‘Enemies? Why would I have enemies?’

The haredi leaders who demonstrated against the Women of the Wall on Rosh Hodesh had no intention of harming me. But they should have at least warned their followers not to interpret their words as a license to commit violent acts

May 23, 2013 12:13
Peggy Cidor points to graffiti

Peggy Cidor Graffiti521. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)


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At first, the loud knocking on my door on Monday morning was simply annoying. I had woken up rather late that day and was irritated, not imagining for a moment what lay behind the insistent knocking. When I opened the door, I saw two police officers standing there – a man and a woman in black uniforms. My heart skipped a beat, instinctively thinking that something, God forbid, had happened to my children.

The policewoman quickly said that nothing was wrong and asked me to step out into the hallway and look at the walls and at my door. It took me a few seconds to understand the words that were written: “Peggy, you are the first” was scrawled on the electricity box. “Tag Torah” was written on my door.


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