I Was Behind The Mechitza

11/09/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

I was behind the mechitza. I did not like it. 

How could it possibly happen, that I, a regular shulgoer in the Orthodox world, would find myself behind the mechitza at a Shabbat service?

Jerome A. Chanes

Quotes Of The Day

"As a Jewish woman who loves life behind my mechitza and with my hair and knees covered, I wholeheartedly thank you Rabbis Strauchler and Strulowitz."

NYC May Revoke Charter Of Separate-Seating Bus Line

10/22/2011 - 20:00

New York City's Department of Transportation has threatened to revoke its contract with a bus company that makes women sit in the back.

The Private Transportation Corp. runs the public B110 bus route under a nearly 40-year-old franchise arrangement with the city. The bus runs between the heavily Orthodox Jewish-populated neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Borough Park. It does not run on the Jewish Sabbath and signs posted inside the bus ask female riders to pay the driver in the front and then board from the back door when the bus is crowded, according to the New York Times.

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