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The Mysteriously Missing Religious Alliance

11 Adar 5773 – February 21, 2013
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

25 Shevat 5773 – February 4, 2013
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

24 Shevat 5773 – February 3, 2013
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

10 Shevat 5773 – January 21, 2013
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

18 Tevet 5773 – December 30, 2012
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

15 Tevet 5773 – December 27, 2012
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

29 Kislev 5773 – December 13, 2012
Police say the two were involved in an "ongoing dispute."

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

25 Kislev 5773 – December 9, 2012
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

21 Kislev 5773 – December 4, 2012
The former principal of a Jewish high school in Brooklyn was convicted on 75 counts of sexual abuse against three boys.

Vizhnitzers Shocked as Sudanese Workers ‘Violated’ Rebbes’ Chambers

19 Kislev 5773 – December 3, 2012
No one seemed to be in charge of the movements of the Sudanese workers.

Rebbetzin Devorah, Wife of Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Aide Rabbi Yehuda, Laid to Rest

12 Kislev 5773 – November 26, 2012
Rebbetzin Devorah Krinsky, wife of chief aide to the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, passed away on Friday night at the age of 74.

IDF to Recruit 8,000 Haredim Each Summer

28 Heshvan 5773 – November 13, 2012
The plan is to stagger their recruitment, to allow IDF manpower officials to study the process.

Gangster to Be Charged in Haredi Abduction, Rabbi under House Arrest

Israel's police will charge renowned gangster Charlie Abutbul with kidnapping a Jerusalem Haredi yeshiva student. Rabbi Meir Fadida, who is suspected of involvement in the abduction of the yeshiva student, has been released from police custody and is under house

Neturei Karta Observe Arafat’s Yahrtzeit in Ramallah

27 Heshvan 5773 – November 12, 2012
Last Sunday, representatives of Neturei Karta participated in the annual memorial service in Ramallah marking the day of the passing of PLO Chairman Yassir Arafat.

Rabbi Arrested on Suspicion of Hiring Gangster to Kidnap, Blackmail, Yeshiva Student

16 Heshvan 5773 – November 1, 2012
Police suspect a Jerusalem rabbi of hiring Abutbul’s services to blackmail a Haredi man from Jerusalem whom the rabbi accused of stealing money from his home.

Chabad Women Rocking in ‘Bulletproof Stockings’ (Video)

12 Heshvan 5773 – October 28, 2012
Rocking custom sheitels and opaque tights, and walking the sidewalks of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Dalia Shusterman and Perl Wolfe have the Hasidic world talking – and singing along to the tunes of their Hasidic alternative rock girl band, Bulletproof Stockings.

‘Caught’ Using an iPhone, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak Scorns his Detractors, While Urging Visitors to...

29 Tishri 5773 – October 15, 2012
While senior Haredi rabbis are intensifying their battle against smartphones, and have begun as of late to levy personal sanctions against people using these devices, ostensibly to isolate them so they cannot inflict their cultural/spiritual damage on society – one notable and extremely influential Haredi star, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak, continues to use this dangerous device unheeded.

Wife of ‘Businessmen’s Rabbi’ Attempted Suicide following Bribery Charges

29 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
Deborah Pinto, wife of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, who is suspected, along with her husband, of trying to bribe a senior police officer, attempted suicide on Sunday by taking pills. Mrs. Pinto, who was picked up for questioning last Thursday, together with her husband, and was released with him under restrictive conditions, is in satisfactory condition at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

Rabbi Kanievsky: Burn Your iPhones

8 Tishri 5773 – September 24, 2012
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, who of Israel’s pre-eminent haredi rabbis, issued a public notice on Sunday urging owners of iPhones to burn their devices, comparing the popular cell phones to weapons of war.

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