Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem residents demonstrated in the capital Friday, for the second day in a row, to protest the arrest of an ultra-Orthodox man suspected of killing his baby son, Israel Radio reported.Lest you think they are protesting the arrest of an innocent man...
Protesters on Friday set trash cans ablaze on Thursday and Friday, blocking roads in the ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Meah Shearim neighborhood. They also threw garbage and rocks at passing cars and screamed "Nazis" at police officers.
Yisrael Vales, 19, has admitted to slamming his 3-month-old son Rephael against a wall and attacking him numerous times, saying the baby wouldn't let him sleep. Rephael died Monday.Disgusting, plain and simple. Dave and Gavriel put it more eloquently than I could, so check them out.
* Mobius spent much of the post bashing the Orthodox J-bloggers for not writing about this and condemning it. As the others noted, and as S. (On the Main Line) and Chaim (Life-of-Rubin) noted in the comments, many blogs simply don't discuss everything - and most simply didn't see the story. I didn't hear about it until last night, primarily because I haven't read much of anything since Monday - and that would likely be the case for most Orthodox bloggers.