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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Blacks Women to the Back of the Bus!


I have written previously about Haredi segregated buses, and the abuse that is sometimes perpetrated against women who inadvertently sit in the front of the bus, instead of the rear where they belong, according to the Haredi view of the halacha (Jewish law) of modesty.  Some Haredi men will go so far as to verbally and emotionally abuse a woman who has sat in the front of the bus, if she refuses to move to the back.

Apparently some women are fighting back.  They have petitioned the Israeli Supreme Court to ban gender-segregation on public buses.  Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz is supposed to issue the government's verdict.  Let's hope he uses his שכל , and shows by his decision that Israel values mitzvot bein adam le-havero more than the humra-of-the-week.



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2 comments:

Batya said...

Don't Seat Me In The Back Of The Bus! And Yelling on The Bus doesn't always help, but it feels good.

Lady-Light said...

Batya: Just sent 2 comments your way, on both your posts. (I am still mad as hell on this subject; lemme get more coffee and cool off...)

 
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