Yori – How can you possibly make a moral equivalence between Neturei Karta and knitted Yarmuilka American Jews. It is repugnant. American Jews live and let live. They are tolerant. They only act when they see basic injustice which has been the case in Bet Shemesh. You have actually equated the two groups which is astounding to me. Shame on you. Lenny Solomon – Bet Shemesh
Comment by Anonymous — October 25, 2013 @ 10:56 AM
It was part of Gelis's quote – not Yori's. The article has been updated to make that clearer.
Comment by Stephen Leavitt — October 25, 2013 @ 2:08 PM
I do not find this knitted Jews so tolerant.
Oh, no they do not spit on you physically
But I lived between them.
And they spit on all other groups with valiant words.
And Jewish home really hate so called Haredi Jews.
They tell that poverty of others is not there problem.
Their problem is that they can not go twice a year on a expensive holiday.
Therefore the poor have to get less children allowance.
And this article almost not based on any facts.
Yes there are forged ID found.
But most probably used for other purposes.
And do you know there are this years much more times forged ID founds.
But ever time with non Haredi people.
This is not news.
On that you can not build your article full of vermin
Comment by Anonymous — October 25, 2013 @ 12:53 PM
very easily.. both are extremists in their own way. They don't care who they hurt. They are full of hate. I have seen so much hatred being said/written by the many anglo americans from Beit Shemesh that it makes me truly sick! They besmirched all of world Jewry with their Hatred of Charedim!!! They exploited young little girls as political pawns just because they didn't get their way. They terrorized children trying to sleep last night.. I can go on and on. If anything I bet there is more fraud coming from the Eli Cohen supporters as they are the ones who have been desperate to get rid of Abutbul from the day he walked in the door!!! They threaten to boycott businesses just because they don't agree with the paper they advertise. They did this by the Orot Saga and they are trying to do it again!!!!
Haredim should move to Bethlehem,Ramallah, Gaza and Jericho. They'll feel at home there, and will have enough antagonists to vent their anger against.
Comment by Aldo Mimoun — October 25, 2013 @ 5:09 PM
"Both sides are extremists– and should go to the hills"– How dare you condemn American Jews who had THE COURAGE WHICH YOU LACK and moved to Israel. You feel free to blacken us while sitting by the flesh pots of Boro Park, Flatbush and Kew Gardens. Move to Israel. Then let your voice be heard. Do mitzvot for real and not merely as chinuch. The Goldene Medina is becoming tarnished. Don't do another "chet hameraglin" You will need us for the time you will be thrown out of America by the rising assimilation and Antisemitism. SHAME- David Wapner- Bet Shemesh
Comment by Rivka Wapner — October 26, 2013 @ 5:10 PM
What a bizarre hate filled article. The Dati Leumi Anglo community in Bet Shemesh is what turned Bet Shemesh from a sleepy with many social problems to a place where people want to live. There was no decent library, so they created one, there was no swimming pool, so they donated one, there were no schools that provided excellent religious studies with excellent bagrut certificate, so they collected donations created them. It is a true honour to live with such wonderful people. They are not extremists at all. Do we HATE it when Charedi men spit on us and throw rocks at us? yep. Do we hate it when the Haredi mayor digs up our soccer ground and refuses to let cultural centre not to be built (even thoughthe money to build it was donated) . Oh yes we do. Do we hate it when the Haredi mayor puts out election posters that puts Charedi children behind barbed wire and call us evil. Oh yes we do. To compare victims of violence to the perpetrators is nothing short of obscene.