Writer-director Rama Burshtein has made two acclaimed films about the ultra-Orthodox world - 'Fill the Void' and now 'Through the Wall.' However, she says she has no interest in preaching to the converted.
One of Tel Aviv's best-kept nocturnal secrets, Hithavut is a vibrant space where ‘A Hasidic rabbi walks into a bar’ is an apt description rather than the start of a joke.
The real, absolute power in New Square is Rabbi David Twersky, 76; locals are allowed to pray only in his synagogue, and a resident was severely burned by a neighbor when he dared stray.
Bill to Ban Mosques' Prayer Calls Gets New Life After Shabbat Loophole Eases ultra-Orthodox Concerns
A provision is likely to be added making an exception for the siren that some communities use at the start of the Jewish sabbath.
New schools that combine religious studies with general education just might be the ticket to get more Haredi kids into the professions.
Esther Farbstein is the leading Haredi scholar on the Shoah, shining a much-needed light on the struggles of observant Jews during WWII. But she worries that the Holocaust has become too big a part of modern Jewish identity.
After spate of complaints that women were forced to move because male haredim refused to seat next to them, Israel Religious Action Center sponsors ad campaign.
Israeli army says draft targets are 'challenging' and more ultra-Orthodox men enlist every year. National service numbers fail to meet goals, too.
Penitential prayers at Rabin Square have been called off after women were not allowed to sing at a previously scheduled pre-Yom Kippur concert.
Two groups running initiatives that aim to strengthen Jaffa’s Jewish identity have Jewish and Arab residents worried for what they describe as their largely harmonious way of life.