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To Rally or Not, That is the Question

The heated debate in the settlements revolved around participating in the Haredi anti-draft rally planned for Sunday - or not.

National-Religious Rabbis to Participate in Haredi Anti-Draft Rally

While Dati-Leumi Rabbis show solidarity with Haredim, Haredi MK Gafni threatens to destroy Hesder yeshivot and the Settlements.

Protest of Half a Million Haredim to Shut Down Jerusalem on Sunday

The Haredi protest against Lapid’s drive to draft them is only the first shot in what promises to be an ugly war.

A Kosher Supermarket is About to Close and the Question is Why

The announcement by the 75-year old Crown Market in West Hartford, Connecticut, that it would be closing sent shock waves through the Jewish community. Mark...

Meet the Torah Scholars-Soldiers Who Defend Israel (Video)

Haredi youth have no excuse to dodge the draft, unless they really don’t want to learn Torah.

Lapid Freezes Funding for Draft-Delayed Haredim

The Supreme Court ruling came after several appeals from so called good government groups.

Children from Haredi Sect Must Return To Quebec, Judge Rules

An Ontario judge ruled Monday that children from a fringe Haredi sect whose members fled Quebec while the community was being investigated by social...

Hareidim Beat Out Hare Krishna in Measles Outbreak

Of the 175 cases of measles in the U.S in 2013, a mere 23 were connected to Hare Krishnas in North Carolina. The 175...

Haredi Establishment Gets Fresh Draft Martyr, Expect Noise

Rabbi Auerbach and his merry band of Lituanian Haredim needed a pawn to serve their political aims, and Moshe A. volunteered.

The State of the Jew According to Pew

Very few middle aged and older people consider themselves ultra-orthodox. It’s a youth movement.

‘Amalek’ Comment More an Expression of Shas Despair than Hate

The total failure of Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri to deliver on any of his promises bears serious ramifications for the party that relies on thousands of knitted yarmulke voters.

New Draft Law a Gift of Hope to Impoverished Haredim and to Israel

This law not so much about getting Haredim into the army in the near future, as it is about immediately permitting Haredim into the legal workforce, thus breaking the cycle of poverty.

Changing the Paradigm of the Haredi Jew

Universal army service will help integrate Haredim into the workplace so that they can earn a livable wage and support their families.

An Autonomous Haredi State: Having Their Cake and Eating It Too

The suggestion is intriguing, self serving and frankly somewhat humorous.

What Are They Crying About? (Conclusion)

It is always easiest to blame the rest of the world and not to make an accounting of your own ideology.

WOW Claiming Groundbreaking Court Ruling

Judge Sharon Larry Bavly stated that there was no cause for arresting the women.

Four Women of the Wall and Haredi Man and Woman Detained

Meretz MKs Tamar Zandberg and Michal Rozin attended the ceremony.

What Are They Crying About?

Why throw years of friendly cooperation into the trashcan?

200 Haredim Drafted on Thursday

This latest draft represents a 30% increase in the number of Haredim drafted into the battalion.

3000 Chareidim to be Drafted in August

IDF to begin mass draft of Chareidim in August.

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...

US Haredi Group Facing Uphill Battle Making Up for Poor Secular Education

“Fourteen hours a day in yeshiva but [a student] doesn’t learn a single word of English, math, history, science, geography, music art, nothing, nothing, nothing.”

Study Shows Haredi and Secular Women Face Equal Risk of Eating Disorders

A high-number of Haredi women responded to the survey. Haredi women suffering from eating issues also face a particular set of challenges.

New Poll Shows Ultra-Orthodox Increasingly Interested in Integrating

On the issue of ultra-Orthodox military service, 41% of those surveyed said they would be moderately or very interested in joining the Haredi IDF program, while 59% said they had either little or no interest. Still, the percentage of interest is substantially higher than the current annual rate of Haredi enlistment in the IDF.

Coalition Grumblings: Political Posturing or First Signs of Splintering?

The intensifying focus on legislating an alternative to the Tal Law has the ultra-Orthodox parties in the Likud-led coalition defensive yet intractable. Shas and UTJ - representing 15 seats in the government - have declared that they will not participate in the coalition committee on finding an alternative.

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