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Obama to Nominate Frum Chief of Staff for Treasury

There are those who think a politician cannot be charged with anti-Semitism or anti-Zionism if the politician appoints Jews or Israelis to high positions....

Orthodox Sweep Elections in Israel!

The only thing preventing it from becoming a reality is the tragic fact that so many Orthodox Jews prefer living in the Diaspora.

Tznius Squads: Can This Really be Judaism?

The extreme emphasis on tznius (modesty) has even led to husbands and wives being buried in separate locations.

The Struggle Between Secular and Ultra-Orthodox Israelis

Yishai presents audio from the BBC about the coming together of the ultra-orthodox and secular worlds.  This piece presents an overall very unbiased view of the situation and is a very interesting listen.  Don’t miss it!

Williamsburg Store Owners Slammed for Banning Sleeveless Shoppers

A ban by some Orthodox Brooklyn shopkeepers on customers’ cleavage and bare shoulders has raised the ire of some local consumers.

Thousands Protesting Against Draft

Thousands of Ultra-Orthodox adults and young children are protesting against the universal draft in Kikar Shabbat in Jerusalem. The adults have handcuffed all the children...

New York City Jewish Population Over 1 Million Again

A study by the UJA-Federation of New York found that the population of the New York Jewish community - comprising the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester - has grown nearly 10% since the last study in 2002. New York City's Jewish population stands at 1,086,000, with 40% identifying themselves as Orthodox, a 7% increase from 2002.

Reform and Conservative Leaders Deemed Rabbis, to Receive Israeli State Funds

The Israeli government announced on Tuesday that, for the first time, it will pay the salaries of a small number of Reform and Conservative rabbis who are considered leaders in their communities, and will also recognize them as rabbis.

Ultra Orthodox Women Speak Up: The Dialogue Is Now Open

Religious Jews have been getting more than their usual share of negative press lately. The papers have been full of allegations of sexual abuse...

Y-Love – Jewish, Orthodox, Black… and Gay

New York rapper Yitz “Y-Love” Jordan, famed black convert to Orthodox Judaism and celebrated artist, has announced that he is homosexual in an interview with Out magazine.

100 Ultra-Orthodox Would-Be Soldiers Not Drafted in 2011

An officer close to the issue told the Jewish Press: "It is not that we turned away 100 soldiers - had they come to us we would have taken them anyway. But we were told to stop our Haredi outreach efforts which would have netted more recruits. The Tal Law is the big story though. If a new law does not pass we will be in a position to draft 60,000 Haredi soldiers in August."

Jewish Press Radio: Snow! Vandalism on Mt. of Olives and Ultra-Orthodox IDF Soldiers

Yishai and Malkah talk about their excitement for snow in Israel, an Arab rock-throwing attack against American Legislators, an ancient Judean palm tree grows today, the expiration of a law allowing ultra-Orthodox Jews to avoid military service, and Yishai’s Tu B’Shevat Seder in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.

Yair Lapid Offer’s General Political Platform in First Public Speech

Lapid proclaimed that the country belongs not to interest groups, lobbyists, business tycoons, ultra-orthodox parties, stone throwers, or those who threaten army officers, but to law-abiding middle class army-serving citizens. He unabashedly identified the three main problems with politics: the current electoral system, the ultra-orthodox parties and corruption.

Nationalist Camp Grows to 76 seats in Recent Poll, Likud Opens Big Lead with...

According to the poll, PM Netanyahu could form a coalition of 62 seats with Yisrael Beitenu, National Union and Jewish Home without the need for any ultra-orthodox or center-left parties.

United Torah Judaism MK to Livni: ‘You’re Our Enemy’

MK Yisrael Eichler makes comments in response to Livni's condemnation of ultra-orthodox sector.

Survey Says: Israeli Jews Becoming More Religious

90% of Israeli Jews celebrate the Pesach Seder.

Rabbi Elyashiv Health Continues to Deteriorate

The Lithuanian sage is suffering from pulmonary edema.

Jewish Agency Looking to Fund Haredi-Secular Dialogue Initiative in Beit Shemesh

The Jewish Agency for Israel has called on local residents of the city of Beit Shemesh in central Israel to submit proposals for “promoting dialogue and cooperation between Haredi [ultra-orthodox] communities and other communities in Beit Shemesh".

InDepth: Beit Shemesh Religious Tensions

A protest in Beit Shemesh on Tuesday evening highlighted the problems and religious tensions facing this community.

Title: Tempest In the Temple – Jewish Communities & Child Sex Scandals

"I couldn't put it down", "reads like a Dan Brown novel " etc, hardly sound like descriptions of a Brandeis University Publication, an academic analysis of Jewish Communities & Child Sex Scandals.

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