This week in Jerusalem:October 22, 2017

Rolling Stone:Peggy Cidor's round-up of city affairs

October 22, 2017 15:30
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Haredi youth

Haredi Youth. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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For years, there has been awareness of the issue of boys who quit the haredi framework, search for alternative frameworks and end up on the streets. Authorities and private and nonprofit associations seek to provide answers.

Now it is becoming evident that some girls in that sector suffer from similar problems stemming from a disinclination to adapt to the rigid haredi education system. According to sources, some 300 teenage girls have dropped out of school, left their homes and families and live on the streets of Jerusalem. Many of these encounter sexual harassment, drug and alcohol use; cut from familial and community ties, they struggle to survive in the urban jungle.


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