Sivan Rahav-Meir is probably the most visible Orthodox woman in Israel today. And she’s not afraid.
Police were seen beating, kicking and dragging the demonstrators. Protesters threw rocks at police.
But good luck taking on the $1 billion human-hair industry.
After an ex-Orthodox woman used Facebook to accuse a man of rape, others came forward to tell of their own alleged mistreatment at his hands.
“I’m not changing my community. I’m protecting it.”
“There’s a large number of people who are allergic to anything mystical or magical.”
“They show that the general population in Israel is becoming more accepting of the settlement movement.”
Reform Jews “are perceived as attempting to create an alternative religion to ‘compete’ with the tradition that Haredi Jews represent,” a study found.
I have called haredim “the Jews’ Jews.” That’s because some Jews show vile and visceral hatred for them, like anti-Semites do for Jews as a whole.
When moderates don’t stop extremists, extremists only grow bolder. Where once there were hundreds espousing an extremist version of Judaism, there is now an entire generation being raised on hate and disrespect for Zionists, police, the army, women, and anyone not like them.