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Finance Minister threatens to leave coalition if haredim join

Finance Minister threatens to leave coalition if haredim join

'If haredim join government, we won't be there.' Avidgor Liberman warns government against trying to recruit haredi lawmakers.Hezki Baruch, 04/10/2021 14:56
Haredi lawmaker attacked in Jerusalem

Haredi lawmaker attacked in Jerusalem

Initial report: MK Meir Porush physically assaulted outside of his home in the capital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/09/2021 12:40
Tel Aviv University suspends professor over anti-haredi rant

Tel Aviv University suspends professor over anti-haredi rant

'Haredi lawmakers aren't even on the level of an octopus,' says Tel Aviv University lecturer. 'Likud MK Miri Regev is an animal.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2021 12:18
From secular to 'Orthodoxed'

From secular to 'Orthodoxed'

Ahead of new docu-series on his return to tradition, Canadian Jew describes his journey from a life of crime to Orthodox Judaism.i24NEWS, 24/08/2021 13:08
New Haredi recruits begin their IDF experience

New Haredi recruits begin their IDF experience

August 2021 recruitment cycle opens: Dozens of the Netzah Organization rabbis and coordinators accompanied hundreds of new recruits.Yoni Kempinski, 23/08/2021 21:03
Haredim over 21 to be exempted from IDF draft

Haredim over 21 to be exempted from IDF draft

Government votes to lower draft exemption age for haredi men to 21 - before rising to 23. 'This is a historic moment,' says PM Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/08/2021 17:05
Rabbi and former Deputy Minister Aryeh Gamliel passes away

Rabbi and former Deputy Minister Aryeh Gamliel passes away

Rabbi Aryeh Gamliel, the former Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, has passed away in the city of Sderot.Arutz Sheva Staff , 06/08/2021 15:34
Watch: 'We don't want any haredim around here'

Watch: 'We don't want any haredim around here'

Resident of northern Israeli town threatens haredim interested in buying local apartment. 'I don't want to see these pieces of garbage here'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/08/2021 11:32
Rivlin urges Prince Charles to let haredi girl be treated in Israel

Rivlin urges Prince Charles to let haredi girl be treated in Israel

Israel's president lobbies Prince Charles to allow haredi toddler to be flown to Israel for treatment, rather than be taken off life-supportArutz Sheva Staff, 09/06/2021 09:22
Haredi publication blurs face of Labor Party’s female leader

Haredi publication blurs face of Labor Party’s female leader

One of Israel's top haredi news websites blurs out the face of Labor chief Merav Michaeli.Shira Hanau, JTA, 08/06/2021 07:15
'Haredi' group urges Facebook to offer 'Shomer Shabbos' option

'Haredi' group urges Facebook to offer 'Shomer Shabbos' option

'We don't want to contribute to Sabbath desecration.' Haredi social media users urge Facebook, Instagram to limit their accounts on Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/05/2021 15:01
Haredi lawmakers urge Netanyahu to step aside as PM for 18 months

Haredi lawmakers urge Netanyahu to step aside as PM for 18 months

Senior UTJ officials press Netanyahu to step aside as prime minister for a year and a half in bid to form narrow right-wing government.David Rosenberg, 09/05/2021 19:28
Heshy Tischler sentenced to 10 days of community service

Heshy Tischler sentenced to 10 days of community service

Orthodox activist running for New York City Council sentenced to community service 7 months after anti-lockdown riot.Shira Hanau, JTA, 09/05/2021 17:18
Arab arrested for slapping haredi man on Jerusalem train

Arab arrested for slapping haredi man on Jerusalem train

Border Police officers apprehend Arab man suspected of slapping haredi passenger on Jerusalem light rail train and filming attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2021 15:19
Jerusalem security guard threatens to 'butcher' haredi child

Jerusalem security guard threatens to 'butcher' haredi child

Security guard working for Education Ministry threatens to 'butcher' haredi boy during protest in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 09/04/2021 12:33
An American ‘Shtisel’ remake is coming directed by Jewish filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan

An American ‘Shtisel’ remake is coming directed by Jewish filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan

CBS Studios to produce new TV show recasting Israel's 'Shtisel' as 'Romeo and Juliet' story between secular woman and haredi man.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 21/03/2021 15:55
Shas sages fight back against media incitement

Shas sages fight back against media incitement

A fiery letter from the community leaders of the Haredi voter base takes issue with the public's opinion and the Supreme Court's rulings.Shlomo Witty, 11/03/2021 17:29
Rabbi Yehezkel Roth, the Karlsburger Rebbe, dead at 86

Rabbi Yehezkel Roth, the Karlsburger Rebbe, dead at 86

Hundreds of men pack into Brooklyn study hall and street for Hasidic rabbi’s funeral.Shira Hanau, JTA, 08/03/2021 07:33
'I'm haredi, so police told me to turn around and go back home'

'I'm haredi, so police told me to turn around and go back home'

Haredi man driving to work with papers proving he is an essential worker says he was refused passage at police checkpoint.Ben Shaul, 28/02/2021 16:01
Health Ministry's Haredi Headquarters: 'We can only succeed together'

