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Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.

Kabbalah Rabbi: Storm Is God’s Reply to Arresting Yeshiva Students

The “snow siege" of Jerusalem is a God’s direct response to the recent jailing of yeshiva students who refused to accept draft orders to...

Will Jewish Shmootz Peddlers Clear Aquitted Rabbi Krispin

"Failed" and "Survivors" have been vending shmootz to their readers, both Jewish and gentile.

Where Are the Pictures?

When Haredim engage in violence, it's always, without exception, unequivocally, for a reason.

Hikind: Story of Black Student Attacked by Hasidim ‘Bizarre’

What were a dozen Hasidim doing out on the street at 4:30 AM, and how could they tell the victim was gay?

Hareidim Beat Out Hare Krishna in Measles Outbreak

Of the 175 cases of measles in the U.S in 2013, a mere 23 were connected to Hare Krishnas in North Carolina. The 175...

AG: Police Found Well Organized, Criminal Vote Scam in Beit Shemesh

Jerusalem District Court to discuss appeals of election results today.

Wealthy Argentine Chabadnik Set to Take over Israel’s Giant IDB

We don’t pretend to know how and why God works, but it can be speculated that the financial disaster of Israel’s giant IDB was the way for a Chabad Jew to enter Israel’s secular Big Business elite.

Haredi Establishment Gets Fresh Draft Martyr, Expect Noise

Rabbi Auerbach and his merry band of Lituanian Haredim needed a pawn to serve their political aims, and Moshe A. volunteered.

New Vote for Justice, Democracy in Beit Shemesh

"The findings of the police investigation indicate serious criminal activity."

‘Jewish Taliban’ Ordered to Return to Quebec

The group left Quebec for Ontario last week. They all left at once, in the middle of the night, in rented buses.

Rabbi Metzger Arrested, Gives Israel Black Eye under Black Hat

“He is innocent until proven guilty” is one expression. “Where there is smoke, there is fire,” is another. Rabbi Metzger has been arrested for pocketing money for charities. That is not holy smoke.

Livni, Bennett Back Bill to Pretend Jews Need Only One Chief Rabbi

The idea of “One Rabbi for One People” sounds lovely, but can Jews really get along with each other if they have nothing to argue about?

Tzohar Founder Attacking Rabbinate Proposal to Revoke his Ordination

Rav Ovadia's son, himself never qualified to be a rabbinical judge, has proposed to get rid of Rabbi David Stav, one of the few learned men in Israel who are qualified.

For 5,200 Rabbis and Guests, a Night of Inspiration

It was the culmination of four days of learning, togetherness and inspiration that the Lubavitcher Rebbe first encouraged his shluchim to convene back in 1983.

Democrats Take Virginia, NY City, Christie Keeps Jersey, Weed Tax Wins

In a sense, it's not so much that the country is moving to the left, it's that the Republicans have moved away from the country.

Chassidic Woman Wins Montreal Council Race

Mindy Pollak, a 24-year-old aesthetician, became the first Chassidic woman to hold public office in Montreal. Pollak, a member of the Vishnitzer sect, defeated four candidates...

Hundreds of WOW Pray Peacefully

In a display of the changes the group has experienced this year, Women of the Wall held a peaceful prayer service under police protection...

Brave New Nation: 30 New Rabbinical Courts to Process Conversions

Stern's pending bill already appears to enjoy the initial, albeit tacit, support of Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home.

It’s Rosh Chodesh and no WOW at the Kotel

No WOW, no violence – did Moshiach arrive while I was in shul?

Police Interrogate Son of Haredi MK on Beit Shemesh Election Fraud

A gag order has been imposed on reporting details of the investigation, which means police are making progress.

Revolution: Knesset Approves Marriage for Straight Couples

Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.

Revolutionary Marriage Reform Law Spells End to Haredi Domination

A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.

Mounting Evidence: Beit Shemesh Votes Stolen, Election Tainted

"She could not recall her children's names. We called the police and they took her for questioning. It turned out this was her second vote."

Haredi and Zionist Beit Shemesh Residents Demanding a Split

Following accusations of election fraud in the city just outside Jerusalem, both sides agree they'd be much better off without one another.

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