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Economy Minister: STEM study is critical to integrating Haredim into job market

'STEM study is critical to integrating Haredim into job market,' says Economy Minister.

'Haredim are lagging behind in science, tech education'

Haredi Lawmaker: All rapists deserve to be shot

United Torah Judaism MK Yitzhak Pindrus tells Knesset hearing on sexual abuse that in Jewish theocracy, 'all rapists would be shot'.

Haredi Lawmaker: All rapists deserve to be shot

Rabbi: Walder scandal has traumatized haredi society

Former chief rabbi of Israel's police department laments 'trauma' to haredi society from Chaim Walder scandal and suicide.

Rabbi: Walder scandal has traumatized haredi society

Will haredim boycott the Israeli economy?

If all haredim purchase nothing but bread & cheese for a month, suggests MK Porush, they can bring the Treasury to its knees.

Will haredim boycott the Israeli economy?

Less Cholent and Challah: Nutritionists take aim at haredi diets

New Bar Ilan University study offers approaches to improving children's nutrition in haredi communities.

Less Cholent and Challah: Experts look to change the haredi diet

Mansour Abbas: 'United Arab List needs haredim in the coalition'

UAL chief explains why he made last-minute request to add 100 million shekels in spending for haredi sector.

Mansour Abbas: 'United Arab List needs haredim in the coalition'

Arab violence – Root causes and red herrings

Difficult socioeconomic conditions in haredi society have not caused the crime afflicting Arab society. Why assume that is the cause? Op-ed.

Arab violence – Root causes and red herrings

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked visits Bnei Brak, local Likud leader protests

Shaked failed to condemn PM's words against haredi community. Her visit is a slap in their faces, alleges Yaakov Wieder.

Shaked visits Bnei Brak, local Likud leader protests

Bennett: We need to limit political influence of the haredim

Prime Minister Bennett calls for greater dialogue in Israel, while pushing for 'limits' to haredi political influence.

Bennett: We need to limit political influence of the haredim

Finance Minister threatens to leave coalition if haredim join

'If haredim join government, we won't be there.' Avidgor Liberman warns government against trying to recruit haredi lawmakers.

Finance Minister threatens to leave coalition if haredim join

Haredi lawmaker attacked in Jerusalem

Initial report: MK Meir Porush physically assaulted outside of his home in the capital.

Haredi lawmaker attacked in Jerusalem

Tel Aviv University suspends professor over anti-haredi rant

'Haredi lawmakers aren't even on the level of an octopus,' says Tel Aviv University lecturer. 'Likud MK Miri Regev is an animal.'

Tel Aviv University suspends professor over anti-haredi rant

From secular to 'Orthodoxed'

Ahead of new docu-series on his return to tradition, Canadian Jew describes his journey from a life of crime to Orthodox Judaism.

From secular to 'Orthodoxed'player

New Haredi recruits begin their IDF experience

August 2021 recruitment cycle opens: Dozens of the Netzah Organization rabbis and coordinators accompanied hundreds of new recruits.

New Haredi recruits begin their IDF experience

Haredim over 21 to be exempted from IDF draft

Government votes to lower draft exemption age for haredi men to 21 - before rising to 23. 'This is a historic moment,' says PM Bennett.

Haredim over 21 to be exempted from IDF draft

Rabbi and former Deputy Minister Aryeh Gamliel passes away

Rabbi Aryeh Gamliel, the former Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, has passed away in the city of Sderot.

Rabbi and former Deputy Minister Aryeh Gamliel passes away

Watch: 'We don't want any haredim around here'

Resident of northern Israeli town threatens haredim interested in buying local apartment. 'I don't want to see these pieces of garbage here'

Watch: 'We don't want any haredim around here'player

Rivlin urges Prince Charles to let haredi girl be treated in Israel

Israel's president lobbies Prince Charles to allow haredi toddler to be flown to Israel for treatment, rather than be taken off life-support

Rivlin to Prince Charles: Let haredi girl be treated in Israel

Haredi publication blurs face of Labor Party’s female leader

One of Israel's top haredi news websites blurs out the face of Labor chief Merav Michaeli.

Haredi publication blurs face of Labor Party’s female leader

'Haredi' group urges Facebook to offer 'Shomer Shabbos' option

'We don't want to contribute to Sabbath desecration.' Haredi social media users urge Facebook, Instagram to limit their accounts on Shabbat.

Haredi group urges Facebook to offer 'Shomer Shabbos' option

Haredi lawmakers urge Netanyahu to step aside as PM for 18 months

Senior UTJ officials press Netanyahu to step aside as prime minister for a year and a half in bid to form narrow right-wing government.

