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

Ultra-Orthodox Man Indicted For Threats, Extortion and Planned Arson

An indictment was filed in the Jerusalem District Court against a 39-year-old resident of Bnei Brak for extortion, threats, vandalism, and intent to commit arson. Read more

Ultra-Orthodox Man Arrested For Burning Effigy of IDF Soldier

An ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem man was arrested Sunday for burning an effigy of an IDF soldier during the Lag B’Omer festival earlier this year, police said. Read more

Victim of Ultra-Orthodox Baby Trafficker Recounts Tribulations

Haim Aharon Yosefi, the ultra-Orthodox businessman suspected of baby trafficking and aiding and abetting Haredi draft dodgers, recently recounted his modus operandi to undercover reporters from Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth. Read more

Ultra-Orthodox Rabbis, Activists Take on Pedophilia In Public Rally

In a rare gathering that took place Saturday night in Bnei Brak, ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) rabbis and activists spoke publicly for the first time on the issue of pedophilia in the community, providing a glimpse into how attackers and victims are dealt with. Read more

Tel Aviv Beis Din Turns To AG Mandelblit To Probe Possible Criminal Actions In Agunah Case

The Rabbinical Courts Administration has been instructed by the Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court to discuss opening a criminal investigation with the attorney general into the father of a man who is refusing to grant his wife a divorce. Read more

Drowning of Lev Tahor Leader Raises Fears Over Ultra-Orthodox Sect’s Future

To the roughly 200 Lev Tahor adherents who followed their charismatic rabbi from country to country, Shlomo Helbrans knew the path to eternal truth. Read more

Exposing Sexual Assault In Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Community

A new initiative called DinVcheshbon, or Settling the Score in Hebrew, has been launched to encourage victims of sexual assault in the Haredi community to come forward and demand compensation from sex offenders and individuals who supported their attackers or helped silence their offenses. Read more

Rebbe’s Wedding Dance With Daughter Causes A Stir

A Hasidic rebbe made headlines in the ultra-Orthodox media when he danced, by holding hands with his daughter and son-in-law at their wedding in Tel Aviv on Sunday. Read more