Haredim

New bricks in the ultra-Orthodox ghetto wall

Coalition deals giving near unlimited power to the Haredi sector pose an existential challenge for Israel

New Subjects in the Field

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Israel’s War Within the War

The issue of Haredi exemption would have been set aside during wartime – Israel has far more pressing issues – if not for the government pushing through the legislation in the middle of the war.
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Gender segregation in Bnei Brak is a good thing – opinion

Maybe you highly educated and discerning women could still learn a thing or two from the women of Bnei Brak, and from their approach to the institution of marriage
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Israel is dodging the ultra-Orthodox question

While outrage has surrounded the timing of the proposed Basic Law: Torah Study, Israeli society should also ask itself about the law’s ideological motives
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Barlev understood the message

The boycott of Angel Bakery was a spontaneous grassroots response to the trampling of The ultra-Orthodox community’s most cherished symbols.
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Freedom of speech at risk for haredi critics

A possible result is that the criticism will become even more incendiary, rather than softened or silenced entirely.
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The meaning of the passing of Rabbi Edelstein

The passing of Israeli Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, the last European-born figure from the previous generation of Torah scholars, signifies the end of an era.
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What Haredi mothers want

By law, my son receives 55% of the state funding allocated to Israel’s non-ultra-Orthodox students, and we’re the ‘bloodsuckers’?!
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No peace, no shtreimel

When a diplomatic process was on the table, Haredi parties were kingmakers – today they have nothing to offer
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Haredi leaders must take responsibility

Massive budgets in exchange for political support is destructive in both the short and long term.
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