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Deri: PM with 6 seats wants to disenfranchise a million people

Deri: PM with 6 seats wants to disenfranchise a million people

Haredi politicians slam Bennett for saying political influence of haredim should be limited.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2021 15:47
Defense Minister Benny Gantz: I'm not afraid of having a haredi Prime Minister

Defense Minister Benny Gantz: I'm not afraid of having a haredi Prime Minister

"If you want to get an idea of what Israel's going to look like in 50 years, take a look at Beit Shemesh."Hezki Baruch, 19/09/2021 20:33
Haredim over 21 to be exempted from IDF draft

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/08/2021 17:05
Netanyahu apologizes to haredim for Shabbat desecration

Netanyahu apologizes to haredim for Shabbat desecration

Opposition leader apologized to haredim after posting a video during Shabbat in which he is seen congratulating gold medalist Linoy Ashram.Ben Ariel, 09/08/2021 04:43
Outrage after Netanyahu congratulates gold medalist on Shabbat

Outrage after Netanyahu congratulates gold medalist on Shabbat

Haredim outraged after opposition leader desecrates Shabbat by posting video congratulating Linoy Ashram. Likud apologizes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/08/2021 05:40
Is the media slandering the haredim?

Is the media slandering the haredim?

Rabbi Doniel Katz raises difficult questions about the media's motives for critical engagement with the haredi public.Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein, 30/07/2021 02:45
Government looking to reform rabbinic authority

Government looking to reform rabbinic authority

Haredi lawmakers are up in arms over a number of challenges to the status quo including ordaining local rabbis to perform conversions.ILTV, 27/07/2021 21:10
Increase in morbidity in haredi educational institutions

Increase in morbidity in haredi educational institutions

Number of serious COVID cases in Israel continues to rise, now stands at 121.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 22:06
Far fewer haredi COVID patients in current wave

Far fewer haredi COVID patients in current wave

High vaccination rates, number of people who have already recovered, and adherence to guidelines keep infections down, health ministry says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2021 07:52
Why are haredim 'really' opposed to kashrut reform?

Why are haredim 'really' opposed to kashrut reform?

'Maybe because they care about non-haredi kosher consumers?' suggests MK Bezalel Smotrich's aide.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 15:22
Haredi minor found guilty of throwing stones at vehicles

Haredi minor found guilty of throwing stones at vehicles

Security cameras captured incident, which occurred on Friday night in Jerusalem, 2018.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 19:21
Was Bennett really surprised to learn of cuts to haredim?

Was Bennett really surprised to learn of cuts to haredim?

Or was Liberman's decision part of a scheme to persuade haredi parties to join the coalition?Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/07/2021 11:12
MK Ahmad Tibi decries cuts to daycare subsidies for haredim

MK Ahmad Tibi decries cuts to daycare subsidies for haredim

'This decision weakens the weak even further, and should be reconsidered,' says Tibi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/07/2021 10:42
New religious Jewish city will span one square mile

New religious Jewish city will span one square mile

A haredi ‘City of Torah’ in Mexico will include a yeshiva, synagogues, schools, and a gym complex.JTA Staff, 29/06/2021 09:59
Liberman: Statement on dumping haredim 'was not the most successful'

Liberman: Statement on dumping haredim 'was not the most successful'

Finance Minister says his pre-election statement that he would send the haredi community “to a garbage dump” was misunderstood.Elad Benari, Canada, 18/06/2021 23:41
Poll: 86% of haredim don't believe Bennett

Poll: 86% of haredim don't believe Bennett

Haredi public believes new government a threat to their lifestyle, status of religion in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2021 15:00
Haredim fear shtreimel industry will be banned in Israel

Haredim fear shtreimel industry will be banned in Israel

Haredi parties fear Supreme Court will strike down religious exemption to new laws banning fur trade, banning traditional hasidic headwear.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/06/2021 19:24
Bennett: Haredi MKs won't tell me what Judaism is

Bennett: Haredi MKs won't tell me what Judaism is

PM-designate responds to haredi politicians attacks, including statements calling him 'evil' and a danger to religious Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/06/2021 16:25
Haredi factions invited to join new government

Haredi factions invited to join new government

Prime Minister-elect and Alternate PM-elect agree that new government will be open to haredi parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/06/2021 08:52
Bennett urged not to abandon the haredim

Bennett urged not to abandon the haredim

Ahead of the formation of a government of change, rabbis call on Naftali Bennett not to leave the haredi parties in the opposition.Ben Shaul, 30/05/2021 06:21
GOOSEBUMPS: Man Makes Final Promise To Brother Killed In Meron

GOOSEBUMPS: Man Makes Final Promise To Brother Killed In Meron

Little did Yisroel know at the time that that phone call was his brother’s final goodbye to himSponsored Content, 11/05/2021 13:56
From 'Shtisel' to 'Unorthodox': Haredi movies capturing hearts

From 'Shtisel' to 'Unorthodox': Haredi movies capturing hearts

Recent movies and TV shows portraying the haredi way of life have offered viewers an inside glance at one of Israel's largest communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 14:53
Haredi MK Yisrael Eichler: Arabs have caught on to anti-religious propaganda

Haredi MK Yisrael Eichler: Arabs have caught on to anti-religious propaganda

Eichler called on Netanyahu and Min. of Interior Security to 'put an end to false propaganda' in order to avoid further bloodshed.Hezki Baruch, 20/04/2021 20:20
The religious community & the Holocaust: Valor or a way of life?

