“Precious Jewish daughter, please move to the side when a man approaches.”
So read a number of signs hanging on trees in Williamsburg, a mostly Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, according to a Religion News Service report.
The signs, in Yiddish, were hung near public sidewalks and were eventually taken down by city workers because it is illegal to hang private signs on city-owned trees.
The Jewish Daily Forward reports a similar incident in which women on a city-franchised bus were required to sit at the back of the bus. According to the Forward, the women who regularly ride the bus between two heavily Orthodox Jewish Brooklyn neighborhoods were not outraged by the arrangement.