Relating anti-vaxxers to Judaism is ‘fake news,’ Jewish community leaders in Brooklyn tell Haaretz. So why is the outbreak being treated as a ‘Jewish issue,’ and will Passover make matters worse?
Petition demands Israel recognize the movements by their official names instead of 'renewed' communities and their leaders as rabbis rather than 'community leaders'
Both the ultra-Orthodox parties and Lieberman are up in arms
Yisrael Beiteinu party leader Avigdor Lieberman is making legislation requiring ultra-Orthodox conscription a condition to joining the government
The Brooklyn center failed to follow instructions issued after the city declared a public health emergency, New York City's Health Department says
Yisrael Beiteinu chairman says he would recommend Netanyahu for prime minister, but 'we'll go to elections again' if haredi conscription law not brought to Knesset; ultra-Orthodox parties plan to unite against him
The driver allegedly covered her face with her sweater and refused to accept the man's transfer, shouting 'Measles! Go in!'
Yaakov Litzman suspected of accepting bribes related to alleged attempts to influence psychiatrist's assessment that prevented extradition of accused pedophile Malka Leifer
For Israel to achieve political stability, the electoral threshold must be raised. This can have two possible models: The tribal or the radical
Removal was 'a matter of showing respect for the rabbi,' a Gur Hasidim source says
Mayor Bill de Blasio declared the public health emergency in the affected areas on Tuesday, the latest attempt to tackle a measles outbreak that is affecting mainly the ultra-Orthodox community
Haredi Jews are not naturally right-wing or anti-peace. It's the antagonism and ignorance of Israel's left and center towards them that has serially pushed them into Netanyahu's arms
In successful night for ultra-Orthodox, Mizrahi Haredi party gets 8 seats, matching its Ashkenazi sister party, United Torah Judaism
By immediately supporting Netanyahu after the election, the ultra-Orthodox parties aim to lock Netanyahu in, keeping him from taking unilateral steps without first coordinating with them
Bill de Blasio orders mandatory measles vaccines after city suffers largest measles outbreak since 1991, confined mostly to ultra-Orthodox community in Brooklyn's Williamsburg
Rabbi requested release of Malka Leifer, former headmistress of ultra-Orthodox girls' school, from jail to house arrest
At the funeral of Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal, one NYPD officer was hurt when a drone fell out of the sky, the other was injured by a car in the procession.
Benny Gantz believes that if tapped by the president, he will have no problem forming a government, sources in his Kahol Lavan party say
The case of Malka Leifer, one of 65 suspected sexual offenders allegedly seeking refuge in Israel, has highlighted how Israeli law and the insular world of the ultra-Orthodox can at times shield them from justice, activists and prison officials tell Haaretz
New plan ushers in separate graduate programs and dramatic reduction in oversight by Council for Higher Education on programs for ultra-Orthodox students
Jewish institutions in New York and New Jersey urge their members to vaccinate, but a belief persists that inoculations are ineffective or even harmful
Bnei Brak has one of the largest Haredi populations in Israel, with an increasing number of them voting for nonreligious parties. They may disagree on who they’ll be backing on April 9, but one thing unites them — boycotting Yair Lapid
Yishai isn’t expected to get any kind of role in UTJ, but the move is perceived as recognition of the centrist ultra-Orthodox stream
Disparities in student-teacher ratio and teaching hours among different sectors of society are inherently linked to gaps in funding
If Israel’s centrist camp wants to survive, it must fight for the education portfolio. Protecting state education is vital for protecting Israeli society
The prime minister’s religious coalition partners are inching toward supporting a law that will shield him from indictment; non-Orthodox Jews will pay the price if such legislation passes
The numbers shed a harsh light on how different the Israel of secular Jews, Arabs and ultra-Orthodox really is, and those gaps are costing us dearly
The newly formed party wants to relax the religious establishment’s hold on matters of state, but still wants the ultra-Orthodox as potential coalition partners
It’s a shame that Benny Gantz and his partners are trying to mimic Likud instead of presenting a program to pull Israeli society - its growing minorities in particular - from an educational brink
‘Delegitimizing other Jews leads to the kind of violence we saw last Friday,’ Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, warns