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." Emil Salman

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

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman paid a shivah call to the ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea She’arim last week. But while Lieberman was there, several dozen members of the extremist Haredi group.../p>


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