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Court Throws Out Chassid’s Conviction in Group Assault on Gay African American

The Grand Rebbe of Satmar, Rabbi Zalmen Teitelbaum, promised that none of the accused would spend even one day in prison.

Judge Kavanaugh Cast Dissenting Vote in Rubashkin’s 27-Year Sentence

Kavanaugh wrote: "I respectfully dissent. The result reached by the majority opinion not only is 'somewhat peculiar,' [...] but also is inconsistent with Supreme Court precedent...

Orthodox Businessmen Launching ‘Jews Only’ Housing Project in Arab Neighborhood

The reported cost of each luxury 1,335 sq. ft., 5-room apartment, will be only one million shekel – $276,000.

NYC Council to Name Brooklyn Street After Chabad-Lubavitch Couple

"Their critical work to advance education and civil rights is a model for all of us."
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Haredim Appeal to High Court Against Police Excessive Use of Skunk Water

"Imagine taking a chunk of rotting corpse from a stagnant sewer, placing it in a blender and spraying the filthy liquid in your face."

Quietly, Netanyahu Approves Renovations of Kotel Mixed Prayer Plaza

All we need now are actual Reform and Conservative Jews to show up once the plaza is renovated.

Netanyahu Promoting IDF Draft Bill, Unafraid of Haredim, Elections

Netanyahu told the three Haredi coalition leaders at the meeting, who insist they oppose the draft law in its present form: "I do not want new elections, but I'm not afraid of elections, and if there are elections, I'll do fine."

Haredi Parties Collude with Joint Arab List Against Likud Bill

Apparently, according to a behind-the-scenes agreement, in return for the Haredim blocking the Kisch bill, the Joint Arab List will support the latest Haredi-inspired version of IDF draft law.

Sharp Rise in Haredi School Graduates Enrolled in Israeli Technical Colleges

The number of Haredim who received a Mahat diploma rose 48%, from 516 in 2012 to 764 in 2017

Letter Across Time to Late Neturei Karta Leader from his Pro-Zionist Nephew

"You will be surprised to hear who is the greatest proponent of the Torah in the world: the Zionist regime. Every year the Israeli government invests billions of shekels in the Torah world."

Survey: Most Haredim Don’t Recognize Israel’s Day of Independence, Holocaust Day

Only about 15-17% of Haredim ages 18-44 celebrate Independence Day in a festive manner.

YouTube Deletes Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu’s Torah Channel

Users who tried to browse through the channel to watch the lessons encountered the message “Account deleted.”

Defense Minister Calls Emerging Draft Compromise ‘Capitulation to Haredi Blackmail’

"Anyone who wants to surrender to blackmail, let them surrender surrender, Yisrael Beiteinu will support only a bill drafted by the defense establishment and the IDF," Liberman declared.

Actress Amber Tamblyn Goes to War Against Hasidic Men

“This isn’t the time to attack Orthodox Jews, let’s find these specific men and deal with it that way,” one user suggested.

Haredi Draft Circumvention Law Could Trigger New Elections Nobody Wants

The clash over the bill is reaching the point where the gloves would be pulled off and the political fisticuffs could start.

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, Leader of Lithuanian Faction, Staunch Opponent of IDF Service, Dead at...

Since the passing of the IDF enlistment law by Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, Rabbi Auerbach enhanced his struggle against army service.

Shaked Appoints First Haredi Woman Judge

Supreme Court President, Justice Esther Hayut, and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked praised the appointment.

B’nei Brak Man Marries Step Sister

The rabbi's daughter from a first marriage, who is 16 and a half, will be marrying her step brother, 23.

Hasidic Movement Bans EMT Volunteering on Penalty of Expulsion

Deputy Health Minsiter Yakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) is a senior member of the Gur Hasidic movement.

IDF Soldier Injured as his Car Hit by Stones in Ramat Beit Shemesh

The driver was lightly injured and evacuated by Magen David Adom (MDA).

Survey Shows More Haredi Women Hold Driver’s License as Social Integration Booms

The poverty rate among Haredi Israelis fell to 45% in 2016, its lowest level in more than a decade.

Knesset Committee Survey of Street Modesty Signs Cut Short over Security Concerns

Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Yisrael Eichler (United Torah Judaism) compared the women's committee's visit to Beit Shemesh to a visit by supporters of Rabbi Meir Kahane to Umm al-Fahm.

Petach Tikvah Chief Rabbi Launches Kashrut Revolution with Independent Supervisors

"As consumers, the strict adherence of everyone to a valid kashrut certificate will help this important move take place."

Woman Who Used to Be Haredi Man Wins Appeal in Court Fight over Children

Until about two years ago she was a Haredi man, married with children and living in North Manchester, England. But when he became a...

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