Tuesday, October 31, 2006


There's apparently a new fun activity for young men in Meah Shearim/Geula. When I was here after high school, some girls complained of being sprayed with tear gas if more than two were congregated in any one area. This was done by the "Tzinus Patrol." Raise your hand if you remember this.

Now, the next generation has resorted to throwing buckets of bleach on congregating girls in Meah Shearim/Geula. I guess said girls will have to ask for new clothes, or else stop supporting such a neighborhood.

I am completely disgusted. By the way, I find Kiryat Sefer to be an open-minded Yeshivish neighborhood.


Anonymous hostess said...

I absolutely do not remember this tear gas event. I guess it didn't happen in the summers.

October 31, 2006 11:11 AM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

"By the way, I find Kiryat Sefer to be an open-minded Yeshivish neighborhood."

That's like calling Fatah an open-minded terrorist organization.

October 31, 2006 11:18 AM  
Blogger Veev said...

Not quite. I'm simply letting the readers know I'm not totally anti-black hat.

October 31, 2006 11:45 AM  
Blogger SaraK said...

What a chillul H-shem.

October 31, 2006 1:04 PM  
Blogger Miriam L said...

I used to go walking in Meah Shearim with a friend or two. I don't recall any hostilities.... It was a long time ago though.

October 31, 2006 3:24 PM  
Blogger Veev said...

BTW, Hostess, it was during my stint at Bar Ilan. You only came at the end of that. :)

October 31, 2006 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this story started as spraying bleach (bad enough and criminal) to using buckets of bleach. Will it never end?

October 31, 2006 4:30 PM  
Blogger Veev said...

I think the "spraying" was teargas.

November 01, 2006 6:02 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

veev, you gotta get out of the Diaspora mentality. Mea Shearim/Geula is NOT a "black hat" neighborhood. Black hatters are probably not religious enough for this community. These guys are CHAREDI. Big difference. Catholization of the religion. Always fun to watch.

November 01, 2006 6:22 AM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

"Big difference. Catholization of the religion. Always fun to watch."

...more like"Arabization"

November 01, 2006 8:17 AM  
Blogger Just Passing Through said...

Veev, do you recall who it was who had to be taken in an abulance when she suffered an asthma attack after being 'tear-gassed'?

November 01, 2006 9:28 AM  
Blogger Veev said...


November 01, 2006 10:43 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

still wonderin, whatever was you look at it, it's bad stuff.

November 01, 2006 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way overblown in the media, babe.

November 01, 2006 12:58 PM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

"Olah Chadasha said...
still wonderin, whatever was you look at it, it's bad stuff.

with all due respect, please translate... t/u

November 02, 2006 1:53 AM  
Blogger Veev said...

What media? Am I the media? I have not seen this written about anywhere else. I saw the evidence on the sweater of a VERY Tznuah seminary girl. And I was horrified.

November 02, 2006 8:37 AM  
Blogger Still Wonderin' said...

"Way overblown in the media, babe."

I'm suprised you're so puzzled, Veev. All Israelis have a pathalogical need to poo-poo the breathless accounts of international media about events in Israel as overblown.

There could be a nuclear meltdown and Israelis would be insisting to their relatives in America that the problem ios being overblown in the media.

November 02, 2006 10:10 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

still wonderin, sorry. It was late when I wrote that. What I meant to say was: whatever way you look at it or interpret it, whether it be the catholization of Judaism or the Arabization of Judais, they're both very bad. It is this exact philosophy that destroys us, as a people.

November 02, 2006 1:29 PM  
Blogger Veev said...

"breathless accounts of international media"

SW - My breathless account was actually national. I'm less CNN, more Arutz Sheva.


November 02, 2006 2:04 PM  

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