A measure of truth (I) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Leo
    • 03.10.07 | 15:12 (IST)

    Though Haaretz made some blunt mistakes out of ignorance recently especially in religious matters, this time I have to say that the facts reported in the article are almost certainly true and cannot be easily dismissed. They are not isolated cases in the haredi community in Israel. I have heard myself several complaints exactly of that type from haredi Sephardic friends. So it is NOT "Typical Haaretz Anti-Ortho Smear" (contrary to the claim of #12, which deals with the haredim in the US, whose situation is different from Israel). The discrimination case raised by #2 did not exist two or three generations ago (because who wanted to go a haredi school anyway ?), but is e The question of the "right atmosphere" or "modesty matters" is indeed, in general, a cover. Caveat: you cannot dismiss it completely because religious people (not only haredim, BTW) tend more and more to ascribe religious value to it. But it's never been an absolutely religious value (the exemple given by #121 is good

    from the article: Ultra-Orthodox school bars girl over her 'mother's immodesty'
    First published 00:00 02.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.10.07
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