Charedi opposition to Women of the wall is not an oppression of a different belief but a reaction to what they believe is a war on their own beliefs.
Police arrested 22 haredi Orthodox men in four Israeli cities who are suspected of sex crimes against women and minors over the past two years, but were sheltered by religious leaders. The men ages 20-60 were arrested on Monday morning in Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, Betar Illit and Beni Brak, all cities with large haredi Orthodox…
Orthodox protestors are living in a paradox of piety and undermining the very beliefs they purportedly espouse.
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.
Ultra-Orthodox protesters have threatened to disrupt the Jerusalem marathon on Friday unless the police release a Haredi army defector.
Reza Aslan’s new CNN series “Believer” tackles the world of misunderstood religions, including the ultra-Orthodox in Israel.
At 10 percent of Israel’s population, ultra-Orthodox Jews have big families and are a tempting market for the flat-pack furniture giant Ikea.
For many reasons, in the 10 years that I lived in Crown Heights, I have not felt an urge to marry.
The war between Brooklyn’s kosher grocery stores and the Orthodox Jewish press is over, but the terms of the truce remain unclear.
There’s a war on in Orthodox Brooklyn this week between the booming Orthodox media industry and the local kosher grocery stores that sell their papers.