The much beloved Israeli pastime of Haredi-bashing is in mid-season form and gearing up for what promises to be a hard-hitting playoffs.
Hence this gem from the Jerusalem Post: Grasping at straws to defend Haredi isolationism
The writer doesn’t add much to the conversation except for the following hilarious lines:
There is a lot of good in the haredi world. Aside from the plethora of well-known volunteer and educational organizations that Rosenblum and others have listed, most haredi men and women do wonderful things for others on a daily basis. (ea-HAP)
How truly charitable. Is that true, do Haredim do a lot of good? And on a daily basis? Wow! You see, that secular society “does a lot of good” even on a “daily basis” is a given, but you really should know that Haredim ALSO do good! Three cheers for the Haredim, the also-do-gooders!!
If only we were more like the real, original do-gooders, the chilonim. You know the ones whose society features a daily parade of murderers, gangsters, mobsters, rapists, kidnappers, armed robbers, adulterers, drug dealers, violent racists, drunk drivers, abortionists, deadbeat dads, pregnant teenagers, 50% divorce rate, single parents, suicide, corrupt and rotten pop culture, lack of identity & finding the Holocaust hilarious teens, violence in schools, etc. etc.
Haredim may not have all of the above, but they are worse, you see, because they don’t work (a canard) and they don”t serve in the army. But they ALSO do good, don’t forget.