What's descructive about the Haredi way of life?! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Zev Davis
    • 02.05.13 | 12:42 (IDT)

    Okay, you disagree with the Normative Halachic life style. It makes you feel uncomfortable, yadda yadda yadda--what does it destroy? Math and English is so important--Haredim have learnng skills that enable a Yeshiva graduate to complete the Bagrut in half the time it takes many Mamlachti students. Why is that, pray. They know how to learn because they are distracted by "A Star is Born", or the other delights of Israeli Culure. Is there anything wrong with that?! As I have written before, many Haredim earn their national keep by working "under the table", as many other Israelis that avoid the tax man. I guess that destroys the national fabric some, but it's the result of system that is coercive, as it must be, but also unjust and inequal. Is there something wrong about studying Jewish Source texts--does that destroy our national fabric. Should we learn about Italian operas, and Greek philosophy, or Chinese Art--will that make us better israelis?! It's clear that Haredim would benefit from better incomes, but to open up an editorial that trashes a whole sector for being destructive is not only dirty pool but the worst form of yellow journalism.

    from the article: Israel must help Arabs and ultra-Orthodox find work
    First published 03:29 02.05.13 | Last updated 03:29 02.05.13
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