/Israel asks whether autonomy of the ultra-Orthodox contributed to the deadly stampede – The Washington Post

Israel asks whether autonomy of the ultra-Orthodox contributed to the deadly stampede – The Washington Post


“Haredim don’t want to lose autonomy, but becoming big by definition means being much more involved, much more integrated, and handing over a certain degree of autonomy,” said Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer, a former official in the office of Israel’s chief rabbi and the head of Haredi programs at the Tikvah Fund, an advocacy group. “That is something that Haredi society hasn’t quite come to terms with.”

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