[ Hadarat Nashim - The Exclusion of Women + Hebrew in the XXIth century ]


Hadarat Nashim: The Exclusion of Women


Gabriel Birenbaum is a senior researcher at the Academy of the Hebrew Language. (Photo: Daniel Estrin)
Gabriel Birenbaum is a senior researcher at the Academy of the Hebrew Language. (Photo: Daniel Estrin)
A Hebrew expression that describes “the exclusion of women”, is a phrase that few Israelis would have heard a few months ago.
Now, it’s become a household expression after Orthodox Jewish soldiers refused to attend an events that involved women.
Daniel Estrin reports that the phrase has also been used to segregate the men from the women.

PRI's The World

Two subjects are treated in this article: the exclusion of women in Israel, but also the need for and the invention of new words, like 'hadarat nashim',  in the revived ancient language of Hebrew.

note to myself: to explore further - the power of language, what and how to communicate, and 'see'...

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