Expectations were high that significant numbers of haredi voters would vote for non-sectoral parties.
“Forecasts based on natural growth rates, which do not take other factors into account, should be treated cautiously."
The key to ultra-Orthodox integration
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.
Ashdod is 20% Haredi, but members of that demographic hold over 30% of seats in the city's municipal council
For the ultra-Orthodox sector and for us as a society, justice is not charity.
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.
A 42-year-old ultra-Orthodox woman and grandmother from Jerusalem gave birth to her 20th child
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.