An all woman’s screening at a London JCC of an Israeli movie by a haredi Orthodox film-maker was cancelled after a complaint to the country’s the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews have become emboldened to ignore secular rules on planes and elsewhere. Jay Michaelson blames Haredi power in Israel and religious conservatism in the U.S. for a rising tide of fundamentalism that cannot easily be reversed.
A British human rights commission said it is illegal for a school to prevent children from attending if their mothers drive.
The edict by Belz in England against women driving is an example of the Hasidic community’s fear of progress. But Orthodox feminist leader Dina Brawer argues that faith and modernity can co-exist.
Moshe Schulman came from a devout ultra-Orthodox home — until there was no more kosher food left, and he faced a massive dilemma.
Manny Waks has become known as the face of the sex abuse scandal that has gripped Australia. He traveled to Brooklyn this month to confront the man he says abused him a quarter-century ago.
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.