Secular Israelis Form Group To Stave Off Orthodox 'Invasion'

By Gili Cohen (Haaretz)

Published April 22, 2011.

A notice on the bulletin board in the old commercial center of Ramat Aviv suggests holding a Passover seder in the local Chabad center. Another recommends an “unprecedented” overall ritual Passover cleansing, including the bathroom, kitchen utensils and electric appliances.

“That says it all,” says Ram Fruman, one of the figureheads of a residents’ protest against what they call an organized ultra-Orthodox “invasion” into secular neighborhoods.

In recent months Fruman has established a national forum to preserve the secular way of life in several neighborhoods countrywide where residents feel their very home is threatened.

Read more at haaretz.com



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