Arrested Haredi man unclear on which law he follows
Jerusalem resident Shlomo Fuchs, 44, accused of sexually harassing Doron Matalon, a female soldier on a public bus, calling her a “slut,” has filed an appeal with the city’s Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
“Unpleasant remarks are heard every day in Israel, including some which may be considered humiliating, and most of them are based on a person’s sexuality. Those who curse are never put on trial,” Fuchs claimed in the appeal.
In Jewish thought embarrassing someone in public is considered a serious crime, akin to killing someone. Judaism is sensitive to how painful an experience humiliation can be.