I am quite aware that Jews these days are rather upset at the Middle East and the country of Iran. They are very angry at Muslim religious fanatics, but for some strange reason have scant interest in Jewish religious fanatics. The original leaders of Israel were secular Jews who did NOT wish to have a nation that was under the control of a bunch of rabbis, particularly those of conservative bent. Each year in Israel there are more and more signs of growth of Orthodox views as the ones that will be imposed upon ordinary Jewish Israelis. A few months ago there were stories of little girls being hit by stones cast by Orthodox Jews due to their “inappropriate dress.” Orthodox Jews believe women are sort of not on the same level as we Jewish men. Their place is in the home and they should be producing lots and lots of babies, hopefully, most of them should be boys who could devote their lives to the study of the Torah.
Jewish girls in high school are forbidden to wear shorts because it is not appropriate attire. Some girls are furious that boys can wear shorts in the hot weather, but they must dress like nice little Orthodox Jewish females. It is the fault of girls since when they wear shorts, the boys gaze at their bodies. Perhaps if boys spent their time gazing at the Torah, girls could wear shorts. Of course, at the West Wall in Jerusalem they should know that women can not pray with men. They have an assigned place. So, what has happened to the dream of a modern secular Jewish state? I guess we Jews should check with Sheldon Adelson since his money increasingly controls what happens in Israel!