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Orthodox Jews refuse to sit next to women on a plane

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SnarkShark, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member


    "Yet again, the takeoff of a flight from New York to Israel was delayed because haredi (ultra-Orthodox) male Jewish passengers refused to sit next to women because their faith forbids it. The Dec. 20 El Al flight’s takeoff was delayed for 30 minutes when haredi men balked at sitting between two women, and other passengers refused to accommodate them in protest until one passenger finally relented.

    In October, a Delta flight was delayed after haredim refused to sit with members of the opposite sex, resulting in the plane arriving an hour late. In September, a group of haredim turned another El Al flight into a nightmare when they stood in the aisles rather than sit next to members of the opposite sex."

    If you want the modern convenience of air travel, you have to live in the modern world, where refusing to sit next to a woman is inexcusable.
  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Or buy the seat next to you, too.
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    These guys should have been given the option of sitting in their assigned seats or being removed from the plane immediately. No way they should have been allowed to hold up the flight with this nonsense.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Vombatus and SnarkShark like this.
  6. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    This was essentially my original idea for the headline to this thread, but I figured it would get nixed.
  7. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Teaching at a very internationally diverse institution, I've run up (tangentially) on the occasional thing like this. For example, there was the Muslim PhD student who was horrified that he might have to answer to a woman faculty member (who just so happened to be an absolute bad-ass in his chosen discipline). Then there's the occasional Indian student who refuses to play nicely with other Indian students of so-called "lower" castes. I often wonder just what in the hell they were thinking before they came here.
  8. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Love these threads. Always illuminating to see the intolerance, bigotry, narrow-mindedness and outright hatred spewed by the members of SJ.com.
  9. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    You got a problem? Call it out instead of being passive aggressive.
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Let us put this more nicely. Goalmouth, please explain to us in what way you think members of SJ.com displayed intolerance, bigotry, narrow-mindedness and outright hatred so all of us may better understand your point and perhaps some of those you disagree with may clarify the points with which you are taking issue. Thank you.
    SnarkShark likes this.
  11. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    WTF? Where are you seeing bigotry and "outright hatred" in this thread?
  12. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Goalmouth must be one of THEM!

    (Whoever THEM are. I'm not taking sides.)
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