Traditional Religious Parties Scramble to Win Over 'New Haredim'

Shas and United Torah Judaism are trying to avoid losing the votes of working ultra-Orthodox Jews, many of whom are looking for political alternatives.

One the eve of the Knesset election, the religious parties are ratcheting up their efforts to woo a large group of voters at the edges of Haredi society: Ultra-Orthodox Jews who work for a living. Members of this group – some who are studying for college degrees and others who are serving in the Israel Defense Forces – are known colloquially as the "new Haredim."