haredim haredim

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of several sects of Orthodox Judaism that reject modern secular culture and many of whom do not recognize the spiritual authority of the modern state of Israel

Usage(s):

  1. It does little to warm the hearts of non-haredim, however.
  2. Traditionally, the haredim vote in a solid block, obedient to their rabbis.
  3. The haredim are considered unfit, because their loyalty is to their rabbis, not to any army commander.

News

  1. Video: Hasidim Rally Against Israeli Plan To Draft Ultra-Orthodox Jews

          [UPDATE ADDED BELOW] Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews from the anti-Zionist Satmar sect were bused into Manhattan's Foley Square yesterday for a demonstration against an Israeli legislature proposal to draft Yeshiva students into the army. According to Failed Messiah , the "anti-Israel protest was to have drawn tens of thousands of haredim. Instead, it appears to have drawn about 5,000 ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Gothamist

  2. Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Fight to Fit In

    Israel has been consumed in recent months with the challenge of integrating the insular, swelling ultra-Orthodox minority, known as Haredim, into society.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "Reform is out of the picture, because they never got into the picture, and the Conservatives are getting out of the picture," Lamm said. "The future of American Jewry is in the hands of haredim and the modern Orthodox. We have to find ways...
    on May 10, 2009 By: Norman Lamm Source: Jerusalem Post

  2. "We decided to set their funding in the law in an organized way instead of continuing the illegal system," Melchior said. "Taking away all their funding would only further distance the haredim from the state."
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Michael Melchior Source: Jerusalem Post

  3. Yishai explained his decision to wave the ethnic argument: "When I spoke about anti-Sephardic discrimination, decision makers told me to keep the demon in the bottle. But when they speak of discrimination against haredim - they open these bottles as...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Eli Yishai Source: Ynetnews

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