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        7/7/2009, Tammuz 15, 5769

      Rabbi Eliyahu: Better Jail Than Hearing a Woman Sing


      Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu gave a lecture Monday night in which he said it is better for soldiers to go to jail than to remain in a performance where woman are singing. The IDF recently ruled that religious soldiers will not be excused from such performances. According to religious law, a man may not hear a woman sing.

      Rabbi Eliyahu, a widely-followed religious leader, also said that men and woman should sit separately at weddings. In addition, he said that a man should not send greetings to a woman, but should rather say, “My wife sends regards to your wife.”