Haredi is one of the Religions practiced in After the End. Haredi is part of the Jewish religious group.
"Judaism is one of the oldest religions on the planet, and it survived the Event like it did so many other catastrophes. Although Judaism itself has changed relatively little over the last few centuries, the Jews of post-Event America now face discrimination and persecution on a scale unheard of since the Middle Ages of old. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, Haredim still patiently await the arrival of the Moshiach, who will, in due time, gather the Jews living in exile and return them to the land promised to their forefathers." ― In-Game description of Haredi
The history of the Jewish faith is long, and often filled with troubles. Their history in America is no different. One of the sparsest religious groups in the Americas, a Jewish ruler will have a hard time finding allies, and a harder time making a name for himself.
Playable Haredi Characters in 2666
- Count Meshulim fun Tash of Kiryas Tosh
- Count Levi Gutfreund of Lakewood, often called "the Liberator"
Vassalized by a Different Faith
- Lazar Rothschild of Brooklyn
- Earl Cheddi Jagan-Rosenberg of New Amsterdam
- Count David Twerski of Newburgh
- Patrician Aaron Zukor (in Los Angeles)
- Palm Beach
Great Holy War Targets/Core Regions
Ordered in decreasing importance
- Kingdom of Gotham - 5000 Crusade Weight
- Kingdom of Hudsonia - 500 Crusade Weight
- Kingdom of Columbia - 400 Crusade Weight
- Kingdom of Carolina - 300 Crusade Weight
- Kingdom of Florida - 300 Crusade Weight
- Kingdom of New England - 200 Crusade Weight
- Kingdom of Chicagoland - 100 Crusade Weight
- Kingdom of Socal - 50 Crusade Weight
The Jews After the Event
After the Event the Jewish world was thrown into chaos. As the world burned, the people of Israel, as they call themselves, clang tightly to their faith like never before. While in many places the faith was lost to the old gods, the Jews interpreted the end of the world as a sign of God's wrath, and those surviving Jews who had long put their faith in the secular world flocked back to the synagogue. As Jews began to concentrate themselves once again into the historic Jewish settlements, like the lower east side of Brooklyn and the semi rural village of Kiryas Yoel, the once secular Jews began to pick up Yiddish as the day to day vernacular in the coming centuries and English as it was once known began to die out in its own homeland. As time went on these independent Jewish communities were one by one claimed by their Christian neighbors. After negotiating rights and privileges with their surrounding Christian leaders, many Jews joined the Hudsonian and Deitsch kingdoms.
But the long climb out of the darkness of the end was a long and painful one for the Haredi faith. From within the Reform movement declined as their belief of coexisting and adapting to the outside world was on a good day seen as impious and its practitioners shunned, and on a bad day as the reason for why the world ended. The remaining practitioners were either ran out of the newly founded Jewish settlements or rounded up and tried in halachic courts as heretics, and for the first time in nearly 2500 years since before the second exile Jews began to put other Jews to death in accordance with biblical law. Externally many of these Jewish settlements were viewed with suspicion as at the time of the event antisemitism had not fully died out and slowly began to resurface. As people began to look for someone or something to blame, this mysterious people who everyone knew about, who seemed to be inhospitable and outright xenophobic towards outsiders and often used the term "Goy" or Goyim" to refer to them, only exacerbated the problem.
The Rothschild traveler: the Journey
It is said that when order began to be restored on the American continent in the early 24th century, the son of a Rothschild Lord of Brooklyn decided to head out and journey to the east to see what befell on not only the old world but of the land of Israel itself. He set out from the harbor and after a long six weeks out at sea they finally reached the shores of the old continent. They reached old Sephard under the rule of the Catholic kings, who were fighting against the Mahometan kingdom of New Andalusia in the extreme south of the country. They docked in western Galicia where they recruited a British merchant to act as an interpreter. Where they bought supplies and maps for their journey, they presented gifts to the local governor and exchanged pleasantries until they left to continue on their journey. They circumnavigated the Sephardic Peninsula and then set sail for Sicilia, where after landing in Palermo were made to pay tribute to the King of Sicily to secure safe passage in the Islands ports. After a few weeks of negotiations and plenty of bribes they were able to get permission to leave Palermo, and thus began the last stage in their journey. The long way to Jerusalem, which for the unnamed Rothschild had gone from a simple curiosity into a religious pilgrimage. They had avoided the North African coast as the local rulers of both Sephard and Sicilia had warned him that those lands had descended into barbarism and was controlled by wayward tribes that had a tendency of sacrificing foreigners to their strange gods. After a while of sailing the calm waters of the Mediterranean they made landfall on a nearly deserted beach where they disembarked and kissed the soil of the land of Israel. That night they made camp and began preparing themselves for their journey inland.
