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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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?
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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.
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Opinion Articles

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.
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Opinion Articles

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…
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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
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Was the Coronavirus Year Really One of Deepening Polarization?

Credit: Alex Eidelman / Shutterstock.com The past year presented Israeli society and its elected officials with quite a few challenges. Notable among them was a sense of polarization and (some maintain) hatred between different population sectors. This paper looks at the impact of these challenges in terms of polarization in Israel, emphasizing rifts in three main areas – politics, religion,…
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Opinion Articles

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. The Haredim did not constitute a significant factor in national life, and the political Zionist leadership assumed that the…
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Structured Jewish World Dialogue

The Growth of the Haredi Communities in the Diaspora: Expanding Civic and Political Engagement

This is a webinar about JPPI’s sixth Structured Dialogue process, which focused the growth of the Haredi community in Israel and the Diaspora. JPPI Senior Fellows Dr. Shlomo Fischer, Rabbi Dr. Dov Maimon, and Dr. John Ruskay took part in the discussion. It was moderated by JPPI Fellow Dan Feferman.
Structured Jewish World Dialogue
Structured Jewish World Dialogue

The Growth of the Haredi Communities in the Diaspora

Structured Jewish World Dialogue