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Netanyahu refuses coalition with haredi break-off faction

As Draft Law dispute threatens to topple government, prime minister rejects coalition with Degel Hatorah.

Netanyahu refuses coalition with haredi break-off faction

Gur Hassidic movement bans emergency responders

Gur bans members from volunteering as paramedics or with police department, warns children of volunteers will be removed from school.

Gur Hassidic movement bans emergency responders

MK Glick in Arad following clashes between haredim, secular Jews

MK Yehuda Glick meets with representatives of both sides following riots, says secular Jews and haredim have real desire for dialogue.

MK Glick in Arad following clashes between haredim, secular Jews

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.

Arad Vice-Mayor calls on residents to demonstrate at synagogue

Rebellion in Gur: Hasidim reject new regulations

Synagogues shut down as congregants refuse to comply with last week's new regulations regarding cell phone use.

Rebellion in Gur: Hasidim reject new technology regulations

'You can use Whatsapp - but only with seculars'

Gur hasidic sect bans popular cell phone app, rules biblical injunction to honor one's father and mother not applicable to internet users.

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

Rabbis Disagree on Safety of Jews Visiting Kotel

Gur Rebbe reportedly bars followers from visiting Western Wall in light of stabbings; Sephardic Chief Rabbi urges Jews to visit.

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

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?'

Jerusalem Mayor Kisses Gerrer Hassid by Mistakeplayer

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 sleep

Gur Hassidic Synagogues to Close at 9:30, Sharp

Litzman: No Compromise on Hareidi Enlistment

Hareidi deputy minister vows no compromise on hareidi IDF enlistment – a hot topic in the 2013 elections.

Litzman: No Compromise on Hareidi Enlistment

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.

Rabbis Ifargan, Pinto 'Among Most Wealthy'