Ultra Orthodox Israel - the internal threat (2008/ongoing)

The Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Israel today represents over 15% of the Jewish population and 25% of the school-aged population of the country.
With a birthrate 3 times higher than secular jews, Haredim's community is growing in its political importance into the Knesset while its religious strictness is deeply influencing the moves and choices of the once-secular Israeli State.

An ongoing project on a community that is considered by many the main internal threat to the stability of Israel.

Meiron, North Israel, May 2009 Thousands of Orthodox jews gather every year in Meiron, North Israel, to attend Lag Ba Omer celebrations, around the grave of Rabbi Simon Bar Yochai.

Mea Shearim , Jerusalem, April 2009 A father with his two daughters; during the Pesach, the Jewish Easter, the orthodox community attends the ritual burning of bread. The education of children among the Haredim Community is one of the most controversial topics in the Israeli debate among secular and religious Jews. It includes also a very strict dressing code.

Mea Shearim , Jerusalem, May 2010 An ultra Orthodox Jew standing on a treeduring a demonstration against the intervention of the state on matters related to the social life of Haredim community.

Meiron, North Israel, May 2009 Thousands of Orthodox jews gather every year in Meiron, North Israel, to attend Lag Ba Omer celebrations, around the grave of Rabbi Simon Bar Yochai.

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