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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...

  • Secular Beit Shemesh school to become all haredi

    March 24, 2015 | 11:24 am

    A secular school in Beit Shemesh that was divided to allow a haredi Orthodox girls school to have classes there will become completely haredi.

    The Safot V’Tarbuyot School, or School for Languages and Culture, located in a haredi neighborhood, will be moved next year to facilities...

  • 6 arrested after forcing their way into London synagogue

    March 23, 2015 | 11:24 am

    Six men were arrested after they forced their way into a synagogue in north London.

    The men, who were drunk, attempted to enter a synagogue in the largely haredi Orthodox-populated neighborhood of Stamford Hill late Saturday night, the BBC reported Sunday. Synagogue security...

  • Thousands protest in Jerusalem against haredi draft

    May 17, 2013 | 7:56 am

    Thousands of haredi Orthodox Israelis protested in Jerusalem against plans to enlist haredi men into the military.

    The protesters gathered Thursday night near the city’s military draft bureau to hear rabbis warn that army service would irreparably harm their way of life.

  • Charedi Orthodox youth mob Western Wall in protest of women’s prayer service

    May 10, 2013 | 7:13 am

    Haredi Orthodox youth mobbed the Western Wall plaza by the thousands to protest Women of the Wall as they held their monthly prayer service.

    The youth, many of them students from haredi Orthodox yeshivot, had filled the Western Wall Plaza by 6:40 a.m. on Friday, 20 minutes before...

  • Shame at the Holiest Site in Judaism

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    August 20, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    For those who do not receive emails from the Israeli Reform Movement’s Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), I refer the following to you for your information and for action. Anat Hoffman, the Executive Director of IRAC sent this notice out this morning and it is self-explanatory...

  • N.Y. governor vetoes special ed. bill that would benefit religious children

    August 1, 2012 | 10:37 am

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have made it easier for religious students with special needs to receive tuition reimbursements for attending private schools.

    Special needs students currently may receive a tuition reimbursement if their local public schools do...

  • Woman attacked for immodest dress

    June 21, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    Haredi Orthodox men threw stones at a woman and her baby who were shopping in Beit Shemesh.

    The men shouted that the woman was not dressed modestly enough, Haaretz reported. The incident occurred on Wednesday.

    Two Haredi Orthodox women helped the woman and her baby escape the attack by ushering them to a nearby store.

    The woman’s care was damaged by the stones.

  • Op-Ed: Respect haredi life while offering criticism

    May 30, 2012 | 4:22 pm

    A recent article by Israeli journalist Yaron London headlined “We Need Fewer Haredim” and two major pieces in The New York Times about the haredi approach to sex abuse cases highlight the challenge and the need to address serious issues emanating from the haredi world without...

  • Teach children to be their own Internet filters

    May 21, 2012 | 3:01 pm

    Tens of thousands of Jews filled Citi Field in Queens on Sunday and heard from haredi Orthodox leaders that the Internet should be avoided in the home at all costs and used sparingly at work, and then only with a filter blocking content that could be damaging spiritually.

    Debate as...