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200 Haredim Drafted on Thursday

This latest draft represents a 30% increase in the number of Haredim drafted into the battalion.

Spider-Man Makes Exodus from Williamsburg for Passover

Williamsburg, New York Haredim have finally convinced Columbia Pictures to halt filming of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in order not to cause parking problems...

Neturey Karta Ask Obama for Protection from the Zionists

Treating the president as if he was, at least, a Rosh Yeshiva, if not a Rebbe, the good people of Meah Shearim prepared special posters adorned with American flags.

IDF, Religious Students Oppose Supermodel in Pro-Israel Ads

Israeli military officers and religious students are objecting to the selection of supermodel Bar Refaeli as part of an ad campaign to raise Israel's...

Knesset Swears in New Govt with Hugs and a Walkout

The 33rd Knesset is off to a flying start. MKs kissed and hugged each other, Haredim walked out, and Arabs called the coalition”racist.” Tomorrow, the Knesset return to more bickering.

Israel Has New Government

Bibi apologized for Sara's slight and the deal is on.

Female MKs Prayed with Women of the Wall, No Arrests this Time

Some 30 percent of the women were Israeli Modern Orthodox.

Women of the Wall Warn of Clashes with Haredim on Tuesday

Things have been rather quiet of late during the prayers.

Police Car Damaged, Haredim Arrested over Archeological Dig

The protesters were claiming that there are Jewish burial caves nearby, which may not be disturbed.

Jewish Home Rabbi: We Are Not Against Haredim, We Are Against Shas

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu blames MK Aryeh Deri for sawing mistrust among the Orthodox parties.

Naftali Bennett: I’ll Take Care of my Haredi Brothers (Video)

"The state of Israel, all of us, are obligated to support the entire nation of Israel."

Suspect in Williamsburg Lethal Hit and Run to Surrender

He said he fled the scene because he was afraid of being killed by his pursuers, and didn’t know the couple had been killed until he saw it in newspapers.

Rabbi Auerbach: Army Service Means Eradication of Judaism

Refusing service is "a commandment one must obey even at the cost of their own life."

IFCJ Denying Report on Netanya Charity Rejecting Donation

The money was contingent on hanging a sign revealing who were the givers.

Bibi, Bennett, Yair Talks Breakthrough: Shas Gets Boot

Likud and Jewish Home circles say they've reached an understanding Haredi recruitment at age 21, Shas will not get Interior and Housing Portfolios.

51% Want Lapid, Bennett, Livni, Mofaz in Government, No Haredim

44% said they prefer their party to compromise on principles to join Netanyahu's coalition.

The Mysteriously Missing Religious Alliance

Who's to blame for there being no religious bloc in the negotiations with the Likud?

British Judge Accepts N.Y. Beth Din’s Divorce Ruling

A British judge reportedly has accepted a U.S. rabbinical court’s ruling in a dispute between a haredi Orthodox man and his ex-wife.

Shas Chairman: Torah Study More Important than Being Minister

When the Shas Sephardi Haredi religious party is really to give up a Cabinet post for the sake of funding for yeshivas, you know they are really getting nervous.

Russian Jews Back Moscow in US Feud Over Chabad Text

Leaders of Russia’s Jewish community have criticized a U.S. federal court ruling that fined Russia for refusing to hand over ancient Chasidic texts.

Matisyahu’s Interview with CNN

Formerly Hasidic reggae star Matisyahu participated in a candid interview with CNN, discussing his departure from observant Jewish life and his connection to his religion.

Brooklyn Hasid Indicted for Throwing Bleach in Rabbi’s Face

A Brooklyn fishmonger was indicted for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.

Man Arrested in Bleach Attack on Rabbi Rosenberg

Police say the two were involved in an "ongoing dispute."

Haredim Temporarily Off the Hook, Only 1,300 to Do National Service

Critics of the government are saying that the new decision was intended to improve Netanyahu's coalition negotiations with the Haredi parties.

Ex-Principal of Brooklyn Jewish School Convicted on Sex Abuse

The former principal of a Jewish high school in Brooklyn was convicted on 75 counts of sexual abuse against three boys.

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