The Ultra-Orthodox in Israel A Clash of Cultures in the Holy Land

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups in Israel would like to see gender separation in public, and some have stooped to harassing women -- and even children -- to get their way. With thousands of Israelis protesting against the growing influence of the super-religious, the rift in Israeli society is getting deeper.
Von Lena Greiner und Gil Yaron
Secular Israelis arguing with an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man in Beit Shemesh earlier this week.

Secular Israelis arguing with an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man in Beit Shemesh earlier this week.

Foto: MENAHEM KAHANA/ AFP