“About 12% of Israel’s population are Haredim, often referred to as “ultra-orthodox,” an expression which they strongly dislike”

JEWISH PRESS
The Haredi Disconnect
by Vic Rosenthal
March 31, 2020

…On the other hand, some things are true in general, and they are not good things for the future of the state of Israel. Haredi schools mostly teach secular subjects like English, the sciences, and mathematics very poorly or not at all. The native language of many Haredi communities is Yiddish, not Hebrew. Most Haredi young men do not serve in the military, and prefer to study Torah in yeshivot than to work at a secular job. These facts make the expected increase in the percentage of the population that is Haredi extremely problematic for the future economy of the state. READ MORE

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