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Noun1.Haredi - 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
Jewish Orthodoxy, Orthodox Judaism - Jews who strictly observe the Mosaic law as interpreted in the Talmud
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
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A HAREDI Jewish journalist has been slammed by pro-Israel critics after he objected to demands for Jewish access to Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In the summer of 2006 I first learned about gays, lesbians and the LGBT community, concepts that until then, as a 15-year-old haredi (ultra-Orthodox) yeshiva student, I was completely unfamiliar with.
Beyond electoral politics, another development that can be traced back to the protest movement is the increasing determination of non-haredi sectors in society, both modern-Orthodox and secular, to resist attempts by a minority of the haredi to impose their strict code.
The travel recommendations, which has been recently updated by the US State Department with the recent phenomenon of women's exclusion and haredi violence in mind, calls on American tourists to dress appropriately when visiting religious sites in the Old City and in haredi neighborhoods and to avoid driving through those neighborhoods during the Sabbath.
Haredi is derived from the Hebrew word Harada, meaning acute state of fear when hearing the word of God.
More than 10,000 people are expected at a rally to protest the exclusion of women as well as violence against girls and women by Haredi extremists.
The documentary, which aired last month, portrayed Arabs wearing orange vests printed with the red Star of David teamed up with haredi (or ultra-Orthodox) Jews with side curls, black skullcaps and tzitziot (knotted ritual fringes on their garments).
Does she know that separate seating on haredi buses is the rule in New York State?
The other LEHI members shot the tires of the rest of the convoy and all the terrorists escaped to the religious community of Sha'arei Pina where they hid with haredi (ultra-religious) LEHI sympathisers for a few days before fleeing to Tel Aviv in the back of a furniture truck.
Daphne Leef and other social protest activists demonstrated in Bnei Brak on Thursday night and called on the Haredi public to join the protest against the cost of living.
A year ago, you and I sat in the Old City of Jerusalem, just inside the Damascus Gate, drinking an orange juice and sharing our outrage at the way in which the Israeli guards at the checkpoints, and some of the Haredi settlers--who seemed to be everywhere--treated the local Palestinian traders and residents, and some of the western tourists (many of who were there to follow the Stations of the Cross in the run-up to Easter), as well.
One Jewish group that recently entered the IDF is the ultra-Orthodox Haredi sect which takes its name from the Hebrew "those who tremble before God.