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Closed Society: May ‎‏11‏‎, 2012‎

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The municipal youth council of Kfar Saba cancelled a program of girls’ singing on the “Youth Movement Day” under pressure from the religious youth movement Bnei Akiva

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May 11th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Closed Society: 17 February, 2011

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Rabbi Shlomo Aviner attacked Bnei Akiva movement for conducting shared activities for boys and girls. In a video published on Meir Institute’s website, Aviner is saying: “A mixed youth movement is not good, and a mixed society is not good. In the Halacha it is written that you have to really and truly separate men from women”.

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February 17th, 2011 at 10:06 am

Closed Society: 13 January, 2011

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President Shimon Peres said in a speech for the opening ceremony of the 12th annual international congress of Bnei Akiva in Jerusalem that “there are Jews in the Diaspora who think that one can stay Jewish without Israel, and perhaps there are Israelis who think that one can be Israeli without being Jewish. They are both wrong: trelighere’s no Israel without Judaism, and there’s no Judaism without Israel”. He added: “Being Jewish today means being a person of faith”.

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January 13th, 2011 at 4:46 pm