Health Ministry's Haredi Headquarters: 'We can only succeed together'

Health Ministry campaign targets haredi community, urging precautions alongside protective vaccination.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2021 10:54
Study: UK haredi Jews have one of highest COVID rates in the world

Study: UK haredi Jews have one of highest COVID rates in the world

64% of London haredim had COVID, nine times more than the UK average of 7%. "Among the highest rate reported anywhere in the world"Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/02/2021 07:20
Thousands gather at second mass funeral in Jerusalem

Thousands gather at second mass funeral in Jerusalem

Ignoring lockdown, thousands of mourners gather in Jerusalem to pay their respects to Rabbi Yitzchak Shiner, in 2nd mass funeral of the day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/01/2021 22:53
Police under fire for mass haredi gathering at rabbi's funeral

Police under fire for mass haredi gathering at rabbi's funeral

Police official pushes back on criticism: 'Use your head. No one wants to see violent clashes.' Gantz blasts 'unequal' lockdown enforcement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/01/2021 16:05
25% of haredim won't back haredi parties in upcoming election

25% of haredim won't back haredi parties in upcoming election

Half of haredi voters say they plan to vote for UTJ, with one quarter voting for Shas. Another 25% say they're still undecided.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/01/2021 13:13
Liberman: 'Instead of crushing haredi intifada, PM is extending lockdown'

Liberman: 'Instead of crushing haredi intifada, PM is extending lockdown'

Avidgor Liberman slams Netanyahu's plans to extend lockdown, calls violence against police a 'haredi intifada'.David Rosenberg, 26/01/2021 09:26
Rabbi David Yosef of Har Nof says people need to fear the pandemic, not police.

Rabbi David Yosef of Har Nof says people need to fear the pandemic, not police.

Rabbi David Yosef, leader of the Har Nof community, says that Haredi residents need to be afraid of COVID-19 more than the policeShlomo Witty, 20/01/2021 10:54
'You spread disease': Haredi passengers harassed on flight from New Jersey to Israel

'You spread disease': Haredi passengers harassed on flight from New Jersey to Israel

Couple forced off of United Airlines flight after they repeatedly harassed haredi passengers in the terminal and onboard the plane.David Rosenberg, 05/01/2021 15:17
'The police sent Yosef to death's doorstep'

'The police sent Yosef to death's doorstep'

Family of elderly haredi man excoriate police for mistakenly arresting him - then abandoning on the street.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/12/2020 08:42
Alarming rise in morbidity in haredi sector

Alarming rise in morbidity in haredi sector

Health Ministry Director of Public Health warns of threefold increase in rate of positive coronavirus tests in haredi community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2020 20:54
Jewish day schools and yeshivas remain open as NYC public schools close

Jewish day schools and yeshivas remain open as NYC public schools close

Jewish day schools, yeshivas, and other private educational institutions in New York City remain open amid public school closures.Shira Hanau, JTA, 20/11/2020 09:27
Haredim are facing 'outbreak of hatred', says President Rivlin

Haredim are facing 'outbreak of hatred', says President Rivlin

Israeli president warns of anti-haredi incitement during coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2020 19:45
Study: Israel's Haredi population to rise to 6.5 million by 2065

Study: Israel's Haredi population to rise to 6.5 million by 2065

One out of every three Israelis will be haredi 45 years from now, study finds, as haredi population surges from 1.1 million to 6.5 million.David Rosenberg, 11/11/2020 14:53
Plan to reopen haredi schools frozen

Plan to reopen haredi schools frozen

Senior haredi rabbis freeze plan to reopen schools Monday, push for agreement with government to reopen education system.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2020 22:53
'Haredi community now seeks to reach herd immunity'

'Haredi community now seeks to reach herd immunity'

Public relations rep. from haredi community says haredim saw that COVID restrictions didn't help, and thus gave up on them.Shimon Cohen, 30/09/2020 16:50
NYC warns of coronavirus spread in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods

NYC warns of coronavirus spread in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods

New York City's health department expresses 'significant concern' over concentration of new coronavirus cases in Jewish neighborhoods.Shira Hanau, JTA, 23/09/2020 07:10
PM to back curfews, school closures in place of lockdown

PM to back curfews, school closures in place of lockdown

Following backlash from haredi leaders, Netanyahu cancels plans to impose full lockdown on dozens of towns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/09/2020 18:30
'The haredi public won't forget this'

'The haredi public won't forget this'

'We won't forget who signed the order, over and over again, to turn us into the enemies of the people.' Haredi mayors blast PM over lockdownArutz Sheva Staff, 06/09/2020 16:19
MK Zohar: Hatred for haredim blinded people over Uman issue

MK Zohar: Hatred for haredim blinded people over Uman issue

Coalition chairman says ban on Uman pilgrimage is backfiring, claims anti-haredi bias is behind push to ban visitors.Y Rabinovitz, 27/08/2020 14:46
He Helped Charedi Families Find Jobs. Now, His Family Has Nothing

