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Haredi press blurs little girls' faces
Kobi Nahshoni
Published: 02.02.12, 15:36
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1. Stupid, but..
Babishka ,   USA/Mea Shearim   (02.02.12)
Who cares? How does this impact YNet readers, other than to have something to laugh at and make fun of?
2. i think i saw an exposed hand in the picture
shocked ,   Beit Shemesh   (02.02.12)
3. they should blur the boys too and that's it
Golan ,   modiin   (02.02.12)
they should especially blur their nasty dirty minded rabbi's face as well. But that is their pagan world. I have stopped respecting Israelis "rabbis" as a whole thanks to the Haagen Daz fiasco. Just like they disrespect the kashrut of other countries. I disrespect their stupidity.
4. So now it's official: Imaginary Friend must be a pedophile,
tom ,   tel aviv   (02.02.12)
there's no other explenation for this sick and depraved behaviour on part of the "trembling"-society. As much as they are intellectually ridiculous, they are obnoxious and utterly unappetizing bunch (and I don't refer to their pathetic appearence) but to their dark, moth-balled souls.
5. dollface
nosson tzvi ,   J-M   (02.02.12)
Why don't you mind your own business? Better this way than having little girls and teenagers looking too sexy in your adverts. I fear for the safety of every girl in this country when I see those adverts. How many years ago was it when the authorities had to explain to the tabloids that it doesn't befit our country to have escort ads in our papers. So what's the big deal about erasing the faces of women and children?. The Haredi papers are published for the Haredi community and not to become targets of the general newspapers controlled by super liberals.
6. "a unique supplement for women"
Carl ,   USA   (02.02.12)
Ah yes, how's that "separate but equal" thing working out? American Blacks never really bought into that concept either and are now fully part of the mainstream. Very sad that some elements of Israeli society choose to regress into such separtist behavior, aka the Saudi "religous police."
7. I will not waste time to read such Rabbish.enough.
hadad ,   uk   (02.02.12)
8. why
ecr   (02.02.12)
do you have Mishpacha magazine when you said it's a local publication? Take it off
9. blurred faces
Ed Codish ,   Pardessiya   (02.02.12)
I hate the world-view that makes creepy people blur girl's faces, but thus really seems a straight forward private commercial matter that is none of my business.
10. A sickening slap in G-d's face. LEAVE and join the Taliban!!
Jerry ,   The Netherlands   (02.02.12)
11. For the love of God - can Ynet publish news please?
Jake ,   USA   (02.02.12)
Yes yes we get it, Haredim are extremists, they are afraid of showing a woman's face and they need to reform and join the modern world. BUT why the hell do I have to read a story about this every day?? I believe I speak for many who simply don't care what Haredim are doing. Good grief!
12. She is a troublemaker....
Jennifer B ,   Ramat Eshkol, Jeru   (02.02.12)
while i understand it might be offensive it is overall a chariedi neighborhood and this is what they want.. they are very stringent not to look at girls, eventhough the majority of the world does see it as ridiculous it is their opinion and this issue does not affect Israel at large... while i feel bad for margoleese girl who got spit on the mom i believe has become an instigator and is looking for issues and is causing the rift to continue rather than to heal... i live in a charidei neighborhood in jerusalem, i am a ballat teshuva who comes from a small town in Minneapolis, i am completely open minded, however i do believe it is time to do teshuva and we all should respect eachother so that Mashiach can come
13. they may be right on this one
Scott ,   Ramat Gan, Israel   (02.02.12)
I don't agree with the haredim on most things, but stopping the sexual exploitation of children is a good thing. The children's pageants like the show "Toddlers & Tiaras" are so disgusting. They teach the children that looks are everything & they are worthless if they aren't pretty. It also robs them of their childhood & innocence. These children models know they were chosen for their looks. Maybe they should blur the boys faces too,
14. Can someone explain
Yaara ,   Israel   (02.02.12)
Can someone explain to me why it iso.k. for womento look at pictures of men but not for men to look for a pictures of women or girls. And I honestly think that if a grown up haredi man is worried to be turn on by a picture of small girl in a purim dress, then there is something very very wrong with these people.
15. Sexy little girls?
Yaara ,   Israel   (02.02.12)
When you look at pictures of little girls in purim costumes, you think that they are sexy? Because of that they need to be blurred out? What's wrong with you? Only pedophiles see little girls sexy.
