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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Why Is Caroline Glick So Surprised?

Glick wrote an important article praising Yad L'Achim for its daring rescues of Jewish women who had married Arabs and wish to return to Judaism.  What surprises me is her title:

Women's surprising defenders
Why is she so surprised?  Glick's Latma has some religious people, if I'm not mistaken.  She's knows that we're good and caring; doesn't she?  But I guess she looks at chareidim differently.  Maybe if she had written it like this:
Women's surprising defenders

I think that having "surprising" in italics would have made more sense.  Maybe it's surprising to those who don't fully understand the mind of the Torah Jew.  The same Torah observant man who try not to look a woman in the face, or sit next to her in a bus, will apply first aid to a woman without blinking.  Torah Jews are not like the Muslims, not at all.

Glick rightfully puts down all the Leftist and women's rights group that totally ignore the injustices Muslim heap on women.  And she can't figure out why the New Israel Fund doesn't support the organizations that rescue Jewish women from Arabs.

I'm not chareidi, and I don't agree with many of their approaches, but like with any group, there are some extraordinary, self-sacrificing people who would do anything for another Jew.

7 comments:

Hadassa said...

Shalom!
Yad L'Achim is not the only organization helping women trapped in a "marriage" with an Arab. The others, like Hemlah, are smaller, but they shouldn't be forgotten. Yad L'Achim has plenty of non-hareidim working with them too, like all of the commando soldiers that will go into ANY city or village to rescue a woman and her children.
We should also not forget the anti-missionary and anti-cult work that Yad L'Achim does.

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Batya said...

Hadassa, thanks for the information. I'm glad that Glick has opened the subject.

Anonymous said...

i dont think glick was actually surprised. i think it was a rhetorical device.
shes too smart to actually have been surprised...

Leah, Maaleh Adumim said...

I agree with "Anonymous". I think Caroline wasn't saying that *she* is surprised, but that the public would be surprised to know these things. notice her last 3 paragraphs, that sum it up. i.e. the alleged "feminists" are not helping women in the moslem world (because it would go against the rest of their agenda), while the haredim (who are bashed by the left, including feminists, for supposely mistreating women) are the ones who are going out and saving abused women.

goyisherebbe said...

Batya, why don't you e-mail or call her and ask her, presenting yourself as a blogger whose blog regularly links to Latma. If you talk nicely, I'm sure she'll answer you in kind, and you can report the results of the conversation here. Why speculate? As one of my former teachers in yeshiva once said when asked what the author of a particular text intended, "He's alive and lives in Yerushalayim. Call him on the phone and ask him". We're not talking about the Rambam who's been dead for 800+ years. Networking is powerful.

Batya said...

a, Leah, goyish, that's why she should have had the word either in quotation marks or in italics. And I first tried to send her a question in her comments, but for some reason it wasn't accepted.