[Hat tip BA]
From Yeshiva World News.
After Israel’s Supreme Court declared mehadrin buses illegal, we are introduced to mehadrinelevators. The חן ארמונות simcha hall in Givat Shaul, Yerushalayim, has set up a mehadrinelevator divided by a curtain that separates men and women in the elevator. The elevator isoptional, for guests who wish to offer this new mehadrin service. A nylon curtain is placed inthe elevator, permitting men and women to ride without seeking one another, in theory atleast.Hall owner Yosef Cohen told Walla News that on the day of one’s chupah, many wish to beespecially careful regarding shmiras einayim and this is just another way of assisting them,nothing more. Cohen adds that one hall in Bnei Brak has two elevators, one for men and asecond for women but he purchased the hall, which only has one elevator so this is thesolution for those wishing it.When asked what he has to say to the critics, Cohen questions why anyone finds thisbothersome since it is only used upon request of a bal simcha.
It seems to me that some of them need Shmiras Yodayim and other Eyvorim, and as Rodfim, should be chemically castrated if they have a confirmed illness. I know I’ve jumped from one Chumra to another issue, but frankly the latter issue of disgraceful pedophiles worries me a whole lot more than someone who can’t stand in a lift looking straight ahead. The owner should have told them to use the stairs, and reminded them that they have to walk in front of women, not behind. Groise Tzaddikim. Not.
By the way, where is Malka Leifer? Still walking the streets or “educating” with impunity?