haredi demographics

Haredi men gather in Jerusalem for the funeral of Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach
Election results show haredi public voted overwhelmingly for their parties

Expectations were high that significant numbers of haredi voters would vote for non-sectoral parties.

Just the Facts: The haredi vote

Haredi men gather in Jerusalem for the funeral of Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach
Haredi population projections to be less than previous estimates

“Forecasts based on natural growth rates, which do not take other factors into account, should be treated cautiously."

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The balanced policy:

The key to ultra-Orthodox integration

Haredi men hold on to their hats on a windy day in Jerusalem
Ultra-Orthodox: 50 shades of black

It is incumbent on the non-ultra-Orthodox to reach out to the Haredim with wisdom, understanding and patience to gently encourage integrating their young people into modern life.

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Activists in Ashdod fight increased Shabbat restrictions

Ashdod is 20% Haredi, but members of that demographic hold over 30% of seats in the city's municipal council

Haredi Jews
Ultra-Orthodox and affirmative action: Justice and not charity

For the ultra-Orthodox sector and for us as a society, justice is not charity.

INCREASED INTEGRATION of Haredim into the workforce has resulted in a record-low poverty rate in the
Haredi population tops one million

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.

Haredi woman, 42, in Jerusalem gives birth to her 20th child

A 42-year-old ultra-Orthodox woman and grandmother from Jerusalem gave birth to her 20th child

Petition for Haredi women representation in Haredi parties advances

Women do not have the ability to join as Haredi party members so they do not have the ability to hold formal office within the party or stand as candidates.

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