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    • Janice
    • 02.10.07 | 23:59 (IST)

    Several years ago I attended a Bar Mitzvah at an Orthodox temple where men and women were segregated from each other. The mother of the Bar Mitzvah boy was not even permitted to stand at the Bimah with her son. WHile waiting for the ceremony to begin I perused the Hebrew bible tucked into the seat. There I read the following words: "Thank G-d I was not born a woman. Thank G-d I was not born a gentile. I was appalled. Are you?

    from the article: Ultra-Orthodox school bars girl over her 'mother's immodesty'
    First published 00:00 02.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.10.07
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