JERUSALEM (JTA) — Haredi Orthodox men in Israel are buying glasses that will prevent them from seeing the immodest women that threaten their way of life.
The glasses, which are being sold for $32.50, have a special blur-inducing sticker on their lenses that provides clear vision for up to a few yards so as not to impede movement, but anything beyond that becomes blurry — including women.
While it is not known how many have been purchased, the devices have gone on sale recently in haredi Orthodox neighborhoods of Jerusalem and elsewhere, reported the Times of Israel.
The haredi Orthodox community’s unofficial “modesty patrol” has developed a range of products to act as a first line of defense against the threat of seeing immodest women, Israeli media reported.
In an effort to maintain their strictly devout lifestyle, the haredi Orthodox in some neighborhoods have separated the sexes on buses, sidewalks and other public spaces.