New York Daily News blasts religious Jews
An appearance by a New York City mayoral candidate at a Brooklyn synagogue has resulted in the New York Daily News taking a swipe at the mechitza that separates men from women during services at every Orthodox synagogue.
This morning's NY Daily News criticized the New York City Republican mayoral candidate for being respectful of Jewish customs. In the Orthodox Jewish tradition men and women are separated during prayer services. When Republican candidate Joe Lhota visited the Shomer Shabbos Synagogue on Wednesday, he stood in the back as a prayer service was going on.
In the video above around the 46 second mark one can hear a member of the congregation ask Lhota to have the women in his entourage wait outside because prayers were going on.
The NY Daily News blasted Lhota for the incident.But Jeff Dunetz reports that the News is commending Lhota for calling for New York City public schools to be closed on Muslim holidays.
If this is what goes on in the largest Jewish community in the United States, imagine what goes on elsewhere...