Tags: Ultra-Orthodox

Ultra-Orthodox men assault woman for sitting at front of Jerusalem bus

US media rarely report on the Jewish extremism in Israel that plays a significant role in the country. When a woman recently refused to move to the back of the bus, a group of 20 men began verbally berating her; when she still refused to leave her seat they began physically assaulting her and prevented her from calling the police.

Israel’s Religious Fanaticism Is Infiltrating America – Ha’aretz

Haaretz reports that radical separatism, prevalent in Israel, is infecting the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in NYC, with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s blessing. Many of the 57,000 students in New York’s Hasidic yeshivas will graduate speaking little English and with no math skills or knowledge of history or science. As a result they will depend heavily on public assistance… The practice is contrary to mainstream Jewish teachings…