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New Beach in Ashkelon Gender ‘Separate’

For many observant Jews it is pointless since men and women can see each other in the sea.

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Hareidi families may have a new option for swimming in the sea this season — but it’s questionable whether they’ll take advantage of it.

A new separate-gender beach has been created in the Mediterranean coastal city of Ashkelon, just in time for the hot summer.

But the Ashkelon city council was forced into a compromise with environmentalists who insisted that a mechitzah (divider) be installed only on land in order to avoid a risk to surfers. More divisions than not are likely to be created by the compromise that was worked out over the divider.

The beach has indeed been set up with separate areas for men and women, with a divider – but the divider ends at the shoreline.

For many observant Jews this is pointless, since men and women can still see each other once they have entered the water.

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  3. YechielBaum says:

    then they should go to a swimming pool or make separate beaches for men and for women.

  4. ZmiraCohen says:

    There is very little rational one can say to unpack the ‘problem ‘ some might encounter,according to the report on the absence of a mechitza in the sea.One can perhaps ask if the fish manage , perhaps the ‘problem ‘ is an absurdity beyond understanding!


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