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Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach

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Peleg Yerushalmi claims they don't oppose Israel, Zionism

Radical Haredi sect takes moderate approach in missive to Education Ministry, claims mainstream haredim more extreme.

Peleg Yerushalmi claims they don't oppose Israel, Zionism

American Yerushalmi Faction agitator released from IDF jail

Aharon Bialah released from IDF prison after serving 20-day sentence for draft dodging. The arrest caused extremists to take to the streets.

American Yerushalmi Faction agitator released from IDF jail

US haredim give Yerushalmi Faction leader financial windfall

Rabbi Azriel Auerbach, the new leader of the extremist Yerushalmi Faction, returns from the US after raising more than $1 million.

US haredim give Yerushalmi Faction leader financial windfall

Yerushalmi Faction leader denies criticism of anti-draft rallies

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach's brother stresses that he supports anti-IDF rallies after he was recorded expressing opposition.

Yerushalmi Faction leader denies criticism of anti-draft rallies

Jerusalem Faction left leaderless after rabbi's death

The extremist Jerusalem Faction searches for a leader after Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach's sudden death.

Jerusalem Faction left leaderless after rabbi's death

'A great loss to the world of Torah'

MKs and government ministers eulogize Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach after he suddenly passed away on Saturday.

'A great loss to the world of Torah'

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach dies at 86

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, influential haredi rabbi and leader of the 'Jerusalem Faction,' passes away over Shabbat.

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US haredim compensating Yerushalmi Faction for damaged clothes

Jewish anti-Zionists in US pay for new clothes for radical Yerushalmi Faction members sprayed by police 'Skunk' device at anti-IDF protests.

US haredim compensating Yerushalmi Faction for damaged clothes

Former haredi soldier confronts leader of Yerushalmi Faction

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, leader of the Yerushalmi Faction responsible for mass demonstrations, confronted by haredi man who served in the IDF.

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Police: Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach behind anti-draft demonstrations

Police say leader of extreme Jerusalem Faction will be treated like any other citizen in response to illegal roadblocks in several cities.

Police: Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach behind anti-draft demonstrations

Watch: Policeman pulls a gun on haredi extremists

Policeman documented pulling a gun on haredi extremists at the anti-draft rally in Jerusalem on Monday.

Watch: Policeman pulls a gun on haredi extremists

Watch: Female soldier harassed by extremists at anti-draft rally

Female IDF soldier attacked by extremists at Monday's anti-draft rally in Jerusalem.

Watch: Female soldier harassed by extremists at anti-draft rallyplayer

Haredim arrested for draft dodging at routine traffic stop

Police stopped two haredi men at a routine traffic stop and took them into custody after realizing they were listed as draft dodgers.

Haredim arrested for draft dodging at routine traffic stop

Government yanks advertising from controversial haredi newspaper

The Government Advertising Agency pulls ads from the Hapeles newspaper due to incitement against haredi IDF soldiers.

Government yanks advertising from controversial haredi newspaper

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky expels haredi extremists from French Hill

Prominent haredi leader orders expulsion of 'Jerusalem Faction' members from French Hill neighborhood.

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky expels haredi extremists from French Hill

'The rabbis are trying to silence us'

Leader of the Yerushalmi Faction laments that mainstream haredi leaders do not join him in protesting haredi enlistment in the IDF.

'The rabbis are trying to silence us'

Dozens arrested in demonstrations against AWOL fugitive arrest

50 haredim arrested in several illegal demonstration venues across country. Police officer attacked.

Dozens arrested in demonstrations against AWOL fugitive arrest

Leading Haredi Rabbi: No Party Worth Voting For

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach nixes rumors he'll tacitly back Yachad party, says he won't be voting at all - followers likely to do the same.

Leading Haredi Rabbi Tells Followers: No Party Worth Voting For

Haredim Block Highways in Protest of Enlistment

Outside Modi'in, in Jerusalem and Ashdod, masses of haredim block roads and protest arrest of four students who refused enlistment.

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Rabbi Auerbach: Not the Time to Protest IDF Draft

Follower of hareidi rabbi says given the current security escalation he opposes protests such as yesterday's in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Auerbach: Now is Not the Time to Protest IDF Draft

Hareidi Rabbi: We’ll Fight Like in Ukraine

Rabbi compares enlistment protests to Ukraine riots. Pro-enlistment activist: Let hareidi Jews vent their upset.

Hareidi Rabbi: We’ll Fight Like in Ukraine

'We Will Fight Until the Death'

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach declares intense opposition to hareidi draft law at anti-draft rally, encourages followers 'not to surrender.'

'We Will Fight Until the Death'

Hareidi Politician: Protests weren't our Idea

Rabbi Auerbach acted on his own when he gave instructions to demonstrate, says a UTJ source.

Hareidi Politician: Protests weren't our Idea

Hareidi Protests: 'This Is A Spiritual Holocaust'

Thousands of hareidim take to the streets in Jerusalem and Bnei Brak over freezing yeshiva funding, decry 'spiritual holocaust'.

Hareidim Protest Yeshiva Funding Freeze: 'We're Ready for War'

Hareidim Protest For Release of Draft-Dodger

Hundreds demonstrate outside of Prison 6, where yeshiva student is being held for dodging draft; Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach in attendance.

Hundreds of Hareidi Israelis Protest For Release of Draft-Dodger

Piron: Stop Yeshiva Student Harrassment

Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron threatens to stop funding Yeshivot over ongoing reports of politically-charged student harassment

Piron Threatens to Stop Yeshiva Stipends Over Harassment

Rabbi's Attacker Moved to Psychiatric Hospital

Judge extends custody of suspect; family says man is mentally unwell.

Rabbi Shteinman's Attacker Transferred to Psychiatric Hospital

Rabbi Shteinman Attacked at Home

A hareidi man in his 20s broke into the home of the spiritual leader, aged 99, and assaulted him.

Rabbi Shteinman Attacked at Home

Elections: Rav Auerbach Gets Threatening Note

Note left on Rabbi's car demanding he close list running against mainstream hareidi party in municipal elections.

Council Elections: Rabbi Auerbach Gets Threatening Note

Rabbi Auerbach Undergoes Cardiac Catheterization

Head of Maalot Hatorah Yeshiva is in hospital after a successful catheterization.

Rabbi Auerbach Undergoes Cardiac Catheterization

Letter: Yeshiva Students to Avoid IDF at All Costs

Top hareidi religious Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach has issued a ruling that yeshiva students 'must lay down their lives' rather than enter the IDF.

Hareidi Leader: Yeshiva Students Must Avoid IDF at All Costs