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, Sunday, 1:38 PM
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, Sunday, 3:53 AM
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, Thursday, 11:35 AM
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, Thursday, 10:48 AM
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, Wednesday, 9:29 AM
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, 1/18/2021, 2:56 PM
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, 1/18/2021, 12:08 AM
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, 1/16/2021, 7:55 PM
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, 1/10/2021, 2:59 PM
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, 1/5/2021, 11:59 PM
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, 1/3/2021, 6:34 PM
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, 12/30/2020, 7:40 AM
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, 12/24/2020, 1:13 AM
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, 12/23/2020, 8:35 AM
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, 12/17/2020, 3:45 PM
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, 12/15/2020, 10:33 AM
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, 11/30/2020, 5:09 PM
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, 11/25/2020, 4:00 PM
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, 11/13/2020, 8:14 AM
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, 11/9/2020, 8:38 AM
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, 11/2/2020, 5:46 PM
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, 11/1/2020, 11:24 PM
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, 10/25/2020, 11:20 PM
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, 10/25/2020, 4:44 PM
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, 10/20/2020, 8:34 PM
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, 10/19/2020, 4:23 PM
'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, 10/19/2020, 4:05 PM
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, 10/18/2020, 10:58 PM
'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, 10/18/2020, 8:04 PM
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, 10/18/2020, 6:40 PM
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, 10/18/2020, 9:42 AM
'Over 1/3 of new coronavirus cases are haredim'

'Over 1/3 of new coronavirus cases are haredim'

Health Ministry officials brief haredi media on why health officials currently oppose reopening yeshivas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2020, 6:33 PM
Bnei Brak records 62% drop in new coronavirus cases

Bnei Brak records 62% drop in new coronavirus cases

The number of those recovering is now double the number of new cases.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2020, 12:47 PM
ZAKA chief: People are walking around one day, and two days' later they pass away

ZAKA chief: People are walking around one day, and two days' later they pass away

"Is this really just a political debate?" asks Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, "or are we simply facing a reality?"Nitzan Keidar, 10/14/2020, 10:17 AM
'We need to rethink hospitalizing so many coronavirus patients' says Prof. Barbash

'We need to rethink hospitalizing so many coronavirus patients' says Prof. Barbash

"Haredim have improvised a home-care system; we should be funding doctors and nurses to do the same."Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2020, 1:12 PM
Haredim to government: Keep us in lockdown, but let the schools reopen

Haredim to government: Keep us in lockdown, but let the schools reopen

Each haredi group formulates its own method of adjusting to the coronavirus reality.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2020, 10:05 PM
Netanyahu to haredim: Take care of yourselves, no dancing on Simchat Torah

Netanyahu to haredim: Take care of yourselves, no dancing on Simchat Torah

PM delivers message to haredi community ahead of Simchat Torah holiday. 'There is no herd immunity It's a death sentence for thousands.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2020, 7:34 PM
Health experts: Haredi death rate due to coronavirus 3x higher than it should be

Health experts: Haredi death rate due to coronavirus 3x higher than it should be

Only 3% of haredim are over 65, but their share of fatalities is disproportionately high.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2020, 12:14 PM
Violent confrontations with police in Modi'in Illit, Tel Aviv

Violent confrontations with police in Modi'in Illit, Tel Aviv

Several police officers were injured in the incidents; arrests were made.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2020, 8:17 AM
Watch: Haredi children attack vehicle with soldier

Watch: Haredi children attack vehicle with soldier

IDF soldier's car surrounded by children, young men who curse, throw stones at him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2020, 5:56 PM
Liberman: Haredim spit in face of the rest of the country

Liberman: Haredim spit in face of the rest of the country

Yisrael Beyteinu chairman slams mass funeral for Pittsburgh Rebbe. 'Netanyahu, haredi parties must move to opposition to beat coronavirus.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/5/2020, 3:49 PM
Karlin-Stolin Rebbe contracts coronavirus

Karlin-Stolin Rebbe contracts coronavirus

In Karlin chassidus, restrictions are adhered to meticulously. Haredi confidence in following the rules is now likely to plummet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/2/2020, 9:33 AM
400 buses ordered for demonstrations

