Aug 11, 2019

Court bans Afula Haredi concert from being gender-separate!

The court today ruled that the City of Afula cannot hold its event for Haredim in the municipal park with municipal funding while holding it gender-segregated. The event must be open to all equally in all parts of the area. There cannot be signs directing any gender to a specific area, and ushers cannot direct people either. People can stand where they want on their own, but there can be no directions to do so. Police will be present, if the City plans to continue holding the event, to ensure that this is adhered to.

Obviously the reactions form the Haredi  politicians to this decision have been harsh.

The only thing I don't understand is in what way is this different than the Chabad event last summer in Kikar Rabin in tel Aviv that was planned with a mechitza. The City of Tel Aviv approved it, and then when appealed, the city abcked down. It went to court and the Court upheld their right to hold the event with the mechitza, though they were told to have an area as well with no mechitza where people who were not interested in separate seating could be. Then the court even criticized City Hall for approving the event and then backing down after money was spent on planning and logistics.

So why in Tel Aviv did the Court allow the Chabad gender-separate event, but in Afula the Court forbids it? Can we please get one set of rules?




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9 comments:

  1. The Chabad event was essentially religious in nature- it included tefillot. A concert is not.

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    1. good point. I dont remember that being a factor but maybe

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  2. There is no difference. There is no law, and the courts ate making it up as they go along.

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  3. I saw gender-separated bathrooms in Tel Aviv. I was shocked. It's discrimination!!!!!

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  4. the court should ban homosexual marriage as it is gender segregation

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  5. The qusstion should be why is it the business of the courts regarding 'religious' practices? If this keeps us, their dictatorial powers can get even worse and even personal liberties can be taken away.

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    1. What the Government funds is the government's business. Private events may be segregated.

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    2. Exactly. The key point is that all these events depend on government help in some way. And once you take that, you let them dictate terms.

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    3. In case you weren't following, it was the government (ie. the City of Afula) that was sponsoring this.

      Some judge, as they often do, overstepped their boundaries and made a ruling that was not inline at all with the law.

      Don't let facts blind your hatred of the Chareidim.

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