Haredim

Drafting Haredim Is Now an Existential Issue

Before October 7, we thought the IDF could be a ‘small and smart army,’ but reality has cruelly slapped us in the face.
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Drafting Haredim – Coercion Is Not the Answer

What do we do when an ultra-Orthodox public devout about its faith faces off against another public – one that’s devout about the security of the state?
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Rest of Israel’s population cannot be ultra-Orthodox’s flak jackets regarding IDF service

Until now, the discussion on recruiting the ultra-Orthodox centered on the question of “equal burden sharing.” This is an even more significant value today.
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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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Encouraging Haredi Participation in the IDF

A symbolic benefit would also be achieved: the ultra-Orthodox would wear uniforms like their non-haredi counterparts and experience a sense of having “joined” the larger society.
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The Haredi Needle Isn’t Moving

Only imposed change can achieve integration of the ultra-Orthodox community into Israeli society.
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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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