JERUSALEM — In the last year, fewer Israelis were killed by terrorist attacks than at any point since the outbreak of the second intifada. But as Palestinian terrorism has receded, bombings haven’t stopped. In fact, they may be increasing. This time the perpetrators aren’t jihadists, but
The Haredim are an insular and growing community, while those who leave the faith often find themselves alone.
JERUSALEM — Trying to integrate the Haredim — or ultra-Orthodox Jews — into mainstream society is a hot topic in Israel at the moment. Many Israelis are afraid that with their high birth rates and opposition to secular schooling, a larger and larger segment of the ultra-Orthodox population will be incapable of surviving in a modern economy.