The Last Jewish Community Holding Out Against Zionism

The ultra-Orthodox group Eda Haredit does not believe in the State of Israel, Zionism or the Israeli army. One of its most prominent members, Rabbi Mordechai Mintzberg, says the group will never sell out, unlike the rest of the Haredi public

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Rabbi Mordechai Mintzberg at his home in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea She'arim, Jerusalem.
Rabbi Mordechai Mintzberg at his home in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea She'arim, Jerusalem. "We’ve succeeded in getting through the past 200 years in the same fashion."Credit: Emil Salman
Nir Hasson
Nir Hasson
A member of the ultra-Orthodox community being led away following a police operation in Mea She'arim, April 2017.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi
Members of the ultra-Orthodox community in Mea She'arim, April 2017.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi
A mannequin dressed as a soldier hanging in the Mea She'arim neighborhood of Jerusalem, March 2017.Credit: Olivier Fitoussi

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