Reform Jews “are perceived as attempting to create an alternative religion to ‘compete’ with the tradition that Haredi Jews represent,” a study found.
I have called haredim “the Jews’ Jews.” That’s because some Jews show vile and visceral hatred for them, like anti-Semites do for Jews as a whole.
When moderates don’t stop extremists, extremists only grow bolder. Where once there were hundreds espousing an extremist version of Judaism, there is now an entire generation being raised on hate and disrespect for Zionists, police, the army, women, and anyone not like them.
It may be that we are not so much witnessing a trend within the Haredi world, but the Haredi world giving in to trends from outside.
— Israeli police detained dozens of Haredi bus passengers whom officers said were bound for Jerusalem in order to disrupt the city’s annual marathon. The buses were intercepted Friday morning between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Army Radio reported. Police learned about the buses from a young man they arrested Thursday, the report said. He…
A streimel hat made of popcorn has popped up (apologies) as one of the most popular (sorry) costumes in ultra-Orthodox Israel this Purim.
(JTA) — The request of a transgender father of five – who left the haredi Orthodox community in Manchester, England, and now lives as a woman – to see her children has been denied by an English high court. “I have reached the unwelcome conclusion that the likelihood of the children and their mother being marginalized or…
WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – The defendant on trial in Poland for burning an effigy of a haredi Orthodox Jew said it was supposed to represent Jewish philanthropist George Soros. Piotr Ryba testified Monday in a Wroclaw municipal court about the effigy burned in the central market of the city in November 2015 at the end of…
After three Jewish newspapers came out to endorse Donald Trump this week, Hillary Clinton got a pre-Shabbat declaration of support in the pages of Der Yid, a Brooklyn weekly that serves the Satmar Hasidic community.
A group of ultra-Orthodox Jews in London have launched a fundraising effort to keep “pure and holy” children within the community and away from the “evil culture” of a secular parent.