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Women Fight Religious Segregation in Israel

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Published on Jan 3, 2012

Secular vs religious tensions rise as women fight segregation in Jewish Halacha law
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On New Year's Eve, thousands of Ultra Orthodox men came out in protest
of what they called religious prosecution. In recent weeks, tensions in
Israel between religious and secular Jews escalated after Israel's main
TV news, Channel 2 filed a report. It showed Ultra Orthodox men in the
city of Beit Shemesh attacking an 8-year old Orthodox girl for not dressing
modestly enough. The report sparked nation-wide outrage and brought
thousands to Beit Shemesh in protest. The Real News' Lia Tarachansky
spoke to Rabbi Uri Regev of Hiddush as well as to Member of Knesset
Tzipi Livni, the leader of the opposition and MK Sheli Yechimovitch, the
leader of the Labor Party.

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