Israeli Employers Discriminate Against Orthodox Jews

Tel Aviv University has released a report showing that an Orthodox Jewish job-seeker’s chance of being called for an interview drops by 50 percent when up against a non-Orthodox applicant.

from Arutz Sheva:

Though many haredi men claim the workforce discriminates against them based on their religious affiliation alone, no one has proven the claim to be true until now.

In a new study by NRG 360 and Tel Aviv University, when given 100 identical resumes of secular and religious candidates applying for a sales job, companies will call secular individuals twice as often as they will call haredi individuals.


One Chabad man told Arutz Sheva, “I sent hundreds of CVs, but no one ever called me back. One day my wife erased my yeshiva studies from my CV and left a hole in it, as if I’d wasted those years. Suddenly 40% of prospective employers called me back. But even when I traveled to Tel Aviv from Beer Sheva for an interview, it never worked out.

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  • 1. Dovid wrote:

    Blame the employers ? They may throw rocks screem shabbos claim too many females and all other problems…

  • 2. Not shocked wrote:

    It really sucks, but since many orthodox Jews in Israel lack basic life skills, as well as a secular education needed for work, it shouldn’t be shocking that they aren’t going to be the first pick.

  • 3. Not always wrote:

    My husband was hired on the basis of his qualifications, experience & expertise in his field. He dresses like a real Chabadnik & his boss is so chiloni he didn’t know if Rosh Hashana was one day or two. But they get on very well & bossman respects my husband tremendously for his ethics & principles.

    Maybe we just got lucky, but it is working.

  • 4. Big surprise wrote:

    I can’t believe this study. I thought that only the goyims hate us.
    The reason why chilonim don’t want to hire datiim is because the religious workers will make the non-religious guys feel guilty about their way of life. They want to enjoy themselves and don’t want a constant reminder that they should conduct themselves according to Torah and do mitzvos.


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