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Survey: Most Haredim Don’t Recognize Israel’s Day of Independence, Holocaust Day

Only about 15-17% of Haredim ages 18-44 celebrate Independence Day in a festive manner.

YouTube Deletes Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu’s Torah Channel

Users who tried to browse through the channel to watch the lessons encountered the message “Account deleted.”

Israel’s Chief Rabbi Condemns Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Syria

"As Jews who have experienced genocide, as Jews whose Torah is a light to the nations, it is our moral obligation to try and stop this murder."

On the Eve of Passover, Words of Torah Heard in the White House ....

Jason D. Greenblatt thanked the group for their visit. “It was a pleasure to host all of you," he wrote.

Jews in Hebron Move into Beit Rachel & Beit Leah, Near Cave of the...

“With our entrance may we merit to continue to fulfill the Torah commandment to walk in the path of our Father Abraham in carrying out the redemption of the Land of Israel."

Bennett Wants Ultra-Orthodox Candidates in Bayit Yehudi

Bennett has been courting the Haredi community to expand the ranks of Bayit Yehudi voters.

Boruch Dayan Ha’Emes: Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Monsey, zt’l

The Vizhnitzer Rebbe, zt'l, born in 1922, took up the mantle of leadership in Monsey after the death of his father, the "Imrei Chaim."

Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz of Far Rockaway Passes Away

Shiva is being held at 781 Caffrey Avenue, Far Rockawy, from Friday morning through Tuesday morning.

Coalition Crisis is Over: UTJ Council of Torah Sages Approves Military Draft Bill, Budget...

The government will inspect the general draft quotas every five years. If the haredi population fails to meet the targets, the law automatically expires.
Aish Hatorah Center opposite the Kotel, Jerusalem.

Fire Breaks Out at Yeshivat Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem

Miraculously the fire was contained to a small area and thus the damage didn’t spread to the entire building.

Netanyahu to Haredi Partners: In Return for Draft Concessions, No More Explosions Until Nov....

If the Gerrer Rebbe sticks to his guns about running the full vote on the bill to end before ever tending to the budget bill, it would effectively spell the end of Netanyahu's coalition government.

Defense Minister Calls Emerging Draft Compromise ‘Capitulation to Haredi Blackmail’

"Anyone who wants to surrender to blackmail, let them surrender surrender, Yisrael Beiteinu will support only a bill drafted by the defense establishment and the IDF," Liberman declared.

Actress Amber Tamblyn Goes to War Against Hasidic Men

“This isn’t the time to attack Orthodox Jews, let’s find these specific men and deal with it that way,” one user suggested.

UTJ’s Gur Faction Deciding Future of Netanyahu’s Government

Should the coalition crisis persist, and either Kulanu or UTJ brings down the Netanyahu government, new elections are expected in June.

Haredi Draft Circumvention Law Could Trigger New Elections Nobody Wants

The clash over the bill is reaching the point where the gloves would be pulled off and the political fisticuffs could start.

Next Coalition Crisis: Haredim Demand IDF Exemptions Or Else…

Opposition Chairman Yitzhak Herzog wondered if the ban included the pending budget vote, but did not receive an answer.

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, Leader of Lithuanian Faction, Staunch Opponent of IDF Service, Dead at...

Since the passing of the IDF enlistment law by Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, Rabbi Auerbach enhanced his struggle against army service.

Shaked Appoints First Haredi Woman Judge

Supreme Court President, Justice Esther Hayut, and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked praised the appointment.

French Rabbi’s Baby Burned After her Stroller Was Sabotaged

French police are investigating the possibility of an anti-Semitic attack, or a quarrel with a neighbor.

Government to Approve Shabbat Soccer Games with Haredi Tacit Approval

Last September, Netanyahu asked Deputy Attorney General Raz Nazri to provide recommendations to issue a sweeping permit to professional soccer on Shabbat.

Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate, Warns Crown Heights-based ‘Operation Survival’ (video)

"Some people still tend to think of drug use as an 'outside problem', but the reality is that addiction doesn't discriminate."

Jobs Fair for Haredi-Religious Sector Set for Feb. 15

“Many in the community are looking for ways to make a dignified livelihood. I see great importance in this project, which can help people ... earn a decent living.”

B’nei Brak Man Marries Step Sister

The rabbi's daughter from a first marriage, who is 16 and a half, will be marrying her step brother, 23.

Muslim Ramming Attempt Against Haredim in Antwerp

Seconds after the attempted ramming, the father tried to chase after the car and confront the driver, but to no avail.

Haredi Parties Want Constitutional Right to Learn Torah

"This basic law seeks to anchor the right of those who wish to dedicate themselves to a meaningful period of Torah study to the removal of other obligations ... such as security service and voluntary national service.

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