Between secular and haredi worlds

Until now, there has been little government support to aid the integration of citizens leaving the haredi fold for a secular life.

Jerusalem cafe
At first glance, Haim is your typical young Israeli guy. Fit, tan, about to finish his army service and looking forward to backpacking through Asia or South America, the 22-year-old smokes cigarettes while sipping a cappuccino at a Tel Aviv café. Later that night, he’ll meet up with friends, maybe go out for drinks.

Unlike his present, Haim’s past is far from average.

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