Italy’s Torah Day excludes women, critics say

21.05.2012                      29.Ijar. 5772                    Jom Kippur Katan; Tag 44 des Omer


Italy's Torah Day excludes women, critics say

'In the 13 cities involved, the only woman who figures is someone assigned to take reservations for lunch,' says Italian Jewish scholar.

Yom HaTorah in Italy, a day devoted to group study of the Torah in 13 Jewish communities across the country, excluded women, critics complained.
Sunday's Torah Day, promoted as a milestone in Jewish learning in Italy, included lectures, discussions, study sessions led by rabbis and teachers, and post-study parties. It was organized by the education department of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities and dedicated to the memory of the noted 20th century Italian Jewish scholar Rabbi Elia Samuele Artom….