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  • 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

  • Haredi mobs have attacked cars traveling in or near their neighborhoods on Saturdays.
  • In 1996 haredi "modesty patrols" began attacking women on Jerusalem's streets for exposing their arms or legs.
  • So they air brushed the two females out of Bibi Netanyahu's gigantic cabinet because their haredi readers might find the photo too immodest.
News & Articles

  • Student expelled from haredi school for questioning her faith
    A student reportedly was expelled from a haredi Orthodox nursing school in central Israel for doubting her faith. The student at the Tessler School of Nursing at Laniado Hospital in Netanya, which is affiliated with the Sanz Hassidic movement, expelled 21-year-old Chavi Loyfer, Ynet reported.
    June 6, 2013 - J Weekly
  • Shas rabbi hospitalized after fall
    Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader of the Sephardic haredi Orthodox Shas party, may have broken a bone, possibly his leg, after falling in his home.
    June 6, 2013 - J Weekly
  • Fierce Western Wall Confrontation Looms as Women Plan Torah Reading
    Women of the Wall announced plans to read from a Torah scroll at its upcoming service at the Western Wall. Also leading up to Sunday’s service, several leading haredi Orthodox rabbis called on thousands of haredi men to gather for a mass prayer opposite Women of the Wall. Click here for the rest of the article...
    June 6, 2013 - The Forward
Quotes

  • David Horovitz in FrontPage Magazine
    After this week's selection of an inordinate number of haredi judges, many of whose chief qualifications were family relationships, I call for an alternative court of religious-Zionist, modern Orthodox judges who will include love of Israel... Shlomo Riskin http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shlomo_Riskin&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNENe7IcnXzZorIGRxFG45OBAtiBUw Jerusalem Post http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite%3Fcid%3D1173879154035%26pagename%3DJPost%252FJPArticle%252FShowFull&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEkfvbVrYyr5o-GZwkXWG-ABJGEUA Mar 22, 2007 45556 62029 haredi Ben-David earlier told Jerusalem Post editor David Horovitz that according to current projections, by 2040 78% of primary school enrollment will be haredi and Arab."
  • Zevulun Orlev in Ha'aretz
    I have no interest in offending the Haredi public,Orlev said.

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