Rabbi Seeks to Ban Women From Israeli Radio

Rabbi Simha Meron, who was recently appointed to the plenum of the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, is seeking to ban women from religiously oriented television programs to conform with the halachic (legal) stricture against men listening to women singing.

Rabbi Meron, legal advisor to the Shas party, is the first Haredi representative to the broadcasting authority. He said that he did not know how much influence he would have in his new position, but he will try to pressure the various bodies within the authority to give more consideration to programs projecting Jewish “traditional and cultural values.”