Yoelish Kraus with some of his 16 children at home in Jerusalem. ‘He is like the king of the family,’ says his wife. Michal Fattal

Anti-Zionist Hasidic Father of 16 Pays Hefty Price for Rejecting Israel

The ironic fate of an ultra-Orthodox vegetarian who ran a Jerusalem community slaughterhouse

At the beginning of the week in which Israel celebrated its independence, Yoelish Kraus was set, for the first time in his life, to lose the extreme freedom he’s pursued all his life. He was about to start...

skip all comments


Sign in to join the conversation.

Required field
Required field

By adding a comment, I agree to this site’s Terms of use

  1. 1