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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:45 PM

Nat'l religious rabbi: Women shouldn’t be MKs

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner says in lecture that women involved in politics is not modest, later says comments were taken out of context.

By JEREMY SHARON
10/24/2012 18:31

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, a leading figure in the national-religious community, said in conversation with his students this week that women should not stand for election to the Knesset.

“It is forbidden for a woman to serve as member of Knesset, it’s not modest,” the rabbi said. “Public exposure contradicts the Jewish principle that ‘all the glory of the daughter of a king is internal’,” Aviner added in comments first published on the Kipa website.

The rabbi subsequently stated in a letter to Likud MK Tzipi Hotovelly that his comments were taken out of context.

“For sure, the Torah ideal is that women should not be involved in politics, but clearly, if there will be women in the Knesset anyway, then certainly one should vote for those women that will bring the most blessing to the nation,” wrote Aviner.

http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=289132

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Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:49 PM

1. Theocracy or Democracy? You decide

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Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:50 PM

2. Hi Rabbi Aviner - here's two words for you for the future.

 

SHUT UP.

Fucking moronic right-wing rabbi who just want to piss all over women's rights.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:51 PM

3. These extremist men don't think women

should be allowed to sit in the front of the bus. What a surprise. Not.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:01 PM

4. Israel is really needing to deal with some of the theocratic issues that are arising,

particularly as they pertain to women.

This guy is not helping.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:46 PM

5. all the glory of the daughter of the king is internal

That curious statement is an eccentric interpretation of what most call the 45th Psalm.

It is often used to encourage domesticity among women.

Especially by atheists, of course.

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