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Israel’s Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau eulogized Landau calling him a “righteous person who devoted his whole life to the public.”
Only through voting can the haredi community strengthen Judaism in Israel, implied Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager, head of influential hassidic community in Israel.
Even though military service is one of the most blatant threats to the ultra-Orthodox lifestyle, it has become a rather attractive channel for broad segments of the community.
“This is the beginning of this struggle, and we have our first victory in hand,” said Israeli Women’s Network director Michal Gera Margaliot.
By JEREMY SHARON
There is a record low in the poverty rate for the Haredi sector, having diminished from 58% in 2005, reflecting increased integration of Haredi men and women into the work force in recent years.
Some seven percent of the workforce is Haredi, but although no hard statistics are available, it is thought that the representation of Haredim in the civil service is exceedingly low.
The future of Haredim after the passing of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman.
Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman was the long-time leader of the non-Hassidic Ashkenazi Haredi community.
Zelda de Groen told a tribunal that school managers subjected her to a “humiliating” hour-long interview.
Rabbi Ben Tzion Motzpi, a respected and highly conservative Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) rabbi from the Sephardi community, gave these rulings recently in response to questions submitted to his website.
As elections approach, anything can happen.
By PEGGY CIDOR
If Litzman carries out his threat to resign due to Israel Railways work on Shabbat, it will be yet another example of the failure of the haredi parties to realize the limits of their own power.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs
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