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The religious community & the Holocaust: Valor or a way of life?

The religious community & the Holocaust: Valor or a way of life?

Every year, haredim are accused of avoiding participation in Remembrance Day ceremonies. Only for them, commemoration is a way of life.Haim Lev, 08/04/2021 14:08
The haredim's message to Netanyahu: We will not go with you to a fifth election

The haredim's message to Netanyahu: We will not go with you to a fifth election

Report: Leaders of the haredi parties presented in meetings with the PM the possibility of forming a government headed by Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2021 00:05
The bill that will prevent Liberman from running for Knesset

The bill that will prevent Liberman from running for Knesset

UTJ MK proposes expanding bill for disqualifying candidates to include incitement against haredim.Hezki Baruch, 07/04/2021 06:20
Senior UTJ official: Netanyahu's conduct 'a slap in the face'

Senior UTJ official: Netanyahu's conduct 'a slap in the face'

United Torah Judaism angry at Prime Minister who they say intervened in favor of Smotrich at their expense.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/03/2021 04:02
Gafni: There is an 'unprecedented' emergency

Gafni: There is an 'unprecedented' emergency

UTJ chairman in recorded phone call to haredi households: We are facing an unparalleled fateful decision.Michal Levy, 23/03/2021 05:02
Netanyahu apologizes to haredi parties

Netanyahu apologizes to haredi parties

Prime Minister hastens to walk back his affront to the haredi parties over the last few days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/03/2021 16:34
MK Yakov Asher: 'Amendment of Racism Law condition for joining coalition'

MK Yakov Asher: 'Amendment of Racism Law condition for joining coalition'

MK Asher promises to condition joining coalition on amending Racism Law to include haredim.Michal Levi, 15/03/2021 10:09
Roni Numa: 'Reasons to be optimistic' about infection rate in haredi sector

Roni Numa: 'Reasons to be optimistic' about infection rate in haredi sector

'Yeshiva plan very effective, students are getting vaccinated at a fast pace,' coronavirus czar for haredim says.Michal Levi, 11/03/2021 09:08
Gideon Levy: 'Haredim are the subjects of a witch hunt'

Gideon Levy: 'Haredim are the subjects of a witch hunt'

'There are entire sectors who live on hatred of haredim,' Haaretz's Gideon Levy says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/03/2021 11:58
Prof. Eran Segal: Nearly 90% of Israeli adults vaccinated against coronavirus

Prof. Eran Segal: Nearly 90% of Israeli adults vaccinated against coronavirus

Weizmann Institute professor says 87% of Israeli adults received coronavirus vaccine, adds rates of vaccination, recovery.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 04/03/2021 14:22
Prof. Eran Segal: 'Only 6% of those seriously ill with coronavirus are haredi'

Prof. Eran Segal: 'Only 6% of those seriously ill with coronavirus are haredi'

Percentage of haredim diagnosed with coronavirus falls as percentage of Arabs diagnosed begins to rise, Prof. Eran Segal says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2021 10:02
Haredi media again praise Smotrich

Haredi media again praise Smotrich

Haredi media: 'Smotrich proves that when it comes to accessibility and efficiency for the ordinary citizen - he has no substitute.'Yonatan Gottleib, 22/02/2021 17:00
Roni Numa: 'We want to reach 100% vaccination - it's our only way'

Roni Numa: 'We want to reach 100% vaccination - it's our only way'

'Green Badge allows protected gatherings, Purim is the test,' coronavirus czar for haredim says.Ben Shaul, 22/02/2021 14:58
MK Gafni: We will go with Netanyahu, our traditional voters are there

MK Gafni: We will go with Netanyahu, our traditional voters are there

Finance Committee chairman criticizes media for only covering haredi demonstrations, explains why his party supports Netanyahu.Ben Shaul, 21/02/2021 04:04
Meir Porush: 'Haredi voters aren't going to vote for Smotrich's Religious Zionism'

Meir Porush: 'Haredi voters aren't going to vote for Smotrich's Religious Zionism'

'I said there won't be many haredim voting for Likud, and there won't be many voting for MK Smotrich,' says UTJ's Meir Porush.Michal Levi, 17/02/2021 16:20
Report: 1 in 73 haredi Israelis over age 65 has died of COVID-19

Report: 1 in 73 haredi Israelis over age 65 has died of COVID-19

Israeli report finds significantly more haredi elderly died of COVID-19 than their counterparts in other sectors.Shira Hanau, JTA & Arutz Sheva, 11/02/2021 10:29
How do haredim repair their relations with their fellow Israelis?

How do haredim repair their relations with their fellow Israelis?

Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer on the coronavirus and rethinking the relationship between haredim and Israeli society.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/02/2021 05:12
Filmmaker attacked in haredi neighborhood

Filmmaker attacked in haredi neighborhood

A film crew shooting in a haredi neighborhood found themselves targets of public anger and verbal abuse.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/02/2021 08:39
1% of haredi people over age 60 died of COVID

1% of haredi people over age 60 died of COVID

Prof. Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute publishes data showing higher death rate among haredi, Arab sectors than among general populationArutz Sheva Staff, 08/02/2021 16:03
Newspaper report: Haredim regularly holding illegal weddings in London

Newspaper report: Haredim regularly holding illegal weddings in London

Haredi Jews in London hold illegal weddings regularly, Jewish newspaper reveals.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 30/01/2021 20:12
The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself

The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself

They fear that if they shut their schools, they will lose an entire generation that learning Torah is more precious than life. Op-ed..Melanie Phillips, 29/01/2021 13:49
'Haredi birthrate huge social, environmental, economic danger to State'

'Haredi birthrate huge social, environmental, economic danger to State'

Eugenics today? Haaretz journalist Naama Riva on families with many children: 'When will they start eradicating this crazy birth rate?'Mordechai Sones, 28/01/2021 14:43
Police commissioner called 'Hitler' in abusive Jerusalem graffiti

Police commissioner called 'Hitler' in abusive Jerusalem graffiti

Unknown vandals malign new police commissioner amidst clashes between police and haredi rioters over lockdown enforcement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/01/2021 17:35
UTJ MK Moshe Gafni in Knesset: 'I accuse'

UTJ MK Moshe Gafni in Knesset: 'I accuse'

In Knesset speech, MK Moshe Gafni refers to riots in haredi communities claiming rioters are not haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/01/2021 17:37
Gantz calls for legal action against haredi leaders

Gantz calls for legal action against haredi leaders

Defense Minister Gantz says he is investigating the possibility of legal action against those ordering the flouting of public health rulesShlomo Witty, 24/01/2021 17:59
Watch: Haredim clash with police over school closures

Watch: Haredim clash with police over school closures

With infection rate skyrocketing in haredi sector & some rabbis flouting gov't directives, police clashed with protesters in Bnei Brak.i24NEWS, 24/01/2021 16:58
Clashes in J'lem, Ashdod during lockdown enforcement, policewoman injured

Clashes in J'lem, Ashdod during lockdown enforcement, policewoman injured

Clashes erupt as police attempt to enforce lockdown restrictions in Meah Shearim, J'lem and Grodno Yeshiva in Ashdod.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/01/2021 13:38
Significant decrease in verified COVID cases among haredim

Significant decrease in verified COVID cases among haredim

A significant decrease of 25 percent in verified cases of the virus in the haredi sector was recorded over Shabbat.Ben Shaul, 24/01/2021 03:53
Uri Misgav: 'Haredim are more dangerous to Israel than Hezbollah's missiles'

Uri Misgav: 'Haredim are more dangerous to Israel than Hezbollah's missiles'

In Haaretz column, journalist Uri Misgav promises 'top star' status to anyone who starts a 'secular intifada.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 21/01/2021 11:35
New ad for Haredi sector 'names' coronavirus victims

New ad for Haredi sector 'names' coronavirus victims

Health Ministry spearheads new campaign to raise awareness of coronavirus risks among haredi sector.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2021 10:48
Haredi communities are suffering from the virus more than anyone suspects

Haredi communities are suffering from the virus more than anyone suspects

Haredi journalists told that eleven percent of cases came from their demographic.Shlomo Witty, 20/01/2021 09:29
Poll: Most haredim support closing schools

Poll: Most haredim support closing schools

New poll by Kol Hai Radio shows over 60% support closing schools, over half of haredim disappointed with parties' conduct during pandemic, .Michal Levi, 18/01/2021 14:56
MK Kahana says Haredi inflexibility will drive Supreme ourt to accept Reform conversions

MK Kahana says Haredi inflexibility will drive Supreme ourt to accept Reform conversions

"Once there is a ruling on a case, there will be no turning back."Shlomo Witty, 18/01/2021 00:08
Lapid and Liberman, stop inciting; the haredim are our brothers

Lapid and Liberman, stop inciting; the haredim are our brothers

Yamina Chairman MK Naftali Bennett rejects Liberman's 'almost anti-Semitic' video against haredi public: 'It's an attempt to garner votes.'Naftali Bennett, 16/01/2021 19:55
Vaccination campaign targets elderly haredim

Vaccination campaign targets elderly haredim

High demand for the COVID vaccine in the haredi sector, but some among the elderly population have difficulty getting to vaccination centersArutz Sheva Staff, 10/01/2021 14:59
Leading haredi rabbi blasts violators of coronavirus guidelines

Leading haredi rabbi blasts violators of coronavirus guidelines

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein: Follow the guidelines of the doctors, be careful not to harm others.Yoni Kempinski, 05/01/2021 23:59
Are COVID guidelines irreconcilable with haredi life?

Are COVID guidelines irreconcilable with haredi life?

