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Jerusalem Locals Clash Over Gender Segregation (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 12/14/2011 at 12:11 PM

Categories: Culture, Religion, Israel

Activists say gender segregation in Jerusalem is on the rise, in spite of efforts to combat it by the courts, government, and more liberal elements. Despite an Israeli court ruling outlawing enforced segregation on buses, voluntary segregation is still permitted, and often performed on public transportation. During Sukkot, temporary barriers were erected to divide the streets into gendered corridors even though they had been outlawed in previous years. With the blessing of their rabbis, male soldiers have walked …More