Gantz’s Williamsburg Relative: We Hope He Fails

The one blessing Rabbi Gantz had to offer General Gantz was: "May God help him to repent and not be crazy anymore."

Despite Criticism, Commissioner Hell-Bent on Enforcing ‘Substantially Equivalent’ Curriculum in Yeshivas

The 'Substantially Equivalent' law demands well beyond what any Yeshiva can provide without seriously impairing its ability to provide Torah studies.

London Beit Din Dayan Resigns, Cites Falling Short of Standards

Rabbi Abraham said he had been “under exceptional strain and stress for some time which has taken its inevitable toll."

Myriad Haredim Clash with Reform, Women of the Wall, on Rosh Chodesh Adar

WOW demanded the use of the PA system. Needless to say, the request – which was tantamount to asking firefighters for a light – was rejected by Rabbi Rabinovitch.

Delegation of Neturei Karta & Son of IDF General Snubbed by Ilhan Omar

Omar's communications director and strategist said Ilhan "did not and has no plans to" meet with her uninvited guests.

Report: Haredi Parties Would Join Gantz Provided He Dumps Lapid from Rotation

"We have no problem with Gantz in the first place, our problem is with Lapid," a source inside UTJ told Maariv.

21 Measles Cases in One Williamsburg Yeshiva in One Month

The problems this yeshiva has had with vaccinating its students go back to 1981, when its principal was fined by New York City's Health Department for failing to insure that his students were properly immunized.

Haredi Court Furious at Drumming Bride Fiasco

Several holy Jews who watched the video of the harmless event online alerted to Badatz, the kashrut supervision department of the Eda Haredit, which supervises the wedding hall.

NYC Health Dept. Issues Advisory for Orthodox Jews Traveling to Israel

Most of the affected neighborhoods in New York City have been those with large Orthodox Jewish populations, particularly the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Borough Park and Williamsburg.

Jerusalem Rabbis Issue Appeal to Public: Avoid the Temple Mount

“There is no permission for foreigners or for Jews to enter there, even if we cannot at present prevent foreigners' entry."

Litzman, Gafni: No Coalition Government with Lapid, Ever

"The man who preaches to us to study core curriculum subjects and didn't finish high school."

Shas Candidate Gives Up Campaign over French Citizenship

A Knesset member must give up his or her foreign citizenship, which Saada is currently not prepared to do.

Astonished Haredi Soldier: Neturei Karta Member Gave Me a Snack

"I was surprised that he sat down next to me at all," the soldier said. "That he would smile at me – that was strange already..."

Rabbi Sternbuch: E-Cigarettes Require Kosher Supervision

The ruling is sure to alter the lifestyle of many religious smokers.

Police Raid Lab Producing Forged Passports, Checks, in Bayit VeGan

Police seized state-of-the-art computers, printers and other advanced equipment, which can be used for high-level forgery.

Police Interrogate Litzman on Suspicion He Blocked Extradition of Haredi Pedophile

Litzman is suspected of illegally using the powers of his office to influence a psychiatric evaluation of Leifer's mental fitness to stand trial.

Gantz Appoints Female Haredi Candidate from Beit Shemesh

Interestingly, Gilinsky-Yankelevitch is on the record as supporting the segregation of women in the Haredi community.

Chabad of South Korea Completing Construction of First-Ever Mikvah

Jewish women seeking ritual pool services have thus far had to travel quite a distance, to China or Japan, to use a mikvah for family purity.

Shas Party Tells Court: Women Can Be Members, Run for Office

The party is not obligated to appoint any female candidate to its electoral list, but the door is opened to the possibility.

Stamford Hill Agudah Housing Group Wins Discrimination Lawsuit

"“I don’t understand why they would want to live in this project – there are Hasidic men, with their sidelocks and beards, speaking in a language which they wouldn’t understand."
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IDF Pushing Plea Deals for 5 Haredi Soldiers Charged with Abusing Cuffed Arab Detainees

The military pressure to avoid a trial should boost the five defendants' bargaining position.

Health Ministry Warns of Measles Exposure on Israeli Bus Lines

There were several passengers suffering from the measles virus on bus lines in strictly Orthodox Jewish communities last week.

Report: 200 Measles Cases, Mostly in NY Orthodox Clusters

It is speculated that the measles were brought back to New York State by travelers returning from Israel.

Watch: Tu B’Shevat Means Fresh Fruit from Israel to Begin New Year of Trees

“Farmers are today’s pioneers, and Israel’s agricultural produce is among the best in the world.”

Haredi Parents Consider Underground Schooling to Escape LGBT Curricular Requirements

Stopping short of threatening to haul yeshiva students into reeducation camps, the guide prohibits yeshivas to teach that same-sex marriages "should not be recognized as being lawful."

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