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Kabbalist Sails to IDF Ship to Ask Soldiers to Say ‘Shema Yisrael’ [video]

The rabbi from Tiberias almost fell into the sea trying to board the ship and settled for shouting from his boat, "Say Shema Yisrael."

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.

New York Hasidic Hipster Band Brings Message Of Unity and Peace to Jerusalem

A popular Hasidic hipster musical band based out of New York, known as “Zusha,” performed in Jerusalem’s Yellow Submarine music center this weekend.

‘Ptil Tekhelet’ Renews Monthly Tallit Raffle for Engaged Couples

Engaged Jewish couples can enter to win a prayer shawl tied with the ancient "ptil tekhelet" blue woolen thread.

Crown Heights Jews Remember: Prayers for Yankel Rosenbaum, z’l, Hope for Peace

Australian Professor Norman Rosenbaum visits the scene of his brother's murder in Brooklyn 25 years later, denouncing violence with bereaved father Carmel Cato.

Funeral Held in Miami for Murdered Rabbi

Rabbi Raksin’s funeral was in North Miami Beach , and he will be buried in New York on Mnday.

Watch: BBC 2 Offers Surprisingly Fair Debate of ‘Illegal Haredi Education’ [video]

Members of the British Humanist Association, on the other hand, were beside themselves with their biased attack.

Lev Tahor Sect Trafficked In Human Cargo, Documents Show

Search warrants unsealed in Quebec allege that the Haredi Lev Tahor sect trafficked in human cargo and committed other abuses. The documents also reveal that...

‘Caught’ Using an iPhone, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak Scorns his Detractors, While Urging Visitors to...

While senior Haredi rabbis are intensifying their battle against smartphones, and have begun as of late to levy personal sanctions against people using these devices, ostensibly to isolate them so they cannot inflict their cultural/spiritual damage on society – one notable and extremely influential Haredi star, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak, continues to use this dangerous device unheeded.

Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman’s Condition Stable following Emergency ICU Hospitalization

Sources at Rabbi Steinman's home told the media that his hospitalization followed "acute respiratory distress he had suffered for a few hours."

Draft Law Deadline Pushed to January

After having no success in reaching a compromise with the ultra-Orthodox parties, an additional 45 days were granted for the measure by the High Court.

Hasidic Men Sentenced to ‘Diverse Community Service’ Picked Chai Lifeline

The judge finally delayed the sentencing by one week, to give the prosecution a chance to check out Chai Lifeline.

Religious Zionists Target Yiddish Speaking Haredim for Aliyah (Video)

Yiddish messages rooted in Jewish liturgy and Biblical texts encouraging Jews to make Aliyah.

Reform Insulted by Haredi Walkout in Knesset Committee

Kariv called the MKs' behavior vulgar and said it undermines the principles of the legislative process, as well as the public and ethical obligations of MKs.

Egged Buses Reportedly Stop Counting the Omer

The U.S. concept of separation of church and state means separating Jews from Judaism in Israel.

Haredi Rabbis Fed up with Extremists, Threaten to Cut Payments

Rabbis from the “Eidat Haredim” stream of ultra-orthodox Judaism have put their foot down and their hands in their pockets over extremist Haredim violence...

Rivlin Gives Netanyahu Two More Weeks to Form New Government

President Reuven Rivlin granted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu two more weeks Monday morning to form a new government coalition after negotiations with different t...

Satmar Sets up ‘Draft Refugee’ Panel to Send Yeshiva Youth to US

This really is Independence Day! Satmar sets up an emergency panel to hustle IDF Draft Refugees’ out of Israel lest they be contaminated by serving the country. Let them be America’s problem.

Bennett Wants Ultra-Orthodox Candidates in Bayit Yehudi

Bennett has been courting the Haredi community to expand the ranks of Bayit Yehudi voters.

Boruch Dayan Ha’Emes: Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Monsey, zt’l

The Vizhnitzer Rebbe, zt'l, born in 1922, took up the mantle of leadership in Monsey after the death of his father, the "Imrei Chaim."

Brooklyn Jewish Leaders Meet With DA on Opioid Epidemic

The discussion focused on the opioid epidemic and the DA’s initiative to combat youth substance abuse.
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Dozens of New Hareidi Recruits Join IDF Paratroopers Brigade

“The soldiers of Hetz company are proving it is possible to serve in IDF combat brigades without compromising on a hareidi way of life.”

Not So Kosher Shemittah L’Mehadrin

At best, the Hareidim have been eating "Heter Mechira". At worse, they've been eating vegetables grown in sewer water or pesticides from unknown and unsupervised Arabs fields.

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.

Haredi MKs’ Holy Vision: Draft Law behind Israel’s Woes

Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

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