Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel - Following the Lead of Their Rebbetzin, Some Jewish Women Dress in Burqas
Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel - A small contingent of Orthodox Jewish women in the Israeli city of Ramat Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem, has taken the laws of modesty to new heights.
The Haredi women have ditched their wigs and long black skirts in favor of burqas, apparently following the lead of a Ramat Beit Shemesh rebbetzin.
The Jewish burqas — which has also spread to other ultra-Orthodox communities — have not been well received by rabbis or by other religious authorities. [forward]
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