Haredim Burn “Immodest” Clothing In Public Demonstration; Clothing Shops Vandalized

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Haredim held a public rally tonight to burn womens clothing deemed by them to be "immodest." We’re not talking miniskirts and halter tops, here; haredim burned skirts they thought were too flashy and clothing made of materials they dislike. Ynet reports:

The "clothes of impurity" were burned in a barrel in the center of the stage. Rabbis who spoke at the rally stood nearby admonished the crowd that congregated around the site.

"We will get rid of the tight clothes and the Holy One, Blessed be He, will place his mercy on us," it was written on one of the signs held by the protestors. "Modesty is the only thing that needs to be corrected in our generation," the rabbis clarified, saying this would solve the troubles of today. "We must overcome this hurdle," they pleaded.

The clothes that were set on fire during the demonstration were collected by a haredi organization in the past few months in a door-to-door campaign held in haredi neighborhoods in Jerusalem. During the campaign, clothes deemed "immodest" were collected. Women rose to the challenge. The organization handed out coupons for "authorized shops" to those who handed over "forbidden clothing" so that they can buy new clothes.

In an announcement published by the rabbis, they clearly define what is forbidden to wear:

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    * Lycra shirts and skirts
    * Open-collared shirts
    * Short and tight skirts
    * Skirts with a slit
    * Skirts with a straight cut
    * Long or bulky earrings
    * Clothes and bags in loud, flashy colors
    * Wigs that are too exclusive
    * Transparent or colorful stockings
    * Clunky shoes

The result: Violence

The war against immodesty has recently descended into violence. Extremists attacked women with various sprays who were wearing clothes that didn’t fit their criteria. Clothing stores in Jerusalem have also been hurt. One of the stores near the center of the city sustained an attack of bleach bottles. Tens of thousands of shekels of damage was caused to the merchandise.

Fear of the modesty guards is great in haredi neighborhoods. Yehudit, a haredi woman who works as a saleswoman in a clothing store in Geula said: "It is very scary, stressful, and unpleasant. A woman is wearing a skirt that cost NIS 200 (USD 50), and someone comes along and destroys it."

Yehudit defines herself as a "modern haredi," and claims that she and other women must not let "all of these protests affect us. It doesn’t bother me at all." She also claims, "I haven’t changed the clothes I wear. I haven’t met one modern haredi woman who has purchased a new wardrobe or shorter wig because of the demonstrations."

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13 responses to “Haredim Burn “Immodest” Clothing In Public Demonstration; Clothing Shops Vandalized

  1. YUGUY

    Welcome back to the middle ages.

    This here is the problem of the Jewish state….
    it gives these unappreciative losers the security to practice their religion without persecution. For so long, the influences and beliefs of other religions suppressed our own views. We remained Jewish, but were unable to force beliefs on anyone. The Golus has always been this way. Now, there is a freedom in Israel that these Chareidim don’t give a flying damn about, and some resent. They use this freedom to practice their religion, but also use the lack of an overburdening religion to be that force. These Chareidim are acting the very way that the oppressor weve had for centuries have acted toward us.

    Its an utter disgrace to see these people force their hateful, illogical beliefs down other peoples throats! Especially since I consider myself a frum Jew, although perhaps I occasionally do sin, and have NONE of the same mentalities. This Gestapo crap has to stop. How easily these persecutors forget their own persecution!!

  2. Anonymous

    They should not of been appeased and thier action continually condoned, when they should of been shown firmness.

    It will have to get a lot worse before it gets better if at all. It will alienate many who will feel ashamed by these barbarians, but will show an unwillingness to act against them from fear or being smeared and attacked personally as a selfhating jew.

    I am afraid its going to be that the our short past of independent freedom will be the best we were able to realise.

  3. chief doofis

    Yo man!! That last posting, ‘dat be Ebonics!!

  4. YoelB

    what a bunch of maroons.

  5. YoelB

    Not all of you above, the Men in Black.

  6. Yochanan Lavie

    So, denim and Lycra are sinful (even though they’re not mentioned in the torah), but the clothing of the anti-Semitic, 18th century Polish nobility is “helige.” As long as Jewish women aren’t dressing like “hoes” I don’t think the material matters.

    Why not research how Jews really dressed, now that we have archaeology? (I think Beged ivri does that). It would be interesting, and maybe we can even wear it on special occasions. I love blue jeans, but even (post)modern Scots wear kilts on special occasions.

  7. YUGUY

    Scots wear kilts as a way to remember that they’re heritage. My yarmulke, Tzitzis, suit every shabbos, and 613 commandments that I follow to the best of my ability are there to remind me always about my heritage. I don’t need a Harp and a Toga, like the scottish Kilt and Bagpipe.
    Thanks though, interesting thought.

    And if you think the fact that Jewish people were persecuted by gentiles wearing the chasidish garb back in the day will deter them, you are wrong. Many of the fundamental Islamic extremists respect people that instil terror in them, and thats why they commit acts of terror. The Fundamental chareidim are very similar. Soon, theyll be making their women folk wear full Arabic clothing, and thats a CURRENT enemy.

  8. Yos

    Yidden imitate the goyyim where ever they go, so I guess it makes sense living among Muslims. I seem to recall forehead jewels and noserings from the Tanakh.

    “Modesty is the only thing that needs to be corrected in our generation.”

    Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

  9. The more “secular” society “degenerates” into its “immodest” lifestyle, the more the Charedim will try to enforce one Chumrah after another.
    This will directly cause the rates of attrition to rise; as “secular” society, with all of its “immorality”, is far more appealing to people than the ideology of those black-hatted long-bearded holy-old-fucks pictured above.

  10. Anonymous

    Good morning Iran! (hat tip Amos Oz)

  11. Neo-Conservaguy

    “And if you think the fact that Jewish people were persecuted by gentiles wearing the chasidish garb back in the day will deter them, you are wrong. Many of the fundamental Islamic extremists respect people that instil terror in them, and thats why they commit acts of terror. The Fundamental chareidim are very similar. Soon, theyll be making their women folk wear full Arabic clothing, and thats a CURRENT enemy.”

    Meanwhile, you and the other YU modern haradim will continue to promote “mechitza enhancement” projects that raise the heights and/or paint the glass, and you’ll explain that “Hebrew National” doesn’t meet the standards that this community should keep, and you’ll declare cheese made according to the lenient halacha is treif, and that corn syrup is not kosher for Pesach, etc., etc., etc.

    You have met the enemy, my friend, and it is you. It’s merely a matter of time.

  12. Isa

    Ding dong! Jewish Taliban!
    Actually ‘Taliban’means studert
    I think Talmideem means student too!

  13. Anonymous

    Yo man!! That last posting, ‘dat be Ebonics!!
    Posted by: chief doofis

    No my good man, ‘dat be Hebonics !!

    Did you not get the sense of dispair i was expressing?

    These most rightous of us are working to destroy all the progress that we have made; after 2000 years of exile we are not even able to maintain a mere 80 years of statehood which is the longest unbroken period that exist in our history.

    These wackos really believe that life and the world will only be better when we accept thier way and then and only then will life as they see it be acceptable, these are the tell tale signs of people who have become delusional – sadly they will bring everyone down that road with them.

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