Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My (haredi) No. 1 Bus Ride


Yesterday I took the no. 1 bus from the Kotel (Western Wall) to downtown Jerusalem. The driver was Arab, the passengers half haredi, half secular and half another mix. I got onto the bus in pants and was hoping not to be stared at as someone coming to make trouble. Usually I know the bus as mainly haredi and thus a voluntarily separate gender seating. 

The bus was full but all passengers sat wherever they wanted. No gender separation and even the Haredim were seating here and there. No fuss, no complaints and no one making trouble. The leftists would have been bored on that mostly religious EGGED bus.

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