For Dery, the rally comes at a discouraging political moment as poll shows that just 52.8 percent of Shas’ core electorate, the Sephardi ultra-Orthodox community, actually planned to vote for the party in the next election.
Why do those brave enough to leave the ultra-Orthodox world find themselves abused by the state?
After spate of complaints that women were forced to move because male haredim refused to seat next to them, Israel Religious Action Center sponsors ad campaign.
Israeli army says draft targets are 'challenging' and more ultra-Orthodox men enlist every year. National service numbers fail to meet goals, too.
The IDF's consideration of 'beliefs, values and way of life' extends only to their religious variant, which means the ultra-Orthodox nationalist variant, and none other.
Despite rabbinical censorship and lack of popularity among the nonreligious public, ultra-Orthodox women are among the most prolific writers in Israel.
Penitential prayers at Rabin Square have been called off after women were not allowed to sing at a previously scheduled pre-Yom Kippur concert.
In petition to be submitted to High Court, non-Orthodox Jewish leaders also ask for say in running holy site.
An annual survey shows widespread dissatisfaction with Ultra-Orthodox influence and exemptions when it comes to education, the army and religious life.
Two groups running initiatives that aim to strengthen Jaffa’s Jewish identity have Jewish and Arab residents worried for what they describe as their largely harmonious way of life.