Latest Haredi Judaism News

Tens of thousands attend Pride parade in Israel's Tel Aviv

Jun. 25, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of people attended a Pride parade in Tel Aviv on Friday in one of the largest public gatherings in Israel since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The vibrant parade and beach party are held on the seafront promenade in the...

Israel launches official probe into deadly festival stampede

Jun. 20, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s government approved Sunday the establishment of an independent state commission of inquiry into a deadly disaster at a Jewish holy site in April that left 45 people dead. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the commission would investigate...

New York AG: Town agrees to end biased housing practices

Jun. 18, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James said Friday she's reached an agreement with a Hudson Valley town and county to end discriminatory housing practices she says were designed to keep Hasidic Jewish families from moving in. James said the agreement...

EXPLAINER: What will change under Israel's new government?

Jun. 12, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — If all goes according to plan, Israel will swear in a new government on Sunday, ending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's record 12-year rule and a political crisis that inflicted four elections on the country in less than two years. The next...

Thousands join Pride parade in conservative Jerusalem

Jun. 03, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of people marched through Jerusalem on Thursday in the annual Pride parade, celebrating LGBTQ rights in the conservative city amid heavy police security. Pride events in Jerusalem, which is home to a large ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, tend...

Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM

Jun. 02, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents announced Wednesday that they have reached a deal to form a new governing coalition, paving the way for the ouster of the longtime Israeli leader. The dramatic announcement by opposition leader Yair Lapid...

Israel plans to indict powerful ultra-Orthodox politician

May. 27, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general plans to indict a powerful ultra-Orthodox politician on charges of obstruction of justice in connection with the long-delayed extradition of a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia. Yaakov...

New survey of US Jews reveals worries, strengths, divisions

May. 11, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

A comprehensive new survey of Jewish Americans finds them increasingly worried about antisemitism, proud of their cultural heritage and sharply divided about the importance of religious observance in their lives. The survey, released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center,...

Israeli watchdog to investigate deadly festival stampede

May. 03, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's governmental watchdog agency said Monday it would launch an investigation into the deadly stampede at a religious festival over the weekend that left 45 ultra-Orthodox Jews dead. State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman told a press conference in...