Posts Tagged ‘orthodox Jews’

Orthodox Jews refuse to sit next to women on US flight

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

An international flight from New York was disrupted after ultra-orthodox Jewish passengers insisted they couldn’t sit next to women. An El Al flight from JFK Airport to Israel on September 23 saw ultra-orthodox passengers stand in the aisles before take-off, which delayed the flight. Some orthodox passengers (haredim) even offered money to fellow travellers to Read more

Orthodox Jews protest against Pope’s visit to Jerusalem site

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Hundreds of Orthodox Jews have protested against the visit of Pope Francis to a Jerusalem holy site later this month. The Pope is scheduled to celebrate Mass in the Cenacle, believed to be the site of the Last Supper, during his visit to the Holy Land from May 24-26. The site is also held by Read more