The Unorthodox ultra-Orthodox Mayor of One Israeli City

Haredim want to live well, too, insists Yisrael Porush, mayor of the ultra-Orthodox town of Elad. He’s overcoming a land shortage by forging ties with the Arab town next door.

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Elad is probably a typical Haredi city, as far as the population is concerned, and the density of housing. But although unemployment among the ultra-Orthodox is notoriously low, Elad takes pride in having an...