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  Av 23, 5780 , 13/08/20

Orthodox women complain: 'We need another beach in Ashdod'

The city of Ashdod has nine bathing areas and only one of them has separate sections for men and women, despite the fact that 25% of the residents of Ashdod are religious and many Orthodox men and women from all over Israel, especially Jerusalem, come there to use the beach.

"We need another beach," a woman bather told Arutz Sheva in an interview today. "My biggest worry when swimming is not that I'll be carried away by a wave but that I will be kicked by another swimmer because of the overcrowded conditions."

Most Orthodox men and women do not visit beaches frequented by both sexes due to the laws of tzniut (modesty) but require separate bathing areas.

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