haredi news

Rightist party seeks to amend Law of Return, create diaspora schools

This right-wing party wants to amend Israel’s Law of Return and establish state-funded schools for diaspora Jews in Israel. Would this change Israel as we know it?


Author of ultra-Orthodox 'Kids Speak' series accused of raping minors

Two women have come forward to testify against ultra-Orthodox author Chaim Walder, alleging that he would engage in sex with them regularly when they were age 12 and 15.

Enlistment law for ultra-Orthodox introduced to Knesset

The new version of the bill establishes drastically lower enlistment targets than the previous text.

Haredim who want out - are we giving them the help they need?

Hillel, an association that provides assistance to haredim who wish to leave the community, was disqualified from broadcasting in July. So they took the network to court.

Mea Shearim, Jerusalem during coronavirus pandemic and Sukkot

Police clash with ultra-Orthodox while taking down 12 m. high sukkah

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox residents crowded an illegal sukkah built on 12-meter high scaffolding and clashed with police on the street in an attempt to prevent it from being taken down.

A SEA of haredim rally against the light rail at the corner of Bar Ilan Street, December 7, 2020.

Haredi light-rail riots mastermind explains why he protests

"We are here to stay. The sooner the authorities grasp and understand this, the better it will be. We are not going anywhere and we will never accept this plan as it is proposed."


Haredi news site blurs out faces of new gov't's female ministers

The trend in haredi media of censoring images of women is widespread, but is also relatively recent.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu with parliamentary adviser Rivka Paluch, who tested positive for coronavirus

Advisor to PM allegedly urged Meron bereaved families to promote Netanyahu

Rivka Paluch, who was appointed as the prime minister's contact with the families of victims of the Meron tragedy, turned to the bereaved families in recent days with highly unusual requests.

At least 6 Americans, including 3 teens, among victims in Meron disaster

Yosef Amram Tauber, 19, of Monsey, was a student at the Brisk yeshiva. A relative said that he left for Israel to attend the yeshiva “for the first time last week.”

Haredi protesters burn garbage in protest of the light rail construction in their ultra-Orthodox nei

Haredi protests in Jerusalem continue against light rail construction

The protesters, numbering in the hundreds, at Bar Ilan Junction, burned garbage cans and blocked the road, as well as damaged passing vehicles and the current construction areas of the light rail.

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