It appears the Eida Chareidis Modesty Committee is seeking to set new rules for shopping in Ramot Daled, whose rav, HaGaon HaRav Fuchs Shlita also serves on the Eida and is tied to Vishnitz.
Rav Fuchs is calling for two checkout lines at the neighborhood grocery store, one for men and women. The Rav is also calling on residents to do their “big shopping” towards the beginning of the week and not towards Shabbos as is the case today in the hope of limiting the crowd at in the isles at any one time.
The neighborhood grocery store is owned by two brothers, Breslov Chassidim, who reportedly are more than pleased to assist in implementing the new regulation. They plan to encourage shopping early by giving raffle tickets to shoppers in the beginning of the week, to hold a weekly raffle for a “valuable prize” in the hope of encouraging adherence to the new shopping rules.
According to people close to Rav Fuchs, it appears the growing concerns regarding youths hanging on the streets on Friday night have compelled the rabbi to act, hoping to introduce increasing neighborhood awareness to tznius and the need for parents to control the actions of their children towards preserving the integrity of the neighborhood.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)