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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.

Trump to Dis Non-Orthodox Rabbis in New Year’s Phone Call

In late August, four coalitions of Jewish clergy issued statements they planned to boycott the president's call, in response to Trump’s weak response to the neo-Nazi and white supremacist riots in Charlottesville, Va.

Ahead of Decisive High Court Debate, Non-Orthodox Movements Demand Share in Running Western Wall

The members of the Conservative, Reform, Women of the Wall, and other non-Orthodox groups tell the high court that, as is always the case in real estate, they can no longer accept the devaluation of their share in the ancient relic on account of reduced exposure to street traffic, or, you guessed it: location, location, location.

Report: Haredi Private Shabbat Power Stations May Raise Israelis’ Electric Rates

Yedioth quotes MK Maklev as saying that at the current situation the IEC incurs a 15% loss in serving Haredi customers, and perhaps using that amount to offset the regular loss would eventually benefit everybody.

44 Orthodox Rabbis Attack Tzohar Prenuptial Get: If You Support It You’re Not Orthodox

The state of mind of a husband who signed the Tzohar prenuptial agreement may be affected by the financial consequences to the point where his get may not be given in a purely voluntary manner.

Chief Rabbi Irate at Rabbinate’s ‘Blacklist’ of Orthodox Rabbis

The list was prepared by Rabbi Itamar Touboul, who is in charge of determining whether individuals born abroad and registered to wed in Israel are considered a Jewish.

Haredi MK: Reform Campaign Rife with Bribes, Corruption

'Most of the Jews in the United States, even those who come to Temple once in fifty years, or those that don’t come at all, are not Reform, and the Reform movement does not represent them.'

3 London Haredi Schools Reopen in Defiance of Education Authority

The Hackney Council estimates there are at least 30 unregistered Haredi schools – a figure which local ultra-Orthodox sources suggests is inflated.
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Lubavitch ‘Leviticus Bus’ Torched in Crown Heights

In the summer of 2016, the same bus' tires were slashed with a knife.
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Artscroll Founder Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz Dead at 73

Rabbi Zlotowitz et al's most ambitious endeavor was the publication of the Schottenstein English Edition of the Talmud.

Hundreds March in Jerusalem to Support Haredi Soldiers

In order to avoid riots and accusations of provocation, the marchers decided not to enter the ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods.

Haredi Coalition Partners’ Kotel Compromise Also Tacit Recognition of Reform, Conservative

The deadline for government's response to the high court's order is next Sunday.

Haredi Pilot, Mother of 4, to Fly Netanyahu to Greece

Meet Nechama Spiegel Novak, mother of four who wears a wig and does not touch men: the first Haredi pilot who flies Prime Minister Netanyahu to Greece.

Fire Started Mysteriously in Historic Landmark Synagogue on NYC’s Lower East Side

Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives have joined the FDNY investigation.

Boyaner Rebbe to Light Up Lag B’Omer Festivities Starting 1:15 Sunday Morning

Also on Saturday night, a contingency of 5,000 police and IDF will be manning all the traffic arteries leading to Miron, in perimeter security circuits and at the compound itself.

Israeli Universities to Offer Segregated Classes to Lure Haredim

Separate classes for male and female students already exist in some colleges, university preparatory programs and a dedicated campus within Bar-Ilan University.

71,000 Celebrate Friendly Musical Chairs on Bus of Peace

There was also Josh Mazza, who pointed out without the benefit of anything but prejudice that 'neither of those women are allowed to be educated or show their hair.'

Report: 6 Infant Herpes Cases Since De Blasio’s Metzitzah B’peh Compromise

Arguing that respect and sensitivity protect public health better than a restrictive policy, the mayor waived the requirement that parents sign a consent form showing understand the risks involved in Metzitzah B'peh.

Education Secretary Praises Agudath Israel on Fight for Private Schools’ Public Funding

Agudath Israel of America endorsed President Trump's choice for Education Secretary, and urged its members to lobby the Senate in favor of her confirmation.

IKEA Apologizes for Cutting Women Out of Catalog for Haredim

IKEA said its Israeli franchise had tried to reach a consumer group and made an error.

Trump Attacks Jewish Reporter on Question About Anti-Semitism, Racism

"Let me just tell you something - that I hate the charge. I find it repulsive. I hate even the question..."

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