The emotionally charged piece was written under the headline, “Senseless! Heartless! Torah-less and Reckless.”
One can argue for the jettisoning of the religious status quo in Israel, in law or at the Kotel. But it can be done without demonization.
Its roots date back to the mid-1970s, when Hasidic Jews began settling in the area under the guidance of Satmar Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum.
Israeli Haredi elections have one simple message: Obey without question. Vote as your rabbis tell you to.
The demonstration that closed Jerusalem roads came a few hours before the start of the Jerusalem Pride Parade.
“Every time I pass through to go to work, the children throw stones at me because I am not dressed modestly,” a demonstrator said.
The popular narrative is that Orthodox Jews and Muslims, in Israel and the U.S., always oppose each other. But that’s not true.
“Women should not be excluded from government advertising for the Haredi population,” read a statement from the Government Advertising Agency.
It passed its initial reading in the Knesset, despite threats by haredi lawmakers to bring down the government if it becomes law.
The effigies had black kippahs on their heads, leading to speculations that it was meant to intimidate Haredi soldiers who serve in the IDF.