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Jewish "Taliban" worry and divide Israel


INVESTIGATION - Driven by an extreme quest for modesty and religious purity, more and more "modest women" decide to veil themselves entirely, even hiding their eyes. Ostracized, often taken for Muslim, they are frowned upon even by the rabbinate and ...

Correspondent in Jerusalem

The dark specter stands still.

He froze at the edge of the sidewalk of a pedestrian crossing.

The body is concealed from head to toe.

Even his eyes are invisible.

They guess.

When the light finally turns green, the ghost crosses the road with a determined step.

It seems to be floating.

Her shoes are covered by the fabric of her outfit.

It is not uncommon to meet him in the streets of Jerusalem near the ultra-Orthodox district of Mea Shearim.

Unless it's his double.

Ghosts are part of the landscape.

They intrigue if not worry.

Under the accoutrements are hidden Jewish women.

The Israeli media call them

"the Taliban".

They prefer the term

“modest women”.

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Marginal, the phenomenon appeared at the beginning of the years 2000 in the community of haredim (literally the “fearing God”), who wish to apply in a strict way the rules of modesty of the Talmud and thus to hasten the coming of the messiah.

He has since taken

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Source: lefigaro

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