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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


"Here, come and get to know this new segregated beach. This happened oh so spontaneously – and for men only." [1]

– Liron Nagler-Cohen

[Selected Comments]:
– "Come on girls, this is the time to walk the dog in your swimsuit and take a dip in the spring at Lifta [2] – we'll see if any men will stay…"
– " Going in your bikini might have an immediate effect however it won't have far-reaching consequences in future".
0202 Editor's notes:
[1] With the expansion of the city, the springs of Lifta have become accessible to many more hikers, as well as those seeking ritual purification. Secular communities over the last few weeks have protested the Haredi men who have increasingly used the springs as ritual baths, with the main problem that the men say they cannot immerse in places where women are present.
[2] Lifta is a nature reserve on the outskirts of Jerusalem located on the site of a depopulated Palestinian village. The spring at Lifta is a popular summer location among Jerusalemites.

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