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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #90 on: January 01, 2018, 02:51:51 PM »
Recently Ger and Bobov in Brooklyn have held asifos to institute new rules and regulations. Most pertain to Women. The people that created the rules and regulations have women on their mind all day. Just so very interesting...
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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #91 on: January 01, 2018, 02:52:45 PM »
This has nothing to do with it. If my sons 5th grade rebbe came riding in on a bike I would think he was a nebach.


 Their excuse was that he looks "too cool". 
Either way.

 He had to find other forms of exercise.
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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #92 on: January 01, 2018, 02:53:26 PM »
Maybe I should stop with my extreme views if I want to sell another voucher on this forum :)
 

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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #93 on: January 01, 2018, 02:53:52 PM »
Nobody will say that you canít go to a doctor. In the ultimate world of tzinus woman should not leave their home unless they must. Obviously thatís too hard to enforce such rules in any community so they made a black and white rule no driving.
 Iím not saying that I agree to this and I deff donít practice it but it makes sense.
Makes sense that they created this rule to try to get women to stay home?

Does make sense.
It's a great way to take away a nice amount of their independence. 
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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #94 on: January 01, 2018, 02:53:59 PM »
Maybe I should stop with my extreme views if I want to sell another voucher on this forum :)
 

Again, how does it make sense that a woman can take her kids to the park so long as she walks or takes a cab, but not if she drives?

...or are you saying women can't go to the park either?  :-\
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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #95 on: January 01, 2018, 02:55:28 PM »


 Their excuse was that he looks "too cool". 
Either way.

 He had to find other forms of exercise.
Pls no way he looked ďto coolĒ. I think u can agree that a rebbe has to be someone to look up to. He canít be wearing stained tie and ripped suit either.

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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #96 on: January 01, 2018, 02:55:47 PM »
Again, how does it make sense that a woman can take her kids to the park so long as she walks or takes a cab, but not if she drives?

...or are you saying women can't go to the park either?  :-\
There are rules and regulations that you cannot fathom.
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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #97 on: January 01, 2018, 02:56:23 PM »
Nobody will say that you canít go to a doctor. In the ultimate world of tzinus woman should not leave their home unless they must. Obviously thatís too hard to enforce such rules in any community so they made a black and white rule no driving.
 Iím not saying that I agree to this and I deff donít practice it but it makes sense i hear where they are coming from
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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #98 on: January 01, 2018, 02:57:17 PM »
i dont know the gemara off hand but thats definitely the way the gemara uses it
Getting closer. Anyone with an actual source?
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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #99 on: January 01, 2018, 02:58:50 PM »
Pls no way he looked ďto coolĒ. I think u can agree that a rebbe has to be someone to look up to. He canít be wearing stained tie and ripped suit either.
He's a younger cool kind of guy. So I believe it. He was too out in the open.

And at least in Israel many many of the Chassidish Rabeeim I saw looked like no one ever taught them how to get dressed and far from what I consider to be meinchlicht.

The idea to look proper is one thing. How riding a bike became to be seen as improper is where the problem is.
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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #100 on: January 01, 2018, 03:00:46 PM »


Again, how does it make sense that a woman can take her kids to the park so long as she walks or takes a cab, but not if she drives?

...or are you saying women can't go to the park either?  :-\



My understanding is that the perception is that a women that drives becomes a different women.


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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #101 on: January 01, 2018, 03:04:11 PM »
Members have messaged me that they have what to say on these topics, but are scared to comment in case others know who they are and wouldn't like what they are reading.

I'd assume that applies here as well.
People from those communities trying to defend it or the reverse ?
Cause we could speculate till eternity without knowing what weíre talking about.

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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #102 on: January 01, 2018, 03:05:01 PM »
There are rules and regulations that you cannot fathom.

While many rules may be over the top, and the "system" has it's share of problems, a person needs to be with a community that he at least agrees with the basics.

I believe that there are too many rules period. And that the focus has become rules instead of how can we better ourselves and our children as hashem wants from us.

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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #103 on: January 01, 2018, 03:05:18 PM »
People from those communities trying to defend it or the reverse ?
Cause we could speculate till eternity without knowing what weíre talking about.
People that don't like the restrictions but are scared to speak out due to schools, shiduchim, etc.
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Re: Why do some Jewish communities prohibit women from driving?
« Reply #104 on: January 01, 2018, 03:05:34 PM »
It is a conspiracy between the taxi companies and the grocery stores with delivery.