Mea She’arim community to impose gender segregation during Sukkot, despite court order

11.10.2011                      13.Tischrei. 5772

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Mea She'arim community to impose gender segregation during Sukkot, despite court order

Large billboards posted throughout capital's ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods this week forbade women to enter Mea She'arim Street during the celebration.

The ultra-Orthodox community in Mea She'arim is planning to impose gender segregation in the Jerusalem neighborhood's streets on Sukkot, despite a High Court order forbidding it. Women's rights and other watchdog groups intend to fight against the segregation, which excludes women from certain streets in the neighborhood during the intermediate days of Sukkot.
Last year the court ordered the ultra-Orthodox leaders of Mea She'arim's Toldos Aharon community to revoke the segregation they imposed on women on Sukkot, after they had forbidden women to walk on certain sidewalks and streets during Sukkot's intermediate days. Thousands of people are expected to attend Simchat Beit Hashoeva (the Water Drawing Celebration ) held on Sukkot at the Toldos Aharon synagogue….