The Sephardic Hakham is no less devoted to Torah than the Haredi rabbi, but he would act very differently on an El Al flight, Marc Angel explains.
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.