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Growing Gender Segregation Among Israeli Haredim Seen As Repressing Women
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JERUSALEM (JTA) On the No. 3 bus line in Jerusalem, women passengers pay their fare and walk directly to the back to find a seat.

Men, most of them haredi Orthodox with long sidecurls that brush the shoulders of their black wool suits, sit in the front section. Behind them, following a space of about two feet separated by the rear doors of the bus, sit the women and girls.

The Arab driver tersely explains protocol as he begins his route through a string of largely religious neighborhoods toward the Western Wall in Jerusalems Old City.

This is a mehadrin bus, he says, using the term for strictly kosher. Women sit in the back.

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