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Employment rate among ultra-Orthodox women hits new high

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Josh Green

Rise in haredi women in the workforce — now higher than overall female average — attributed to Sharon-era social security cuts By Times of Israel staff November 13, 2014 For the first time since the founding of the state, the rates of employment among ultra-Orthodox women are higher than those of all Israeli women, the Central Bureau of Statistics announced on Wednesday.Since 2000, employment of ultra-Orthodox women has shot up by nearly 30 percent, Ynet reported. Almost 80% of haredi wom . >>> READ MORE ...

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State backs away from enforcing secular studies in haredi elementary schools

Posted on 04 November 2014 by Josh Green

The government’s 2013 decision was for schools to gradually increase the total basic curriculum hours and reach 11 hours by the 2016/2017 school year.  A government plan to enforce the teaching of basic curriculum studies in the ultra-Orthodox boys elementary school system has been pushed back until 2017. In May 2013, the government approved a decision that would require haredi elementary schools to teach at least 11 hours of English, Hebrew and math, defined as the basic curriculum, in o . >>> READ MORE ...

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Minister accused of ‘deceiving public’ over haredi enlistment figures

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

    Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri (Yesh Atid) said that haredi enlistment has risen over the past year. [caption id="attachment_1176" align="alignleft" width="300"] Anti Giyus Demostration[/caption] Despite claims by Science Minister Yaakov Peri on Sunday that haredi conscription has risen over the past year, statistics reported by IDF officials to the Knesset oversight committee for the recently approved law for haredi conscription showed an opposite trend in the sec . >>> READ MORE ...

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