Ultra-Orthodox Jews, term covers diverse range of countries and sects

The endless struggle within a wonderful people

In the Haredi world, you do what your rabbi tells you to do.

Haredi men walk through Mea Shearim, Jerusalem
Yom Kippur synagogue closure will be ineffective among haredim - Analysis

Chief Rabbis split over synagogue closures with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Lau saying to shut down and Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef saying to keep them open with reduced numbers

MICHAEL ALONI in his role as Akiva in the hit TV series ‘Shtisel’
‘Shtisel’ Season 3 has a trailer

The show aired originally in Israel in 2013 and ran for two seasons. The new season picks up four years after the end of the second season.

Haredi men walk through Mea Shearim, Jerusalem
Over 50% of haredim say trust in gov't harmed during coronavirus - survey

The survey was published in light of the resignation of Housing and Construction Minister Ya'acov Litzman (United Torah Judaism) on Sunday morning.

BRESLOV HASSIDIM protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, demanding a solutio
Two Israelis in Uman deported for knocking down social distancing barriers

The men were seen breaking down barriers set up at a structure that also houses the gravesite of Rabbi Nachman.

Ultra-Orthodox men wearing masks walk around the neighborhood of Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, April 12, 2
Skepticism and stoicism in ultra-Orthodox JLM neighborhoods under curfew

Residents argue that the new policy had little logical sense, but nevertheless expressed forbearance for the lockdowns as something which they needed to tolerate regardless of their opinions.

Haredi men walk through Mea Shearim, Jerusalem
How can Israel boost haredi higher education?

On My Mind: Only 9% of haredi men and 12% of women studied in higher education.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu removing his mask
What made Netanyahu change his mind regarding lockdowns? - analysis

Night curfew expected to start at 7 p.m. this evening, was delayed 24 hours.

Gamzu, Kanievsky battle over COVID-19 rules in the haredi sector

With all due respect, Kanievsky may be a great Torah sage, but he is not a medical man.

This week in Jerusalem; A round-up of city affairs

What has been going on in Israel's capital this week.

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