BNEI BRAK, Israel (RNS) More than half of ultra-Orthodox families live below the poverty line. A new program helps train men who spent their days studying Torah enter the workforce.
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JERUSALEM, (Reuters) Police have come under criticism for not keeping the suspect under surveillance, as he had been released from prison weeks earlier after being jailed for stabbing three at the same event in 2005.
(RNS) Education Secretary Nicky Morgan described the decree as “completely unacceptable in modern Britain.” But pushback has also come from the larger Jewish community.
Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the Kikar HaShabbat website, said they removed Kim because she is a “pornographic symbol” who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values
JERUSALEM (RNS) The fact that women in the Haredi sect are running at all is historic and radical for a community where politics — and decision-making — are traditionally left to the menfolk.
(RNS) Ultra-Orthodox men who refuse to sit next to women on airplanes are disruptive, inexcusably rude, and damaging to Judaism itself.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Until now, the burial societies in Israel have ignored 2013 directives from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and the attorney general banning gender segregation in cemeteries.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The outcry over the beach is just one of the many battles the ultra-Orthodox community has waged in recent years over the issue of Shabbat closures and the sanctity of Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The yeshiva student exemptions have created a deep rift in Israel, where nearly all men and women are drafted for up to three years of military service.
(RNS) The rally, part protest, part prayer vigil, was organized by the religious and political leadership of the insular haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community in Israel, which strongly opposes mandatory conscription on the grounds that it would tear yeshiva students from their full-time religious studies.