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  • Charedi soldier attacked by haredim in Mea Shearim

    July 9, 2013 | 2:21 pm

    A Charedi Orthodox soldier was attacked by dozens of haredi rioters in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim.

    The soldier, a resident of central Israel who was visiting the haredi Orthodox enclave to visit relatives, hid in a nearby building where he changed into civilian...

  • Religious zealots attack “immodest” Jerusalem shops

    October 19, 2011 | 5:46 pm

    A sign at the ice cream parlor may caution men and women not to lick cones in public, but the warning didn’t stop Jewish zealots vandalizing the shop in Jerusalem’s main ultra-Orthodox neighborhood.

    Other businesses in Mea Shearim, including a book store and dress shops, have been...

  • Strong Opinions

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Renowned Israeli director Amos Gitai acknowledges that his film, "Kadosh," raises ire in segments of the observant community. "It's critical of certain elements of Jewish tradition that I consider to be reactionary," says the filmmaker, whose movie tells of two oppressed Orthodox...
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