City councilwoman Rachel Azaria wrote a few weeks ago
about the problems of being a woman and being limited in roles in religious society:
Think about it: An Israeli woman can be the president of the Supreme Court, but she cannot become a simple rabbinical court judge.
In biblical times, Deborah was a judge, and no doubt she reviewed a lot of religious issues too. Why today's Haredi domineers - the main reason why there's no women serving as rabbinical judges - don't take that into consideration is beyond me. I don't agree with everything Azaria's said or done, but this is a legitimate argument. Similarly, so is this street sign project
she helped with.
Labels: haredi corruption, Israel, Judaism, misogyny