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Antwerp School Must Enroll children of Anti-Zionist Firebrand

A Belgian court has ordered a school in Antwerp to enroll the children of Moshe Aryeh Friedman, an Orthodox Jew ostracized for his anti-Zionist...

Update: Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger under House Arrest

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Metzger is in big trouble. he is under house arrest for five days. He denies any wrongdoing but faces possible charges for bribery, breach of public trust and money laundering.

Streisand Spouts Off on Women ‘In Foreign Land of Israel’

Streisand loves Israel – she even visits the country once in a while. She gives lots of money. And she can’t resist a chance to preach about women’s rights in Israel but admits it is a "foreign land.”

Rabbi Stav Attacked by Haredi Youths at a Wedding

A few boys began to push him, trying to make him trip and fall while he was dancing.

Rabbi David Stav: I’m Torn Up by the Divisive Atmosphere

"I was thinking of the path of the Torah and the mission of returning to the Chief Rabbinate the path of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook zt'l."

Rav Ovadia Calls Tzohar Rav Stav ‘Evil’; Tzohar Replies: Repent

The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.

Erick Salagado Claims Skulener Rebbe’s Endorsement

The Skulener Rebbe, 88, is beloved by every chasidic congregation in the State of New York and worldwide.

Rabbis and Secular Jews in Petition War over Jerusalem Area Mall

Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents...

Bank Governor: Israel’s Biggest Problem – Too Many Haredim

It was difficult to tell whether Fischer considers Haredi poverty the central problem, or just Haredi majority.

Thousands of Haredim Protest IDF Draft in Lower Manhattan

To passersby on Sunday, the crowd had a simple message, one that rings sympathetically to American ears.

Women of the Wall Searching for Next ‘Struggle’

Police prepared for the monthly event, and from a law-and-order perspective it made perfect sense.

Robbers ‘Dressed Like Haredim’ Clean Out Jewish Jeweler

Armed robbers reportedly “dressed like Haredim” ripped off a Jewish jeweler in France before releasing toxic gas in the air. Four men approached the jeweler...

Homosexuals Arrested for Murder Originally Pinned on Orthodox

In 1995, “everyone” knew settlers murdered Rabin. The “settler” Yigal Amir was from the Haifa area. Four years ago, gays accused Haredi gay-haters for killing three homosexuals. Now police say, “Not so.”

Haredi MKs’ Holy Vision: Draft Law behind Israel’s Woes

Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

Jewish Home Attacking Lapid on Haredi Draft

The decision to play this kind of hardball came from Lapid.

Poll: Two-Thirds of Israelis Favor Jailing Haredi Draft Dodgers

A poll commissioned by the Knesset Channel 99 revealed that two-thirds of Israelis favor jailing Haredim who refuse to join the armed forces. Almost the...

Lapid Threat: On Haredi Draft It’s ‘Equal Burden’ or New Elections

Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.

Ya’alon: Haredi Integration without Criminal Sanctions

There will be no trucks coming to transfer them to prison.

Perry Committee Haredi Recruitment Plan: Sanctions on Draft Dodgers

The recommendations determine new rules for sharing the security burden equally.

Haredi Tycoons Raising $100 Million to Replace Lapid’s Budget Cuts

Lapid is beginning to smell like a rose thanks to Haredi tycoons. He is taking yeshivas off the government dole and balancing the budget. How will yeshivas survive? The tycoons have an answer - money.

New Budget Designed to Hurt Haredim, Tourists

That's a whole lot of achievements for the fresh finance minister.

Livni Pushes for Law Banning Segregation of Women

Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ordered her ministry on Thursday to draft legislation that would make the gender-based segregation of women illegal. "Discrimination against women...

Haredi Paper Equates Lapid and Hitler Speeches

Hitler wanted to exterminate Jews. Lapid only wants to exterminate the Haredi habit of not to work or serve in the IDF. That is enough for a Haredi columnist to compare Lapid’s and Hitler’s speeches.

Moving Left, Rav Ovadia Recrowns Deri as Shas Boss

The countdown to a Shas+UTJ replacement of Bennett in the government may have begun.

Haredi Deans Refuse Meeting with Knesset Committee over IDF Recruiting

Meanwhile, a mini coalition crisis has been pitting Yesh Atid members of the Perry Committee against Likud representatives.

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