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  • Bnei Brak funeral trampling claims second fatality

    April 8, 2015 | 11:19 am

    A teenager became the second person to die in the trampling at the mass funeral of a prominent haredi Orthodox rabbi near Tel Aviv.

    On Wednesday, Yitzhak Samet, 18, of Jerusalem, succumbed to injuries he suffered on April 5 while attending the funeral in Bnei Brak of Rabbi Shmuel...

  • Israel’s hidden underclass

    By Frimet Roth

    July 17, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    Our daughter Chaya just turned 18. We didn’t celebrate. And, sadly, she didn’t protest. Chaya is blind, epileptic, wheelchair-bound and profoundly disabled, both cognitively and physically. Her birthdays are not happy milestones. With each one, the gap between her chronological and...

  • Bnei Brak resident arrested for ‘price tag’ attack on monastery

    July 2, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    A Bnei Brak resident was arrested in connection with the arson and vandalism attack on a Christian monastery that drew international condemnation.

    The 22-year-old man, identified by the daily Haaretz as a Jewish right-wing activist, was arrested July 1 in the attack last...

  • Rabbi Eliezer Shach, Religious Giant, Dies

    By David Landau and Julie Wiener

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "We won't be seeing his likes again" is the kind of elegaic hyperbole one so often hears at funerals and reads in obituaries. Rarely is it a literal truth.

    In the case of Rabbi Eliezer Menachem Shach, who died early last Friday and was buried the same day in Bnei Brak -- his age...