Who is that veiled woman shown above?
A haredi woman in Israel.
That's right. She's wearing a burqa. And so are about 30 other haredi women in Beit Shemesh, Tzfat, Jerusalem and other Israeli cities, and their clique is growing.
Why are they wearing burqas?
Their rebbetzin, a cult leader named Rabbanit Bruria Keren, tells them to. After all, she says, a woman's body is a vessel of filth. It is all nakedness, all ervah. Every inch of a woman's body, even her ear lobe, is like one succulent nipple waiting to be suckled…