Monday, 15 November 2010

Haredi university program marks 5 year anniversary

We invite you look at this article from the Jerusalem Post about a program in Israel for Haredi men that teaches them skills that can be applied in the marketplace. See

The idea is most interesting. The question is: will it be successful? in the short run? in the long run? What do we even me by success? The real, underlying question for me, though, is: what do we mean by the term haredi? I had the same question in regard to Nachal Haredi. In a certain context, the very attendance at this program would challenge certain individuals' very definition of haredi in the same way that one's involvement in Nachal Haredi would challenge it. The extended question thus is: how will this type of program impact the very definition of the haredi community?

Rabbi Ben Hecht

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