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Thursday, October 06, 2022 

Israeli solidarity rally for women in Iran

A special Israeli rally in solidarity with Iranian women forced to wear hijabs took place in Jerusalem:
It seems hard to believe that there would be a demonstration in support of Iran in the heart of the Jewish state, but that’s what happened Thursday in Jerusalem’s Independence Park. About 100 Israelis, most of them women, came together to support women in Iran who are fighting the regime following the brutal death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini last month at the hands of the so-called morality police.

There were posters with the rallying cry the women in Iran are saying at demonstrations, “Women, Life, Liberty,” and photos of women who have been killed, along with fresh flowers. For many of the demonstrators, it was a way to support Iranian women.

Demonstrators showing support for Iranian women

“I cannot believe that such a thing is happening to women anywhere in the world, and I am appalled that women can be kidnapped, tortured and murdered because they’re not wearing their hijab correctly,” said Linda Lovitch, a media and communications consultant. “As a feminist, I think it’s important to give them a voice.”

She came to the rally with several young Iranian-Israeli women she met on the Clubhouse app, where she also speaks with Iranians. One of those young women, Shelley Salemnia, 31, who made aliyah less than a year ago from “Tehrangelis,” the heavily Iranian section of Los Angeles, came to the rally from Caesarea. [...]

The rally was organized by Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum and Shoshana Keats Jaskoll, the founder of Chochmat Nashim, a religious-feminist organization.

Keats Jaskoll became tearful as she spoke to the crowd.

“As a religious woman and someone who chooses to cover her hair [for reasons of Jewish modesty], the idea of a woman being taken off the street and killed or beaten because she didn’t make that choice is something that I can’t live with and something that I have to stand against,” she said.
Well this is exactly why the whole notion a woman must cover even so much as her hair out of religious customs has to be done away with, because it's led to a whole crisis of one religion trying to outdo another in "modesty", which has become extremely insulting to the intellect by now. Why, to say it's because the women "weren't wearing a hijab correctly" isn't the right way to put it either. The problem is that the women were forced to wear it at all. This is also becoming a serious problem in Europe too, and can't be ignored there either. It's good that this rally took place here. But Judaists have to reevaluate their own beliefs as well, and ask whether dress codes in general are something they should accept.

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