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British Resort Lost $150,000 in Tourism by Ban on Shabbat Candles

6 Elul 5773 – August 11, 2013
The British coastal resort’s University of Aberystwyth lost $150,000 in tourism income by banning orthodox Jews from lighting candles on Shabbat, a decision that...

Grand Rebbe Attacks Settlers, Compares Israeli Media to Nazis

The Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe sees no difference between Nazi depictions of Jews as contaminators of German blood and the Israeli Media view of Haredim as freeloaders.

Three Charged in Paintball Guns Attack on Hassidic Jew in New York

3 Elul 5773 – August 9, 2013
Racial tensions in the New York town of Ramapo, near Monsey, flared Wednesday when two men and a women were arrested for firing a...

Want a Tzohar Rabbi for the Wedding? Avoid Petach Tikvah

3 Elul 5773 – August 8, 2013
The Religious Council of Petach Tikvah, located next to Tel Aviv, is generally known to give problems for couple wanting to get married by...

‘What’s Bad for Haredim is Bad for Universities’ says Haredi MK

Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni said he doesn’t mind if yeshivas are monitored to make sure those enrolled are learning so long as universities...

Haredi Man asks Woman to Move to Back of Bus, Gets Punched in Face...

On a Jerusalem bus driving in Givat Shaul on Kanfei Nesharim street, a Haredi man asked a secular woman to move to the back...

Western Wall Rabbi: Respect the Muslims, Don’t Come to Pray

1 Elul 5773 – August 7, 2013
The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.

Census Debunks Arab Demographic Threat

1 Elul 5773 – August 6, 2013
Everyone knows that even without Judea and Samaria, the Arab birth rate will make Jews a minority in the future in Israel. Everyone is wrong. But the Haredi population still is growing the fastest.

Bennett to Spend $140 Million on Haredi Integration

The minister lamented the fact that Israelis are studying Law instead of programming.

IDF: Haredi Yeshiva Deans Cheat, Covering for No-Show Students

"It is inconceivable that deans of yeshivas would lie knowingly and sign for their students as if they're present full time in the yeshivas, while in reality they're not there."

Shas to Sue Gov’t because Haredi City not a National Priority

29 Av 5773 – August 5, 2013
The Shas Haredi party can’t see past its black hat. Most of 91 Yesha towns now on the national priority list are near dangerous borders. Beitar Illit is not. Obviously, that’s discrimination, says Shas.

R. Lau to Submit Conversion Rulings to Haredi Review in Backroom Deal

Rabbi David Lau committed to consulting with "giur breaker" Rabbi Sherman before any consultation on conversions.

Brotherly love? Haredi MK Speaks Arabic, Arab Answers in Yiddish

26 Av 5773 – August 1, 2013
At least one Haredi Knesset Member and Arab MK showed in the Knessset on Wednesday that they communicate with each much better than with...

Neturei Karta Member Charged with Espionage for Iran

The accused was using an email account which he checked in Jerusalem Internet cafes.

Beit Shemesh Haredim Riot over Bus Segregation Arrest

24 Av 5773 – July 31, 2013
Black hat extremists in Beit Shemesh are giving Israel a black eye again. A Haredi couple tells a woman to go back to the bus. Police arrest them, and rioters smash bus windows.

Breslov Jews Robbed of $50,000 in Uman

24 Av 5773 – July 30, 2013
Unknown assailants robbed $50,000 from Haredi Jews last week at the Uman headquarters of a nonprofit group that works to accommodate the tens of...

Defense Minister Postpones Haredi Draft Until Further Notice

The state is asking the high court not to take on appeals until the new draft law is completed.

NY State Police Find Missing 10-Year-old after 15-Hour Search

23 Av 5773 – July 29, 2013
Police and rescue workers have found 10-year-old Shimon Zorger from Brooklyn Monday morning after a 15-hour search. The boy, who has Down Syndrome, is in...

White Smoke in Jerusalem: It’s Rabbis Lau and Yosef

18 Av 5773 – July 24, 2013
147 out of 150 members of the election body voted.

Haredi MK Stars in ‘Haredi Draft’ Show in Knesset

16 Av 5773 – July 23, 2013
Watch for free the best theatre in the world. After the Knesset passed a bill on first reading to require all Jews to service in the IDF, Haredi MKs tore their shirts in mourning. Act Two to follow.

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