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Israel: 'Tram ticket? We don't serve women here'

Haredi woman seeking to purchase light rail ticket in one of Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods sent to stand located two blocks away. Her husband, on the other hand, receives full-service treatment
Omri Efraim Published: 08.09.11, 10:58 / Israel Jewish Scene
Jerusalem's light rail is expected to reach its final destination this month after endless delays and wide public criticism. But judging from what happened to L., an ultra-Orthodox woman, it may not serve everyone.
Last month, the 26-year-old woman took a stroll with her husband on Yaakov Meir Street in the haredi neighborhood of Geula. They spotted two stands selling light rail tickets and decided to stand in line.
L.'s husband had no problem purchasing a ticket, she says, but "when I asked them to issue a ticket for


Added: Aug-11-2011 Occurred On: Aug-11-2011
By: Catalytic
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