News Analysis: Traffic Protests Reflect Split in Ultra-Orthodox Community

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on October 19, 2017

Hundreds of haredim blocked streets around the country this week to protest the arrest of two member…

Hundreds Take Part in Haredi ‘Day of Rage’, At Least 40 Arrested

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on October 19, 2017

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox protesters blocked traffic Thursday along central traffic arteries and …

Rivlin Tells Christian Journalists: Israel Will Not Tire In Its Search For Peace

By Mara Vigevani on October 18, 2017

Israel will not cease in its efforts to bring an end to the conflict with the Palestinians, Presiden…

Second Temple Era Roman Theater Discovered Underneath The Western Wall

By Mara Vigevani on October 16, 2017

Archeologists in Jerusalem have unearthed a Second Temple-era Roman theater underneath the Western W…

Jerusalem Biennale Draws Artists From Paris, Budapest and New Delhi

By Anav Silverman/TPS on October 11, 2017

The third Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art is showcasing the work of nearly 200 profes…

Thousands Fill Jerusalem Streets for Annual March

By Mara Vigevani on October 10, 2017

With flags from all over the globe waving high, a colorful march of  some 60,000 Israelis and forei…

Jerusalem Theater Festival Brings Thespians Out of Their Comfort Zones

By Yona Schnitzer/TPS on October 10, 2017

In Tmol Shilshom, an iconic Jerusalem literary cafe, four friends meet for the first time in ten yea…

Tibi, Erdan Square Off With Competing Claims

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on October 09, 2017

A spokesman for Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said there was “no truth” to accusations le…

Israeli Family Attacked in Ultra-Orthodox Meah Shearim Neighborhood

By TPS on October 08, 2017

Several Israeli families were attacked by ultra-Orthodox residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of …

Thousands Attend Priestly Blessing in Jerusalem

By TPS on October 08, 2017

Tens of thousands of people, including Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau and Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel…

Pakistani, Afghani Students Sign Up for Israeli University’s Online Course

By Mara Vigevani on October 03, 2017

When Bar Ilan University launches its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at the start of the ac…

Women Wage Peace – Both Within and Across the Conflict Line

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on October 02, 2017

For Michal Froman, the opportunity to meet and speak with Palestinians is hardly unique: As a vetera…

Teen Volunteers Build Succot For The Elderly

By Mara Vigevani on October 02, 2017

Shortly after the Yom Kippur fast ended on Saturday night, the sound of hammers and saws could be he…

Ultra-Orthodox Enlistment: A timeline

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on October 01, 2017

1949 – Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion agrees to exempt haredi yeshiva students from military …

IDF to Begin Preparations for Ultra-Orthodox Draft Following Holiday Season

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on October 01, 2017

The IDF will create an ultra-Orthodox administration to focus on increasing the number of ultra-Orth…

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