Charedi Judaism

Orthodox outrage over New Jersey law banning gay conversion

By Josh Jackman, August 21, 2013

A Charedi organisation has condemned a new state law in America banning gay conversion therapy for children.

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School broke rules with overcrowded classes

August 15, 2013

The principal of a strictly Orthodox school in Stamford Hill, north London, this week highlighted the chronic shortage of space facing teachers and pupils in the area.

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Hate attack on Chasidic schoolboys

By Anna Sheinman, July 26, 2013

Stones were thrown at Chasidic schoolboys and a window smashed in an antisemitic attack on their coach while on a trip to the seaside.

Kent Online reported that on Tuesday that the boys, aged between 10 and 14 from London, were attacked by seven teenage boys and girls who threw stones at their coach and shouted “go back to where you came from”.

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Charedi relief over rabbi vote

By Nathan Jeffay, July 25, 2013

Israel’s Charedi establishment breathed a sign of relief on Wednesday, as it kept its grip on the Chief Rabbinate in the elections for the Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbis.

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Housing benefits from £20m scheme

By Anna Sheinman, July 22, 2013

A £20 million mixed use development to be built in Stamford Hill will not only help to reduce the acute accommodation shortage within the strictly Orthodox community.

It will also cater for their shopping needs, with potentially “the largest kosher food superstore in the UK”.

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Charedim flock to Ikea

By Ben Hartman, July 18, 2013

Long referred to — jokingly — as one of the country’s main pilgrimage sites for secular Israeli families, Ikea is now also a destination for large groups of Charedi shoppers looking to snap up home supplies and furniture.

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Gesher group come to UK to see unity in action

By Simon Rocker, July 11, 2013

A group of 20 Israelis have spent a week in London, learning how Jews of different stripes can rub along together.

The delegation was brought over by Gesher, an organisation whose mission is to bridge the secular-religious divide in Israel.

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Charedi man wins landmark tribunal case

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 4, 2013

A Charedi man has won a landmark appeal against the Department for Work and Pensions after he was denied jobseeker’s allowance for over six months and told he must work on Shabbat.

A tribunal judge said Jacob Slinger, 19, from Greater Manchester, was wrongly refused the £56.80-per-week benefit by the DWP at a hearing of the social entitlement chamber, which adjudicates benefits disputes.

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Chief Rabbi warns of Charedi ‘danger’

By Simon Rocker, June 27, 2013

The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks stirred controversy this week when he described the growth of Charedi sectarianism as a threat to world Jewry.

He used one of his last addresses in office — a dinner to honour him before his retirement in two months — to highlight the “global danger” that Jews face from two trends.

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Streisand distressed by strictly Orthodox treatment of women

By Josh Jackman, June 18, 2013

Barbra Streisand has spoken out against the treatment of Israeli women by strictly Orthodox Jews.

The singer, who was receiving an honorary doctorate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, used her speech to voice concerns over what she regarded as recent incidents of sexism in the country.

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