New York City Orthodox Jewish men deny women equality

This article, from the Feministe, is worthy of several readings:

In many ways, the B110 bus that connects South Williamsburg and Borough Park seems like any other bus. It has a route number and blue bus stop signs like any other city bus, and it’s open to the public. But the B110 is operated by a private company, Private Transportation Corporation, which pays the city for the right to provide a public service. And reporter Sasha Chavkin finds that on this bus—which caters to a predominately Orthodox Jewish ridership—special rules apply. Namely, women get the Rosa Parks treatment.

Chavkin recently asked an acquaintance to ride the B110 recently and found that female passengers are asked to sit in the back. His canary in the Hasidic coalmine encountered a bus full with “Orthodox Jews with full beards, sidecurls and long black coats, who told her that she was riding ‘a private bus’ and ‘a Jewish bus.’” When she asked why she had to move, a man scolded her, explaining, “If God makes a rule, you don’t ask ‘Why make the rule?”

A female Post reporter had a similar experience when she sat in the front of the B110, where signs written in Hebrew and English also direct women to use the back door during busy times.

This bus in question is run by a private company, Private Transportation Corp.,  that has a had contract with New York City for the past thirty years, in order to operate the bus in the Orthodox Jewish community.  Private Transportation Corp. has refused to communicate with any inquiry, and argues that it is upholding “god’s law.”  One bus driver refused to continue driving until the offending female news reporter obediently retreated to the back of the bus under unveiled threats.

A woman obediently sits in the back of the B110 bus to Buffalo while Jewish Orthodox men enjoy the front seats

The contract requires that the franchise “comply with all applicable laws and is prohibited from discriminating in the provision of the bus service on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status, or real or perceived sexual orientation.”  It does not and should have its contract rescinded and the Jewish Orthodox males who openly discriminate against women arrested and tried for discrimination.  Religion has no right to discriminate, and the Jewish Orthodox cult is similar to the odiously opportunistic Roman Catholic Council of Bishops–both citing “a higher power” to justify its blatant un-American activities.

Ultra Orthodox Jews openly discriminate

Jewish Orthodox rabbis in New York City have interfered with human and civil rights, using their position of power to dictate to their congregants how to live, vote, and eat–violating IRS rulesthat they reject as being intended for them as a “special people.” 

Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein

The rabbis first loyalty is not to the USA nor is it to uphold and defend the Constitution of the USA.  The Orthodox Jew is the first to cry out against any perceived discrimination by Gentiles, but openly discriminates against Gentiles both within the USA and Israel and elsewhere–but most of all against all women who Orthodox Jewish males see as an inferior being.  The loyalty lies, not with the USA or democracy, as noted by Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein; total loyalty is afforded only to Israel and Orthodox Judaism, exposing Orthodox Jewish rabbis as covert agents working for a foreign nation against the USA, which is justified by pro-Israeli forces within and outside of the USA.  Israel has more spies within the USA than any other USA ally, and the goal is to cripple any administration, especially that of Barrack Obama, that is not generous to the Israeli government and people or to go to war with Israel or for Israel: it is blackmail.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men dance at a Yeshiva (Rabbinical Seminary) 11 March 2009

The open discrimination of Orthodox Jews goes further than refusing to let a woman ride at the front of the bus.  Another forty rabbis signed a letter prohibiting their congregants from selling or renting homes to “gentiles”, as noted in the Jerusalem Post.  The rabbis arguments are (1) that it could interfere with the Jewish Orthodox “lifestyle”, (2) that it could lead to “intermarriage” with the wrong people (racial discrimination), and (3) would lessen real estate property values.  These are the same arguments used by white supremacists against non-white Americans and by Adolf Hitler when he began his persecution of Jewish people.  Orthodox Jews, today, are becoming increasingly more like Adolf Hitler, especially in large metropolitan communities throughout the USA.  According to 90-year-old hate-mongering racist Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the head of Shas’ Council of Torah Sages and a senior Sephardi adjudicator, the sole purpose of non-Jews is to serve Jews. 

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Israeli terrorist leader (2011)

The theological terrorist declared, “gentiles” exist only to “serve” them being less fit and less worthy than an Orthodox Jew.  The full text of the rabbi’s sermon reads:

“Goyim [non-Jews/Gentiles] were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel,” he said in his weekly Saturday night sermon on the laws regarding the actions non-Jews are permitted to perform on Shabbat.

