2. Beit Shemesh is worse than Saudi Arabia for women.
The Haredim at Beit Shemesh are worse than the Saudis, not only will they not allow women to drive, they even prevent them from walking on the same sidewalks as men. It is utterly disgraceful and demented, and has nothing to do with the biblical commandments-just the ranting and raving of a psychotic Rabbi..
How is this happening in our country? How would our "higher instances" react if in an Arab town a sign reading-" Jews are not to use this side of the road"- was displayed, with the understanding or benediction of the mayor? Would we wait years before having such a sign removed?
Women, you were not created to be silenced, hidden, and limited like this. Come out into the sun and sing. Bring your children out here where there is freedom, sunshine, fresh air, color, and you can sing or dance whenever you feel like doing so. Hashem is alive and well out here and, I suspect, much happier.
5. In the Negev area Bedouin roam freely, unhindered by our law
in Galilee it's the Arab gangs robbing the farmers, in other parts it's the religious lunatics. How lucky our Israel isn't bigger: our law-enforcement cannot cope with the task/scope as it is.... Seems like another (at least a good reason) against Greater Israel :-))