Letter urges Israeli girls to avoid dating Arabs A letter from about 30 prominent rabbis' wives was causing a stir in Israel Wednesday because it urges Israeli...
Letter urges Israeli girls to avoid dating Arabs A letter from about 30 prominent rabbis' wives was causing a stir in Israel Wednesday because it urges Israeli girls not to date Arabs.
The open letter comes three weeks after the uproar caused by another letter, which was written by 50 state-appointed rabbis and told Jews not to rent or sell property to non-Jews.
The latest missive, which was published by some websites and news outlets, says Arab men act polite around Jewish girls and "act as if they really care about you," but it says that's a ruse.
The men, it says, even change their Arab names to Hebrew forms like Yossi and Ami in order to get close to the girls.
"This behavior is temporary," the letter says.
"As soon as you are in their hands, in their villages under their control, everything becomes different.
You can ask dozens of girls who have been there.
They will tell you it is all an act.
"As soon as you arrive at the village, your life will never be the same.
The attention will be replaced with curses, beatings, and humiliations.
Even if you want to leave the village it will be much harder.
They won't let you, they will chase you, they won't let you come back." It urges Jewish girls not to go out with non-Jews or work in places that employ non-Jews.
"Your grandmothers never dreamt that their descendants would do something that will take the next generations of her family out of the Jewish people," it says.
The letter was initiated by the head of Lehava, an ...