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Bnei Brak Erasing Zionism from Street Signs

7 Av 5773 – July 14, 2013
No one expects the Arab city of Umm el Fahm to have a street names “Second Aliyah” but why does the Jewish city of Bnei Brak have to erase the name? Even “Jerusalem Street” is not Glatt Kosher.

‘Oh, Say Can You Sing the Right Lyrics?’ (Video)

26 Tammuz 5773 – July 4, 2013
We know that most Haredim in Israel don’t even know the Zionist anthem let alone sing it. But also America? It seems that way at the annual Flatbush Hatzolah-NYPD game. Anyway, ‘Good July 4 Yom Tov.’

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

10 Tammuz 5773 – June 18, 2013
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.”

An Open Letter to MK Rabbi Dov Lipman

4 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
Reb Dov, I am perplexed. How did you move so far away so rapidly?

Women of the Wall Searching for Next ‘Struggle’

1 Tammuz 5773 – June 9, 2013
Police prepared for the monthly event, and from a law-and-order perspective it made perfect sense.

Women of the Wall Go for Broke, Plan to Read from Torah at Kotel

28 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
Women of the Wall plan their monthly Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kotel the second day of the month, with a Torah scroll. It’s okay to make up rules as they go along, so long as the Orthodox don’t make the rules.

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

21 Sivan 5773 – May 29, 2013
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

20 Sivan 5773 – May 28, 2013
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...

Another Defender of the Haredi Status Quo Clucks His Tongue

19 Sivan 5773 – May 27, 2013
No religious Jew would deny the merit that Torah study. But it is the height of folly to believe that a strong military is therefore unnecessary.

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.

Are Haredi Orgs Being Singled Out in Israel?

18 Sivan 5773 – May 26, 2013
Just as the IRS targeted conservative groups, according a report, a leaked document states that Israel's Economic Affairs Ministry is targeting Haredi businesses and Yeshivos.

And the Bashing Continues…

15 Sivan 5773 – May 23, 2013
Eliminating all secular studies is taking "Talmud Torah k’neged kulom" to an absurd extreme.

A Haredi Thawing? Oops, Never Mind

12 Sivan 5773 – May 20, 2013
What is really being gained by continuing to force Haredim to stay in the beis medrash full time via a draft that exempts Haredim?

Mea Shearim Men Stone Haredi Soldiers

Residents of the Haredi Mea Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem hurled dozens of rocks at Haredi soldiers Sunday, according to Jerusalem police. No one was...

A Crack in the Wall of Haredi Opposition

11 Sivan 5773 – May 19, 2013
If Shas does agree to allow a secular core curriculum in their schools, that will put Ashkenazi Haredi leaders between a rock and a hard place.

Will the Real Haredi Please Stand Up?

5 Sivan 5773 – May 13, 2013
The issue is not our obligation to listen to our rabbinic leaders. It is about whether we should listen to the rabbinic leaders of others.

Livni Pushes for Law Banning Segregation of Women

1 Sivan 5773 – May 10, 2013
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...

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