Haredim cannot be expected to respect secular culture. Secular people, meanwhile, cannot be expected to respect the haredi way.
Perhaps this horrific moment can become that kind of turning point for haredi integration into Israeli society. But it will only happen with leadership.
The first time doubt crept in was when one of the sons made a few remarks about Jesus at school; all the dominoes fell from there.
A round-up of city affairs.
The shift is heartening for a sector that is suffering from a shortage of good talent.
Why remove images of women from frum publications?
“Wanton destruction of property is a sin... Yet certain individuals have decided, against all halachic literature, that vandalism is excusable when it makes women disappear.”
NATIONAL AFFAIRS: The results will be interpreted as a reflection of a society broken down into rival religious, ethnic and cultural groups with little cementing them together.
Nothing is holier than life itself, not even when we combine all the divinely-given commandments.
This is the fourth and final installment in a series of in-depth articles examining key aspects of ultra-Orthodox society and its role in and influence on the country today.