Beit Shemesh court: Remove signs warning women to dress modestly

The Beit Shemesh Magistrate’s Court ruled on Sunday that the Beit Shemesh municipality must remove prominent signs put up in central locations in the city warning women to dress modestly and not to linger in certain places, and awarded the four plaintiffs a combined total of NIS 60,000 in damages.

There have been several signs on display in haredi neighborhoods in the city for several years now, placed by staunchly conservative haredi synagogues and communal organizations telling women to dress modestly in the particular area of the city where the signs were posted.

Some of the signs also instructed women not to tarry outside certain synagogues and other spots in haredi neighborhoods.


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