The Boiling Point

HAREDI: Behind the label is a world apart

HAREDI: Behind the label is a world apart

June 14, 2012

Many girls at Bais Yaakov – an all-girls Haredi high school in West Hollywood – don’t know who Brad Pitt or Justin Bieber are. But they also don’t...

HAREDI: From Beit Shemesh, a spark that exposed a simmering fire

Leila Miller, Editor-in-Chief

June 14, 2012

Last fall, an insular community that does its best to separate itself from the outside world was thrust into the spotlight after Haredi men were accused of having spat at, and otherwise harassed, a Modern Orthodox second-grader for the way she was dressed on her way to school. The girl’s family said that far from being a one-time occurrence, it was part of a pattern, and...

When you hear the word ‘Haredi’ …

BP Editorial Board

June 12, 2012

What’s the difference between Haredim and other Jews?  Trick question: we’re all the same. But somehow, it is not uncommon to find an anti-Haredi sentiment in the Modern Orthodox and non-Orthodox worlds. This sentiment is most likely derived from the famous – and true – stories of Haredi men spitting at girls they consider to be immodestly dressed or expressing...