Jewish religious law threatening Israeli women

b_200_0_16777215_00_http___www.haaretz.com_polopoly_fs_7.123.1288802025!_image_2358286532.gif_gen_derivatives_default_2358286532.gif December 12, 2011


Israel sends most first-graders whom the state identifies as Jews to religious schools. Whether they are part of the public school system or run by the ultra-Orthodox, these schools receive state subsidies yet are responsible for unconstitutional sex segregation.

(...) Non-Jews, from the point of view of Jewish religious law, or halakha, cannot be citizens of the Holy Land. And the prohibition regarding women's voices does not apply only to singing, according to the late Sephardi chief rabbi Mordechai Eliahu, who said men should not listen to anything women say that extends beyond day-to-day affairs.