12.10.2011 14.Tischrei. 5772 Erew Sukkot
The Committee for the Purity of the Camp seeks to keep women of main thoroughfares in J'lem neighborhood of Mea She'arim.
If a haredi group in Mea She’arim has its way, women will not be able to walk down the neighborhood’s main thoroughfares during Succot.
The Committee for the Purity of the Camp, a haredi group which seeks to enforce strict adherence to Jewish law in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods, this week issued a decree outlining guidelines for those participating in the festive Simhat Beit Hashoeva parties that are staged every year during Succot.
Included among the various guidelines is a clause calling on women from the community to not walk down the main thoroughfares in Mea She’arim, principally the neighborhood’s emponymous street….