I am a Charedi Jew living in New York City and I am appalled by the actions of the violent protesters in Jerusalem in Beit Shemesh. Their actions are repulsive and reprehensible, and violate both the letter and spirit of Jewish law. These people are not mainstream in our community. They are a small fringe group that has no support from any segment of our community. The majority of Charedim feel strongly and passionately about our way of life but respect the decisions of others not to live our lifestyle. I urge my fellow Charedim living in Israel to speak out against this fringe group.
I will keep you posted if any of them get printed.