Internet Use Among Haredi Jews in Israel More Than Doubled Since 2008, Survey Finds

Rabbi Akiva Street in the Israeli city of Bnei Brak, Dec. 3, 2010. Photo: Yiftah/Wikimedia Commons. The percentage of Haredi Jews in Israel using the internet has grown more than two-fold since 2008, though online access for the community’s youth remains limited, according to a report published Thursday by the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI). “Despite public criticism regarding use of the internet, the data shows that two thirds of ultra-Orthodox Israelis are online,” wrote Dr. Gilad Malach…

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