A pashkevil went up over the weekend in Elad, warning the public about a woman and man who did “grave deeds:” Elad is a religious city outside of Petach Tikva.
Here’s my translation:
So the Public May Know
With great sorrow we must publicize that according to our Holy Torah one must stay away from the woman [name and address erased] who does the most GRAVE and licentious DEEDS that are not according to our Holy Torah.
and the licentious man [name and address erased] who does things with her that must not be printed.
May the good Lord send us atonement for their actions.
The Guard of Holiness, Elad
The story appeared in Mynet, the Petach Tikva edition of Yediot Acharonot.
There was an uproar in Elad, with many complaining that this went above and beyond any standards of decency to the point of including the addresses of the couple in question. Counter-pashkevilim went up quickly. One woman pointed out that she did not want to have to explain to her small children what it was all about.
So, is the fact that the man’s name was mentioned as well as the woman’s some kind of gender equality? I also feel sorry for the children of the people mentioned, if they have any.
A resident interviewed in mynet said that there is no organization in Elad known as Guard of Holiness, and this was a personal attack. Whoever is behind it, it’s an example of how one person can do a lot of harm by spending a small sum. Although it’s hard to believe that only one person was involved.
Hat tip: Rafi