Jonathan Rosenblum Needs to be Updated
Jews, unlike Moslems, have a millennia-long history of living as a despised minority. Minority status has also imbued us with an appreciation of prudence. Satmar Chassidim in Williamsburg, for instance, do not post dress code advisories in the elevators of buildings they share with Puerto Ricans.
I would like to draw Rosenblum’s attention to the following news report (hat tip) about protests against a hair salon in Williamsburg. Am I sure that the protestors are Satmar Hasidim? No, but Rosenblum’s description of ultra-orthodox behavior seems to be in need of fixing. On a related matter, here is a report about ultra-orthodox protests against bike lanes in Brooklyn. I guess that prudence is hard to come by these days.