Number of haredim leaving community on the rise, despite hardships and difficulties

The phenomenon of haredi men and women leaving religious life has come to the fore in recent weeks and months, with a group of ex-haredim suing the government for damages for their lack of a basic education and the tragic suicide of Esti Weinstein who had left the Gur hassidic community and became estranged from her children.

According to Hillel The Right to Choose, an organization which helps people from the haredi community adapt to life outside their former community, the number of people leaving the fold is increasing.


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