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Largest-ever class of ultra-Orthodox paratroopers sworn in at Western Wall
More than 50 “haredi” soldiers were sworn in as paratroopers at a ceremony at the Western Wall, the largest-ever recruitment in a special company.
The future of Israel’s haredi population: Is it growing or shrinking?
While the Central Bureau of Statistics estimates that the haredi population will grow to be 50 percent of the total Jewish population by 2059, a new report by the Israel Democracy Institute actually shows that between 2005 and 2016, there was a decrease in childbirth of exactly one child per haredi family, from 7.7 children per woman to 6.7 children per woman.