei Brak rabbi hospitalized, condition serious

Condition of Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau deteriorates,Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2019, 4:08 PM

Bnei Brak says no to digital signs

'Bnei Brak has unique character; rabbis and residents put us here to preserve it,' explains city council member who promoted decision.Mordechai Sones, 2/20/2019, 5:58 PM

Bnei Brak to give IDF reservists tax discounts

In a first, haredi city to give IDF reservists discounts on property tax.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2018, 8:07 AM

Couple humiliated just weeks before wedding

Bride and groom, both orphans, may be forced to cancel wedding for lack of money.Sponsored Content, 12/16/2018, 3:57 PM

Haredi draft opponents gear up for protest rally

'Yerushalmi Faction' plans major protest after haredi draft dodger's arrest extended.David Rosenberg, 12/10/2018, 1:14 PM

Yerushalmi Faction vs. Bnei Brak over synagogue in public area

Bnei Brak wants to evacuate synagogue, promising alternate structure, but Yerushalmi Faction threatens action against evacuation.Mordechai Sones, 12/9/2018, 1:56 PM

Bnei Brak land expropriated to enable Shabbat construction

Transportation Ministry removes land from haredi city's jurisdiction to enable Shabbat-desecrating light rail project to move forward.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2018, 10:32 PM

HERO: Single Mother Raised Daughters Alone

For years a Bnei Brak mom raised her daughters by herself. After her tragic death, they are left alone.Sponsored Content, 11/6/2018, 4:05 PM

Police arrest nine haredim during anti-draft protest

Yerushalmi Faction takes to the streets. Police arrest nine and are using crowd dispersal means to disperse clash.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2018, 8:22 PM

Extremist haredi protesters to shut down Bnei Brak on Thursday

Yerushalmi Faction launches fresh wave of riots over yeshiva student arrested for draft dodging.Tzvi Lev, 11/1/2018, 4:02 PM

Bnei Brak will cut water supply to Shabbat construction project

Bnei Brak municipality furious over Shabbat light rail construction says it will cut water supply to the project.Tzvi Lev, 10/4/2018, 5:27 PM

Who did the Rebbe give an open check to?

Lubavitcher Rebbe donated open check to fulfill one man's vision of a revolutionary medical facility in Bnei Brak.Eli Zalmanovich, 9/30/2018, 4:10 PM