Jerusalem: Aggravating racial tensions, wives of 27 prominent Rabbis have asked Jewish women from their community to totally boycott Arab men, as part of their controversial campaign to “save the daughters of Israel”.
In a letter they asked Jewish women not to date Arabs, work in places where they are employed or volunteer for National Service with them.
This appeal comes close on the heels of a similar letter by Rabbis asking Jews not to rent apartments to non-Jews. The letter was distributed by the ‘Lehava’ organisation, which aims at “saving the daughters of Israel” from assimilation.
The group runs a shelter for Jewish women who have left their Arab partners and is calling for a boycott of a supermarket that employs Arab men and Jewish women.