© Keith Bedford / Reuters
According to a document, obtained by 'The Independent,' conservative Jewish Rabbis are banning women from obtaining college degrees because “It is very dangerous.”
The decree warns:
“It has lately become the new trend that girls and married women are pursuing degrees in special education. Some attend classes and others online. And so we’d like to let their parents know that it is against the Torah."
“We will be very strict about this. No girls attending our school are allowed to study and get a degree. It is dangerous. Girls who will not abide will be forced to leave our school. Also, we will not give any jobs or teaching position in the school to girls who’ve been to college or have a degree.
“We have to keep our school safe and we can’t allow any secular influences in our holy environment. It is against the base upon which our Mosed was built.”
This is taking place in the same community (the Satmar sect), by the way, where women and girls are told that they can’t drive (Satmar was founded in 1905 by Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum, in city of Satu More, Transylvania/Romania).
israel is a highly developed country, where women and men have equal rights in law. The majority of the population is democratic. But some religious organizations want to have their own 'laws.' They often oppress women and LGBT people.
Ultra-Orthodox rabbis ban women from going to university https://t.co/KbXLiy1XxC— The Independent (@Independent) August 23, 2016