Public Expressions of Religious Freedom: Should There Be Limits?

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    Several ultra-Orthodox Jewish men reportedly refused to sit in their assigned seats because those seats were located next to seats in which women sat aboard an airplane operated by Delta Air Lines as flight 468 on Saturday, December 20, 2014 from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv — with the commotion resulting in a delay of the departure of the flight by approximately 30 minutes. Other passengers prolonged the delay by also refusing to swap seats with the men, according to this article in Hebrew by the Israel Broadcasting Authority; as well as this article written in English by Justin Jalil of The Times of Israel. An American passenger reportedly finally resolved the dispute by offering to change seats. Physical contact between men and women is forbidden in ultra-Orthodox Judaism — unless... The post Public Expressions of Religious Freedom: Should There Be Limits? appeared first on The Gate.

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