By the Sweat of Jewish Brows

How might haredi men be persuaded to depart from their yeshivas and start working? The brilliant writings of an idiosyncratic rabbi can help lead the way.

 Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Glasner. Wikipedia.

Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Glasner. Wikipedia.

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Dec. 11 2014
About the author

David Glasner, a Washington-based economist, blogs at uneasymoney.com. He is a great-grandson of Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Glasner.


Aharon Ariel Lavi’s excellent essay in Mosaic adeptly explains the profound conflict between the majority of Israelis and the rapidly growing ultra-Orthodox (haredi) minority. It may be that this conflict, which can seem as irreconcilable as the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, can only be managed; but, as Lavi explains, it cannot even be managed unless most haredi men can somehow be persuaded to depart from their yeshivas and acquire the educational tools that would render them capable of finding jobs in a modern economy.

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