Rabbi: Women Mustn’t Run for Knesset

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Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, one of the most senior Religious Zionism leaders, has ruled that women must not run for Knesset according to Jewish Law, as it is “immodest.”

He added that women’s right to vote should also be banned, but that nowadays that could be overlooked.

“A woman must not serve as a Knesset member. It’s immodest,” the rabbi, head of the Ateret Yerushalayim Yeshiva, told his students during a lesson. “Exposure in public is against the Jewish perception of ‘All glorious is the princess within her chamber (Psalms 45:13).’”

Rabbi Aviner is considered one of the leaders of Religious Zionism’s conservative approach in, especially when it comes to women’s status in society. His remarks were published by the Kipa website.

In his lesson, the rabbi tried to base his ruling on the answers given by Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, one of the forefathers of Religious Zionism.

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