The Boiling Point

HAREDI: From Beit Shemesh, a spark that exposed a simmering fire

Leila Miller, Editor-in-Chief

June 14, 2012

Last fall, an insular community that does its best to separate itself from the outside world was thrust into the spotlight after Haredi men were accused of having spat at, and otherwise harassed, a Modern Orthodox second-grader for the way she was dressed on her way to school. The girl’s family said that far from being a one-time occurrence, it was part of a pattern, and...