West Bank rabbi hosts female musicians to protest Israeli women’s exclusion

16.12.2011                      20.Kislev. 5772

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West Bank rabbi hosts female musicians to protest Israeli women's exclusion

Rabbi Menachem Froman tells the large audience of men and women at the Tekoa synagogue, he sees humiliation and exclusion of women as 'darkness'.

Rabbi Menachem Froman of the West Bank settlement of Tekoa hosted two musicians – a man and a woman – at his class at the settlement's synagogue on Sunday, to protest the trend of excluding women from the public square. The guests played music together before a mixed audience.
Froman, who heads an Israeli-Palestinian peace organization, said this was the opening shot in his campaign to introduce the religious public to Western, secular culture. His wife was also present at the class….