Streisand Slams Israel’s Ultra Orthodox

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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.


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.“

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