More of Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Youth Abandoning Religious Lifestyle

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In Israel, the ultra-Orthodox, who strictly observe Jewish law, are currently about 13% of Israel’s population, although their numbers are growing due to a high birthrate. At the same time, a growing number of ultra-Orthodox youth are opting out of the community, often cutting all ties to their past. Linda Gradstein reports from Jerusalem. VOA footage by Ricki Rosen.

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  1. Regardless of what form of fundamentalism you look at (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu) it seems to be about control, which often includes social isolation. Frequently a rigid dichotomy characterized by an us versus them mindset.

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