Monday, March 4, 2013

Baby Steps

Haaretz reported today that the court ruled in favor of a single woman who in 2009 was fired from her job as a teacher in a national-religious school because she became pregnant through IVF.  During the hearings, the school argued that this teacher set a negative example to the students by representing a non-traditional family life, though the halacha and several prominent Israeli Orthodox Rabbis supported her choice.

The courageous legal decision, the first of its kind within Israel, stated that "the right to be a parent...human dignity and freedom" superseded the rights of the religious program.

Bravo!  May we continue to see acceptance of all types of families within the mosaic of Israeli society.

1 comment:

Midlife Singlemum said...

The fact that her wavering from tradition while not actually breaking any religious laws, was enough to get her fired, says it all about the problem with religious bullying in this country. On another issue - I can't believe it took from 2009 until 2013 to get a court decision - crazy!