Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Charedi demographics in Israel

From Forward.com:

Israel's Hiden Crisis

(http://www.forward.com/articles/11292/)

The article discusses the demographic crisis in Israel - not of Arabs vs. Jews, but of Charedim vs. Non-charedim

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So what to do? Is there a way to get charedim to participate in the workforce & army while allowing them to stay charedim? And what will this do to governmental institutions once the Charedim have that much voting power?

Perhaps what we need is something almost as unlikely as charedim working and serving in the IDF: massive North american aliyah of the non-charedi variety...

1 comment:

  1. While I mostly agree with your post, this article by Obadiah Shoher presents the haredim in somewhat different light http://samsonblinded.org/blog/not-true-rabbis.htm Shoher argues against haredim isolating themselves from other Jews instead of bringing the religion to masses.

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