- a label for Israeli Jews who lean towards Haredi (non-modern, strictly Orthodox) and also very nationalistic / Zionist.
- Shmuel is strictly observant, and he is also a big supporter of the IDF.
- "Mercaz Harav has been described as currently being at the far right of the Dati Le'umi Hashkafa - what many would regard as 'Chardal'" (https://www.yeshiva.co/ask/1914).
- "Being religious, in the American concept of MO Modern Orthodox, or even in the more religious Israeli “Chardal,” which is an even more observant life-style is no longer marginalized and hidden away" (https://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/shiloh-musings/seeing-the-idf-as-hand-of-g-d-religiosityjudaism-growing-in-israel%e2%80%8f/2014/08/12/).
Languages of Origin
Hebrew חרד״ל acronym of חרדי 'charedi,' non-modern strict Orthodox + דתי לאומי 'dati le'umi,' national religious.
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
North America, Israel
The acronym is a homophone for the Modern Hebrew word for mustard.
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