Wednesday, October 31, 2007

When Is It Going To End?

Last Shabbos I was eating at home, and someone talking about something she had read in the newspaper in passing. If I remember correctly, a women got onto a mehadrin bus (men in the front, women in the back) in Beit Shemesh, and sat in the front, not knowing it was in fact a mehadrin bus, and then a chayyal sat down next to her. Next thing she said was that 5 chassidish teens beat her up for it.

So, as I asked, when is it going to end? When are chassidim going to stop doing these extreme acts, which are aveiros by the way--which they are supposed to care SOOOO much about--and act like normal people? It makes me sick, even more so living right next to them in Sheinfeld.


Blogger Ben-Yehudah said...

I think it's ashame that even religious people in Israel accept at face value the reports of the Israeli left-wing media at face value. Even the J-Post is no fan of Haredim at all. The media in Israel LOVES to report on the negative aspects of religious communities, as well as any time there is a mahloqeth between two of more of them.

There is a lot more to this story than meets the eye.

I happen to know that she was not "beaten" up. Should they have handled the situation differently? Sure, of course. The real excitement came when the cops showed up, giving youth the excuse cause a mini-riot.

The left-wing media has always been interested in keep a distance between Haredi and datti leumi groups. These leftist cry for "unity," yet only when it supports their interests.

It Haredim and datti leumi groups were to unify, they'd be unstoppable, and "dangerous" to the leftist, who really are the minority.

Tue Dec 11, 01:56:00 PM 2007  

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