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.
TAGGED: religious freedom, Women