Hebrew Maariv article by Sherry Makover-Balikov
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Highlights of the next section of the interview with Rabbanit Keren:
- She doesn’t speak to men at all, and rarely to women; during the day she abides by a speech fast and prays.
- The rabbanit signals to her guest to offer her a drink.
- Her “small” daughter easily follows her unspoken instructions.
- She writes on paper, and her followers interpret.
- The children of the veiled women have an important role. Some women “vitru” (have given up on) eyeholes in their veils, and their small children guide them in the streets. [My father is blind. Guiding blind people is not easy to do, even for adults. I find this part of the article hard to believe; I would think that the social services would come after them. I certainly would report such a mother. Has anyone seen this?]
- During her talk, she promises the women who have not yet “taken the step” (of wearing veils) many blessings and the merit of taking part in bringing the Messiah, if they will adopt this stringency.
More to come.