When Rifky and Yossi Bar set out to adopt a child, they had one key criterion: They would only take a baby that nobody else in the world wanted.
An 81-year-old woman from Jerusalem may set a legal precedent regarding religiously-motivated gender segregation in Israel’s public spaces.
The rabbinic leadership of several hassidic groups has in recent days been stepping up a campaign to implement strict restrictions and conditions on the use of smartphones within the community.
Military police who came to an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Ashdod Monday night to arrest an army deserter were attacked by protesters.
Sexual modesty is a staple of nearly all of the world’s major religions. Christianity forbids sex before marriage and Islam requires that women remain covered to various degrees.
Secular people looking for a vacation abroad think mainly about destination and price. They look on the Internet for good deals and might even wait until the last minute to decide, depending on what comes up. For the ultra-Orthodox, things are not so simple.
Jerusalem – Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and violently clashed with Border Police and law enforcement officials in Jerusalem on Friday to protest the opening of a new cinema that operates on the Jewish Sabbath.
An uncommon sight greeted visitors to Tel Aviv’s Gan Meir park on Wednesday night: Several ultra-Orthodox Jews, mainly men in black suits, entered the city’s Gay Center, located within the park. On their way to a meeting on the second floor, they incurred quizzical looks from some young people who were waiting for an HIV…
A teenager who fled chemotherapy treatment at a Haifa hospital last week has now posted a video clip begging to be allowed to die with dignity.
She broke free from the iron-tight grip of her ultra-conservative Hasidic community — only to kill herself after years of struggling with that decision.