He Helped Charedi Families Find Jobs. Now, His Family Has Nothing

During his life, Rav Dovid Oberlander worked in high-tech, and helped other Orthodox men to find suitable tech work environments.Sponsored Content, 26/08/2020 12:20
Coronavirus delays a wedding - but not the celebrations

Coronavirus delays a wedding - but not the celebrations

A haredi bride tested positive for coronavirus, forcing her wedding to be delayed. Here's what happened next.Michal Levi, 25/08/2020 12:49
The tragedy of the haredi coronavirus crisis-a sympathetic analysis

The tragedy of the haredi coronavirus crisis-a sympathetic analysis

The question is not what mistakes the haredi community made, but why they happened, and finger pointing is of no use.Dr. Chaim C. Cohen, 10/05/2020 12:50
Coronavirus in the haredi community

Coronavirus in the haredi community

A doctor practicing in Williamsburg writes: I’m a pediatrician who sees kids with coronavirus every day. It’s changed my whole way of life. A member of the hasidic community who was raised there explains the special problems its members face.Dr. Alysa Frenkel-Schick and Meyer Labin, 22/03/2020 00:19
Criers in haredi neighborhoods: 'Watch out for coronavirus!'

Criers in haredi neighborhoods: 'Watch out for coronavirus!'

Criers on loudspeakers take to streets in haredi sector to clarify importance of Health Ministry guidelines to deal with pandemic.Mordechai Sones, 17/03/2020 18:31
Hundreds of radical anti-draft haredi demonstrators block roads in Jerusalem

Hundreds of radical anti-draft haredi demonstrators block roads in Jerusalem

Demonstrators from Yerushalmi Faction protest arrest of Ethiopian-Israeli yeshiva student. Dozens of protesters arrested blocking roads.David Rosenberg, 26/01/2020 19:41
Haredi women are bucking stereotypes in the start-up nation

Haredi women are bucking stereotypes in the start-up nation

After having six children, Avital Beck launched her own start-up, bucking stereotypes about haredi women in Israel.i24NEWS, 06/01/2020 11:51
'Haredi-pig' sign on Israeli bus draws criticism

'Haredi-pig' sign on Israeli bus draws criticism

'Clearly racist message.' NGO protests anti-littering sign on bus operating in haredi city features picture of pig-like haredi man.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/09/2019 10:00
Helping sexual abuse victims - and saving marriages

Helping sexual abuse victims - and saving marriages

Haredi sector: Heavy price to pay for silence on sexual abuse and addictions in shidduchim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/09/2019 12:14
Tragedy in Modiin Illit: Baby dies after being forgotten in car

Tragedy in Modiin Illit: Baby dies after being forgotten in car

Baby boy forgotten in car in haredi city in central Israel dies after being rescued from vehicle.David Rosenberg, 22/07/2019 15:13
NYC closes 10th Jewish school for violating vaccine order

NYC closes 10th Jewish school for violating vaccine order

City officials order closure of Satmar school in Williamsburg - the 10th Jewish school closed in connection with measles epidemic.Ben Sales, JTA, 12/06/2019 07:33
Here’s what we know about Orthodox vaccination rates in NY

Here’s what we know about Orthodox vaccination rates in NY

NY officials say measles outbreak concentrated in Orthodox Jewish areas, blaming low immunization rates. But are other factors to blame?Ben Sales, JTA, 10/06/2019 07:14
Deputy ministers? 'No need to have people with titles'

Deputy ministers? 'No need to have people with titles'

UTJ faction demands party back down from demands for positions for each MK, focus on problems facing haredi community.Haim Lev, 15/05/2019 14:25
Netanyahu to haredi lawmakers: You've got to compromise

Netanyahu to haredi lawmakers: You've got to compromise

PM expresses concern over stalled coalition talks, calls on haredi MKs to soften their demands.Hezki Baruch, 15/05/2019 10:30
MKs: Give priority to cities in the periphery

MKs: Give priority to cities in the periphery

Haredi MKs suggest encouraging young families to move to the periphery, building new haredi cities.Michal Levi, 13/05/2019 14:26
Haredi MKs demand rabbis be consulted for public work on Sabbath

Haredi MKs demand rabbis be consulted for public work on Sabbath

UTJ reportedly demanding committee including haredi rabbis be consulted to determine what public works must be carried out on Sabbath.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2019 14:16
Measles cases in Detroit linked to haredi traveler rise to 39

Measles cases in Detroit linked to haredi traveler rise to 39

Number of measles cases in Detroit area linked to a haredi traveler more than doubles over past three weeks to 39.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 17/04/2019 10:33
Dozens arrested as haredi protesters shut down Jerusalem roads

Dozens arrested as haredi protesters shut down Jerusalem roads

Hundreds of anti-draft protesters block roads in the capital, following arrest of haredi draft dodger.David Rosenberg, 07/03/2019 17:47
1 out of 5 haredi voters won't back haredi parties

1 out of 5 haredi voters won't back haredi parties

Poll shows 20% of haredi voters plan to back non-haredi parties. Which non-haredi parties will benefit most from the haredi vote?Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/02/2019 09:58