Jewish Hasidic sect in UK ‘ban’ women from driving
May 29, London: Leaders of an Orthodox Jewish sect in north London’s, Stamford Hill on Friday, called for a ban on driving for women.
According to reports Rabbis from the Belz Hasidic sect in Stamford Hill, have reportedly written a letter to the community asking for the ban because they believe that women driving cars goes against the traditional rules of modesty of hasidic institutions.,
A report by the Jewish Chronicle stated that the letter, which was signed by Belz educational leaders and endorsed by rabbis, also said women could be banned from their schools if their mothers drove them from August onwards.
Residents of The Stamford Hill is predominately Hasidic Jewish and only New York is believed to have a larger community of Hasidic Jews outside of Israel.
The Oslo Times and Agencies