How do secular Israelis react when you ask them about haredi society? Now you probably think that the secular hate Haredim because many of them don’t go to the army and are seen as “Parasites”. As people who do nothing but to squeeze social benefit and child allowance out of the state’s budget.
When you think this way, you are right but also wrong. I spoke to a lot of Israelis within the past two months and I have to say that most of them stated that they hate haredi kids staring at them. Not looking at them but staring. Staring with their eyes wide open and staring for an endless amount of time.
Another thing Israeli seculars hate is that many Haredim given them the feeling that they (the Haredim) are better than anybody else. More holy doing Mitzvot, more kosher, more this and more that. Especially the younger Haredi generation including the kids would show such a behaviour towards the outside world. Everyone else is garbage but they (Mea Shearim) are so terribly holy.
What also really bothers the secular world is the haredi refusal to study English, maths, biology, physics, chemistry, you name it, in school. Nobody understands why people choose to to live an uneducated life when Rabbis like the Rambam, the Vilna Gaon, the Ramban, etc. were to educated. There were rabbinic scientists, doctors, psychologists, great thinkers and great minds. So, what has become of the frum society when haredi guys hardly manage easy mathematical tasks?
Do I agree? I certainly do in some cases. I think that everyone needs to have an education. G-d gave us a certain amount of intellect and our task is to use it in a positive way. Only last week or the week before, a frum guy was arrested because he had raped one or more girls by telling them that he does so because Rabbi Kanievsky stated such and such a ruling. Years ago, a Vishnitzer guy walked through the community in Bnei Brak demanding from young woman to have sex with him. He told them that the Rebbe sent him and, as these woman were engaged and soon getting married, he (the guy) has to show them how to have sex. Believe it or not, the girls went for it.
Especially these kind of situations raise the question whether the girls have an education. I mean, how can one believe such statements?