Patronizing - and demonizing - the newly religious
There's a far more benign reception in wider society for Jews who decide to 'return' to their faith than that experienced by newly-religious Muslim. But both face hostility from secular liberals.
A few weeks ago, a curious column appeared in Maariv, chronicling a Facebook feud between former Yisrael Beiteinu MK Anastasia Michaeli and Orthodox rabbi Avi Zarki over her apparent "return" to the faith and her decision to cover her hair in accordance with Jewish Orthodox tradition.
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