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  Haredi Judaism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Haredi Jews, like other Orthodox Jews, consider their belief system and religious practices to extend in an unbroken chain back to Moses and the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.
The Haredi Jews point out that even such liberals as Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern political Zionism, at one time contemplated the mass conversion of the Jews to Christianity as a means of eliminating anti-Semitism.
Some Haredi leaders, most notably Rabbi Dr. Joseph Breuer, realized that the communities could not be kept completely insular and established ways to connect to society without compromising on their intrinsic beliefs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Haredi_Judaism   (4899 words)

 Haredi Judaism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some Haredi leaders, most notably Rabbi Dr. Joseph Breuer, realized that the communities could no be kept completely insular and established ways to connect to society without compromising on their intrinsic beliefs.
While this is debatable, the fact remains that both sides, Haredi and non-Orthodox are attempting to change the existing "status quo" and that this is perceived as an infringement by one group on the rights of the other.
Another important Haredi insititution of charity is, established by Uri Lupolianski (mayor of Jerusalem between 2003-) in 1977.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Haredi   (4775 words)

 The 2nd Christina Conference on Women's Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The “body” from a Haredi perspective has a much wider meaning: The Western and secular way of life is considered as centered on “building the body”, meaning, focusing on the earthly and material aspects of life, which are limited by their nature.
Haredi way of life, and especially the study of Torah, is meant to be a Utopian alternative.
Haredi is the singular for Haredim — the Ultra Orthodox Jews.
www.helsinki.fi /kristiina-instituutti/conference/Abst_hakak.htm   (533 words)

 "The Ultra-Orthodox in Israeli Politics" by Menachem Friedman
This poster reflected the traditional Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) view that espouses isolationist principles and the delegitimation of Zionism and all its endeavors in the Land of Israel.
The institutionalization of the kollel as a mandatory program for all graduates of Haredi yeshivas entailed the establishment of a well-developed network of self-help institutions to assist parents in financing the costs of housing and furniture and to help the young couple during their first few years of married life.
Indeed, the Haredi internal press often repeated the claim that according to Jewish law it is forbidden for a Haredi Jew to be a Knesset Member because "words of blasphemy and abuse against Heaven" are voiced there.
www.jcpa.org /jl/vp104.htm   (4056 words)

 Haredi schools work - Jewish Media Resources
Haredi pupils, however, actually did better than their secular counterparts in math, and only slightly lower in reading comprehension on the PISA-2002 comparative international tests.
The haredi world is increasingly open to the benefits of math and language skills, and will only become more so as men begin to enter the job market at younger ages.
But haredi parents, who already bear a far higher financial burden than other parents in order to preserve the independence of their educational system, will not turn over the transmission of Torah to the control of any outside authority.
www.jewishmediaresources.com /article/663   (814 words)

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Ezer Mitzion, another haredi organization, maintains a fleet of 30 ambulances to bring young cancer patients to the Children's Hospital in Petah Tikva, runs summer camps for thousands of special-needs children, and provides free food for families of hospital patients.
ARE Rabbi Firer and Uri Lopoliansky, the founder of Yad Sarah, typical of haredi Jews?
The imperative of doing hessed is emphasized from earliest childhood in haredi society, and hessed activities are woven into the warp and woof of everyday haredi life.
www.jr.co.il /articles/haredim2.txt   (731 words)

 A slow exit from the status of a Torah scholar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Haredi legend tells of the head of a Lithuanian-style yeshiva in England, one of whose students came to him with trembling knees, and informed him of his intention to leave the yeshiva and to study at university.
The Haredi rhetoric advocates the ideal of the student of Torah who studies in the Beit Midrash [study hall] day and night, and university is a dirty word.
The professional success of a Haredi man, and social mobility, may still not be considered equal to the value of Torah study, but today, more than ever, a career is a tempting possibility in the broader Haredi community, which has begun to year for a normal life and fears economic distress.
www.rickross.com /reference/ultra-orthodox/ultra32.html   (1479 words)

 Haredi Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Haredi Jews, like other Orthodox JudaismOrthodox Jews, consider their belief system and religious practices to extend in an unbroken chain back to Moses and the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.
The Haredi traditionalists had long rejected Zionism because it was a predominantly anti-religious movement.
Before then, the distinctions that are now commonly made between Haredi and Modern Orthodox JudaismModern Orthodox/ Jews were moot at best, dividing lines between the two camps can now be drawn, though it is important to recognize that there is a large area of gray between the two communities to this day.
www.infothis.com /find/Haredi_Judaism   (5231 words)

