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  8/28/2012, Elul 10, 5772

Hareidi-Style Housing Protest in Harish


Tens of thousands of Israelis protested last summer over high housing prices. On Tuesday the hareidi community proved that it has its own ways of fighting high prices with an announcement calling on those interested in buying homes in Harish to work through a special committee.

The committee aims to help buyers work as a unified body, thus preventing a bidding war that would drive up housing prices and leave young couples out in the cold. Several leading hareidi rabbis have expressed support for the initiative, among them Rabbi Aharon Lieb Shteinman, Rabbi Nissim Karlitz, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, and Rabbi Shmuel Wozner.