Haredi a member of any of various Orthodox Jewish sects characterized by strict adherence to the traditional form of Jewish law and rejection of modern secular culture, many of whom do not recognize the modern state of Israel as a spiritual authority. The name is from Hebrew, literally ‘one who trembles (in awe at the word of God)’.
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