Homes for Haredim: Israel Faces a Quandary

The rapidly growing ultra-Orthodox population isn’t welcome in secular communities but the attorney general has banned Haredi-only towns. Meantime, families are crowding into unsuitable housing.

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In 2006, when sociologist Shlomit Canaan was looking for potential sites for Haredi communities on behalf of the Housing Ministry, the answer she received from almost all the local authorities heads was ‘not...