Top Israeli rabbi: Gender segregated buses go against Jewish Law

29.12.2011                      03.Tewet. 5772

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Top Israeli rabbi: Gender segregated buses go against Jewish Law

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed says gender segregation on public buses hurts the 'proper family order', notes gender segregation is appropriate only during when performing 'public acts'.

A leading Israeli rabbi condemned gender segregation on public buses Tuesday, saying that such policies “destroy the foundations of the Torah”.
In his weekly column for the religious newspaper B’Sheva, Rabbi Eliezer Melamed said that Jewish law makes a clear distinction between “what is required and what is optional”, and that gender segregation on public buses hurts the “proper family order”….