Haredi Orthodox

Breaking A Taboo, Some Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Men Look For Work

01/26/2016 - 10:42

Bnei Brak, Israel - At the age of 36, Michael Luc realized he needed to find a good job.

Ultra-Orthodox men are increasingly entering the Israeli workforce, thanks to employment training offered by the Ministry. RNS

Diamond Engagement Ring Found After Search Through Tons Of Jerusalem Garbage

Bauble reportedly worth more than $10,000.

01/25/2016 - 11:25

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A diamond engagement ring accidentally thrown in a garbage dumpster by a bride-to-be was recovered days after haredi Orthodox volunteers sifted through tons of garbage.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews searching in a pile of garbage at Jeruslem’s Givat Shaul city dump for an expensive engagement ring. JTA

Undercover Haredi Orthodox Agent Helps Nab 45 On Drug Charges

12/17/2015 - 11:31

Jerusalem — At least 45 people suspected of drug trafficking were arrested in two haredi Orthodox areas thanks to the work of an under cover haredi agent.

Via police.gov.il

Orthodox Jews Are Mostly Republicans, And More

The research center's 2013 study yields more insights, especially about the Orthodox.

08/25/2015 - 20:00

Ever since the Pew Research Center released its landmark 2013 survey of U.S. Jewry, the study has become central to debates about everything from intermarriage to Jewish education. Now comes a new treasure trove of data from Pew about Orthodox Jews, extrapolated from the data amassed for the 2013 study (from 3,475 interviews with Jews conducted that year).

Members of the Jewish Orthodox community walk down a street in a Brooklyn neighborhood on June 14, 2012, in New York City. JTA

Gay Pride Parade Stabber Indicted For Murder

08/23/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The haredi Orthodox man who stabbed six marchers at the Jerusalem gay pride parade, leaving a 16-year-old girl dead, was charged with murder.

Yishai Schlissel is escorted by police after his hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrates Court on August 11, 2015. JTA

Reporting Child Sex Abuse Is Obligation Under Jewish Law, Haredi Rabbis Say

08/23/2015 - 20:00

More than 100 haredi Orthodox rabbis and teachers in the United States have signed a proclamation saying that Jewish law obligates all Jews to report suspected child sex abuse to the authorities.

6 Marchers Stabbed At Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

07/29/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — Six marchers were stabbed at Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade — allegedly by the man who stabbed three people at the parade in 2005.

Israeli police officers and civilians attending to a victim of a stabbing at Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade, July 30. JTA

Haredi Orthodox Neighborhood Has NYC’s Highest Birth Rate

04/27/2015 - 20:00

A heavily haredi Orthodox neighborhood in Brooklyn boasts New York City’s highest birth rate.

Members of the Orthodox Jewish community walk down a street in a Brooklyn. Getty Images

Jewish School Enrollment Up 12 Percent, Fueled By Haredi Orthodox Growth

11/02/2014 - 19:00

Jewish day school enrollment in the United States is up 12 percent from five years ago, primarily due to growth in haredi Orthodox schools.

Ex-Melbourne Principal Arrested In Israel For Allegedly Abusing Students

08/17/2014 - 20:00

Sydney, Australia – The former principal of a haredi Orthodox girls’ school in Melbourne is facing extradition from Israel to Australia on claims she sexually abused some of her students.

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