Thursday, October 13, 2011

Yiddish signs briefly sprouted on Brooklyn trees asking Jewish women to step aside when a man walks down the sidewalk

The plastic signs bolted to trees in the Brooklyn neighborhood of South Williamsburg read, in Yiddish, “Precious Jewish Daughters: Please move over to the side when you see a man cross.” Parks maintenance workers removed 16 of the signs because they were nailed to public-owned trees, a violation subject to a $150 fine. The signs were part of a campaign by a rabbinical group, the Central Rabbinical Congress, that has published other decrees, including one in June 2011 forbidding women to wear tank tops.

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