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Religious and secular Israelis band together for Hanukka cheer

Hinam launches joint lighting ceremonies around the country

Haredi man

Calls to protect hassidic community from secular 'provocateurs'

There is severe inter-communal strife in Arad, where relations between the secular and haredi communities, in particular the Gur community, have been become increasingly rancorous.

A giant menorah stands in front of a Christmas tree at the Brandenburg gate to celebrate Hanukkah in

Christmas tree or Hanukka bush: Do they have their place in a Jewish home?

Mixed families and secular Jews explore the December dilemma.

Kibbutznikim and religious volunteers dance and celebrate at the end of Yom Kippur at Kibbutz Ortal

Over 850 volunteers to conduct Yom Kippur services in secular communities

The male volunteers lead the services, and at least ten are sent to every community to ensure there is a minyan.

Followers of ultra-orthodox Jewish rabbi Moses Teitelbaum of the Satmar Hassidim

Large majority of American-Jews, Israelis call for end to Orthodox monopoly in Israel

Seventy percent of American Jews and 61% of Israeli Jews said that they support establishing a pluralistic section in the Western Wall plaza to be used for egalitarian prayer services.


Three Ladies, Three Lattes: The Real Rosh Hashana

Pam Peled, Danit Shemesh and Tzippi Sha-ked looks at percolating issues in Israel’s complicated social and religious fabric.

Youth movement in Jerusalem

Youth movements in Jerusalem

The Bnot Batya movement is exceptionally large, numbering 17,410 girls this year. The reason for this is the inclusive nature of haredi education: The movement serves a complementary educational function within the Bais Yaakov network of schools.

Haredi man and IDF soldiers in Jerusalem.

Gesher study: Almost half of haredim rarely talk to secular

Fifty-three percent of haredim reported having few, if any, conversations with Jews from segments of society outside their own.

Etudiants haredim à l'université

Combler le fossé

Un étudiant en aide un autre. A priori, rien de bien étonnant. A moins que le premier soit laïque et le second, un ancien yéshiviste qui connaît à peine l’alphabet latin. Retour sur une initiative militante

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