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Israeli Banks Eye Haredi Customers

Many, if not all, of Israel’s banks have exhausted their possibilities for local growth, analysts say. The future, they explain, lies to a large extent abroad and in expanded financial services. However, there appears to be potential in sectors where until a few years ago most banks weren’t active – especially the Ultra-Orthodox. In recent [...]

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Haredim Foresee Growing Employment Rates in Sector

A recent study conducted by the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry predicted that Israel will see a 6% drop in its workforce within 20 years, especially due to the growing ultra-Orthodox and Arab population shares. But activists in the religious sector dismiss the forecast, noting the growing rates of employed haredim. “I don’t see the [...]

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Orthodox Jewish populations fuel growth in Ramapo

The large spike in the populations of Ramapo’s Orthodox and Hasidic communities fueled a townwide increase of more than 16 percent, according to the latest census figures. The increases made sense to Israel Spitzer, deputy mayor of New Square, the Hasidic village that saw its population increase by 50 percent to a total of 6,944. [...]

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4th largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants. 1649 Solomon Franco was a merchant, who was granted a weekly stipend by the Puritan authorities on the condition that he leave on the [...]

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