October 27, 2011

Judge Religion by a 'Woman Metric'

Rabbi Adam Chalom, Chicago Tribune

How does a religious group treat women? The answer will tell you much about their place in the modern world.

Recent events have highlighted challenges in the most Orthodox Jewish communities – first the image of Hillary Clinton being erased from the iconic picture of her in the situation room while Osama bin Laden was being killed in a Yiddish-language Orthodox newspaper, and now a bus line in Brooklyn that makes women ride in the back of the bus. It seems that a private bus company was given the right to run along an official city line, so non-Orthodox women often find themselves on the bus, and can find it a problem.

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TAGGED: religious freedom, Women

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