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Brooklyn DA Contender Thompson: I’ll Be Champion of the Orthodox

"The accusation that I said I’m going to target the Jewish community is an outright lie."

Women of the Wall Protesting Bennett’s High Holidays Plan

"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."

Rav Ovadia Yosef in Too Much Pain to Give Sat. Night Talk

His son, the recently elected Chief Rabbi Yizhak Yosef, took his place teaching the class last night.

Haredi Leader: Wearing a Shtreimel Is Chilul Hashem

Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.

Lapid Tells Haredim ‘Go Work’ as Child Subsidy Cuts Go into Effect

Israel's social security administration objected to these cuts, arguing that they expect them to send some 35 thousand new children below the poverty line.

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...

New Sephardi Chief Rabbi Says ‘Learn Torah or Enlist in IDF’

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel, said in a recent Torah lesson that he often threatened students in his yeshiva...

Two Chassidic Yeshivas Capitulate, Will Teach Core Curriculum

Cuts in funding, together with severe cuts in child support, will likely force the majority of Haredi yeshivas to buckle under.

Mother and Fighter for Religious Tolerance Quits Beit Shemesh

The Los Angeles-born woman, whose daughter was spat on by extreme Haredim in Beit Shemesh, has given up her fight for religious tolerance and leaves the city , but she blames modern orthodox Jews.

Radical Haredim Riot against Construction over Alleged Tombs

Radical Haredim rioted in Jerusalem and in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, on Monday because of construction at sites that they said contain Jewish...

Haredi Settlers Push Back: Rebbe’s Dad Was Pro-Settlements

When it came to comparisons with the Third Reich, it appears the first Klausenburger Rebbe had his priorities straight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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