But in Israel, it has become more and more common for Shomer Shabbat, strictly Sabbath observing people to have the sort of jobs one wouldn't dare to attempt even a decade or so ago. Maybe all over the world, feminists are admitting that women can't do everything without something cracking, but here in Israel it's more and more common to see kippot of all sizes on men in positions that once seemed impossible if you didn't want to compromise your observance. In the IDF there are a number of female officers in skirts and "kissu'i rosh," covered hair--meaning they are married and Torah observant.
The prime ministerial motorcade in
New York’s JFK airport
photo credit: Raphael Ahren/Times of Israel
IMHO, that's a nice way to start the new year, 5773. Let's just look for some good stories, not bad ones, ok?