Entertainer Barbra Streisand waded into one of Israel’s touchiest issues Monday on the first major stop of her tour of the country – Jewish religious practices that separate men and women.
By MAX J. ROSENTHAL – HUFF POST Religion
Speaking at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Monday, where she received an honorary doctorate, she took aim at cases of ultra-Orthodox Jews targeting women, even as she warmly praised the country.
„I realize it’s not easy to fully grasp the dynamics of what happens in a foreign land,“ she said.
But „it’s distressing to read about women in Israel being forced to sit in the back of the bus or when we hear about `Women of the Wall‘ having metal chairs thrown at them when they attempt to peacefully and legally pray.“