Ashdod’s Haredi community was considered to live peacefully and pleasantly alongside the local secular community. That is, until recently.
A recent relocation of Rabbi Aurbach’s followers to Ashdod brought with it last night’s demonstrations against the mandatory conscription law, which led to arrest of one man. T
he city’s mainstream Haredi community claimed no part in the protest, claiming that such demonstrations muddy their name and reputation within the greater Ashdod community.