The religious community & the Holocaust: Valor or a way of life?

Every year, haredim are accused of avoiding participation in Remembrance Day ceremonies. Only for them, commemoration is a way of life.Haim Lev, 08/04/2021 14:08
The haredim's message to Netanyahu: We will not go with you to a fifth election

The haredim's message to Netanyahu: We will not go with you to a fifth election

Report: Leaders of the haredi parties presented in meetings with the PM the possibility of forming a government headed by Bennett.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/04/2021 00:05
The bill that will prevent Liberman from running for Knesset

The bill that will prevent Liberman from running for Knesset

UTJ MK proposes expanding bill for disqualifying candidates to include incitement against haredim.Hezki Baruch, 07/04/2021 06:20
Senior UTJ official: Netanyahu's conduct 'a slap in the face'

Senior UTJ official: Netanyahu's conduct 'a slap in the face'

United Torah Judaism angry at Prime Minister who they say intervened in favor of Smotrich at their expense.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/03/2021 04:02
Gafni: There is an 'unprecedented' emergency

Gafni: There is an 'unprecedented' emergency

UTJ chairman in recorded phone call to haredi households: We are facing an unparalleled fateful decision.Michal Levy, 23/03/2021 05:02
Netanyahu apologizes to haredi parties

Netanyahu apologizes to haredi parties

Prime Minister hastens to walk back his affront to the haredi parties over the last few days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/03/2021 16:34
MK Yakov Asher: 'Amendment of Racism Law condition for joining coalition'

MK Yakov Asher: 'Amendment of Racism Law condition for joining coalition'

MK Asher promises to condition joining coalition on amending Racism Law to include haredim.Michal Levi, 15/03/2021 10:09
Roni Numa: 'Reasons to be optimistic' about infection rate in haredi sector

Roni Numa: 'Reasons to be optimistic' about infection rate in haredi sector

'Yeshiva plan very effective, students are getting vaccinated at a fast pace,' coronavirus czar for haredim says.Michal Levi, 11/03/2021 09:08
Gideon Levy: 'Haredim are the subjects of a witch hunt'

Gideon Levy: 'Haredim are the subjects of a witch hunt'

'There are entire sectors who live on hatred of haredim,' Haaretz's Gideon Levy says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/03/2021 11:58
Prof. Eran Segal: Nearly 90% of Israeli adults vaccinated against coronavirus

Prof. Eran Segal: Nearly 90% of Israeli adults vaccinated against coronavirus

Weizmann Institute professor says 87% of Israeli adults received coronavirus vaccine, adds rates of vaccination, recovery.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 04/03/2021 14:22
Prof. Eran Segal: 'Only 6% of those seriously ill with coronavirus are haredi'

Prof. Eran Segal: 'Only 6% of those seriously ill with coronavirus are haredi'

Percentage of haredim diagnosed with coronavirus falls as percentage of Arabs diagnosed begins to rise, Prof. Eran Segal says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2021 10:02
Haredi media again praise Smotrich

Haredi media again praise Smotrich

Haredi media: 'Smotrich proves that when it comes to accessibility and efficiency for the ordinary citizen - he has no substitute.'Yonatan Gottleib, 22/02/2021 17:00
Roni Numa: 'We want to reach 100% vaccination - it's our only way'

Roni Numa: 'We want to reach 100% vaccination - it's our only way'

'Green Badge allows protected gatherings, Purim is the test,' coronavirus czar for haredim says.Ben Shaul, 22/02/2021 14:58
MK Gafni: We will go with Netanyahu, our traditional voters are there

MK Gafni: We will go with Netanyahu, our traditional voters are there

Finance Committee chairman criticizes media for only covering haredi demonstrations, explains why his party supports Netanyahu.Ben Shaul, 21/02/2021 04:04
Meir Porush: 'Haredi voters aren't going to vote for Smotrich's Religious Zionism'

Meir Porush: 'Haredi voters aren't going to vote for Smotrich's Religious Zionism'

'I said there won't be many haredim voting for Likud, and there won't be many voting for MK Smotrich,' says UTJ's Meir Porush.Michal Levi, 17/02/2021 16:20
Report: 1 in 73 haredi Israelis over age 65 has died of COVID-19

Report: 1 in 73 haredi Israelis over age 65 has died of COVID-19

Israeli report finds significantly more haredi elderly died of COVID-19 than their counterparts in other sectors.Shira Hanau, JTA & Arutz Sheva, 11/02/2021 10:29
How do haredim repair their relations with their fellow Israelis?

