Members of Israel's religious Zionist community with their children. Alex Levac

‘I Wanted No More of It’ Driven Out by Rising Extremism, More Israelis Are Leaving Orthodox Judaism

Religious Zionists leaving the fold say they are increasingly accepted by their families, as community’s push for stricter observance and hard-line views leads more young people to become secular

Noa Aviv remembers vividly the first time she desecrated Shabbat. She was in high school, it was Friday evening, and the rest of her family was out attending prayer services at the local synagogue. With the...

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