New survey shows that 77% of haredim support government restrictions, but 60% breach them.Ido Ben Porat, 03/01/2021 18:34
1 in every 132 haredim in Israel over 65 has died from COVID

1 in every 132 haredim in Israel over 65 has died from COVID

Death toll among elderly haredim 3.6 times higher than among general elderly population in Israel.Shira Hanau, JTA, 30/12/2020 07:40
Leading rabbi at Jerusalem yeshiva hospitalized with COVID-19

Leading rabbi at Jerusalem yeshiva hospitalized with COVID-19

Rabbi Sholom Povarsky from Kol Torah Yeshiva in Jerusalem taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital after contracting coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/12/2020 01:13
New legislation seeks to designate public sector jobs for haredim

New legislation seeks to designate public sector jobs for haredim

Haredim are chronically underrepresented in public sector jobs; in many state institutions, there are no haredi employees at all.Ben Shaul, 23/12/2020 08:35
Liberman: Public must know 'which side Bennett & Sa'ar are on'

Liberman: Public must know 'which side Bennett & Sa'ar are on'

'Israeli citizens want to know whether Yamina is Netanyahu's defense shield & if Sa'ar will make true on his promise to the haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2020 15:45
Health ministry officials meet with haredi rabbinical judges to push coronavirus vaccine

Health ministry officials meet with haredi rabbinical judges to push coronavirus vaccine

"We're not opposed to COVID vaccine in principle," says Court head, "but it's premature to sanction it."Tal Polon, 15/12/2020 10:33
Shaked: This time we will present an alternative government

Shaked: This time we will present an alternative government

Former Justice Minister credits haredi pressure for decision to reopen education system.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2020 17:09
Survey reveals just 54% of haredim trust their MKs

Survey reveals just 54% of haredim trust their MKs

Another surprising finding: 47% of respondents trust the IDF & Home Front Command.Ben Shaul, 25/11/2020 16:00
Police rescue soldiers from haredi neighborhood of Jerusalem

Police rescue soldiers from haredi neighborhood of Jerusalem

Hundreds of haredim surround 2 soldiers, several civilians in Beit Yisrael neighborhood.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/11/2020 08:14
When Democracy is “Hostile Takeover”

When Democracy is “Hostile Takeover”

The haredi WZO slate came in third, but that outcome put a spotlight on the intolerance of the leaders of the liberal movements. Op-ed.Rabbi Yaakov Menken, 09/11/2020 08:38
COVID-19 fines delayed after haredi pressure

COVID-19 fines delayed after haredi pressure

Haredi parties inform PM they will not support bill that was then removed from Knesset agenda.Mordechai Sones, 02/11/2020 17:46
Education Ministry slashes daycare budgets without warning

Education Ministry slashes daycare budgets without warning

Suddenly, in the middle of the school year, the Ministry has discovered a legal issue that must be rectified immediately.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/11/2020 23:24
Gantz asks Supreme Court for six-month extension for haredi Draft Law

Gantz asks Supreme Court for six-month extension for haredi Draft Law

Haredi MKs suspect opposition parties of delaying a decision until after elections - in order to use it as a key campaign issue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2020 23:20
New study: Epidemic & lockdown have hit haredim, Arab-Israelis far harder economically

New study: Epidemic & lockdown have hit haredim, Arab-Israelis far harder economically

In a crisis, almost 50% of haredim and Arab-Israelis would see their savings run out within a month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/10/2020 16:44
Bennett scores accolades from haredi journalists

Bennett scores accolades from haredi journalists

Bennett stood by the haredim when they were attacked. Today: 'It's impossible to tell the haredim not to learn Torah'; haredim respond.Yonatan Gottleib, 20/10/2020 20:34
Netanyahu: It is more difficult for the haredim

Netanyahu: It is more difficult for the haredim

Prime minister notes greater population density among haredi sector, calls for cooperation in bringing coronavirus numbers down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2020 16:23
'There can't be one law for some, and another law for others'

'There can't be one law for some, and another law for others'

Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz addresses haredi guideline violations and dispute with Likud over budget.Hezki Baruch, 19/10/2020 16:05
MK Gafni tells PM: Leave our schools open, no harm will result

MK Gafni tells PM: Leave our schools open, no harm will result

Degel HaTorah MK clarifies that his party intends to abide by the ruling of its spiritual head, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky.Y Rabinovitz, 18/10/2020 22:58
'Isolate the haredim, cut them off,' says Prof. Gabi Barbash

'Isolate the haredim, cut them off,' says Prof. Gabi Barbash

"The haredi problem is truly difficult to address," says former Health Ministry director-general. "They have politicians in a stranglehold."Y Rabinovitz, 18/10/2020 20:04
Police close haredi schools opened in defiance of regulations, fine principals

Police close haredi schools opened in defiance of regulations, fine principals

Schools opened following a ruling by Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, after negotiations with the government broke down.Y Rabinovitz, 18/10/2020 18:40
Watch: Talmudei Torah open in violation of health instructions

Watch: Talmudei Torah open in violation of health instructions

Schools open in haredi communities despite continued ban on opening of grade schools.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2020 09:42