Posters in Jerusalem neighborhoods have reminded women of the hold of orthodox groups over life in the city. The posters ask women in an ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood to avoid the main street during the intermediate days of the religious holiday of Sukkot. So women are expected to use side streets in the town of Mea Sharim, one of the oldest Jewish neighbourhoods in Jerusalem, to avoid men seeing them.
The posters are a circumvention of a decision of the High Court of Justice. The Court banned the use of partitions on public streets to protect ultra-orthodox men from temptation.
Secular organizations have objected to the posters, though so long as the groups are making requests rather than orders, they might have the law on their side. After all, why aren’t such posters covered under free speech?