16. Jennifer B, if you feel that way, wear a burqua
Dovid   (02.02.12)
If you think you should not instigate the haredim, wear a burqua.
17. Secular press blurs their readers...
ORA ,   JERUSALEM   (02.02.12)
18. Haredi Press and the Porn Industry
Joe ,   Israel   (02.02.12)
The Haredi Press and the porn industry employ the technique of blurring faces. In the Haredi press it is used to protect the public from lewd thought while in the porn industry it is usually utilized to protect the identity of the male participant.
19. Ashamed of your women?
Yakov ,   Tel Aviv   (02.02.12)
This has nothing to do with religion. This is not modesty, and no where does Torah dictate purposely defacing women's images.This is perverse behavior, antisocial and discriminatory. You can dress this up to look like what you want, but you can't disguise what it is. Just Wrong!
20. #11
Ze'ev ,   Nbg, germany   (02.02.12)
Sure your not interessted in the issues the haradim extremists do cause, the haredim in the US are not trying to force you to follow their way ,while you're not paying for them. In Israel these days the situation is differnt. Toda!
21. #12 Too much teshuvah? The NATURAL MIRACLE is Am Yisrael.
Jerry ,   The Netherlands   (02.02.12)
22. Kindly provide Halachic basis for this nonsense...
Chidave   (02.02.12)
If there is no Halachic basis for this, and there isn't, this should be treated as mental illness and treated as such.
23. so ill informed...
Chava ,   Bet Shemesh, Israel   (02.02.12)
Dear jennifer B from Ramat Eshkol. Your letter is totally ill informed. The magazine is delivered to our door. We live in a mixed hiloni/dati leumi neighbourhood.I am anorthodox women, head covered, kids in yeshivah , the whole package. I consider the blurring of women's faces an act of violence against women and do not want my daughter exposed to this. How bizarre of you to talk of respect. I have been attacked by hundreds of haredi men in Bet shemesh because I drove home from work on the day that they wee protesting against egged. I was attacked by 300 men and there was not one Tzaddick in Sdom who helped me. Dati Leumi women are regularly spat on and stoned in Bet Shemesh. BewarseJennifer, you are siding with evil that has no connection with Judaism
24. Aiding and abetting
David ,   Australia   (02.03.12)
We know that the heredi are: 1) using political blackmail, 2) Violence against women and children and 3) Now they are employing advertising companies to push their extreme point of view. As it appears that advertising companies are aiding and abetting this heredi madness. Can action be taken against the advertising company?
25. #12 Jennifer
JDE ,   Boston, USA   (02.03.12)
"eventhough the majority of the world does see it as ridiculous it is their opinion and this issue does not affect Israel at large... " Jennifer, it certainly does affect Israel at large. Economists are predicting bankruptcy for Israel within a generation if they can't get the Haredim off the welfare rolls. Meanwhile, many don't work, don't serve in the IDF, don't contribute to society in any way, but feel it is their right to impose their preferences upon everyone else and to demand that the secular Jews whom they despise support them and their huge broods of children. You've allowed yourself to be brainwashed. It's very sad.
26. #5
JDE ,   Boston, USA   (02.03.12)
"So what's the big deal about erasing the faces of women and children?" And this makes perfect sense to him. Israelis, this is the society you've allowed to develop over the past sixty years. This moron represents your future - and you have no one to blame but yourselves.
27. to #12 and other apologists for the nuts
pinchas ,   boston   (02.03.12)
on the charedi tree-- you talk piously about doing your thing to bring Mashiach-- the fact is, you are PREVENTING Mashiach with all these bizarre and INSANE actions towards women, actions which have NO basis in the Torah shel k'tiv no matter how you twist it or show that because in medieval Europe women stayed in the kitchen and were not seen or heard therefore that should be the norm today, too.
les ,   canada   (02.03.12)
29. Silliness
Shuki ,   the North   (02.03.12)
What silliness. No one is coercing anyone to do anything. It is their own private run magazine. Goes to prove was a crazy person Margoleese really is. She's just an instigator. If she doesn't like the the magazine, then don't read it.
30. Reform Israel Haradim
Josh ,   USA   (02.03.12)
Wow, Israeli Haradim are starting to become like Reform Jews. Here in the USA, there wouldn't be an issue of blurring girl's faces in our Haradi magazines....there is just no chance they would allow an ad into the magazine with a female in it. Period ......And you know what? No one here complains about it. It's just silly Israelis that like to whine and complain and not let people live the way they choose to live.
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