Daniel Seaman and Daniela Traub talk about women’s lack of participation in Orthodox ceremonies, and religious preferences among secular Israelis.
Reflecting on a photo from Daniel’s son’s bar mitzvah, they say that a woman can carry a child in her womb for nine months, but not share in the honor of his entering manhood. This leads them to a broader discussion about why women are excluded from traditional religious ceremonies. Then they move on to compare secular and religious lifestyles in Israel. Why do most secular Israelis attend what would be considered abroad an Orthodox synagogue. They also describe how “traditional” Israelis observe Shabbat. listen now