March 23, 2009

Orthodox Jewish intolerance

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Links to ultra-Orthodox Jewish intolerance on the blog.

Feb 24, 2005
Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jewish worshipers confronted Natalie Portman and her co-star, objecting to the couple kissing during the filming of a scene beside Jerusalem's Western Wall.

March 22, 2005 (publication date)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel denounce an ultra-Orthodox Israeli scholar and science writer because he doesn't believe the earth is 6,000 years old.

Oct 4, 2008
Jewish 'modesty patrols' sow fear in Israel. They hurl stones at women for such "sins" as wearing a red blouse, and attack stores selling devices that can access the Internet.

Oct 6, 2008 (publish)
Kosher cell phones are available for ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel. The phones can't send or receive text messages, browse the Internet or take photos - all activities that could potentially involve behavior considered "immodest.

Nov 4, 1995
Israel Prime Minister Ytzhak Rabin is assassinated by Yigal Amir, an Israel religious zealotry that deemed the peace accords with the Palestinians against divine law.

Incident in New York City (not intolerant but dangerous)
Aug 26, 2005
NYC officials question Orthodox Jews after an infant contracts herpes and dies due to oral suction practiced during circumcision.

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