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Rabbi Ben Dahan, Jewish Home: I’ve Worked Hard on Behalf of Women

"When positions opened, if there was a qualified woman for the job I was inclined to hire her."
Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan

Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan
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I hope also to work on an array of family issues. To give just one example, at the present time there are different units for women’s affairs and for children’s affairs. I would like to consolidate this into one unit. I think much more could be accomplished for the benefit of children if there were one unit with accountability.

In view of all you’ve said, why have some women’s groups complained that you are against women’s rights?

I think a lot has to do with confusion over terminology, as I explained earlier, such as when I spoke about statistics for agunot. And some things I have said were simply quoted out of context.

If one looks at my record on women’s issues, it shows how hard I’ve worked on behalf of women. During my many years as director general of the batei din I worked with all the women’s groups. And women called me from all over the world at all hours, day and night. I tried to help each one of them and never turned anyone away.

About the Author: Naomi Klass Mauer is associate publisher of The Jewish Press.


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3 Responses to “Rabbi Ben Dahan, Jewish Home: I’ve Worked Hard on Behalf of Women”

  1. Hadar Israel says:

    Leave Rav Ben Dahan alone!
    He has done A LOT for agunot and molested women!
    It's disgusting that he is attacked exactly by the party whose current boss did not even respect his own wife and publicly confessed on tv of cheating on her for years! Remember the shameful behavior by Netanyahu in 1991, at the time of the famous "hot cassette" story where David Levy made him look like the jerk he is claiming he had a cassette that did not exist, without saying with what in it, and Netanyahu, "LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!", immediately felt guilty, lost it and confessed to the whole Israeli public that he had cheated on his wife. He thought that Levy has a cassette with his "hotel" exploits… 😉

  2. Chaiya Eitan says:

    So glad I read this! The problem of these women not being given a get is a tragedy. What this man has done for these women is wonderful.

  3. D Weber Jones says:

    I am pleased to hear of someone so respected, fighting for women's rights in Israel.. after all, isn't Israel supposed to be the example for all the people, the world… Show everyone–this is the acceptable form of behavior…

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