 Encyclopedia: Haredi Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Orthodox Judaism is that stream of Judaism which adheres to a relatively strict interpretation and application of the laws and ethics first canonized in the Talmud (Oral Law) and later codified in the Shulkhan Arukh.
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Several of the Gerer Rebbes Ger, Gerrer, or Gur is the Yiddish name of Góra Kalwaria, a small town in Poland, and the name of a large Orthodox Hasidic dynasty which originated from this town.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Haredi-Judaism   (9336 words)

 Adva Center: Government Allocations to the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Sector in Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The public debate on government allocations for the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) sector focuses on the political party context, that is, the "extortion" on the part of Agudath Israel and Shas, the ultra-Orthodox political parties.
Haredi educational institutions may be divided into two categories according to the age groups that they serve: up to age 18 and 18-plus.
The high number of Haredi children referred by the Service for Children and Youth makes one wonder whether the Haredi community is abusing the definition of "children at risk." Notably, the Service recommends that children not be removed from their homes at such an early stage in their lives unless there is no alternative.
www.adva.org /haredim2.html   (12138 words)

 The Incitement Double-Standard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mailman Motti Vigdon told the haredi weekly Mishpacha that he was very friendly with those on his regular route, and there was no confrontation.
What the newspapers missed was that not one of the soldiers at the scene was from the haredi unit; the infiltrator entered the moshav past a group of reserve soldiers.
Contrary to the media image of bumbling haredi soldiers, Nahal commanders are full of praise for the unit's fighting capacities.
www.tzemachdovid.org /amechad/incitement.shtml   (1089 words)

 Arutz 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the time of the huge demonstration against the Supreme Court, newspaper headlines promised riots and “haredi violence.” However, in practice, there was not a single incident that even approached the definition of “violent” during the entire event.
Despite the statements by the heads of the haredi community and the organizers of the demonstration, the press continued to rant and rave, exacerbating the feeling of anxiety.
It may be that there are those in the Israeli media who have grown frustrated with the facts and are trying to create a new reality that is more in line with their own world view.
www.israelnationalnews.com /print.php3?what=article&id=1238   (726 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Distant Sisters: The Women I Left Behind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rotem was herself a member of the ultra-Orthodox, or haredi, community in Israel for most of her life, but after 20 years of marriage, she divorced her husband and left the community along with her six daughters.
She also provides details of haredi lives that I have never before seen in print, and she mostly manages to provide these details from the reports of her informants, rather than from her experience many years ago as a haredi wife.
However, the author herself used to be haredi, and she is extremely ambivalent about the lifestyle, about the women who choose it, and even (I suspect) about having left it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0827605838?v=glance   (1824 words)

 Jewish and Israel News from New York - The Jewish Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The mayor is, according to haredi observers, guided in his political actions by his mentor, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, an authority on Jewish law who is considered a spiritual leader in Ashkenazi haredi circles.
“A haredi mayor who has to pay attention to haredi norms cannot by definition be the mayor of the capital of the Jewish people,” said Halevi, who is part of a group of parents who last year sought city funding for an alternative school with a “combined secular-religious” curriculum.
But the city, with haredi appointees in many key decision-making positions, now is saving its resources “to serve the ultra-Orthodox community,” she said.
www.thejewishweek.com /news/newscontent.php3?artid=9551   (1792 words)

 School helps haredi students join in Israel's high-tech boom
The center's 300 graduates who have found jobs are also part of an experiment to integrate members of the haredi community — who live segregated lives and do not generally serve in the country's rite of passage, the army — into mainstream Israeli society.
When Weinberger headed the Jerusalem College of Technology from 1985 to 1993, he was frustrated by the lack of haredi students there.
I saw that haredi students could not be accepted" because of a lack of formal high school training "and it aggravated me very much," says Weinberger, who immigrated to Israel in 1956.
www.jewishworldreview.com /0700/chareidi.computer1.asp   (944 words)

 Shabbat Parshat Vayishlach - Rabbi Pinchas Frankel
The Midrash Tanchuma Yashan finds in the actions of Yaakov, using the idea of "maasei avot siman l'banim," a model and a lesson for his descendants, in their confrontations with their enemies.
"After guarding their children's souls like a Ming vase for 18 years, haredi parents cannot be expected to expose them at the most vulnerable stage in their lives to an environment of casual sexual mixing and standards of modesty so at odds with their own.
"Finally, haredi parents are rightfully terrified of turning their children over to the control of those who hate everything they stand for.
www.ou.org /torah/frankel/5761/vayishlach61.htm   (1406 words)

