Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sabbath Struggles: Secular vs. Orthodox Jews

April 24, 2010 on CBC News


  1. ahh... my city is going to shit. secular folk have given up on this city long ago, what is shown in the video is too little too late. with only about 3 neighborhoods left where young secular couples can afford to live in, the fall of kiryat yovel will mark the end of secular life in jerusalem.

  2. R€LIGION $TINKS OF MONE¥April 25, 2010 at 9:45 AM

    I watched the documentary "City of Borders" by Yun Shu and the situation for GLBT wether Israeli or Palestinian is dire. The guy running the only gay bar "Shusan" in Jerusalem eventually left and moved to Tel Aviv.

    But don´t be fooled into thinkinng that the orthodox will limit themselves to Jerusalem. The GLBT youth centre massacre in TLV last year is proof of that.

    The government better cut the subsidies of these people now. 

  3. Well this isn't surprising. Look at America... we have super-Christian assholes trying to push their ways on people all the time, stepping on secular values.

  4. I just want to point out that the guy at 2:06 is completely wrong.
    The settelers in the territory that later would become the state of Israel were dissenters from the religious views of their communities and families, some were non-religious and even atheists, and considered themselves Jewish by culture alone.

    The ultra orthodox in Israel have their own (government funded) school system where they learn almost strictly Judaism, and have little to no knowledge of the history of the state of Israel.

    The poles holding the wires you see cut in the video are being stealthily installed in the secular neighbourhoods against city regulations, slowly extpading the territory where the religious allow themselves to live, which is part of the tactic to try to overwhelm secular people into leaving. (or converting)

  5. I have a hard time taking these ultra orthodox jews serious. It's not that they're not scary in what they stand for, it's just that they look so ab-so-loutely redicilous with those wooly pancakes on their head, showing only their curly locks.

    Really, any god who demands SUCH a silly dresscode for it's followers should not be taken serious.

  6. It's true. Everyone knows that God prefers pink one piece leotards with white sneakers. Silly extremists.