Israel

Israel

Survey: Majority of Haredim approve of Netanyahu, want Gazans expelled

New survey finds a majority of Haredim approve of Israel’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war and want to see Israel take over Gaza after the war

Israel

Agudath Israel applauds US suspension of funding to UN agency for Palestinians

The US suspended funding to the agency after Israeli authorities alleged that some UNRWA employees were involved in the planning of Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack

Gender

Controversial rabbi launches campaign to ‘rescue’ women from ‘indignities’ of Israeli military service

Rabbi Noson Leiter, who endorsed an Alabama politician mired in sexual misconduct allegations, is calling to “save our daughters” from military service

Haredi Life

Year end reflections on Shtetl’s first ten months of reporting: the top issues of 2023

With the intimate familiarity of insiders but free from the usual top-down oversight of Haredi media, we reported on everything from the Satmar rebbe's bragging about deceiving legislators to Agudah's efforts to keep the Times from winning a Pulitzer

Antisemitism

Hasidic influencer Shloime Zionce gets both hate and cheers for promoting Jewish pride with a fighting spirit

Wearing a sweater showing an arm wrapped in tefillin and a raised fist, the self-described bridge-builder promoted his new line of clothes, with images of Jewish ritual objects fused with militaristic themes

Israel

YY Jacobson on Neturei Karta: ‘I doubt they’re really Jewish,’ claims they are agents of Iran

The popular Chabad rabbi said members of the anti-Israel group are “very sick people” and their actions “like marching with Hitler”

Antisemitism

In new campaign, Agudah links NY Times yeshiva coverage with rising antisemitism and pro-Palestine protests

The initiative, “KnowUs Take 2,” links a broad range of different themes: news coverage of yeshivas, criticism of Israel, violent assaults on Haredim, and pro-Palestine demonstrations

Antisemitism

‘Satmar Hasidic Jews are certainly not antisemitic’: Nadler invokes Haredi anti-Zionism on floor of Congress

Several congressmen with Haredi constituents opposed a GOP-sponsored resolution that declares all expressions of anti-Zionism to be antisemitic, noting that many Haredim are themselves anti-Zionist