The place of haredim in Israeli society is a topic hotly debated in the public, Knesset and courts, recently all the more so with the cabinet decisions aimed at eventually weaning kollel students from state allowances and raising the numbers of haredim serving in the military or civil services, which the government hopes will increase ultra-Orthodox employment rates.
But what of their physical place in Israel? A study released on Monday suggests that most Israeli Jews think it would be for the best of all sides involved to have haredim living among their own, rather than side by side with secular Israelis.
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