Haredi switching seats on El Al flights - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Elise Dee Beraru
    • 23.03.12 | 22:59 (IST)

    I need pre-boarding and an aisle seat because of my knees. I wouldn't sit in a middle or window seat unless it was an emergency and I wouldn't switch seats to convenience a haredi man's bigotry. Of course, if he opened his wallet and offered me the cash price of my ticket to switch, I might be willing to consider it, but he'd have to let me daven with them in my kippah and tallit, woman though I be. Either of those would guarantee that they leave me alone. And if El Al personnel insisted I switch seats, it would be for an aisle seat or not at all!

    from the article: Ultra-Orthodox Jews increasingly refuse to sit near women on El Al flights
    First published 01:07 23.03.12 | Last updated 01:07 23.03.12
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