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It appears that something as innocent as a chareidi job fair sparks controversy in the community today, and that was the case in Beit Shemesh, when the Mafteach organization held its annual job fair. Mafteach (מפת”ח- מרכז פיתוח תעסוקה חרדים) officials were confronted by local zealots, who had harsh words for the fair, decrying the effort to introduce chareidim into the national workplace.
Protests accuse the organization of pulling avreichim from the beis medrash and into the workplace, where their lifestyle and adherence to Torah and Halacha would be compromised.
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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)