KNOW COMMENT: The Seder, the virus, and Independence Day drive home the most basic Jewish and Zionist truths.
We hear stories of haredim walking around as usual during the minute silence and haredi schools continuing as if nothing is going on
Moreover, the lack of exposure to general media outlets and to the Internet limits the access to Health Ministry instructions on the coronavirus.
“Today, many members of Haredi society understand that their responsibility extends beyond the boundaries of their own communities,” says Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer.
To some, this might sound like heresy and lunacy in equal measure. The haredim have been called many things in their time – but moderate?
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.
The deadline for the enlistment bill has been extended several times, the last extension occurring in early December, setting the current January 15 deadline.
A source in Aguda confirmed that it appears the two parties will be able to come to an agreement to run together.
Haredi men and Arab woman are the focus of efforts to increase the labor-force participation.
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.”