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any of several sects of Orthodox Judaism that reject modern secular culture and many of whom do not recognize the spiritual authority of the modern state of Israel

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Michael Ben-Ari, a former MK and far-right politician tweeted: "Mishpacha is turning to murderers to ask them not murder haredim.
The Arabs will not, of course, but neither will the Haredim, the ultra-Orthodox Jews who believe that the Zionist project to recreate Jewish rule in Israel is blasphemous.
Tens of thousands of Haredim held a similar gathering in New York Sunday.
With an average of six to eight children per family, and the political clout to demand that they be permanently subsidized, the Haredim have grown to be an abiding underclass that is supported by working Israelis.
Throughout the different chapters of the book, Finkelman shows that although many American Haredim consider themselves traditionalist and anti-modern, they have no problem adapting secular literary genres and mobilizing them in the service of their community.
or they may be Israeli Haredim who called their women Nazis because they tried to pray at the Western Wall, prompting women to start a group called Women of the Wall to demand equality in prayer.
That Haredim choose to insulate themselves from the American mainstream provokes puzzlement, but the U.
Speaking at the Israel Bar Association headquarters in Tel Aviv late July 2, Attias said Israel was in danger of "losing the Galilee" if the Israeli-Arab population continued to "spread" in the north, and mentioned in particular the Wadi Ara area, where he said Haredim, an ultra-Orthodox community, planned to construct houses that could help "stop the expansion".
Aa Ariel Atias said he considered it a "national mission" to bring ultra-Orthodox Jews -- or Haredim, distinctive for their formal black and white clothing -- into Arab areas, and announced that he would also create the north's first exclusively Haredi town.
The issues are viewed by the haredim and by their secular adversaries, in Israel and abroad, as crucial tests of strength in the struggle over the character of the Jewish state.
In Israel, they have religious extremists called Haredim or ultraorthodox Jews.
Heilman discusses the various functions of posters and takes note of some of the tensions and conflicts they reveal as Haredim confront American culture.
Observers had wondered if American haredim would have any detectable response in New York's September 10 Democratic primary to the much-publicized sexual antics of candidates Anthony Weiner (for mayor) and Eliot Spitzer (for city comptroller).
The head of the municipality, Israeli secular Neir Barakat, is waging a war against the radical Haredim Jews.