Jerusalem — Twenty two ultra-Orthodox haredi Jews were arrested Monday and charged with sexually assaulting minors and women. The individuals, who were not named, are all between the ages of and are residents of Jerusalem, Beitar Illit, Beit Shemesh and Bnei Brak. Police spokespeople said the arrests were made as part of an ongoing investigation into widespread sex crimes in haredi communities, and that the individuals arrested are suspected of committing crimes over a period of two years. The police posted below video depicting the arrests on social media. Asked about strong community mores not to talk about sex and to protect the image of the community to the non-haredi world, Aaronson — who is Orthodox — acknowledged a shift in recent years in the haredi rabbinate on this issue, including the emergence of several leading rabbis who refer sex offenders to qualified mental health professionals, fully aware of legal requirements to file reports with legal authorities. But she also said that the rabbis who are willing to comply with legal requirements are both in the minority amongst their rabbinic colleagues, and fighting a strong cultural norm in the community that includes deep-seeded mistrust of secular authorities.
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This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us. Another case of religious bigotry and hatred rearing its despicable head in the city of Beit Shemesh, Israel:. A police complaint has been filed. A police force called to the scene by the woman rescued her and arrested three suspects.
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Thousands gathered in Beit Shemesh Tuesday for a demonstration protesting the growing demand by radical religious elements to exclude women from public life in Israel. The rally will feature several female speakers who were victims of haredi violence. Protesters were hoisting banners reading "Free Israel from religious coercion," "Stop Israel from becoming Iran ," Segregation is a red line," and "The majority is silent no more.
Beit Shemesh means "house of the sun" or "temple of the sun" in Hebrew. The Bronze-Age city was originally named after the Canaanite sun-goddess Shapash , sometimes called Shemesh, who was worshipped there in antiquity. The name Beth-Shemesh was shared by at least two other places in Israel and one more in Egypt.