Lifestyle & Belief

Ultra-Orthodox glasses blur lines between men, women


Ultra-Orthodox Jews convene at a sports stadium in Jerusalem July 30, 2012, in a celebration marking the completion of a seven-and-a-half year daily study-cycle of the entire Babylonian Talmud. Tens of thousands of Jews worldwide take part in the 'Daf Yomi' project, literally a 'daily page' of study of the ancient text of Jews law and tradition, perhaps the most central composition of rabbinic literature.



Available now, for the ultra-Orthodox man who has everything, new glasses that blur the lines between men and women.


The Committee for Purity in the Camp – following on the heels of its successful airplane screen – is now selling stickers for your glasses so you don’t accidentally gaze upon a scantily clad woman.

There are ultra-Orthodox communities in Israel that live their lives by the strictest codes of Jewish law.

That includes preventing bachelors from talking with unmarried women, segregating the sexes on buses and sidewalks, and asking women to dress modestly (don’t show too much skin, please, we’re Orthodox).

Of course, many greet the edicts with some hesitation and flaunt their collarbones and kneecaps with wonton disregard.

Until now.

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The committee sells $6 stickers that blur everything 10 feet ahead of you.

Have perfect vision? That’s too bad.

Or, is it? For $32, you can also buy so-not-X-ray specs and attach the stickers yourself.

Talk about a feast for the eyes. Oh, right ...

At least you can rest assured the glasses are completely compatible with other Committee of Purity in the Camp anti-lascivious regalia.

You can still buy headscarves and airplane screens that mount on your seat when you travel.

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