The complex changed its rules in 2016, to accommodate the religious laws of modesty upheld by the Orthodox Jewish residents.
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Following the delay of several El Al flights after haredi Orthodox men refused to sit next to women, a New York rabbi and attorney claims that some of the airline’s policies may violate U.S. law.
Israel’s national airline has long had to contend with ultra-Orthodox Jews insisting on gender separation. Recent incidents have prompted calls for El Al to resolve the issue.
A ‘men’s only’ bomb shelter in the Israeli town of Ashdod refused to admit a female Knesset aide. She went instead to a women’s shelter — but it offered no protection against rockets.
Kiryas Joel in upstate New York agreed to halt gender segregation at a public park in the Hasidic village.
A rabbi at Ben Gurion University said that women should not recite the blessing over the Hanukkah candles. Female students fought back.
The last thing that Rachel Rosenfeld expected when she arrived in Israel four weeks ago was to find herself at the center of an uproar around gender segregation on public transportation that would cause ultra-Orthodox protesters to smash bus windows in angry protests.
Ultra-Orthodox protesters attacked and damaged three buses in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Shemesh on Wednesday, after a female traveling on one of the buses refused a Haredi passenger’s order to move to the back and sit separately from the men.
For Hebrew U. faculty, a plan for gender-segregated classes represented a blatant affront to women’s rights and equality in higher academia. But for Debora Spar, the top administrator at all-women’s Barnard College, the issue is more nuanced.