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STATE OF ISRAEL
A cool breeze ruffled Shlomit’s hair. How different from her previous life when head-coverings symbolized her devotion to Adoshem and Avi.
Avi Weinstein, zealous for Torah. His parents’ only son. The perfect husband.
After her seventh miscarriage, he beat her.
Even now her footsteps pounded out his accusations along the cobblestone Jerusalem street. “Murderer! Mother of death.”
Three years ago Avi died, leaving no heirs.
Shlomit fled the Hasidim and their restricting laws.
Beside her Elan squeezed her hand. No side-curls. Colorful clothes. Her devoted Jewish husband.
Avi’s hateful words faded. Elan patted her swollen tummy. “Beautiful mother of life.”
While I didn’t see the women flashing their the Haredim, I did witness the demonstration of these men and boys storming the streets of Jerusalem yelling, “Shabbos!” firsthand.
And here’s the link to another video about the state of Israel. It’s kind of long so it’s up to you to watch or not watch. 😉 Like anyone else, I have my opinions but I’ll not share them here. I do wish we could all celebrate each other’s differences.