Sunday, May 24, 2009

Another Beautiful Day In Lucerne

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

This Would Be Front Page National News If This Were Muslims or Catholics...

Jewish Women Fight Holy War

Orthodox members of the Israeli parliament drafted a bill to amend an existing law that regulates behaviour at holy places, to include a prison sentence for women wearing a prayer shawl or reading aloud from the Torah near the Wailing Wall. They originally proposed a seven-year jail sentence, but this has now been changed to three years.

The Israeli Supreme Court reaffirmed the women's right to pray aloud at the wall, but said that because it upset the Orthodox community they should not be allowed to do so in front of the Wailing Wall. Instead, the court told the government to prepare a separate place for the women next to an archaeological site, away from the main wall.

Separate But Equal in a supposedly "secular" "democracy".

Orthodox Jews Are Protecting Their Pedophiles

The Brooklyn district attorney's office last month announced a hotline for alleged Orthodox sex abuse victims, says it has 19 active cases of alleged sex abuse in the borough's Orthodox Jewish community. And advocates say the problem extends beyond Brooklyn.
"If you're a pedophile, just go to one of the orthodox communities. You're probably safest there," said New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, himself an Orthodox Jew. "It's sad for me to say that, but it's true."