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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.

Ivanka’s Rabbi Drops Out of Republican National Convention

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein has backed out of offering the convocation for the Republication Convention.

Homeland Security: Haredi Prisoners Can Pray Wearing Suits and Hats

Eventually, the IPS will purchase and issue suits and hats to prisoners who have received permission to wear them.

Haredi Schools Threatened Under NY State DOE New Rules

The commissioner said private schools must provide 180 minutes of instruction on each secular subject each week, taught by a competent teacher.

Study: Non-Orthodox US Jewish Communities Growing Barren

'The absence of children – particularly children being raised in the Jewish religion – represents yet one more missing incentive to Jewish communal engagement.'

Shas to Sue Gov’t because Haredi City not a National Priority

The Shas Haredi party can’t see past its black hat. Most of 91 Yesha towns now on the national priority list are near dangerous borders. Beitar Illit is not. Obviously, that’s discrimination, says Shas.

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.

Brooklyn Haredi Girl Killed, Pregnant Mother Injured By Van

A 10-year-old Brooklyn Haredi girl was killed and her mother, nine months pregnant, was injured when they were hit by a minivan while crossing...

Dozens Arrested in Jerusalem Anti-IDF Demonstrations

The Yerushalmi Faction opposes any cooperation whatsoever with the IDF, even to obtain needed deferrals from the draft for the many eligible yeshiva students who qualify in Israel.

Yeshiva Dean Demands El Al Apologize or Face Haredi Boycott

"To my chagrin, it has been a week since the event in which the entire Torah observant public was soiled for all to see for things that never happened."

Jewish Families Preview Next Year’s Cars at Javits on Chol Hamoed Passover

Families always face the dilemma of planning fun and appropriate activities during intermediate days of Passover.

Litzman Threatens to Quit Netanyahu Coalition over IDF Draft

A fine mess you got us into, Dorit Beinish, former President of the High Court of Justice.

Nissim Committee’s Conversion Recommendations Under Broad Attack at Moment of Publication

"We, the Rabbis of Israel, regard with concern the danger to the unity of the Jewish people as a result of the proposals to reform the conversion process, which include the expropriation of conversion from the Chief Rabbinate."

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.

Shas MK Resigns under Rabbinic Pressure over Attending Nephew’s Same-Sex Wedding

Shas MK Yigal Guetta on Wednesday announced his resignation from the Knesset, in the wake of harsh rebuke he received from Sephardi rabbis, including...

For Whom the Belz Toll

The granddaughter, Golda Nehama Rokach, is the Rebbe's fourth from his only son, Rabbi Aharon Mordechai Rokeach.

Revolution: Knesset Approves Marriage for Straight Couples

Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.

Daughter of Martyred Har Nof Rabbi Chaim Yechiel Rothman z’l Speaks About Loss

The daughter of a rabbi murdered by Arab terrorists at a Jerusalem synagogue shares her loss, love and pain.

Crown Heights Business Owner Predicts Calabria’s Smaller Etrogim ‘Will Work Out’

"Even the non-Jewish farmers admit it’s all in God’s hands. They may have a surprise, and a new crop may soon have beautiful, clean Esrogim."

Dozens Arrested in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak Protests Against IDF Draft

Members of the so-called "Yerushalmi Faction" has urged yeshiva students not to comply with the draft board.

Report: Kiryat Arba Chief Rabbi ‘Settling’ in Jerusalem

Kiryat Arba-Hebron Chief Rabbi Dov Lior is reportedly stepping down and moving to the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Orot.
Adina Bar Shalom with her father, Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef zt’l’s Daughter Invited to Join Yesh Atid

Adina Bar Shalom's father was the Spiritual Leader of the Sephardic religious Shas Party.

Renowned Jewish Vocalist ‘Dedi’ Hospitalized in ICU at Mayanei Hayeshua

The public is asked to please continue prayers for the healing of Oded David Ben Zipporah.

Rabbinical Congress for Peace Wants Netanyahu to Suspend Everybody’s Basic Rights

The government should "temporarily impose a complete censorship on radio and TV for several months."

Rabbi Auerbach: Army Service Means Eradication of Judaism

Refusing service is "a commandment one must obey even at the cost of their own life."

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