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
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’?!
Haredi leaders must take responsibility
Massive budgets in exchange for political support is destructive in both the short and long term.
It’s time to promote advancement of ultra-Orthodox working women
The government encourages Haredi men who are absent from the employment pool to join it, but what if it offered incentives for training to the women instead?
Pin a Medal on Goldknopf
In some of the office parks scattered between Herzliya Pituah and Rothschild Boulevard, here and there in high-tech companies and in general – one increasingly sees Haredim.
A Fight for the Right to Poverty and Ignorance
Israel’s ultra-Orthodox leaders are waging a war of attrition on state oversight of schools, perpetuating ignorance and endangering the country’s future.
The Secular in Israel Must Enter the Jewish Arena
In the current equation, the religious and the Haredim are “responsible” for defining what is “Jewish” in the Jewish state, and the secular and the religious alike quarrel over the meaning of “democracy.” This is a fundamentally distorted equation. A recurring but often missed motif of the Tishrei holidays refers to the outside world, with the Jewish aspiration – well assimilated…
High Court gender segregation ruling provides for ‘A Room of Their Own’
In agreeing to limited separation in academia, the Court rejected the extreme positions of both the Haredim and those who oppose them
Was the Coronavirus Year Really One of Deepening Polarization?
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The Haredim: What Was Is Not What Will Be
Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) centrality to the Israeli experience is a surprising development: at the time the state was founded, Israel’s Haredi community amounted to a handful, mainly from the Old Yishuv and a small number of immigrants, refugees from the European Holocaust.