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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
The New Right reaches out to the haredi community

The New Right reaches out to the haredi community

A Bnei Brak parlor meeting provides a window into Bennett and Shaked's efforts to target moderate haredim.Tzvi Lev, 24/01/2019 21:39
From Palestinian Arab to haredi yeshiva student

From Palestinian Arab to haredi yeshiva student

After Ibrahim became Avraham and adopted a religious Jewish lifestyle, he was expelled from Israel, living homeless for months.David Rosenberg, 23/01/2019 11:19
Judge throws out lawsuit against haredi schools in New York

Judge throws out lawsuit against haredi schools in New York

Young Advocates for Fair Education (YAFFED) suffers defeat as Federal court throws out the lawsuit against yeshiva curriculum.Tzvi Lev, 17/01/2019 18:33
Haredi entrepreneurs forging their own start-up culture

Haredi entrepreneurs forging their own start-up culture

Haredi start-ups, tech sector, growing across Israel, with plans for expansion to New York, London.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/01/2019 14:35
Report: Eli Yishai sought to run with Shas

Report: Eli Yishai sought to run with Shas

Former Shas leader and Deri rival asked Shas spiritual leader if his slate could run with Shas to reverse electoral implosion.Tzvi Lev, 04/01/2019 08:57
Shas lawmakers oppose plan to merge with UTJ

Shas lawmakers oppose plan to merge with UTJ

Shas MKs say initiative to run together with their Ashkenazic counterparts would destroy Shas' unique identity, pledge to oppose the move.Tzvi Lev, 03/01/2019 19:15
Haredi party considering split

Haredi party considering split

In wake of Zionist Union's breakup, United Torah Judaism's Degel Hatorah faction considering split from Agudat Yisrael for solo run.David Rosenberg, 02/01/2019 07:42
Number of yeshiva students surges to record high

Number of yeshiva students surges to record high

Nearly 125,000 full-time students registered in Israeli yeshivas in 2017 - nearly one-third more than in 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/12/2018 09:52
Israeli measles epidemic spreads to London

Israeli measles epidemic spreads to London

London haredi community hit by outbreak of measles, following epidemic in Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 05/12/2018 09:47
Supreme Court gives Draft Law extension - hours after it expires

Supreme Court gives Draft Law extension - hours after it expires

After yeshiva students' draft deferment law expires, Supreme Court grants gov't less than 45 days to pass replacement legislation.David Rosenberg, 02/12/2018 16:50
Senior rabbi: Either El Al apologize or face boycott

Senior rabbi: Either El Al apologize or face boycott

Haredi community threatening massive boycott on Israeli carrier if it does not apologize for forcing religious Jews to desecrate Shabbat.Tzvi Lev, 24/11/2018 17:52
Satmar demands blanket draft exemptions

Satmar demands blanket draft exemptions

Anti-Zionist Hasidic movement asks Supreme Court to grant blanket exemption from IDF draft. 'State of Israel a sin against God.'Tzvi Lev, 22/11/2018 21:20
Haredi passengers file multi-million dollar suit against El Al

Haredi passengers file multi-million dollar suit against El Al

Passengers sue Israel's national airline over Sabbath flight controversy, demand airline admit no violence took place on flight.David Rosenberg, 20/11/2018 12:53
Coalition whip says Draft Law will be ready next week

Coalition whip says Draft Law will be ready next week

MK Amsalem says controversial law expanding deferments for yeshiva students almost ready.Tzvi Lev, 08/11/2018 18:43
Senior haredi rabbis order followers to vaccinate their children

Senior haredi rabbis order followers to vaccinate their children

Amid measles outbreak, senior haredi leaders release missive calling on the public to vaccinate their children.JTA, Tzvi Lev, 08/11/2018 15:35
Liberman lobbying top politicos to support Moshe Leon

Liberman lobbying top politicos to support Moshe Leon

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, a key Leon backer, lobbies senior haredi politicos to support Leon in Jerusalem runoff.Tzvi Lev, 03/11/2018 20:05