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  • Reading the fine print of the “Haredi draft” bill reveals an unpleasant surprise

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 13, 2014 | 10:20 am

    Yesterday, Israel’s Knesset passed a law requiring Haredi, Ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students to serve in the Israel Defense Forces. This so called "revolutionary" bill was  supposed to be a step forward for the Israeli society. Instead, the bill, also known as the "Equal service...

  • Knesset passes draft law requiring Charedi Orthodox men to serve

    March 12, 2014 | 9:08 am

    Israel’s Knesset passed a law requiring Charedi Orthodox yeshiva students to service in the Israel Defense Forces.

    The controversial law, which removes most exemptions for Charedi Orthodox yeshiva students, passed Wednesday by a vote of 65 to 1. The single vote against the law...

  • A year of haredim taking to Jerusalem’s streets

    March 3, 2014 | 11:24 am

    A bus of black hats, whispered prayers and gender-segregated seating.

    A mass of haredi Orthodox men — and some women — walking slowly together, packing the streets of northern Jerusalem.

    Hundreds of thousands of voices wailing prayers of penitence, portraying a recent event as...