rabbi bans women from local election
26-May-2010 (2 comments)

Rabbi Elyakim Levanon of the Elon Moreh settlement, near Nablus, said women lacked the authority to stand for the post of local secretary.

He wrote in a community newspaper that women must only be heard through their husbands.

No women have registered for the election due to be held later on Wednesday, Israeli media reported.

The rabbi made his comments in the community's newspaper after an unidentified young woman wrote to him asking if she could run for the position of community secretary, the Israeli news website Ynet News said.


Root of the problem

by divaneh on

It seems like we are not the only misfortunate people suffering in the hand of religious idiocy.



Yes, this particular issue is "multi rooted"

by Q on

Unfortunately, the media is interested in just one of its roots, and it's not the one you highlight here. That is not just idiocy, which can be blamed on ignorance, but intentional and malicious opportunism.