Israel Prison Authority officials in Massiyahu Prison, the venue of the Torah Wing, are no longer permitting inmates to wear their civilian fedora hats and frock in the shul while davening.
Former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger was already informed of this decision, as was another prisoner, a chareidi businessman who used his family to complain on his behalf after learning he can no longer wear his hat and jacket for davening.
Prison officials are permitting the prisoners in the Torah Wing to continue wearing black pants and a white shirt instead of a prison uniform.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)
What is the reason for this? Sounds like pure rishus.
One is supposed to dress properly for tefilla and wearing a hat and jacket is the way. Since this is a supposedly Jewish state, they are just showing their anti chareidi colors
Apparently it’s a major security risk. The warden is worried that he may declare himself Chief Prison Rabbi.
ANTISEMITISM IN THE SO CALLED JEWISH STATE
Guess he’ll just have to make due with his kippa seruga — which is what he wears under his hat.