Thursday, December 03, 2015

Did Charedi Leadership Let the Cat Out of the Bag?


As reported on Kikar Shabbos, during the emergency meeting which took place this week concerning women obtaining degrees, Rabbi Dovid Cohen, Dean of Chevron yeshiva said the following: 

חבר מועצת גדולי התורה הגאון רבי דוד כהן ראש ישיבת חברון אמר בכינוס כי "כשהאשה לומדת במוסדות כאלו הבעל" נהיה איזה אפעס אברך כולל והיא נהיית ה'חשוב', היא נהיית המובילה. היא התוארים, היא האקדמיה. כל הצורה של הבית משתנה".

Member of the Council of Torah Sages the Gaon Rabbi David Cohen, Rosh Yeshiva of Chevron told the conference that "when woman study in these institutions [academic], their husband became just another kollel guy* and she becomes the 'prestigious one', she becomes the leader, she gets the titles, she is thescholar,, the whole image/makeup of the house changes". 
(*my contextual translation) 

Was it ever really in the bag?

Fred MacDowell pointed out on FB: "That implies that the secular dudes who go to college are the "chashuv" ones more than the kollel guys" ....... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It is also interesting to note how far off the radar Israeli Charedi leadership is from American Charedim. Here there is a debate now about women studying rabbinic beyond any academic pursuits, In Israel the fight is about women studying anything beyond culinary pursuits.

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