Ultra-Orthodox

Lior Ashkenazi in 'Footnote.'
Eytan Fox’s 'Rabbi' will be first TV project for Tadmor Entertainment

Rabbi will be about a charismatic and influential Orthodox rabbi whose world collapsed when he was accused by teenage male students of sexual advances.

Orthodox Jews arrive during the 13th Siyum HaShas, a celebration marking the completion of the Daf Y
Why Orthodox Jews are going to synagogue while everyone else is on Zoom

This year’s High Holidays have cast new light on the primary difference between Orthodox and non-Orthodox congregations across the country: their approach to halacha, Jewish law.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
19/09/2020
HANANEL EVEN HEN and Shiran Habush celebrate during their corona-era wedding at an Efrat public park
Major survey reveals Jewish Israeli attitudes on religion and state

The survey focused on religious freedom, conversion, religious status, transportation on Shabbat and pluralism among Israeli Jews.

18/09/2020
Ukraine denies entry to all 1,000 Breslov hassidim waiting at border

Breslov pilgrims had hoped for last minute permit to enter Ukraine to go to Uman for annual Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage.

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.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
12/09/2020
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.

Understanding the conundrum of Uman amid the coronavirus

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS: A deep look at the religious origins and the pandemic-fueled political storm that’s emerged over the annual pilgrimage to the grave of Rabbi Nahman of Breslov

Beitar Jerusalem to launch first soccer academy in US to observe Shabbat

Based in Jerusalem, Beitar Jerusalem F.C. was founded in 1936 and is considered one of Israel's most prominent soccer teams today.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
02/09/2020
Can the many schisms in Israeli society ever be reconciled? – opinion

Today the conflict between Right and Left is still ideological, though the great ideological and political leaders on both sides, all of them modest-living men, are long gone.

Coronavirus and the haredim

Almost six months into the coronavirus restrictions, many in the haredi sector feel anger, frustration and resentment.

19/08/2020
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