Jews: The Lost Leader

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Blau has said that he will never return to Jerusalem. It is just as well, since a majority of the Neturei Karta bitterly condemns him as a social outcast. But while other elders of the sect are squabbling to see who will replace the lost leader, a loyal handful of Blau's followers pray silently for his return. "In the Talmud," says one, "it is written that a city can breathe only through its righteous man. Now that Amram has left Jerusalem, I cannot sleep at night, for the city is no longer safe."

*Female hair supposedly has an erotic effect on men, so pious Orthodox wives traditionally shave their heads and wear kerchiefs or wigs.

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