Don't date Arab men: Rabbis' wives to Israeli girls
Wives of around 30 rabbis in Israel have published an open letter asking jewish girls to avoid dating Arab men because their courtship will result in maltreatment.world Updated: Dec 30, 2010 10:25 IST
Wives of around 30 rabbis in Israel have published an open letter asking jewish girls to avoid dating Arab men because their courtship will result in maltreatment.
The letter comes three weeks after an uproar sparked by a religious ruling signed by 50 state-appointed rabbis telling Jews not to rent or sell property to non-Jews.
The new letter published by some websites and news outlets warned Israeli girls that Arab men's gentlemanly behaviour won't last.
"As soon as you are in their hands, in their villages under their control, everything becomes different. You can ask dozens of girls who have been there. They will tell you it is all an act.
"Your life will never be the same. The attention will be replaced with curses, beatings, and humiliations. Even if you want to leave the village it will be much harder. They won't let you, they will chase you, they won't let you come back."
The letter was spearheaded by the head of Lehava, an extreme right-wing group that says it aims to prevent the "assimilation of the Jewish people" and works at "saving Jewish girls from Arab villages".
First Published: Dec 30, 2010 10:24 IST