Spitting in God's eye
October 13, 2023
(JNS) — Earlier this week, ultra-Orthodox Jews parading through Jerusalem’s Old City passed a group of Christians bearing a large wooden cross. Some of the Jews spat on the ground in the Christians’ direction.
Two days later, Jerusalem police arrested five Jews involved in a similar spitting incident.
The spitters provoked widespread outrage and disgust. They were denounced by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the chief rabbis of Israel and the U.K., and a number of ultra-Orthodox politicians too.
The rabbis and other Orthodox folk were particularly incensed by the clai...