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Finance Ministry Chief Economist: Haredi men must enter the workforce!

Finance Ministry Chief Economist: Haredi men must enter the workforce!

We turn back to addressing one of the key manifestations of the unholy link between religion and the economy. This time, it follows on the publication of a review by the Ministry of Finance's Chief Economist department, according to which increasing participation in the workforce among ultra-Orthodox Jews and Arabs will reduce the poverty level in Israel by 21%.


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Affirmative action for Haredim or cronyism?

Affirmative action for Haredim or cronyism?

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Ultra-Orthodox women and men: Drastically diverging employment trends

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Say no to unfair housing subsidies!

Say no to unfair housing subsidies!

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Only 40% of ultra-Orthodox high schools teach math and English

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Economic Change Will Need Ultra-Orthodox Men

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Mystery: Do they want to work or not?

Mystery: Do they want to work or not?

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Thou shalt not work

Thou shalt not work

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