400 buses ordered for demonstrations

Haredi groups order hundreds of buses for Jerusalem, other cities to allow demonstrators to return home in solitary confinement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2020, 11:19 AM
Bnei Brak mayor apologizes for 'bad joke' train video

Bnei Brak mayor apologizes for 'bad joke' train video

Mayor apologizes after municipality hires actor to pretend to keep haredim off of trains to protest light rail routes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2020, 8:01 PM
Bad joke: The truth behind the train station video

Bad joke: The truth behind the train station video

Following responses of outrage, man seen in video blocking haredim from boarding train found to be actor hired by the city of Bnei Brak.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 9/10/2020, 3:11 PM
Gantz: Netanyahu seeks to divide Israelis

Gantz: Netanyahu seeks to divide Israelis

Alternate PM meets with haredi reporters, says draft law is ready to be passed, expects haredi parties to abide by agreement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2020, 3:51 PM
B'tsalmo protests against metro plan that doesn't include stops in Bnei Brak

B'tsalmo protests against metro plan that doesn't include stops in Bnei Brak

'Unthinkable' to pay tens of millions in programs so haredim can work, but deny them access to transportation there, organization says.Hezki Baruch, 8/19/2020, 6:59 PM
Poll: 43% of haredim learned online during coronavirus shutdown

Poll: 43% of haredim learned online during coronavirus shutdown

New poll shows uptick in haredi population's use of internet, with more haredim working online from home than other sectors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2020, 2:24 PM
Report: Netanyahu seeks NIS 400 million for haredi yeshivas

Report: Netanyahu seeks NIS 400 million for haredi yeshivas

Prime Minister Netanyahu reportedly seeks to convince haredi parties not to oppose new elections with new funding for yeshivas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/4/2020, 9:48 PM
MK Ayelet Shaked: High time to dissolve the coalition

MK Ayelet Shaked: High time to dissolve the coalition

Shaked said that with the haredim not getting any of their wishes met and a bevy of other issues, the coalition could no longer keep going.Eitan Divinsky, 7/23/2020, 6:46 PM
Benny Gantz: 'We'll set up 13 coronavirus hotels for haredim'

Benny Gantz: 'We'll set up 13 coronavirus hotels for haredim'

About 4,000 sick and isolated so far evacuated to hotels adapted for haredim: 'Entire security system mobilized for challenge to save lives'Mordechai Sones, 7/21/2020, 5:19 PM
MK Moshe Gafni: 'Why is there a closure only in our cities?'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'Why is there a closure only in our cities?'

Degel Hatorah Chair: 'The haredi public's mood is despondent on an unprecedented level; the feeling is they deal with us unfairly.'Mordechai Sones, 7/14/2020, 6:54 PM
'There's no information, testing, economic solutions, or enough hotels'

'There's no information, testing, economic solutions, or enough hotels'

MK Smotrich offers services as haredi coronavirus liaison: 'There's chaos, lack of communication, feeling they locked city, threw away key.'Shimon Cohen, 7/14/2020, 5:27 PM
Police superintendent meets 13-year-old haredi girl who was confronted by police

Police superintendent meets 13-year-old haredi girl who was confronted by police

After video of police confronting young girl sparks outrage across Israel, the girl tours police station with her family.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2020, 6:38 PM
Senior staff member at haredi yeshiva tells students to increase 'honor of Torah scholars'

Senior staff member at haredi yeshiva tells students to increase 'honor of Torah scholars'

Spiritual leader at hardest-hit haredi yeshiva implies coronavirus outbreak due to disrespect of Torah and Torah scholars.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2020, 4:31 PM
Clashes between protesters and police in Jerusalem

Clashes between protesters and police in Jerusalem

Hundreds of haredim protest closures imposed by city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2020, 10:52 PM
MK Betzalel Smotrich in Betar Illit: 'Without full partnership this won't work'

MK Betzalel Smotrich in Betar Illit: 'Without full partnership this won't work'

Yamina MK visits War Room in Betar Illit, which faces closure and increase in morbidity, and returns with some insights.MK Betzalel Smotrich, 7/12/2020, 9:17 PM