Taliban Haredi War
At first it seems marginal, but when it became 'married Taliban "do not send their children to
study problems due modesty, and sometimes endanger the lives of their families in the
name of holy principle - community member decided to condemn them:" Israel uprooted Torah opinion'
Not seeing a meter: After years of deliberately ignoring the last few weeks took a turn about the
ultra-Orthodox community of women of the Taliban, both Orthodox cover their faces with black
cloth for modesty reasons. Court (Badatz) of the orthodox community, the Hasidic extremist
leader in goals, opened the fight 'married poisoning "- as they are called in the Haredi
street - and rarely" attacks left "religious phenomenon - an extreme and condemn it from a more moderate position.
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Until recently, the haredi society did not fight on the matter, but the accumulation of evidence from recent weeks about the exploits of women in Taliban ignited the fire of war. Community rabbis understood that these women out of proportion to
the interest of modesty that became all the rage. Among other things, it turned out that due to the
modesty of women driven from their husbands having sex (except in special cases), forbid them
to see their daughters - their (!), And impose the early marriage of children against their will.
According to the ultra-Orthodox, the Taliban women banded together and became anarchic and dangerous
planet, which targets families name of religion.
After a special meeting of Badatz - religious authority - the upper spiritual community member - Published
leaflet entitled "Reading articles about the sanctity of houses of Israel" with the Taliban women were
defined as "a group of women who moved to Israel Torah opinion and our own leadership." Rabbis
warn that the daughters of Israel S"tzrichim away from the customs and ways, the end to ruin and destruction. "
Statement of Badatz. Click to open
Auctioneer chain dragged women protests against extremism, and against the rabbis suspected collaborators
with them. Mea Shearim demonstrations with dozens and sometimes hundreds, protesting against
this phenomenon - when the protesters also the families of the women of the Taliban, who oppose their way.
Humility above all
The phenomenon of 'poisoning women "has emerged in recent years, particularly in Jerusalem
and Beit Shemesh, and in partnership with dozens of women - ultra orthodox community who
courtyards, or women returning back.
These women include and radicalizing old custom, popular for decades in parts of the haredi
society, wrap the neck and chest area of a thick scarf. Instead, they chose to wear black and
cover their faces completely, while they see the practice modesty of Muslim women as role models.
Mother and daughter cult "Taliban (Photo: Yitzhak Tessler)
Over the years, the phenomenon intensified and got some informal leadership cult ", and affect
their friends not to abide by the rabbis. Some women in the group led the strict dress code on underage
daughters, and refrain from sending their children to schools where staff do not act like them.
Our views, they sacrifice themselves and their honor for the redemption of Israel, and therefore
ready to absorb the insults heaped upon love them.
"Watershed" in the fight against the ultra-Orthodox "Women poisoning" was as were two particularly
worrisome evidence on what is happening with them. In the first case one of the women gave birth at
home or in a hospital, because she refused to get herself into "immodest". Mother did not change its
decision and gave the baby to a medical institution even when the birth was complicated and was in
danger of his life. Finally did it against her will paramedic who was called to treat a newborn - and the
hospital took care of the case involving the welfare and rabbis.
In another case, two leaders of the group agreed on a wedding for their children - 16 and 23 - without
having to inform the couple themselves, or the ancestors. The women held their wedding ceremony
against the wishes of the groom minor, and as a result he wanted to divorce his wife shortly afterwards.
When she refused to divorce his wife, new husband decided to marry another young man - an bigamy against the law and religious controversial.
Demonstrations in Mea Shearim
One of the central figures affair is Rabbi Aaron Rumpler, Orthodox Street accuse providing spiritual support to
women. He required several times declared that he was opposed to the phenomenon, not to be suspicious
public that meant Badatz
When he condemned all "who had part in this thing," but he did not - even when exposed to incriminating
evidence on the relationship he has with some women.
Associates Rabbi explained that would deny that the discovery of the rabbis are referring to, because
there is no indication that, if so would argue against that, "the head of the thief the hat burns." According
to them, the fact that his wife and his family girls do not cover their bodies head scarves is a thousand
witnesses that he does not belong to or identify with "the Taliban sect." The explanations do not satisfy
the struggle activists, who demonstrated this week in front of the school and outside the home, and - reportedly even received death threats.
Meanwhile, the issue continues to employ the haredi media, pens for all the development and
statement of great interest. The big question is of course if it ends in the firm, or modesty.
Document: Read the full verdict
Is coming to court (Photo: Yaron Brener)
The main argument of the defense case was that the defendant is fit to stand trial due to mental disorder from
which she suffers speak of delusional, and that actions were being attributed to her psychotic state.
According to the defense, mental illness developed in a woman from the birth of one of her sons, who
suffers from mental retardation - a point which was a "fault line" for her.
Later showed a series of experts who provided additional review different state of mind. Psychiatrist who
examined the behavior for five weeks by the Court ruled that her actions stem from religious belief and not
a psychotic state. According to her, even though the mother suffers from severe personality disorder and
conduct has the characteristics of obsessive and compulsive behavior, not a psychotic mental illness.
Judge Nava Ben-Or, wrote in the ruling that it "prefers without hesitation" the testimony of this doctor.
"Cruel routine, systematic"