haredi population in israel

The poor man’s Passover prayer
Truly at home

KNOW COMMENT: The Seder, the virus, and Independence Day drive home the most basic Jewish and Zionist truths.

Border Police go about coronavirus inspections in Mea Shearim, a haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Remembrance Day and the haredim – opinion

We hear stories of haredim walking around as usual during the minute silence and haredi schools continuing as if nothing is going on

Public health and the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel

Moreover, the lack of exposure to general media outlets and to the Internet limits the access to Health Ministry instructions on the coronavirus.

By ARIEL FINKELSTEIN
12/04/2020
Haredi residents of Jerusalem’s Geula neighborhood
Grounds for optimism about the ultra-Orthodox

“Today, many members of Haredi society understand that their responsibility extends beyond the boundaries of their own communities,” says Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer.

By RABBI ITZCHAK ADLERSTEIN
28/02/2020
The haredim, Israel’s moderates

To some, this might sound like heresy and lunacy in equal measure. The haredim have been called many things in their time – but moderate?

By GEDALIA GUTTENTAG
11/08/2019
Yaakov Litzman voting
Religious parties may prevent needed budget restraint after election

Ultra-Orthodox Jews, known as Haredim, make up about 10 percent of Israel’s population and, with their typically large families, that percentage is expected to swell.

By REUTERS
11/04/2019
Ultra-orthodox in the IDF: A Nahal Haredi swearing-in ceremony
Yisrael Beytenu petitions High Court to stop extension on haredi draft bill

The deadline for the enlistment bill has been extended several times, the last extension occurring in early December, setting the current January 15 deadline.

14/01/2019
DEGEL HATORAH and Agudat Yisrael councils
Degel Hatorah, Agudat Yisrael to run together

A source in Aguda confirmed that it appears the two parties will be able to come to an agreement to run together.

Labor-force participation
Labor-force participation

Haredi men and Arab woman are the focus of efforts to increase the labor-force participation.

By YAMIT NAFTALI
05/09/2018
"Artwork" of Haredi Jew in London
Graduates of haredi civil service begin their journey in public service

Haredi men from across the spectrum of the community, Sephardi, hassidic, and “Lithuanian” non-hassidic, all participated in and completed the six-month long course called “Influencers.”

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