Israel High Court upholds ban on Sukkot gender segregation in Jerusalem

17.10.2011                      19.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 3

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Israel High Court upholds ban on Sukkot gender segregation in Jerusalem

Police permitted ultra-Orthodox community to erect 26-meter long barrier in Mea She'arim, in what High Court says will be last time practice is approved.

The High Court of Justice upheld a ban on gender segregation in Jerusalem’s Mea She’arim neighborhood on Sunday. 
During this year’s Sukkot celebrations, police gave ultra-Orthodox leaders of Mea She'arim's Toldos Aharon community permission to erect a barrier dividing the street by gender, despite the fact that, last year, the High Court ordered community leaders to revoke the segregation they imposed on women on Sukkot….