UK Jewish sect bans women from driving

An ultra orthodox sect in Britain have banned women from driving. Children, whose mothers drive them to their religious school will also be refused entry to the school.

UK Jewish sect bans women from driving

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Hasidic Belz sect of Britain has barred its women from driving.

A letter sent out last week by the sect’s rabbinic leaders said that allowing women to drive goes against “the traditional rules of modesty in our camp,” the Jewish Chronicle reported Thursday.

In an article in Haaretz, the letter also said that from August, any student whose mother drove them to school will also not be allowed to enter.

According to the letter, the increasing numbers of mothers who drive has led to “great resentment among parents of pupils in our institutions.”

The policy of not allowing students to come to school if their mothers drive came from the Belzer rebbe in Israel, Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach, according to the Jewish Chronicle.

Britain’s Belz community is centered in north London, where it runs a day school for boys and a second school for girls.

 

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