Haredi group tries to bar woman from street on Succot

12.10.2011                      14.Tischrei. 5772                       Erew Sukkot

Ultra-Orthodox:

Haredi group tries to bar woman from street on Succot

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….