Extreme Segregation at College Cafeteria

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Students at the Haredi College of Jerusalem were surprised recently to see a tall screen separating between men and women at the institution’s public cafeteria, in addition to the gender segregation in classrooms.

The students expressed their wonder over the complete separation, as the college is headed by Rabbanit Adina Bar-Shalom, the daughter of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who is considered a relatively feminist person in the ultra-Orthodox sector.

One of the students says secular students and students from the haredi branch of the Ono Academic College eat at the same cafeteria as well.

According to one of the cafeteria workers, the separation demand came from the Haredi College. “As a non-haredi person, I understand this request. The haredim are strict about the separation issue and have asked us to apply it here too.”

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