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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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Charedi Influence At Play In Ramapo Referendum

Posted on 02 October 2014 by moshe emes

    Issues will likely linger long after this week’s vote 10/01/14 – Amy Sara Clark, Staff Writer As voters in embattled upstate Ramapo went to the polls this week, at stake was the power of the growing population of charedi Jews in the Rockland County suburb. Tuesday’s referendum, led by a group of activists called Preserve Rockland, was aimed at lessening charedi political power in a town that has fought a years-long battle over Orthodox control of the . >>> READ MORE ...

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News Brief: Posters telling women where to walk removed from haredi London neighborhood

Posted on 22 September 2014 by Josh Green

September 21, 2014 8:50am (JTA) — Posters in English and Yiddish telling women which side of the road they can walk on were removed from a haredi Orthodox neighborhood in London. “Women should please walk along this side of the road only,” read the signs posted in the Stamford Hill area of north London, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The Hackney Council, the local government body, ordered the signs taken down following complaints from residents. They reportedly were removed on Friday. T . >>> READ MORE ...

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Haredi Meets Hollywood in Anti-Vaccine Debate

Posted on 18 September 2014 by Josh Green

By Sigal Samuel   If you had to guess which neighborhood — Boro Park or Beverly Hills — the following quote applies to, which would you pick? Parents in these schools are submitting a form called a “personal belief exemption,” which states that they are not vaccinating their kids due to “a diffuse constellation of unproven anxieties, from allergies and asthma to eczema and seizures.” If the “personal belief” language has you thinking Boro Park, the Brooklyn neighborhood kno . >>> 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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Are Liberal Jewish Voters a Thing of the Past?

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

By JOSEPH BERGER  SEPT. 13, 2014 [caption id="attachment_1168" align="alignleft" width="300"] Reading the Holy Scrolls[/caption] FOR generations, American Jews, and particularly Jewish New Yorkers, have largely been identified as ardent liberals. Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe formed a substantial core of early 20th-century progressives and socialists. More recently, 70 percent of Jews voted for President Obama in 2012, about the same as Hispanics, and were exceeded in their enthusias . >>> READ MORE ...

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