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Haredim disrupt girls' school activities
Kobi Nahshoni
Published: 05.09.11, 08:44
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1. So so low moral people!
Jew1 ,   Ashdod   (09.05.11)
Today haredim have achieved new step towards their taliban trasformation. Stopping kids to leave the school? Sounds normal to anybody? I am not talking about if their issue/cause is right or wrong; I am talking about scaring little kids and creating drama in front of little kids! All the normal sences of these people are dangerously messed up. I hope that our government will not give them free pass to solve this problem temporarily. Otherwise that day won't be far away that these religious nuts will start bombing schools just like what happens in muslim countries.. Stop them now..right now...
al-habbani ,   yisrael   (09.05.11)
Why not build a wall for these Haredim ??? They are obviously a security risk ...
3. Waaay too much free time on their hands!
Talula ,   Israel   (09.05.11)
Now, if they had jobs, they would have other more pressing things to occupy their minds.... Losers
4. Easier to Deal With Turkey
yaakov ,   TA   (09.05.11)
Important problems face Israel but some Haredim are only interested in showing their power. What a perversion of Judaism--their brothers truly are the Taliban!
5. The issue here is sanctioned discrimination
Jay Engelmayer ,   Modiin   (09.05.11)
The focus of this should not be that there is a dispute, but rather what the issue is specifically with a girls yeshiva whose windows overlook a Haredi neighborhood. Girls are not allowed to learn too? You would think one of the Haredi leaders would speak out about how a girl learning Torah is good - instead, they encourage the bullying by their flocks. Haredi women are abused, whether they admit it or even know it themselves, they are kept down and treated like a cross between a pet and a slave. This is not Judaism - and it certainly is not a demonstration of a love of God. The media needs to wake up and start reporting this as gender discrimination and not a technical or logistical dispute between two neighborhoods.
6. Let the rabbis order the men to turn in their binoculars.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (09.05.11)
7. Provocations by the intolerant
Israeli grandma   (09.05.11)
Israel will never be an extreme Haredi entity, just a glance at the Hamas regime in Gaza is a terrible warning. The troubles in Beit Shemesh are the work of a small group of loud and aggressive extremists, nothing to do with the Jewish faith. Our police and Municipality MUST act firmly and assertively to deal with this while its still on a low flame.
8. Why?
Abraham Nachmias ,   Petach Tikva IL   (09.05.11)
Why is it so difficult to explain to this people that they can always move? The school was there BEFORE they arrived, if they don't like the view, why they moved there? Sometimes reasoning is not appropriate!
9. Let them pay...
Ails ,   Rehovot   (09.05.11)
If the windows facing a Haredi area is the issue, then lets see these same Haredim offer to pay to replace the windows to sandblasted ones... oh no... of course... that would mean them paying for something... how silly of me...
10. Build a wall so they don't have to look
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (09.05.11)
If their big complaint is that men can see little girls then build a wall on that side of the school fence that will block their view until trees can be planted and grow to do the same.
11. Is this before during or after
E.L.U.L   (09.05.11)
the Slichot tefillot of chodesh Elul? They disgust me. Disrupting the education of religious girls during Elul and probably frightening them with their ugly chants. All in the name of Chodesh Elul... I feel so sorry for the decent people i.e. the parents of these lovely girls who live in that area. It makes me sick, and ashamed. Such blatant hypocrisy. Disappear, and do teshuvah. (Then write a column about it and sing some songs ay ay ay.) Just shut up and go
12. These Haredi received much less..
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (09.05.11)
time in the video,to explain their side of the story. Please don t jump in conclusions.
13. The national-religious were there first
Not Involved ,   Shomron   (09.05.11)
And the building belongs to them. If the chareidim want more buildings, then let them wait their turn just like the national-religious did.
14. Bunnie, you took the words right from my mouth!
Yitzhak ,   Israel   (09.05.11)
These Haredim commit the worst form of Hillul HaShem. Time for them to find a job, and serve in the army that protects their lives.
15. Shame on the haredim who do this
R ,   Israel   (09.05.11)
Shame on the haredim who are traumatizing these little girls. The girls in question are grade schoolers in long sleeves and long skirts. If that endangers Haredi purity they really do have major issues and should seek counseling and medication for that.
16. Learning From Experience
Joe ,   Israel   (09.05.11)
It is always better to learn from the experience of others. When the governor of the state of Arkansas tried to thwart the integration of the public schools and defy a Supreme Court decision. President Eisenhower sent in paratroops to escort the children to and from school.and the rest is history. In Bet Shemesh perhaps the presence of police dogs with their handlers could accomplish the same thing.
17. RE; 12-I'm eagerly awaiting for some good highminded excuses
Bartley Kulp ,   Haifa - Israel   (09.05.11)
that could justify harassing underaged girls on their way home from school. May be someone will start quoting from the Koran.
18.  Haredim opposed to the school due to locatio
Allen Krasna ,   Bet Shemesh ISRAEL   (09.05.11)
Don't Believe the Hype !!!! This is not about the immodest dress of 6 year old girls. This is about getting everyone but Haredim out of Beit Shemesh. - Moving the school. - Changing the Sex of the Students - Gving the School To the Charedim or any other "compromises" are totally useless towards a "peace" because the goal is to get rid of the Chilonim / Mesoratiim / Dati Leumi and until Beit Shemesh becomes JudenRein (except for the Charedim) nothing will be acceptable to them. And yes the similarities of the City issues with our Brothers - sure sounds like our Nation issues with our Cousins. A gush Katif Style evacuation from various areas of Beit Shemesh will not keep the peace - it is just another nail in the coffin of Beit Shemesh as anything but toal Charedi City.
19. Is it a crime?
Gershon ,   Canada   (09.05.11)
These men are angry because they look out of their window and see pre-pubescent girls playing or studying. I thought they were supposed to be studying Torah but instead they leer from their windows, transfixed by young girls, they cannot look away and yet they blame these girls. Aroused by children, there is a name for that and it's a crime. They do not work yet live off of the avails of women, there's a name for that and it's a crime. Many work openly or secretly to destroy the country, there's a name for that and it's a crime. Maybe we should build them their own town with a wall around it so no one will intrude on their medieval ways. Maybe we could build next to Gaza where they will share ideology with their neighbours, there's a name for that, and it's called a ghetto. Maybe that’s how they really want to live.
20. Seculars and Orthodox Zionists
JDE ,   Boston, USA   (09.05.11)
It's your own fault. You've allowed the Haredim to commandeer your society and intimidate your government, while expecting you to pay for their lifestyle - which you have done. They're like the evangelicals in America - absolutely convinced they're right, and intent upon total domination. They will never stop until you put a stop to them. Either rise up and take back your country, or stop complaining, sit back and wait for Israel to become a black hat, Talibanesque ghetto.
21. Gr8 now they are attacking each other
Haim ,   TA   (09.06.11)
22. @ 4
Sheik rattle & roll ,   USA   (09.07.11)
The word you should use from now on is the Jewliban.
23. Mea shearim
Ralph ,   Caesarea   (10.23.11)
Let's give it to Pals for their Capital.. Lol
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