It Didn't Last a Day: The Tznius Signs Are Back
As we reported on Mehadrinews, police received rocks to the windshield, lost a radio, and swam in an open garbage dumpster, all to take down signs "discriminating against women". It cost us the taxes for a crane, lost work and store hours in the whole vicinity, the loss of private property, and yet another anti-religious coercion battle.
And all this for what? To remove one Tznius sign? Fine, we hope you had fun. The new sign is already smacked up where the previous one stood, per the strong convictions of the neighborhood's residents and their rabbis.
So what will you do to the Charedim next time? Two cranes and a dozen police cars? Anti-terror squads in the middle of the night? Hang up your own signs against Tznius? When will you realize it's not possible to wage war on a strongly-held principle, no matter whose?
There are, of course, various views in the Charedi world on this topic. But, as the Chazon Ish said to Ben Gurion regarding the decree to draft women into the IDF, the state's military and police powers are powerless against a determined community of citizens. Facing those who are willing to give everything, the state must totally back down (or do what Stalin and Mao did; we aren't there yet).
Here are the pictures:
With Heaven's help, Yehuda Segal