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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.

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

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.

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

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'.

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

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 police

Har Nof rabbi: "People flouting guidelines shed blood"

'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.

'You spread disease': Haredi passengers harassed on NJ flight

'The police sent Yosef to death's doorstep'

Family of elderly haredi man excoriate police for mistakenly arresting him - then abandoning on the street.

'The police sent Yosef to death's doorstep'

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.

Alarming rise in morbidity in haredi sector

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.

NYC Jewish schools, yeshivas stay open as public schools close

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

Israeli president warns of anti-haredi incitement during coronavirus pandemic.

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

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.

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

Plan to reopen haredi schools frozen

Senior haredi rabbis freeze plan to reopen schools Monday, push for agreement with government to reopen education system.

Plan to reopen haredi schools frozen

'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.

'Haredi community now seeks to reach herd immunity'

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.

NYC warns of coronavirus spread in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods

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.

PM to back curfews, school closures in place of lockdown

'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 lockdown

'The haredi public won't forget this'

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.

'Hatred for haredim has blinded people on Uman ban'

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.

Coronavirus delays a wedding - but not the celebrationsplayer

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.

He helped haredi families find jobs. Now his family has nothing

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.

Tragedy of the haredi coronavirus crisis-a sympathetic analysis

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.

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

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.

Hundreds of haredi demonstrators block roads in Jerusalemplayer

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.

Haredi women are bucking stereotypes in the start-up nationplayer

'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.

'Haredi-pig' sign on Israeli bus draws criticism

Helping sexual abuse victims - and saving marriages

Haredi sector: Heavy price to pay for silence on sexual abuse and addictions in shidduchim.

Helping sexual abuse victims - and saving marriages

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.

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

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.

NYC closes 10th Jewish school for violating vaccine order

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?

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

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.

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

Netanyahu to haredi lawmakers: You've got to compromise

PM expresses concern over stalled coalition talks, calls on haredi MKs to soften their demands.

Netanyahu to haredi lawmakers: You've got to compromise

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.

Haredi MKs demand rabbis be consulted for public work on Sabbath

MKs: Give priority to cities in the periphery

Haredi MKs suggest encouraging young families to move to the periphery, building new haredi cities.

MKs: Give priority to cities in the periphery

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.

Measles cases in Detroit linked to haredi traveler rise to 39

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.

Dozens arrested as haredi protesters shut down Jerusalem roadsplayer

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?

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

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.

The New Right reaches out to the haredi community

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.

From Palestinian Arab to haredi yeshiva student

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.

Judge throws out lawsuit against haredi schools in New York

Haredi entrepreneurs forging their own start-up culture

Haredi start-ups, tech sector, growing across Israel, with plans for expansion to New York, London.

Haredi entrepreneurs forging their own start-up culture

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.

Report: Eli Yishai sought to run with Shas

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.

Shas lawmakers oppose plan to merge with UTJ