‘Post’ contributor comes under attack in Beit Shemesh

The debate over whether the ultra-orthodox community has an obligation to stand up to extremism and violence, which has been going on in Beit Shemesh for several years, again became a heated topic of conversation recent weeks with a series of verbal and physical attacks committed by members of the fringe Sicarii extremist sect.

Over the past several weeks at least two ultra-orthodox soldiers were verbally assaulted, called Nazis and screamed at by large mobs. In one case the offenders pelted an IDF Rabbi with garbage before being driven back by a second group of hassidim who came to the soldier’s rescue.

On Saturday evening Atara Beck, a modern-orthodox Canadian immigrant and occasional Jerusalem Post contributor was driving past a synagogue in the insular hassidic neighborhood of Ramat Beit Shemesh Bet when a group of ultra-orthodox youth began pelting her car with refuse.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Post-contributor-comes-under-attack-in-Beit-Shemesh-404637

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