Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Jews wear “modesty glasses” to prevent them from seeing immodestly dressed women
On August 10, 2012 At 8:31 pm
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Extremely Ultra-Orthodox Jews avoid the opposite sex by riding different buses, walking on different sidewalks, and avoiding them in public, as well as neighbourhoods. Their interpretation of Jewish law forbids them from having contact with the opposite, unless they are married to them and to avoid seeing women who are immodestly dressed, they wear glasses that blurs their vision.
The walls in their neighbourhoods ask women to wear modest clothing, which includes wearing clothes, which fully covers their neck, arms, and legs. When they do not, extremists Jews have been known to accost them for not dressing modestly.
However, with these new glasses, they will not need to see women they consider dressing immodestly. Jewish men can also buy hoods and shields that block their peripheral vision for when they venture outside of their community, so they will not have to see other women.
The ultra-Orthodox community’s unofficial “modesty patrols” are selling glasses with special blur-inducing stickers on their lenses. The glasses provide clear vision for up to a few meters so as not to impede movement, but anything beyond that gets blurry — including women. It’s not known how many have been sold.
The special glasses offer clear vision up to a few meters, so that movement is not impaired, but anything beyond a few meters is blurred.
All of this to avoid seeing women who they consider immodestly dressed, but hat is not enough. Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men still accost women (video onsite) they consider immodestly dressed.
They curse and spit upon even little girls, of more modern observant Jewish parents, on their way to school, even though they cover their arms and wear long skirts. The extremists, considered a small minority, try to impose their views on everyone in the community, including other Jews.
The movement includes removing women from billboards and other public sources, besides segregating buses, sidewalks, and public places.