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January 26, 2014

Satmar Zalman Faction Issues Eyeglasses Ban And Eyeglasses Dress Code

Woody-allen"…And though the truth is its extra to talk about this topic, because all our honorable parents seek the same way to continue raise generations of children with the truth of God and his holy Torah, and they stand and monitor these things, but with all we feel its important to issue a reminder about this topic that has lately started to catch in due to ignorance, by some of the kids, to go with dark black plastic [“Woody Allen”] glasses what comes from the goyisha [non-Jewish] styles.…"

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Satmar Zalman faction bans 'Woody Allen'-syle eyeglasses 1-23-2014

Here's a rough translation provided by my source:

In the time we are learning with the tzoin kadashim the holy Torah with clean theological outlooks [and practice], we have to stand to monitor that it should chalilah not come in to our community, not a bit feelings of "Goyishkiet" [non-Jewishness] God forbid, it shouldn't come to "vayisarvu bagoyim veylamdu masayhiem" and bake into their hearts with pride and greatness starting from young age on, this that a Jew has to be split and separate from the goy [non-Jew] through his name, language and clothing.

And though the truth is its extra to talk about this topic, because all our honorable parents seek the same way to continue raise generations of children with the truth of God and his holy Torah, and they stand and monitor these things, but with all we feel its important to issue a reminder about this topic that has lately started to catch in due to ignorance, by some of the kids, to go with dark black plastic [“Woody Allen”] glasses what comes from the goyisha [non-Jewish] styles.

Therefore after deliberating on this topic with peaceful minds, we have decided to make rules and guidelines on this topic as follows:

Grades 7' 8' 9'
The best glasses to wear is the Frame is Black from the top and Clear from the bottom.
Frames that are dark from on top, must be clear on the bottom.
Clear frames that have in them light color may be worn. Metal frames and rimless frames are banned and has not changed.

Grades 4' 5' 6'
The best is to wear clear plastic frames.
frames with light dark color that the color is see-thru is allowed to be worn.
Thick black bows on the frame is not allowed to be worn.

Grades 1' 2' 3'
The best is to  wear clear plastic frames.
The dark black frames are not allowed to be worn.
Thick black bows on frames are not allowed to be worn.
Frames made of rubber are allowed to be worn.


To make it clear: Frames that are colorful or have shapes, are banned and not allowed to be worn by any grades.
Grades 3' 4' when you buy new glasses make sure its according to rules of the older grades.
Order: All students that have already glasses styles that are banned, must be changed within a month.

In the same time we feel its important to make aware, this what has lately come out new clothing for children that are not modest and not allowed according to the Torah’s mesorah – for example, tight pants – and due to it can God forbid come in to our community, therefore we ask the parents to stand and monitor with extra awareness what clothing they put on to their children, that it should be allowed according to teh way of the Torah in holiness and purity.

We from our side will must strong implement these rules, so we ask you to consider the feelings from your child.

God should help that we should be able to teach our children with the right separation between Jews and the nations [non-Jews] with the biggest pride, on the way that Satmar Rebbe zt"l Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum has taught us, and with such children we will be able to be proud when we soon go to greet the holy messiah bb"a.


[signed by the principals of yeshiva]

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These people are insane.

Because if you start dressing like Woody Allen, eventually you will behave like Woody Allen; for example, having incestuous sexual relations. Woops, they do that already. My bad.

Zevi--I would say that its an understatement of the century:)

a repost from the last bobov glasses ban:

rabbis' list of important issues facing community:

1. shape of eyeglasses

2. microscopic bugs

..........


..........

97. child sex abuse

98. rampant sec. 8 fraud

99. widespread tax fraud

100. e-rate fraud

101. poverty caused by lack of proper education

Isn't it true that other hassidic factions banned wire rimmed glasses at one time? I remember hearing about it. They are all blind metaphorically speaking, so they should ban glasses altogether.

"and with such children we will be able to be proud when we soon go to greet the holy messiah bb"a"

Good, go and greet him now.

Jeff--This is all a mind game which theese hassidim excell in and love to play.the game is lets see who will be the most subserviant to their insane decrees like children who never ever grow up.

These people are so out of touch that they think Woody Allen circa 1973 is in fashion. Actually, the glasses they described for their prince's are more in fashion now and more what the Gentiles wear!

This just shows that there is nothing that is no minutiae that is too trivial for these guys to try to regulate. I wonder which Rabbi has a son in law that makes the prescribed glasses frame?
Should I contact my Rabbi and ask him which toilet paper we need to use? What about brands of diapers?

Should I contact my Rabbi and ask him which toilet paper we need to use? What about brands of diapers?

Posted by: Feminista | January 26, 2014 at 01:00 PM

Don't give your rabbi any ideas.

Does God really care what kind of glasses people wear?? Would God really want cash-strapped parents to replace the frames for all 10 of their kids within the next month? I don't think I would like God if he were so petty.

These zealots (not just Haredi, but all fundamentalist religions) really give God a bad name.

Why are Haredi proclamations so f-ing wordy?

Are the Aron-im's rules the opposite?

Why don't they all use frosted lenses of the type described in another posr? Then they wouldn't be able to see what frames others are wearing?

BTW, do these restrictions apply to women and girls as well?

Black on top and clear on bottom frames are modern and a fashion. All black frames used to be the norm for men, just like the so-called Woody Allen glasses.

How hypocritical. Eyeglasses in general are an innovation. Our ancestors in Khazar and Rus didn't have any so how can they allow anyone to wear any eyeglasses regardless of style? Modernists! Kofrim! Haters of Torah!

Actually, a true chossid should not have to resort to correcting his vision. It's an admission that there is some imperfection in the handiwork of the “Intelligent Designer” of our eyes if his faulty workmanship requires human correction. So maybe it’s not the frames but the lenses that should be banned !

Lets face it most probably the glasses were acquired free through medicaid.

I sent this to my cousin who knows nothing of Hasidim. Her reaction: "These folks should be locked up."

FM is evil as as was reading this ban what add pops up glasses.com

how long before we see haschcha on glasses

next they should ban different types of toilet paper. the soft kind should be banned outright. the only toilet paper that should be allowed is rough sandpaper with a hechsher. better yet do not use toiler paper at all , the mikva should be good enough to keep clean. as long as people dont mind pubic hair on themselves when coming out

You couldn't make this stuff up or so you migh think yet the Haredim do and distribute it publcly no less.

"....These people are insane...."

"Nuckin' futs" is the proper descriptor for them.

I don't care particularly for the Satmar guidlines on this but what Is definite is that some of the newer plastic specs, evoked many a "happy Purim" lately. Clowns. Retards. Freaks.
Yeah, I know, I just called the cavalry.

Allan
When I come across F ups like you, I too wonder why G-d would creat such a poor piece of art.
מה רבו מעשיך ה׳....

I think it's fair to say that Reb Zalman (all these rebbes, really) have WAAAAAY too much time on their hands.

And those little eye kippahs.

Those who wear clear ones must now wear black ones, just like the ones on your head.

(yes, contact lenses are now in the firing line...)

Ahhh so worried about glasses and clothing... Still nothing about fraud, molesting children, hitting kids in Yeshivas, violence, evading taxes, etc, etc.... They continue to focus on the crap... small crap rather than face their huge problems... Deal with eye glass frames rather than molestation in the Yeshivas.... Disgusting.

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