Posted by doninisrael (other posts) on January 10, 2018 at 22:25:02 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Periodic Update posted by Yomaku on January 10, 2018 at 10:33:03:
: the city has been having an increasing amount of ultra-orthodox (Haredi) Jews lately but it still seems like a very nice and open city.
I think your comment could apply to any Israeli city of town today! Ashqelon has always had a 'traditional' feel, because the North African Jews who settled here in large numbers in the 1950's, even those who aren't 'Orthodox' are more traditional socially than, say, the typical Tel Avivian. (That said, one sees Hareidim even in Tel Aviv nowadays...maybe they escaped from Bnei Brak! :-) ) Not that that's a bad thing, just an observation! But yes, one sees more black hats here than, say 20 years ago.
Do you live in Israel? Or have you visited extensively?
All the best,