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Moving Left, Rav Ovadia Recrowns Deri as Shas Boss

25 Iyyar 5773 – May 5, 2013
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

22 Iyyar 5773 – May 2, 2013
Meanwhile, a mini coalition crisis has been pitting Yesh Atid members of the Perry Committee against Likud representatives.

Fraud Charges Pending against Conversion Reversing Rabbi

16 Iyyar 5773 – April 26, 2013
Rabbi Avraham Sherman could be charged with fraud, breach of trust, obstruction of justice, and abuse of office.

Deputy Minister Calls Haredim ‘Parasites’ on Radio

15 Iyyar 5773 – April 24, 2013
If Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid has any hopes of gaining one or even two Haredim as his fans, his deputy Finance Minister blew it “on air” when he called Haredim “parasites” on a Haredi radio program.

Satmar Sets up ‘Draft Refugee’ Panel to Send Yeshiva Youth to US

6 Iyyar 5773 – April 15, 2013
This really is Independence Day! Satmar sets up an emergency panel to hustle IDF Draft Refugees’ out of Israel lest they be contaminated by serving the country. Let them be America’s problem.

‘Plastic Bag’ Airplane Passenger a Kohen Staying Pure?

2 Iyyar 5773 – April 12, 2013
Look up in the sky? Is It a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Plastic Man – the Orthodox Jew who wrapped himself in plastic on an airplane, apparently because he is a very scrupulous Kohen.

WOW to Celebrate Rosh Chodesh Iyar as Usual

1 Iyyar 5773 – April 10, 2013
They will be joined by MKs Tamara Zandberg and Michal Rozin.

Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day Starts Sunday Night

27 Nisan 5773 – April 6, 2013
Yom HaShoah will open at sundown at Yad Vashem's Warsaw Ghetto Square in Jerusalem.

Bennett Suggests Haredi ‘Yeshiva-IDF Service’ Plan

23 Nisan 5773 – April 2, 2013
An annual quota of approximately 7,000 Haredim would be paid while learning in yeshiva for three years before serving in the IDF or doing...

Kosher for Passover Cigarettes for the Jew Who Has ‘Everything’

18 Nisan 5773 – March 28, 2013
Pst! Heard the latest “humras” for Passover. A group of Haredi rabbis put their seal of approval for Kosher for Passover cigarettes. Israeli’s chief rabbis respond: Poison is not kosher at any time.

200 Haredim Drafted on Thursday

13 Nisan 5773 – March 24, 2013
This latest draft represents a 30% increase in the number of Haredim drafted into the battalion.

Spider-Man Makes Exodus from Williamsburg for Passover

10 Nisan 5773 – March 21, 2013
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

9 Nisan 5773 – March 20, 2013
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

8 Nisan 5773 – March 19, 2013
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

8 Nisan 5773 – March 18, 2013
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

4 Nisan 5773 – March 15, 2013
Bibi apologized for Sara's slight and the deal is on.

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

1 Nisan 5773 – March 12, 2013
Some 30 percent of the women were Israeli Modern Orthodox.

Women of the Wall Warn of Clashes with Haredim on Tuesday

29 Adar 5773 – March 10, 2013
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

26 Adar 5773 – March 8, 2013
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu blames MK Aryeh Deri for sawing mistrust among the Orthodox parties.

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