Haredi Paper Censors Women’s Shoes

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Ultra-Orthodox press censorship is breaking its own records: The Hamodia daily, one of the United Torah Judaism party’s official journals, decided to “erase” women’s shoes from a picture of a shoe drawer published in a news report, likely due to “modesty concerns.”

The haredi sector’s daily newspapers, which operate under the strict supervision of a “spiritual committee,” have an old tradition of refraining from publishing pictures of women. In the past, they even avoided mentioning women’s first names.

Sometimes, due to the great sensitivity of the issue, new restrictions are formed – as in this case.

Hamodia published a report about a baby who opened a shoe drawer, which blocked the door to the room he was in. He got trapped inside the room and fell asleep – before being rescued by firefighters and emergency forces.

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