 Bone mineral density among haredi youth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The authors, who used a device to check bone density and conducted a physical examination of each volunteer, found that BMD in the boys was "significantly decreased in ultra-Orthodox Jewish adolescents," and that the males had "profoundly lower spinal BMD" than the girls.
Aside from inadequate production of sex steroids (which was not relevant in the 50 teenagers), the main causes of low bone density in teenagers are inadequate physical activity, calcium intake, and vitamin D stores (from sunlight conversion of precursors to vitamin D, and to a lesser degree from dietary intake), the researchers noted.
The haredi youngsters, especially the boys, were found to get much less exercise than other teenagers and to remain indoors studying for long hours; since their traditional dress covers most of their bodies, their skin is less exposed to sunlight when they are outside.
www.azamra.org /Heal/Bones.htm   (677 words)

 Haredi schools plan break with state   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Following in the footsteps of more radical ultra-orthodox groups such as Satmar and Toldot Aharon, the mainstream haredi community plans to break ties with the state and set up its own education system for about 40,000 elementary school aged boys.
Haredi education leaders are poised to launch a massive international PR campaign to disparage Israel for discriminating against the haredi education system in the allocation of funds.
Since Rabbi Lefkovitz first devised the plan two months ago with the blessing of all the leading Lithuanian haredi rabbis, numerous meetings have taken place at his home across the street from the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak.
www.etni.org.il /news/haredi.htm   (535 words)

All parties seem to take an unnecessarily extremist view of this subject, and the current law is clearly not helpful to either the haredi community or the national interest.
It seems clear to me that what Israel is in dire need of is a proper "conscientious objector" law, similar to those adopted by virtually every other civilized country.
In my home town of Brooklyn, NY, the haredi community is vibrantly productive as well as being home to some of the top centers of Torah learning in the world.
www.geocities.com /anichannah/haredi_draft.html   (507 words)

 Haredi Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Haredi candidate Lupoliansky confirmed as Jerusalem Mayor (UPDATE)
Lupoliansky's election campaign has made history in electing the capital's first haredi mayor in 55 years of Israeli history.
Lupolianski, who took over as the city's first haredi mayor four months ago following Ehud Olmert's decision to reenter national politics, received more than 48% of the ballot in these stations.
Considering that the majority of Jerusalem's Jewish population is Orthodox or haredi this was long overdue.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/922720/posts   (932 words)

 High-Tech Haredim - Torah.org
The Haredi community is known for its large families, high unemployment rate (due to postgraduate yeshiva studies) -- and, increasingly, its natural aptitude for working with computers.
Thus the Haredi Center was founded, to train and facilitate members of the community's entry into Israel's high-tech workforce.
From 35 students in 1996, The Haredi Center has expanded to over 1400 students in five branches throughout Israel.
www.torah.org /features/firstperson/hi-tech.html   (1049 words)

 Jerusalem Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Many in the haredi community are equally disturbed by the
haredi chiropractor and former St. Louis Park resident.
Demographic trends point to a fast-growing haredi population.
www.offtherails.com /jerusalem.html   (1138 words)

 Kimmy R. Caplan, Ph.D.
“Haredi Thought during the Holocaust,” [Hebrew] Yahadut Zemanenu 10, 1996, pp.
The Memory of the Past in Israeli Haredi Society, Bernard Cherick Center, The Institute for Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 11.3.2004.
Contemporary Haredi Historiography of the Holocaust, The International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, 15.3.2000.
www.biu.ac.il /JS/ti/kaplan.htm   (854 words)

 Biur Chametz: The ban, the halachic process, and haredi posekim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Others have already addressed the shameful ban by prominent haredi rabbinical authorities on several of Rabbi Nosson Slifkin's wonderful books on science and Torah.
We don't regard their rulings as the last word in halacha, but we, and certainly our rabbis, take them very seriously.
If it weren't for the fact that no Torah court could be found to hear such a case, I would say that R' Slifkin should take the posekim to a din Torah for sullying his good name and destroying his livelihood without due halachic process.
biurchametz.blogspot.com /2005/01/ban-halachic-process-and-haredi.html   (948 words)

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