In a country where political correctness regarding minorities abounds, charedim are somehow an exception.
In New York, London or Berlin, it would have been a major story. Police make a payout to a charedi man who claims that an officer attacked him, yanking at one of his payes, and pulls out a handful of hair. The officer’s police colleagues have charged him with assault.
Last week’s census data on the explosive growth of the Latino community and a poll released this week by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding points to a significant challenge for Jewish community relations officials in the years to come.
Now 16 percent of the overall population and growing rapidly, the Latino community is coming into its own culturally and politically — and by rights should be a critical ally of a much smaller Jewish community.