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    • Hannah
    • 06.05.13 | 03:52 (IDT)

    No, it's not simply a matter of who is uncomfortable. It's a question of law in a democracy. Of course Orthodox synagogue is free to say women have to sit in the back, can't lead a service, can't wear pants or tallit. The real issue is public spaces and public services, which are used by people of all religions, including secular Jews. if someone who's Orthodox doesn't want to go to a movie on Shabbat, let him stay home. Don't impose his will on others in a public space. The Kotel is not a synagogue. It is a public space in a democracy.

    from the article: In order to live together, both religious and secular Jews need to accept discomfort
    First published 19:03 05.05.13 | Last updated 19:03 05.05.13
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