There was a recent article from the Associated Press saying that ultra Orthodox Jewish men can buy glasses that blur women out.
What? I said to myself. You gotta be kidding.
Well folks no kidding, it’s true.
Growing up in New York, I’ve attended Orthodox Jewish weddings and remember being told to wear to wear long sleeves and a dress that hit below the knee. Married women were to cover their hair and all the men had to wear yarmulkes.
I even remember the breaking of the glass, and was a bit surprised at the dividers that were present to separate the men from the women.
Then last year, there was some outrage, again in New York, about a bus carrying Hasidic Jews had women being related to the back to the bus while the men sat at the front.
Even Mayor Bloomberg expresses his outrage.
But glasses! Could it really be true that ultra Orthodox Jewish men buy glasses that blur women out?
In this day and age.
One of the biggest challenges for ultra-Orthodox Jewish men according to the Times of Israel, occurs when they are traveling. They are forced into tight confines with WOMEN. Oh my.
To counter this, the Committee for Purity in the Camp is selling a special type of sticker that they simply affix to the eyeglasses. The sticker purportedly allows them to see within a close range of a few meters and anything beyond that is blurred.
If there are ultra Orthodox Jewish men who do not need glasses, they can buy special glasses that have the same effect.
The committee actually offers a wide array of products for the Ultra Orthodox Jewish man including screens that can be used when flying that can block out women and also the airline movies so they don’t inadvertently catch a glimpse of women of the big screen.
Where can ultra Orthodox Jewish men buy glasses that blur women out?
Right now, they are selling them in Jerusalem and surrounding areas.