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  2/3/2012, Shevat 10, 5772

Hareidi Representative: We Have Autonomy in this State

Shmuel Chaim Pappenheim, a former editor of a journal in the hareidi-religious community, told the Herzliya Policy Conference, Thursday evening, "We have our own autonomy within the state of Israel." He explained, "We do not vote in elections or receive funding."

Pappenheim said the community, which numbers almost a million, is in a dilemma: "On the one hand, we want to fit in and, on the other hand, we do not want to give up on our conservatism and lifestyle."