In a short-sighted shirking of sexual temptation, ultra-Orthodox Jewish men are wearing blurred glasses on Israel’s streets so they’re not tempted by the sight of beautiful women.
The specially designed glasses, which provide clear vision for several metres before becoming blurry, have become popular in religious areas of Jerusalem such as Mea Shearim.
In the Jewish faith, sexual temptation is considered an evil impulse. Only between man and wife and at the proper time and place is sex considered mitzvah (a good deed done from religious duty).
In order to ensure this belief is strictly adhered to, a range of other products such as “vision impeding hoods” have risen to well and truly lull the loins.
Even sneaking an aeroplane peep within the Orthodoxy is now difficult, as the Jewish Committee for Purity are supplying portable screens that can be erected on any flight to virtually erase women, even on TV.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews already separate sexes in public, and their interpretation of Jewish law forbids contact between a man and a woman outside of wedlock.
The introduction of blinkered hoods and blurred glasses is considered the final step in erasing erotic yearnings of any kind.
However, Dr Flissel Flasslehoff, prominent Israeli sociologist, says you can only hide the devil for so long, as he’ll soon find another way to pop his little pitchfork back into the furnace of sexual temptation.
He says blurred glasses and blinkered hoods are merely an excuse to fuel repressed men’s desires, as the number of ‘accidental’ gropings and ‘mistaken’ toilet entries has risen an astounding 93% in the Orthodox quarter alone.