Haredi parties realize they aren't immune to voters' disenchantment
Ahead of the January election, hostility between the ultra-Orthodox political parties has reached a new low, with candidates sparring viciously for slots on the various Knesset slates. From Shas to United Torah Judaism, discontent is everywhere you look.
Last Saturday night, a spontaneous meeting took place at a synagogue in the heart of Bnei Brak. Usually, a Torah lesson is held at this time for a few dozen ultra-Orthodox men, most of them family men and homeowners ("Ba'ale Bayitim" ) who work during the week. Last week, though, more than 150 participated at the impromptu assembly. The issue up for debate was protest: How to deliver a sharp message to...
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