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If you have been following the Israeli news landscape regarding gender segregation in Israel recently, you may wish to reflect on the rabbinic law that supports such gender segregation amongst the ultra-Orthodox community.

It turns out that the rabbinic law is a recent or modern law and not from the Torah or the Talmud. It begs many questions, therefore.

Watch this blog for a reflection on this topic, and consider visiting this website for more information about the recent news development and where we go from here in terms of impacting a real religious pluralism in Israel: http://www.irac.org/

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Karen Thomashow

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