Yehoshua Pfeffer, a rabbi and rabbinical judge, holds a law degree from the Hebrew University and clerked at the Israel Supreme Court. He has taught at a number of yeshivas, published widely on Jewish law and thought, and is currently directing programs for the haredi community in Israel for the Tikvah Fund.
Missed the live event? Catch the recording here of Eli Spitzer speaking live on the rising influence of haredi Judaism with a journalist, a researcher, and a haredi rabbi.
Why do Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews so adamantly decline to serve in the military—and could that change? A communal leader walks us through the deliberations taking place.
The coronavirus has dramatized the tensions in Israeli society. This week, a ḥaredi communal leader joins us to chart a path forward.
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews have been one of the hardest-hit groups in Israel and elsewhere. Why?
The leading ultra-Orthodox intellectual joins us to explain the key conflicts surrounding the place of his community within Israeli society.
They’re not anti-Zionist. They’re not right-wing extremists. They’re not even against birth control.