Now that there will be a secondary space to which one can banish the Kotel’s undesirables, will others be shunted away — including certain men?
Group speed-dating or initial meetings with a prospective bride and her parents at home – there are differences between ultra-Orthodox and secular dating, but also a few similarities.
Israel has the highest poverty rate among affluent democracies, the fourth-worst income inequality and the seventh-lowest government spending on social services.
Haredi Orthodox lawmakers skipped the Knesset swearing-in of Amir Ohana, the first openly gay lawmaker from the Likud party.
The moment Leah Paretzky got divorced, she lost her status as part of the ruling class of her ultra-Orthodox community.
An Israeli police officer and a civilian were lightly wounded in an attack in a haredi Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood.
A recent Pew Research Center report reveals that more Jews are joining Orthodoxy than are leaving it. So how come we’re not seeing a counterpoint to all the ‘off the derech’ books flooding the marketplace?
Ultra-Orthodox leaders have convinced Benjamin Netanyahu to roll back laws that would have required all Israelis to serve in the military. Yeshiva students are celebrating their victory — as secular opponents fume over perceived injustice.
So, the Israel Defense Forces won’t be drafting haredi Orthodox Israelis, after all.