Analyzing data of the Education Ministry, the Chareidi Institute for Policy Studies determined that chareidi pupils comprised 25 percent of the Jewish school body in Eretz Yisroel last year.
The proportion of secular and religious Zionist pupils was 56.2 percent and 18.7 percent respectively. Since 2000, the number of children in the chareidi educational system rose by 89 percent.
Almost 30 percent of kindergarten children (110,000) were chareidim last year, indicating that chareidim will comprise a third of Israel’s Jews within a decade or two.
In Yerushalayim, the percentage of chareidi children in kindergartens was 66 percent.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel