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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...

Rabbi Shteinman, Head of Lithuanian Haredi World, Dies at 104

MK Yitzhak Herzog spoke about the rabbi’s modesty and spiritual power, and said his impact on haredi Judaism would continue to be felt for generations.

Birthright Drops Reform Program, Claims Kids Prefer Orthodox Tours

Birthright brought 48,000 Jewish kids ages 18 to 26 to Israel in 2017, but not through the Reform movement, apparently.

Recorded Senior Rabbinic Judges Voice Contempt for Sephardi Chief Rabbi

The recorded judges expressed their fear of standing up openly to Rabbi Yosef, but even more so standing up to his close associate David Amar (Shas), who can make and break their careers.

Haredi Couple Married on Shabbat Due to ‘Urgent Circumstances’

The Sheva Brachot meal could not be held as planned on Shabbat morning because the existence of a bride and a groom was in doubt.
Haredi soldiers praying in the fields. Some are less welcome in their own shuls.

Harassed Hareidi IDF Officer Wins NIS 500,000 Compensation in Court

Three extremists campaigning against the Conscription Law publicized his name and private family information.

Ukraine Objecting to Moving Bones of Nachman of Breslov to Israel

The secret appeal was made by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), on behalf of Breslov Hasidism in Israel.

Haredi Hospital Sued for Refusing Fertility Treatments to Unmarried Woman

This is the first time an Israeli court has approved a class action against a hospital.

Rav Ovadia Yosef’s Mythical Chair Auctioned, Asking Price $57,000

"It has gone through chuppas, bris millahs, public conferences and various other events, during which people who needed medicine, spouses, blessings and salvation sat on it."

Shteiging Beats Gelt in Beit Shemesh Yom Kippur Aliyah Bidding War

Our rough estimate suggests the study bid came to $21.42 per page, and we believe that at these rates we could persuade millions of Jews to study the Talmud.

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