How do haredim repair their relations with their fellow Israelis?

Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer on the coronavirus and rethinking the relationship between haredim and Israeli society.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/02/2021 05:12
Filmmaker attacked in haredi neighborhood

Filmmaker attacked in haredi neighborhood

A film crew shooting in a haredi neighborhood found themselves targets of public anger and verbal abuse.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/02/2021 08:39
1% of haredi people over age 60 died of COVID

1% of haredi people over age 60 died of COVID

Prof. Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute publishes data showing higher death rate among haredi, Arab sectors than among general populationArutz Sheva Staff, 08/02/2021 16:03
Newspaper report: Haredim regularly holding illegal weddings in London

Newspaper report: Haredim regularly holding illegal weddings in London

Haredi Jews in London hold illegal weddings regularly, Jewish newspaper reveals.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 30/01/2021 20:12
The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself

The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself

They fear that if they shut their schools, they will lose an entire generation that learning Torah is more precious than life. Op-ed..Melanie Phillips, 29/01/2021 13:49
'Haredi birthrate huge social, environmental, economic danger to State'

'Haredi birthrate huge social, environmental, economic danger to State'

Eugenics today? Haaretz journalist Naama Riva on families with many children: 'When will they start eradicating this crazy birth rate?'Mordechai Sones, 28/01/2021 14:43
Police commissioner called 'Hitler' in abusive Jerusalem graffiti

Police commissioner called 'Hitler' in abusive Jerusalem graffiti

Unknown vandals malign new police commissioner amidst clashes between police and haredi rioters over lockdown enforcement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/01/2021 17:35
UTJ MK Moshe Gafni in Knesset: 'I accuse'

UTJ MK Moshe Gafni in Knesset: 'I accuse'

In Knesset speech, MK Moshe Gafni refers to riots in haredi communities claiming rioters are not haredim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/01/2021 17:37
Gantz calls for legal action against haredi leaders

Gantz calls for legal action against haredi leaders

Defense Minister Gantz says he is investigating the possibility of legal action against those ordering the flouting of public health rulesShlomo Witty, 24/01/2021 17:59
Watch: Haredim clash with police over school closures

Watch: Haredim clash with police over school closures

With infection rate skyrocketing in haredi sector & some rabbis flouting gov't directives, police clashed with protesters in Bnei Brak.i24NEWS, 24/01/2021 16:58
Clashes in J'lem, Ashdod during lockdown enforcement, policewoman injured

Clashes in J'lem, Ashdod during lockdown enforcement, policewoman injured

Clashes erupt as police attempt to enforce lockdown restrictions in Meah Shearim, J'lem and Grodno Yeshiva in Ashdod.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/01/2021 13:38
Significant decrease in verified COVID cases among haredim

Significant decrease in verified COVID cases among haredim

A significant decrease of 25 percent in verified cases of the virus in the haredi sector was recorded over Shabbat.Ben Shaul, 24/01/2021 03:53
Uri Misgav: 'Haredim are more dangerous to Israel than Hezbollah's missiles'

Uri Misgav: 'Haredim are more dangerous to Israel than Hezbollah's missiles'

In Haaretz column, journalist Uri Misgav promises 'top star' status to anyone who starts a 'secular intifada.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 21/01/2021 11:35
New ad for Haredi sector 'names' coronavirus victims

New ad for Haredi sector 'names' coronavirus victims

Health Ministry spearheads new campaign to raise awareness of coronavirus risks among haredi sector.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2021 10:48
Haredi communities are suffering from the virus more than anyone suspects

Haredi communities are suffering from the virus more than anyone suspects

Haredi journalists told that eleven percent of cases came from their demographic.Shlomo Witty, 20/01/2021 09:29
Poll: Most haredim support closing schools

Poll: Most haredim support closing schools

New poll by Kol Hai Radio shows over 60% support closing schools, over half of haredim disappointed with parties' conduct during pandemic, .Michal Levi, 18/01/2021 14:56
MK Kahana says Haredi inflexibility will drive Supreme Court to accept Reform conversions

MK Kahana says Haredi inflexibility will drive Supreme Court to accept Reform conversions

"Once there is a ruling on a case, there will be no turning back."Shlomo Witty, 18/01/2021 00:08
Lapid and Liberman, stop inciting; the haredim are our brothers

Lapid and Liberman, stop inciting; the haredim are our brothers

Yamina Chairman MK Naftali Bennett rejects Liberman's 'almost anti-Semitic' video against haredi public: 'It's an attempt to garner votes.'Naftali Bennett, 16/01/2021 19:55