mea shearim

Police officers close synagogues and disperse public gatherings in the ultra orthodox Jewish neighbo
200 Haredi protesters clash with police in Jerusalem

During a police patrol earlier on Thursday in the Meah Shearim neighborhood, stones and bottles were thrown at police. Three residents of the neighborhood were arrested

Bnei Brak residents gather around a bonfire, singing songs.
Massive crowds gather in Mea Shearim for Lag Ba'omer bonfires - watch

In Bnei Brak, hundreds of residents gathered around a fire lit in the middle of Damesek Eliezer Street. Police arrived at the scene, quickly extinguished the flames and dispersed the crowds.

Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) protesters are sprayed with skunk water as they protest a draft bill
Right to protest

In democratic societies, protests are a natural outlet for citizens to express themselves, unleash frustration and reduce the pressure building up.

UTJ leader Ya'aov Litzman attends the weekly cabinet meeting, January 2020.
Hate messages against Ya'acov Litzman painted in Mea Shearim

Litzman, who heads the haredi United Torah Judaism party and has been diagnosed with coronavirus himself, has emerged as a polarizing figure in Israel’s battle against Covid-19.

Border Police go about coronavirus inspections in Mea Shearim, a haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Man arrested for breaching quarantine while positive for coronvirus

The police located the man in a house in Mea Shearim, a haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem, and informed him that he was violating Health Ministry guidelines.

A Jewish ultra-Orthodox man looks onto a local billboard with instructions related to the coronaviru
COVID-19 test manufacturer makes ultra-Orthodox employees work separately

Nova Tel, who manufactures the swabs necessary for performing tests to detect COVID-19, placed all of its ultra-Orthodox employees on temporary unpaid leave before protests prompted their rehiring.

Israel terror
16 years ago, 23 people were murdered just north of Mea Shearim

More than 130 were also wounded when a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated a five-kilogram device on an Egged No. 2 bus. The terrorists and families have received almost NIS 2.7 million since then.

Police remove effigy in IDF uniform from building in Haredi neighborhood

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman commented on the incident on Twitter, calling it a "horrifying sight."

E4S children hold hands with its founder and president, Dina Auron.
Giving kids a leg up

Growing up isn’t easy and when the cards are stacked against you, it’s even harder.

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