According to Yosef, the lives of non-Jews in Israel are safeguarded by divinity, to prevent losses to Jews.

“In Israel, death has no dominion over them… With gentiles, it will be like any person – they need to die, but [God] will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s donkey would die, they’d lose their money.

This is his servant… That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew,” Yosef said.

“Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat.

That is why gentiles were created,” he added.

Rabbi Yosef’s text reads like passages out of the bile of Martin Luther’s Von den Jüden und jren Lügen (all that needs to be changed is “Jew” to “Gentile”) and Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.  It matches the ideology of the Jewish Orthodox rabbis of New York City.  The New York City rabbis who came out against human and civil rights and side with a theocracy against democracy in the USA include: Rav Yisroel Belsky who has been accused of smearing a divorced mother, Rav Yisroel P. Gornish who makes his money supervising kosher food, Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen who has written books of halachah, Jewish law, Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky who is a Torah literalist, Rav Avrohom Yaakov Nelkenbaum, Rav Hershel Zolty, Rav Grainom Lazewnik, Rav Eliyahu Brog, Rav Chaim Benoliel, Rav Max Maslaton, Rav Yaakov Yisroel Rubin, Rav Shlomo Stern, Rav Yosef Eisen, Rav Yitzchok M. Landau, Rav Rahamim Harary, Rav Chaim Krauss who supervises Kosher cooking, Rav Yosef Leifer, Rav Shmuel Friedler, Rav Mechel Rosenbaum, Rav Pinchos M. Twerky strongly against any democratic independence for Jews in the USA, and another dozen or so rabbonim.

7 comments to New York City Orthodox Jewish men deny women equality

  • laynne sknto´s kmkrkl  says:

    i don´t like you ….. you crazy

    • arthuride  says:

      “Crazy”, by definition, means senseless, impractical, and overly enthusiastic. It is not a psychological nor a psychiatric term. Your dislike for me (actually my article) is because it presents information, documentation, and photographs of what displeases you (obviously you are an Ultra Orthodox Jew); that is understandable, but it does not change the fact(s) nor reality. Ultra-Orthodox men have, historically, been gyneophobic and misogynistic more in keeping with the ancient cults of Mesopotamia from which they plagiarized their texts. Texts that are thousands of years old serve only to give focus to the evolution of thought, and outside of Xerxes and Cyrus of Persia, there was little to no concern for the equal rights of women and children. Any religion that degrades women or makes them second-class citizens (including Roman Catholicism, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), etc) is more in tune with the satanic literatures of the world than any enlightened deity that the Ultra-Orthodox refuse to accept. Thank you for your comment.

  • laynne sknto´s kmkrkl  says:


    • laynne sknto´s kmkrkl  says:

      you immature and ultra- orthodox

  • Ron  says:

    Unlike Rosa Parks woman are not in the back of the bus because these are seen a 2nd class citizens but for a desire to segregate the sexes. Men are not permitted in the back of the bus just as equal as woman aren’t in the front. This article in full of lies and anti-semtism.

    • arthuride  says:

      The article is not anti-semitic at all, for all Abrahamic religions (early Christianity until the days of John Chrysostom [73rd lecture on the Gospel of Matthew], Islam, and Judaism in following the Talmud) had segregation–but not a single incident is Torah nor Bible. The Orthodox Jews in New York, like the radical group in Israel, wants to elevate the male to a godlike status by denying that woman has rights, and if the myth of Eve is to be taken literally, was and is superior to man, for she debated the “Satan” (you, of course would know it means “Advocate”) in the Tree of Knowledge, therefore neither “Satan” nor “Eve” were bad but two minds in debate. For the Orthodox males in New York City or on the West Bank to degrade women–forgetting that she was created from a hard substance (rib) while man was fragile, being created from dust–is raw misogynism and has no place in society or any of its trappings including religion. It is the Orthodox male who insults civilization and the advance of knowledge by denying women equality–an equality that we find celebrated even in the Prophets.

  • bigstick1  says:

    Reblogged this on Critical Thinking – A World View and commented:
    An interesting article. I would like to know what my readers think.

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