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Haredim to set up 'modest' market
Tzipi Malkov
Published: 25.08.11, 12:30
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1. The Resurrection of Chelm
Joe ,   Israel   (08.25.11)
The suggestion that the men shop during the morning hours when it is relatively cool and the females shop during the afternoon hours when the temperatures are at their is worthy of the wise men of Chelm. Another chapter in the ongoing (for generations) "Giving Our Rabbis a Bad Name".
2. There's a shuk in Meah She'arim
ms ,   nyc   (08.25.11)
That's fallen into disuse - why not resurrect it there? I remember shopping there many years ago - and by the way there was no such thing as separate men & women's hours back then. The crazies have taken over.
abe ,   nyc   (08.25.11)
ABE ,   NYC   (08.25.11)
5. Women in burkas to cover their faces while shopping.
Michael ,   California, USA   (08.25.11)
Like in Afghanistan, the sign of progress for orthodoxim b'Yerushalayim.
6. What about Tuesdays
bernard ,   los angeles   (08.25.11)
How about Tuesday mornngs for Lesbians and Tuesday afternoons fo gay gentlemen
7. Shame,shame and more shame
Sagi   (08.25.11)
on all in authority who permit this to go ahead.
8. Men should be working or studying in the daytime
Rebecca ,   Modiin   (08.25.11)
I dont care which. But they should not have time to shop during the day They can shop at night
9. Jerusalem and the whole country
Sagi   (08.25.11)
are fast approaching the point where the "inmates will run the asylum". I am not trying to be funny or sarcastic or even facetious when I say this, it is my deep conviction and it troubles me a great deal.
10. Let them buy at the supermarkets
Susan ,   Raanana   (08.25.11)
If the Haredim want to boycott the market, let them shop in more expensive supermarkets. If the hospitals and clinics are not modest enough, let them open their own with their own money. If they want segregated cars on the new light rail, they can walk. Get it? Stop giving into their demands and when they see their blackmail doesn't work, they'll stop. Why the hell are the politicians so intimidated by them? Susan
11. Either these heredi men are all homosexuals or....
Chaim ,   Jerusalem   (08.25.11)
they are really sick! Can't even look at a woman without freeking out? Come on.... stop the insanity.
12. Great ! fine to get rid of them !
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (08.25.11)
So normal people will be the only at the Mahane Yehuda market .
13. Power Corrupts
leo ,   nyc   (08.26.11)
With the headlines indicating the Arab Spring has merely stoked more intense hatred of Israel, you would think the Haredim had more important things to protest. But, no, it seems as always, they are oblivious to the dangers surrounding Israel--they don;t worry about defense since they;re not involved,,,
14. Segregation
Hannah ,   Zagreb, Croatia   (08.26.11)
In country where I come from, Croatia, during the WWII the Nazis introduced the law where Jews could buy goods on market after the gentiles. Enough said. Sad, sad, sad...
15. Will you all chill out for a second?
American Sabrah ,   Israel   (08.26.11)
Why does it bother you so much that the haredim want to open up a gender segregated market elsewhere? Who cares what they do for cryin' out loud! Machane Yehudah won't go out of business just because a few disgruntled haredim don't want to shop there anymore. At least they are not imposing sex segregation in Machane Yehudah. I will still continue shop there and avoid the "immorality". If you are at a public place, behave yourselves.Machane Yehuda is not exactly the place to engage in illicit behavior of a sexual nature.That's what hotels,clubs, and brothels are for. Leave them to their extremities and move on with your lives,people!
16. all these statistics are fine, but
ecr   (08.26.11)
since the "train" fiasco, the streets close to Yafo are strewn with trash that is not picked up and make downtown look like a ghetto.I bet they pick up the garbage everyday in Beit haKerem were the mayor lives.At least one dat a week they decide NOT to take the trash and anything that is not in the canister is left on the street even when they do take it.The mayor has used our taxes for all kinds of parties and not for the everyday needs of the residents. NOT NICE!
17. Well, this shows a new form of "Apartheid"!
David ,   Karmiel, Israel   (08.26.11)
It appears the whole Haredi Womens thing is because Haraedi men just cannot keep their zippers closed! The solution to this problem, would be to provide all Haredi men from the age of puberty with Kosher Mehadrin Zipper Locks!
18. Will haredi beggers boycott as well?
Naomi ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (08.27.11)
Beggars and the girls giving out candles on Friday, will they leave to? Because they have no problem asking money from the most 'inmodest' women, or giving them candles. And what about those haredi boys asking at the end of the day left-overs for their yeshivas, will they leave too? Yes, they will? Yeeeeeey
19. Why do politicians pay attention to hareidim?
Yehoshua Friedman ,   Kochav Hashachar IL   (08.29.11)
Because there are a lot of them, they have a lot of babies, and they turn out to vote. If you secular people want to do the same, they will listen to you. It's more likely that some of the more obnoxious ultra-seculars will leave the country as the demography becomes more pronounced.
20. He yehoshua , who will feed them
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (08.29.11)
i we leave ? Do you think that we will always work to pay your living ? That our children will always be ready to defend you ?
21. 20 Charles The wheel goes around
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (08.29.11)
It could very well be ,that the children of Haredi will feed and defend your children.Remember,the pionieers were children of Haredi.
22. 20 Charles, Yehoshua spoke of...
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (08.30.11)
ultrasecular.I don t think you are ultrasecular,and i am quite sure ,that you are here in your home land,and you intend to stay here for ever. Little correction on what i wrote above. I certainly do not wish that your children will need the help of anybody.Have lots and lots of Nahes of them.
23. ORA , children of chardi ?
Charles ,   Petach Tikva   (08.30.11)
Some yes , but almost ALL of them became civilised seculars . Look at the charidim in Beth Shemes , beasts . And if the "ultra seculars" will leave , maybe i'll leave to . Better in a goyish state than in a charidi one .
24. 23 Charles To know one s priorities..
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (08.30.11)
and go for it,makes good thinks happen.
25. 23 Charles,did you hear the other..
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (08.30.11)
side aswell?
26. 23 Charles "better a goyish state"?
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (08.30.11)
I have the feeling you are very stressed right now.May you have good news,Charles,and be very happy.
27. 16ecr People who throw the trash
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (08.30.11)
in the street ,should pay very high fines
28. 23 Charles,better in a goyish state?
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (08.31.11)
I am in shock.Please,don t tell me things like that anymore! beasts?did you hear the other side aswell? I admired you very much. Ca m est passe.[not anymore]
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