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Israeli rabbi bans girls over 5 from riding bikes

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An Ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi has introduced a new decree in one of Jerusalem’s neighborhoods that forbids all girls over the age of five from riding bicycles, claiming the activity is “provocative” and could “cause serious damage to their modesty.”

The rabbi is from Jerusalem’s Nahloat district and part of the ultra-Orthodox Haredi branch of Judaism that rejects modern secular culture. His ruling was distributed to a number of synagogues.

“We inform parents that they are obligated to forbid their daughters from age five and up from acting in this illegitimate way,” Ynet reported, citing the ban.

The rabbi said that bike seats “cause serious damage to their modesty” and the sight of girls sitting on them can be “provocative” to men.

Israel is not new to such extreme religious rulings. In December, ultra-orthodox rabbis demanded that all women avoid higher education in the city of Bnei Brak, which is located just east of Tel Aviv and known as the center of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, Yeshida World News reported. According to the decree, higher education posed a danger.

Haredi rabbis have also tried to prohibit the use of the internet and smartphones in the past.

The Haredi stance against women reached a boiling point back in 2014, when ultra-Orthodox Jews refused to be seated next to women on airplanes on religious grounds, forcing the public to petition Israel’s national airline, El Al, to “stop the bullying, intimidation and discrimination against women” on its flights.
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Published in: on June 5, 2016 at 06:28  Leave a Comment  
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God save us from religion

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Woman Forced To Move Seat On El Al Flight For Religious Man

An ultra-orthodox religious man objected to being allocated a seat next to a woman on an El Al flight.

The airline removed an 81-year-old woman passenger from her seat to make room for an ultra-orthadox Hasidic man. Renee Rabinowitz reluctantly gave up her seat so that the flight from Newark to Tel Aviv would depart on time but says she plans to sue the airline.

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Saudi Arabia sentences a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism on Twitter

The report carried in Al-Watan says the 28-year-old man admitted to being an atheist and refused to repent, saying that what he wrote reflected his own beliefs and that he had the right to express them. The report did not name the man.

It added that ‘religious police’ in charge of monitoring social networks found more than 600 tweets denying the existence of God, ridiculing the Quranic verses, accusing all prophets of lies and saying their teaching fuelled hostilities. The court also fined him 20,000 riyals – or, just short of £4,000

In 2014 the oil-rich kingdom, under the late Saudi King Abdullah, introduced a series of new laws which defined atheists as terrorists, according to a report released from Human Rights Watch.

Read more at www.independent.co.uk

Published in: on February 28, 2016 at 14:43  Leave a Comment  
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