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4 Arrested In Arad Clashes Between Ultra-Orthodox, Secular Residents

Four Israelis were arrested in the southern city of Arad on Saturday night after violent clashes broke out between the city’s secular and ultra-Orthodox residents. Read more

Principal of Jewish Orthodox School ‘Sexually Abused Girls

A woman who was sexually assaulted by her ultra-Orthodox Jewish female principal of her school from the age of 15 has opened up about it for the first time. Read more

Gur Hasidic Man Faces Serious Charges In, kidnapping, Drugs Case

Eliezer Vigdarovich, a well-connected and well-known figure in the Gur Hasidic community, is facing an array of serious criminal charges in an affair that some in the district attorney’s office describe as “straight out of a Hollywood script.” Read more

Secret Sex Life of The Gur Hasidim Has Israelis Reading

One must admit the truth: Reading the book by Esti Weinstein, a former adherent of Gur Hasidism who committed suicide in June after long years of separation from her ultra-Orthodox daughters, is exhausting and sometimes boring. From a purely literary angle, as prose “Do As He Wills” is an immature text. Read more

Pig’s Foot Hung On Hasidic Synagogue In Arad

Worshipers in the southern city of Arad on Wednesday were shocked to find a severed pig’s foot hanging near the entrance to an ultra-Orthodox synagogue recently inaugurated in the city, and accused the mayor of fomenting hatred that led to the vandalism. Read more