Employment for Haredim (Ultra Orthodox Jews) in Israel

Over 70% of ultra-orthodox men and 50% of ultra-orthodox women are unemployed. This research proposes to address this structural issue in a number of ways, including:

  1. To revise ‘The Tal Law’ (which attempted to mandate military service for ultra-orthodox citizens) into a citizens’ service program, as a means for ultra-orthodox to begin to participate in the workforce
  2. To direct resources to ultra-orthodox owned small businesses.
Sharon (Ouziely) Mersky
A two-year fellow (2005-2007), Sharon interned with Knesset members Yael (Yuli) Tamir and Avishai Braverman. Her research focused on mechanisms to leverage food surpluses to deal with food insecurity. Her second-year research focused on employment for Ultra Orthodox (Haredim) in...
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