Haredi MKs urge Netanyahu to step aside as PM for 18 months

Heshy Tischler sentenced to 10 days of community service

Orthodox activist running for New York City Council sentenced to community service 7 months after anti-lockdown riot.

Brooklyn activist Heshy Tischler pleads guilty to inciting riot

Arab arrested for slapping haredi man on Jerusalem train

Border Police officers apprehend Arab man suspected of slapping haredi passenger on Jerusalem light rail train and filming attack.

Arab arrested for slapping haredi man on Jerusalem trainplayer

Jerusalem security guard threatens to 'butcher' haredi child

Security guard working for Education Ministry threatens to 'butcher' haredi boy during protest in Jerusalem.

Education Ministry guard threatens to 'butcher' haredi child

An American ‘Shtisel’ remake is coming directed by Jewish filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan

CBS Studios to produce new TV show recasting Israel's 'Shtisel' as 'Romeo and Juliet' story between secular woman and haredi man.

An American ‘Shtisel’ remake is in the works

Shas sages fight back against media incitement

A fiery letter from the community leaders of the Haredi voter base takes issue with the public's opinion and the Supreme Court's rulings.

Shas sages fight back against media incitement

Rabbi Yehezkel Roth, the Karlsburger Rebbe, dead at 86

Hundreds of men pack into Brooklyn study hall and street for Hasidic rabbi’s funeral.

Rabbi Yehezkel Roth, the Karlsburger Rebbe, dead at 86

'I'm haredi, so police told me to turn around and go back home'

Haredi man driving to work with papers proving he is an essential worker says he was refused passage at police checkpoint.

'I'm haredi, so police told me to turn around and go back home'player

Health Ministry's Haredi Headquarters: 'We can only succeed together'

Health Ministry campaign targets haredi community, urging precautions alongside protective vaccination.

'We can only succeed together'

Study: UK haredi Jews have one of highest COVID rates in the world

64% of London haredim had COVID, nine times more than the UK average of 7%. "Among the highest rate reported anywhere in the world"

UK haredi Jews have one of highest COVID rates in the world

Thousands gather at second mass funeral in Jerusalem

Ignoring lockdown, thousands of mourners gather in Jerusalem to pay their respects to Rabbi Yitzchak Shiner, in 2nd mass funeral of the day.

Thousands gather at second mass funeral in Jerusalem

Police under fire for mass haredi gathering at rabbi's funeral

Police official pushes back on criticism: 'Use your head. No one wants to see violent clashes.' Gantz blasts 'unequal' lockdown enforcement.

Police under fire for mass haredi gathering at rabbi's funeralplayer

25% of haredim won't back haredi parties in upcoming election

Half of haredi voters say they plan to vote for UTJ, with one quarter voting for Shas. Another 25% say they're still undecided.

25% of haredim won't back haredi parties in upcoming election

Liberman: 'Instead of crushing haredi intifada, PM is extending lockdown'

Avidgor Liberman slams Netanyahu's plans to extend lockdown, calls violence against police a 'haredi intifada'.

'Instead of crushing haredi intifada, PM is extending lockdown'

Rabbi David Yosef of Har Nof says people need to fear the pandemic, not police.

Rabbi David Yosef, leader of the Har Nof community, says that Haredi residents need to be afraid of COVID-19 more than the police

Har Nof rabbi: "People flouting guidelines shed blood"

'You spread disease': Haredi passengers harassed on flight from New Jersey to Israel

Couple forced off of United Airlines flight after they repeatedly harassed haredi passengers in the terminal and onboard the plane.

'You spread disease': Haredi passengers harassed on NJ flight

'The police sent Yosef to death's doorstep'

Family of elderly haredi man excoriate police for mistakenly arresting him - then abandoning on the street.

'The police sent Yosef to death's doorstep'

Alarming rise in morbidity in haredi sector

Health Ministry Director of Public Health warns of threefold increase in rate of positive coronavirus tests in haredi community.

Alarming rise in morbidity in haredi sector

Jewish day schools and yeshivas remain open as NYC public schools close

Jewish day schools, yeshivas, and other private educational institutions in New York City remain open amid public school closures.

NYC Jewish schools, yeshivas stay open as public schools close

Haredim are facing 'outbreak of hatred', says President Rivlin

Israeli president warns of anti-haredi incitement during coronavirus pandemic.

Haredim are facing 'outbreak of hatred', says President Rivlin