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Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest in Jerusalem, Vow to Defy Draft
World  (tags: world, Israel, religion, politics, military service, secularism, orthodoxy, freedoms, society, politics, world )

- 925 days ago -
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested in Jerusalem on Thursday against plans to enlist men from their community into the military, a proposal supported by the secular majority pushing for a more equal share of the burden on Israeli society.
Some Israelis Question Benefits for Ultra-Religious
World  (tags: politics, israel, middle-east, society, news, religion, orthodoxy, haredim, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', world )

- 1795 days ago -
The ultra-Orthodox, known in Hebrew as haredim, or those in awe of God, make up 10 percent of Israel's population of 7.5 million, but are increasing rapidly. In addition to the men, more than 50 percent of haredi women do not work, compared with 21 percen

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