No winners as Egged bares its buses in Jerusalem
In the Haredi uproar over images of females in the public sphere, and in an attempt to please everyone – Haredi and non-Haredi alike – bus company Egged has decided to cease all advertising on all its Jerusalem buses. But does that mean nobody wins?
Sarit Zussman never planned to have her photograph taken for a billboard. The 36-year-old Jerusalemite and mother of three, who works in education, describes herself as “a religiously observant woman.” But over the past several months, as Jerusalem has become deeply embroiled in a religious versus secular debate on the place of women in the public sphere, she decided it was time to take a sort of stand.