ultra-orthodox Jews

From Survival to Consolidation: Changes in Israeli Haredi Society and Its Scholarly Study
In recent years we have witnessed the increasing presence of Haredim (Ultra-orthodox Jews) and Haredi ideas in Israeli society, economy, and culture. Haredim attend professional training centers and frequent shopping malls; they are active in organizations to return people to religious observance;...
Leadership and Authority in Israeli Haredi Society
Agudat Yisrael’s Council of Torah Sages, Shas’s Council of Torah Sages, rabbis Shalom Elyashiv, Ovadia Yosef, Eliezer Menahem Shach, and Menachem Mendel Schneerson—all are familiar names in Israel, partly because they are mentioned frequently in the media. These and other rabbis, and the members of...
Israeli Haredim: integration Without Assimilation?
Their presence is prominent in recent years in malls that are not in haredi areas; many of them visit the zoo in Jerusalem and the safari in Ramat Gan; others visit the Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem, Beth Hatefutsoth in Tel Aviv, and the museums of the Haganah, IZL, and Lehi. Yeshiva students can...