A visitor who stopped in the Tzfas beis hachaim explains he was surprised to see the gender separation sign. This led to posting his protest on his Facebook page of “Secular Tzfat Residents” (צפתיים חילוניים) with the caption “While I am not a Tzfas resident I love the city, the view and the mountain air. In an unplanned visit to the cemetery I discovered to my surprise there is gender separation, an entrance for men and another for women. I think someone should turn to the mayor and MKs to do something”.
MyNet adds one city resident who regularly visits the kever of a loved one added “I have learned to live with this, the religious coercion. It’s awful and it must stop”.
Yuval Klil HaChoresh, who runs the Facebook page, comments “This is but another proof of the audacity of some of the chareidim in Tzfas. We must not get used to it again. I think we should and must deal with this. We will check with the relevant enforcement agencies and authorities and turn to them to take care of the matter.”
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)