A new wave of conservatism
The ultra-Orthodox community is warming to the idea of vacationing, but its women are increasingly bound by strict codes of modesty, even on separate beaches.
The two young women knew exactly what they were looking for. Surveying the revolving clothes racks at the Geula Street market in Jerusalem, a look of disappointment changed to pleasure when one of them pointed to the wall opposite. There, displayed prominently for all to see was a handwritten cardboard sign proclaiming: "Modest bathing suits."