Haredi women power

Ultra-Orthodox women play a crucial role in preserving Haredi values and supporting the community financially.

By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
March 15, 2016 16:19
Ultra-Orthodox women Israel

Ultra-Orthodox women work at Matrix Global, a hi-tech company, in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Modiin Illit April 3, 2011. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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