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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.

After Mayoral Loss, the Buzzards Are Flying over Lieberman’s Head

Failure is an orphan in the Shas-Lieberman campaign aftermath – and winners in Israel don't get the "gracious" thing.

Kolko Gets 13 Years for Sex Abuse after Judge Refuses to Scrap Plea

Yosef Kolko, 39, was sentenced late Thursday in Toms River, N.J. to close to 13 years, after the judge refused to let him take...

Jerusalem, Tiberias ‘Sex Cult’ Leader Gets 26 Years

His number 2, who helped in locking up abused minors and women, gets 6 years. The leader must pay victims $30 thousand -- but they still support him.

Arab Rapist and Pedophile Accused Israel of Sex Crimes

Anti-Israel, NIF-funded public relations hack convicted of extortion and rape of 15 yr old Haredi girl.

‘Jew in the City’ Announces Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by...

Rav Ovadia Comment Earns Lhota the Haredi Wrath

Bill de Blasio may well be measuring the drapes of Gracie Mansion as a new poll shows him with a commanding 44 point lead.

Yishai’s Men Accuse Deri of Overtaking Shas ‘with Force and Cynicism’

Ever the crafty politician, Yishai's people said, Deri had no trouble utilizing his great mentor's passing to promote his own standing.

Rav Ovadia’s Son to Netanyahu: You Hurt Dad’s Feelings

The prime minister was embarrassed during a shiva visit to the mourning children of the great man.

Jewish Home Leaders Attacked at R. Ovadia’s Funeral

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett wrote in his Facebook page that Rav Ovadia was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our nation.

200 WOW Drowned Out by 10,000 Seminary Girls

No one was really hurt, and that's what really counts. Eat your heart out, Pew Institute, down here we're all Orthodox Jews…

Kotel Rabbi Gives Up and Tells Haredi Girls: Ignore Women’s Minyan

The Western Wall Rabbi told Haredi girls to – in effect – let the Women of the Wall pray as they wish. An analogy to “let sleeping dogs lie” would be taken the wrong way.

Women of the Wall Blame Gov’t for Their Damaged Torah Scroll

The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.

Tens of Thousands Pray for Rav Ovadia at the Kotel

If you wish to mention him in your prayers, his name is Harav Chaim Ovadia Yosef ben Gorgia.

Verbal Attack on Charedi Soldier Signals Renewal of ‘Chardakim’ Campaign

One rabbi has decreed that wearing an IDF uniform is tantamount to wearing a cross medallion.

Belzer Rebbe: Israeli Govt. Made Up of Dogs

Regarding the money his Chassidim are taking from the evil government, the Rebbe said it was their money.

Rav Ovadia’s Condition ‘Life-Threatening’

Hundreds of thousands of Jews in Israel and throughout the Diaspora are praying for the health of “Rav Ovadia,” one of Israel’s most influential rabbis and one of today’s greatest Torah sages. A name has been added.

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