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Friday, May 18, 2012

Ultra-Orthodox Jews to fill the Mets' Citifield

(I almost wrote "Shea Stadium.") This article in The New York Times today, headlined "Ultra-Orthodox Jews to Hold Big Meeting on Internet Risks," is fascinating and offers a glimpse of an aspect of American life that most of us know very little about. They certainly have a point about the risks of the Internet. (The countervailing theme in the news this month has been the issue of child sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox community. This horrible crime is not limited to Roman Catholic priests are not the only ones engaging in these horrible crimes.)

In any case, 40,000 men in black hats and 20,000 more in the Arthur Ashe stadium will certainly be an unusual sight in those sporting venues!