For much of his life, Israel Irenstein lived in the strict Gur Hasidic community. Now, he teaches ex-ultra-Orthodox Jews how to navigate the tricky waters of the secular dating scene.
Alden Solovy, a Jewish liturgist, was one of several men attacked last month for helping women read Torah at the Western Wall. This is his message.
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.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed up his first partners on Wednesday for a new coalition government, a lawmaker and spokeswoman said, putting him on course to lead a heavily right-leaning cabinet.
So, the Israel Defense Forces won’t be drafting haredi Orthodox Israelis, after all.
Every inch of Kim Kardashian has been exposed to the world by now. That didn’t stop an ultra-Orthodox web site from removing her image from stories about her family’s trip to Israel.
A secular school in Bet Shemesh that was divided to allow a haredi Orthodox girls school to have classes in the building will become a completely haredi school.
The fire that killed seven Brooklyn children over Shabbat provoked another blaze — the heated and sometimes cruel attacks against the whole ultra-Orthodox way of life.
Kimmy Schmidt is the star of an eponymous Netflix series who adjusts to life after escaping a doomsday cult. For Leah Vincent, the show mirrors her own journey out of ultra-Orthodoxy.
Hasidic residents of an upstate New York village are suing the county’s board of elections to have their voting rights restored.