Skip to comments.Modesty in Ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn Is Enforced by Secret Squads
Posted on 01/30/2013 4:11:39 AM PST by KantianBurke
In the close-knit world of ultra-Orthodox Judaism, community members know the modesty rules as well as Wall Street bankers who show up for work in a Brooks Brothers suit. Women wear long skirts and long-sleeved, high-necked blouses on the street; men do not wear Bermuda shorts in summer. Schools prescribe the color and thickness of girls stockings.
The rules are spoken and unspoken, enforced by social pressure but also, in ways that some find increasingly disturbing, by the modesty committees. Their power is evident in the fact that of the half dozen womens clothing stores along Lee Avenue, only one features mannequins, and those are relatively shapeless, fully clothed torsos.
There are quite a few men, especially in Williamsburg, who consider themselves Guts polizei, said Yosef Rapaport, a Hasidic journalist, using the words for Gods police.
Its somebody who is a busybody, and theyre quite a few of them zealots who take it upon themselves and they just enforce. Theyre considered crazy, but people dont want to confront them.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Yet not a peep about TROP and dress/morality codes.
This IS the NY Slimes! Could you expect anything less?
Exactly. Ignore Sharia enforcers (no problems there) and focus on the Jooooos.
That is true.
Fanatics are fanatics. The ultra-Orthodox community keeps its people under very tight control, and, probably inspired by Islam, it’s getting worse. There have been a couple of major child molesting cases there where no one denied the guilt of the perpetrators (rabbis) but instead publicly attacked the child victims and said they must have been dressing provocatively (!), etc. These modesty squads burst into people’s houses and tear up their closets looking for “immodest” clothing and function exactly like the Saudi religious police. But the residents of these communities, even though they’re living in America, don’t dare to complain.
What difference is there between these people and the Taliban? Not much from where I’m sitting.
So you’re gonna shoot someone who tells you not to wear shorts?
The 2nd amendment isn’t about the clothes police, or hunting, or target shooting.
The Taliban will cut your head off, is that what these busybodies do?
Yep, NYT propaganda, yet people keep reading the PoS and posting the BS from there..... A better approach would be posting who their advertisers are, and attacking them until the NYT is gone.
As someone with a libertarian bent and fiscal conservative it would bother me big time if someone on welfare(and many of these people are in Israel and USA) would tell me how to dress.
Wait a minute. The NYT has a double-standard? They sound like liberals.
This is hard to believe. Brooklyn Jews can’t be this easy to bully.
If some sky pilot was to get in my face about my manner of dress, he’d be wearing a fist.
That’s precisely what the NYTimes is attempting to insinuate- moral equivalency between the Jews and Muslims.
The groups have long been a part of daily life in the ultra-Orthodox communities that dot Brooklyn and other corners of the Jewish world. But they sprang into public view with the trial of Nechemya Weberman, a prominent member of the Satmar Hasidim in Brooklyn, who last week was sentenced to 103 years in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a young girl sent to him for counseling.
might have more to do with this story appearing in the Slimes than some underhanded plot to slander 'da joooooos' by comparing them to the mohammedans.
I also wonder if there's some sort of 'modesty police' thing going on in the Orthodox Jewish areas of Los Angeles. Drive through La Brea some time, if you don't know what I mean. There seems to be the same extreme dress code there.
So women dressing modestly is evil, but women dressing like whores in a “Slut Walk” is to be admired. This is the Progressive swamp the NYTimes has brought us and they can’t STAND that these religious Jews refuse to wallow in it. Well I say good for them.
Forcing women to dress modestly is evil.
C'mon...don't fall for the Slimes propaganda. They are mixing in modesty codes in Brooklyn with a home break-in 50 miles away in the Monsey, NY suburbs, and even throw in a convicted child abuser for good measure. They DESPISE Jews who are observant instead of being depraved homos who shill for Obama like the Secular "Jews" who work at the Times.