PHOTOS: Eli Yishai Speaks to ‘Working Chareidim’




Yachad party leader MK Eli Yishai on Monday 28 Teves met with a group of working chareidim for an open forum discussion. He wanted to hear their demands and complaints as many of the so-called ‘working chareidim’ feel that lack Knesset representation.

MK Yoni Chetboun explained that for him, the courage it took to oppose the draft law was no less than he needed during the battle in Bint Jabil, for which he received a commendation.

The discussion included difficulties encountered in the workplace, school and finding affordable housing. Yishai reminded participants he was a lone voice among MKs shouting in condemnation against the campaign against chareidim entering the IDF.

Yishai was asked if he will oppose making land concessions in Yehuda and Shomron. He did, explaining his party will not be part of giving away areas of Yehuda and Shomron. Yishai also spoke of his efforts in the past to advance mosdos for chareidi higher education.

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(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)



  1. To(1) Tina 18:
    There are haredim who work all over the world. i live in yerushalayim, amd a Breslover Hassid and work as an opthalmologist.
    There are certainly noncombat soldiers -support troops- which you laugh at as ‘non fighting soldiers’.
    And halevai all the chilonim should learn Torah.

  2. To #1:

    Definition of ‘working chareidim’. One who fears G-d (in both the sense of fear of onush and a deep and profound sense of awe), dedicating himself to live by G-d’s ways by davening with Kavanah, keeping all of the Mitvas, establishing set times for Torah and doing acts of chesed and maasim tovim while also working to support their family and give at least 10% of their income to Tzedeka (including Kollels and Yeshivas).

  3. Shuni,

    Typically practitioners of certain professions know how to spell properly the name of that profession. I would be very suprised if you were in fact all the things listed in your post.

  4. I would like to understand exactly what you moderate.goofus simply made fun of shuni and added nothing to the subject. This gets printed? True his spelling was off but a comment on that is uncalled for,embarrassing,and he must ask for mechilah.besides people often write opinions in a hurry.

  5. Limnos yameinu,

    I was not making fun (altough I would see no issue with that), but I was simply pointing out the inaccuracies in Shuni’s claims. If Shuni would like to post a follow-up comment, s/he is more than welcomed to do so.

  6. CHAREDI is a noun…. u may add the adjective of your choice. Here are a few examples; women, learning, poor, rich, working, fighting, ultra, nationalistic, extremist, AMERICAN, educated.

    When u add the adjective of UR choice, you need to ask does UTJ serve my needs???