Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:53 PM
Scurrilous (28,117 posts)
Comic Sarah Silverman's sister detained by Israel
"Israeli police Monday detained 10 women, including the sister of American comic Sarah Silverman, as they tried to pray at a Jerusalem holy site, the head of a liberal Jewish women's group said.
Anat Hoffman, who was among those detained, said the women were stopped because they were wearing religious garb that Orthodox Judaism reserves for men only. The incident occurred at the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites.
Silverman's sister Susan, a Jerusalem rabbi from the liberal Reform stream of Judaism, was detained along with her teenage daughter.
Sarah Silverman wrote on her Facebook page that she was "SO proud" of her sister and niece for their "civil disobedience." The original post included more explicit language typical of Silverman's humor.
The women belong to "Women of the Wall," a liberal group that goes to the Western Wall each month to worship. They conduct certain rituals, such as wearing prayer shawls and skullcaps and singing out loud, practices reserved for men under strict Orthodox interpretations of Judaism. Hoffman, who was among those detained, is chairwoman of the group."
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Comic Sarah Silverman's sister detained by Israel (Original post)
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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)
Mon Feb 11, 2013, 09:56 PM
Xipe Totec (36,374 posts)
1. You have the right to remain female, quiet, and submissive
If you give up that right, you're going to jail!
In Israel, anyway.
Is that a free country, or what?
Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)
Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:45 AM
oberliner (37,827 posts)
I am just saying that Israel is, relatively speaking, filled with a pretty sizable percentage of feminist (men and) women.
Among the ultra orthodox, however, sexist behavior abounds.
Kind of like New York.