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  2/10/2013, Shevat 30, 5773

Eida Hareidit Joins Search for Missing ‘Burka’ Family


The hareidi-religious Eida Hareidit organization has joined the search for a hareidi family from Jerusalem who went missing shortly after the death of an infant, Kikar Hashabat reports. The organization has put up fliers in the neighborhood calling for whoever knows of the family’s whereabouts to inform the Eida Hareidit “at the order of Rabbi Yitzchak Tuvia-Weiss.”

The family belongs to the “burka” sect in which women wear several layers of clothing, including long shawls and often face coverings resembling the burka worn in much of the Muslim world. A young infant born to the family died Friday of the flu; the baby had apparently not received medical care.

Police visited the family home Sunday in wake of reports that a second young child was suffering the flu, but the family was no longer present. Police warned that if the child in question does not receive medical care in the near future, they will begin a major search for the family.