Hundreds of thousands of haredi Orthodox men gathered at the entrance to Jerusalem to protest a bill that would require yeshiva students to serve in the military.
The main haredi factions were represented at what was dubbed the “million man protest” on Sunday afternoon. The protest did not have any speeches, just prayers and psalms. Police estimated the crowd at 300,000; protest organizers said it was 500,000.
Although more than three-quarters of Israelis don’t believe Palestinians are interested in reaching a peace deal with Israel, 76 percent would support an agreement that was supported by the Arab League and Arab states, according to a new Israeli poll.
Michele Chabin |
Jaffa, Israel — The children at the Arabic-speaking Ofek preschool in Jaffa have spent a lot of time this month thinking about a mouse named Soumsoum, the character of a picture book all the kids read with their parents at home.
Adam Dickter |
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To Dr. Rashi Shapiro, a Brooklyn psychologist with many Orthodox patients, Call of the Shofar “can be highly influential in helping people change their thinking.” But the program is not a cult, he says in an open letter about the program.
Shapiro, who says he has deprogrammed cult victims for more than 35 years, said the techniques...