When Orthodox Jews organized a concert with one of their best-known singers to be held in a public park in the norther town of Afula, it sparked a domino-effect of reactions that produced another “only in Israel” moment.
The Orthodox performer insisted that the concert be held according to strict religious requirements separating men from women in the audience. So, a secular Women’s Rights Lobby appealed to the District Court in nearby Nazareth (a mixed Arab and Jewish town), where the Jewish judge ruled that segregating men from women at a concert in a public park is against state laws protecting equality.
In response, the...
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