A haredi news site posts a video of an elderly woman who was given a man's seat on a illegally gender segregated Israeli bus and writes, "Let’s see Haaretz, Ynet, or some other anti-charedi news outlet report this story,” as if the law being followed by one haredi somehow cancels out the dozens of reported times when the law was broken.
VIDEO: Kiddush Hashem On A ‘Mehadrin Bus’ – Charedi Gives Up Front Row Seat For Non-Charedi Woman
Yeshiva World News
Amidst all the controversy pertaining to mehadrin bus lines at the moment in Israel, sparked in part by a woman who instigated the issue when she intentionally boarded a mehadrin bus in Ashod, YWN Isreal is pleased to present the following Kiddush Hashem that was sent to us today with a video attached:
“I was riding from Ramot to Yerushalayim proper at the front of mehadrin bus number 40 when the bus stopped by the new Ramot Mall. Due to the time of day, the bus was pretty full, so when a non-charedi woman boarded the bus she stood near the driver. I flinched, half expecting someone to tell her to go to the back of the bus. Yet, Baruch Hashem, two gentlemen, as she called them (and yes, one can have a beard and long payos and still be a gentleman), gave up their seats on the front row of the bus. Many on the bus, driver included, were shocked at the kiddush Hashem, which prompted me to video her and ask her to tell the story in her own words.
Let’s see Haaretz, Ynet, or some other anti-charedi news outlet report this story”
After years of violent attacks on buses and on women who refused to move to the back of buses, and after years of illegally gender segregating sidewalks and other public spaces in Israel, Yeshiva World thinks this video proves haredim are kind, benevolent and law abiding, and that they respect women and non-haredim?
As david_inuk, the first to comment on Yeshiva World, noted:
I don’t get the excitment here. For me its the opposite. It shows how low we have sunk.
“Many on the bus, driver included, were shocked at the kiddush Hashem”
It should be the norm, not the exception!!!!!!!!
[Hat Tip: Frum Satire.]