1. Judaisms fear of femininity in any form....TATA
2. this is not religion
Please don't think all 'dosim' think like this. We really don't. Torah is beautiful. A Torah life is beautiful. This is not Torah. This is lunacy.
3. May be these "men" should get the help they need
I am not Hareidi and disagree with much that happens in the community. However, YNET must have really been desperate to fill its' anti-Hareidi quote when it came up with this.
Bottom line--it hurts no one that they deleted the shoes. C'mon folks, get a life!!!
5. o 4 goodness sakes! what is this baloney!
6. Well of course!
You can't have men's and women's shoes together in the same drawer, it may lead to dancing!
7. what about walking passed a women's shoe store?
I think this is a bit ridiculous. Does freedom of religion include freedom to be a nut case?
The nutters are trying to outdo themselves by becoming even more nuts.
These people need psychiatric help.
Mike Carmel ,
Rishon le Zion
9. Ora , that's the charedi "culture"
10. U just got to laugh.
11. Haredim Are Getting Stranger and Stranger
There is nothing in the Torah that says that Men cannot look at women shoes.
Chaim Ben Kahan ,
12. What A!
What a pathetic culture, truly embarrassing they derive from "us."
13. Haredi paper censors women's shoes
Women's shoes...oh my! The only thing arousing about women's shoes is maybe opening a shoe store and making a million dollars selling them. Now that would get me excited!
14. I lived in Saudi Arabia...
...and I can say that the Saudization of Israel is proceeding expertly and even ahead of schedule.
Sex segregation on public transportation? Check.
Rape and murder of five-year-old kids being covered up and/or whitewashed? Check.
Censorship of women in the media? Check.
Sex segregation on sidewalks? Israel lead.
Censorship of women's items of clothing? Israel lead.
A way to reinforce the fence of their mental getto. Maybe one day instead of calling our four Mothers by there names they will call them wife of Abraham, wife of Isaac etc etc.
To keep an hold on their sects the Rabbis must invent something new every day.
Dr D ,
16. It Stinks.
Maybe the shoes are made of PIGSKIN.
17. They seem Muslims!
This is insane!
Sephardic Jew ,
18. And where is the criticism against....
the secular presses' demeaning women by constantly showing them in (semi-)nude and provocative poses?
The secular media has become Sodom promoting the ideology that, "if you are not immoral like we are, you are horrible."
Reuven Brauner ,
19. #1 - not Judaism as a whole, but extreme religious
and as you can see, that's not really acceptable outside their own tiny shtetle.
20. Are the Haradim so removed from intimacy
that even the site of an empty woman's shoe would arouse them?
This is a major leap from self-control to extreme dysfunctional. This kind of repression is what gets youngsters molested by the weakest minds in the community.
21. "spiritual supervision", sure!
Really is sad to see how a group of people with mental problems distort the judaism, but is worse to see that exist people that follow this madness.
22. They missed a pair!
Those ballet flats with the sparkling plastic beads on the front are probably not a guy's. If you're gonna censor, don't do half a job.
Yael Gal ,
Bnei Tzion, Israel
23. #13- think of going "stand-up" Lol
24. #14 - G-d, you're stupid
I think the Arab desert sun and mentality have sunk through several layers of rock into your psyche, Mike.
Your distaste of religious Jews aside, you can't seem to differentiate between a tiny minority isolated community's actions and the remainder of the secular, democracy known as Israel.
25. I have a question for the religious posters here
I have a hard time understanding something and I need the input.
Many of the religious claim they are true followers of the Torah, that 110% study of the Torah is required to keep Israel and fellow Jews safe, and seculars are evil and corrupting.
But then I see numerous Haradi sects have vastly different viewpoints and ways to follow Torah, some as extreme as Nutrei Karta.
If the Torah is perfect in its original form, and the Haradim claim to be following the Torah (and lambasting those who do not) then how can there be so many different sects, with different rabbis issuing different decrees, and even communities throwing out members if they refuse to follow their rabbi 100%?
And if they do follow the Torah, and demand to be scholars (for themselves, perhaps, rather than teachers to the masses), does that mean the likes of Rambam - who studied Torah, worked in a career, and took care of his body...is wrong?
I'm not religious but I know the Torah offers NO contradiction and is perfect in its own form. So what's all this in-fighting, contradiction, and selfishness?
26. 9 Charles,your culture condones..
gays buying new-borns from their biological mother . Better?
Don t start with me Charles !
27. 7 Larry,don t judge what you don t...
28. To No. 4
On the face of it, you are right. And it does seem to be a news item about a trivial aspect of life. However, it can also be argued that this act masks something of much deeper concern: censorship. Societies and cultures in which censorship of images and text is the norm are generally marked by fear. Is that want people want?
The Haredi leaders, or more probably their underlings are getting ever further from normal ways of life, this can only damage their community in the long run.
A Torah guided life can deal with all daily situations in a responsible and mature manner and no "protections" are required such as censoring any reference to feminine shoes for example, or for that matter, young boys and teens the same age as my grandchildren jumping out of a bus seat as if they had been stabbed when I make to sit down in the next seat.