Early in the morning the Rothschild and his crew were awoken by the sounds of neighing horses and the unsheathing of swords. When they awoke, they found themselves surrounded by men wearing olive green turbans around their helmets and chain mail, with curved swords, and long spears held to their throats. These strange men began interrogating them in a language they did not know. They saw the confusion in the eyes of the foreigners, looked at each other and said a few words. A yeshiva student who had come along with the Rothschild crew almost instantly understood what was being spoken. He slowly walked up to the person who seemed to be the leader of this gang of swordsmen, bowed and muttered the traditional greeting Jews have been hailing each other with for thousands of years. The head swordsman then returned the greeting in kind as both then recognized each other as fellow Jews.
The Rothschild traveler: the land of Zion
They landed in the main trading hub of the then Malchus Yisroel. The people spoke a different dialect of Hebrew that the Rothschild and his companions had to get used to. Many of the buildings in the city were built of stone with ceramic tiles lining the roofs. They made their way to Yerushalayim, the city that nearly five million hearts yearned for. Yerushalayim was a large city, slightly larger than Brooklyn, with two sets of walls, one larger and one smaller. The larger wall was built four centuries prior when Yisrael and her neighbors were at war. Within it was the Seat of the Knesset or Great Assembly of Yisrael, most of the population and the Royal Palace, as like the Iturbides of Mexico the B'nei David had once again came to power as the Kings of this blessed land. The Inner wall was built long before the Event and within its walls are many christian holy sites, and the Great Temple of Yerushalayim atop what is claimed to be Mount Moriah. There the Rothschild made offerings to the Lord and ate of the lamb he offered on behalf of himself and his family. But a time came years later, that the non-Jewish companions of the Rothschild's had grown homesick and wanted to return to Brooklyn, for they had families and wives they had not seen in a long time. The Rothschild summoned his companions, Jew and Gentile alike, and asked them if they felt the same. The Jews did not but the Gentiles did, so it was decided that the Jews would stay in Eretz Yisrael and the Gentiles would be given the title and deed to the ship and could return home if they so choose. But he asked the Gentile companions to wait a few months so that he could write an account for them to bring back to his father along with a Safer Torah that he had commissioned for them to keep.
On the eve of Pesach the Gentile companions departed. Many bitter tears were shed as goodbyes were exchanged because even if they had practiced different religions they were still brothers at heart, and thus they returned to Brooklyn after ten long years. The father of the Rothschild had grown old and grey when they returned, the crew of the ship were thought long dead and many rejoiced. The old Rothschild fell to his knees in sorrow when he was told that he was not with them, but when told the tale his heart was jubilant as not only was he alive, he had many children and a loving wife. He was given the gifts that his son had sent them and his tale was copied and read in every synagogue in Brooklyn. Since that day almost no attempts have been made to repeat the voyage, but the Rothschild boast that the family has two branches: one in America and the other in Zion.
These stories are told mostly in the lands of Brooklyn, since at least the late 24th century. It is unclear whether it's a correct account of the state of Europe and North Africa in that period, or if instead it's mere hope of the Jewish people. The content is considered extremely divisive among the reserchers, with some claiming it's just gibberish and some claiming it's too realistic to be a fabrication. While the supposed original document has been lost for centuries, the Rothschild family still today claims to have a distant branch in the Realm of Zion.
Priests can marry and inherit titles. While there is no official head of the religion in 2666, a powerful and wealthy Jewish Ruler who controls Brooklyn may restore the Grand Rabbinate, crowning the first ever Grand Rebbe. As head of the Haredi faith, this Grand Rebbe will have the power to grant divorces, invasion casus belli, and call for a Great Holy War.
As of 2666, Haredi has 25.0 moral authority.
A temple holder of the Haredi faith is called a Rabbi.
- Like many other religions in the game, Haredi Judaism is an existing faith.
- The addition of Judaism in After the End started as a Judaism Submod by 9kbits, while the dev team for the original mod was still active. Thus, it was one of the first new features added to the Fan Fork.