Israel's Religious Gender Segregation Wars Find New Battleground

Ministry decision to let women use bridge at Lag Ba'omer pilgrimage site inflames Haredim. Center for Women’s Justice hails victory after four-year battle to make pathway leading to Shimon Bar Yochai’s tomb open to all.

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Move over, Western Wall. The primary battleground in Israel’s religious gender segregation wars is a bridge to the popular pilgrimage site during this week’s Lag Ba’omer holiday.