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Coronavirus and the haredim: By the numbers

Why the haredi status quo cannot be sustained

HAREDIM RALLY against coronavirus restrictions in Jerusalem’s Mea She’arim neighborhood, February 9.

A rabbi’s open letter to his haredi brethren

I now understand that your goal was not to keep Jews Jewish – but to keep haredim haredi

By AHARON E. WEXLER
18/02/2021

Haredi-secular civil war: Dystopian fiction cuts close to home - opinion

Autonomies, the TV show, is fiction, of course, but haredi autonomy is quite real in today’s Israel.

11/02/2021
Haredi protesters burn garbage in protest of the light rail construction in their ultra-Orthodox nei

Haredi protests in Jerusalem continue against light rail construction

The protesters, numbering in the hundreds, at Bar Ilan Junction, burned garbage cans and blocked the road, as well as damaged passing vehicles and the current construction areas of the light rail.

COVID-19 highlights the haredi fissure in Israeli society - analysis

Deri realizes that the type of behavior being broadcast nightly into the homes of frustrated and angry Israelis could lead to a backlash against the haredi public.

19/01/2021

COVID haredi unit head: Enforcement ineffective

Speaking in an online press conference, Numa said infection rates in the ultra-Orthodox sector now account for a quarter of all infections.

One in every 132 haredim over 65 in Israel has died from coronavirus

This is compared with one in 475 adults over 65 among the general population.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
29/12/2020
Chief Rabbi David Lau receives the coronavirus vaccine at Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem

Haredi rabbis back vaccine to return to religious normality - analysis

Health Ministry spokesman says there is ‘huge demand’ for vaccine among eligible members of ultra-Orthodox community

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein gets vaccinated, calls on public to do the same

Rabbi Edelstein, 97, heads the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak and serves as leader of the Degel HaTorah political party.

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