28 2014

BCJS: Anat Hoffman

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Lehigh University, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center 420 East Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-758-4869 inber@lehigh.edu

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In recent years Israel has been dealing with demands for more modesty in the public sphere in order to adjust to religious standards. This has resulted in segregation between men and women in public transportation, the exclusion of women in public ceremonies and events, discrimination of girls wishing to have a Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall and the silencing of women singers on religious radio and in army ceremonies. This presentation follows some of the landmark victories over segregation and exclusion and looks at the remaining challenges in this area. Free Admission and Open to the Public