President Shimon Peres visited Jerusalem’s Chareidi College, which was founded by Adina Bar-Shalom, a daughter of Maran Chacham Ovadia Yosef Shlita. The president addressed the audience and responded to questions.
Regarding chareidim in the mainstream workplace, the president stated “just as there should not be religious coercion, they may not be non-religious coercion”, calling on prospective employers to accommodate the lifestyle of chareidim to permit them to enter the nation’s workforce.
The president encourages employers to create an atmosphere that will permit chareidim to work without compromising modesty standards, which he feels will be a win/win situation benefiting everyone.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)