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Shaktimaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:37 AM
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13. fukin' Hasidim...
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 09:40 AM by Shaktimaan
This reminds me of the time that Hasidic newspaper pjotoshopped out hillary clinton from a photo because the newspaper's policy was to never show any depictions of women, ever. They tried to defend their actions by pulling out the old, tired "this isn't discrimination, mwn and women simply have different, distinct roles in our society" bullcrap. Yeah, "different roles"... Men can do business, go out in the world, be seen, etc. Women must stay at home and raise children, cover their hair, cover their legs and arms, etc. lest they inadvertently arouse some passer-by.

The allegations that religious Jews denigrate women or do not respect women in public office, is a malicious slander and libel. The current Secretary of State, the Honorable Hillary R. Clinton, was a Senator representing New York State with great distinction 8 years. She won overwhelming majorities in the Orthodox Jewish communities in her initial campaign in '00, and when she was re-elected in '06, because the religious community appreciated her unique capabilities and compassion to all communities. The Jewish religion does not allow for discrimination based on gender, race, etc. We respect all government officials. We even have special prayers for the welfare of our Government and the government leaders, and there is no mention of gender in such prayers.

In accord with our religious beliefs, we do not publish photos of women, which in no way relegates them to a lower status. Publishing a newspaper is a big responsibility, and our policies are guided by a Rabbinical Board. Because of laws of modesty, we are not allowed to publish pictures of women, and we regret if this gives an impression of disparaging to women, which is certainly never our intention. We apologize if this was seen as offensive.

Right... it in no way relegates them to a lower status. Women aren't allowed to become rabbis, God forbid! But they are being prevented from doing certain jobs in a GOOD way. See they were RESPECTING Hillary Clinton here by NOT showing her. Get it?


it sounds like they are turning into a country like Saudi Arabia

Believe it or not, that sentence was far and away the most retarded thing in your whole post. This discrimination is evident in a small, ultra-religious fraction of the population. Israel remains one of the most equal nations with regards to gender.
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