Shaked: Women can do anything, including lead a country

Former Justice Minister respectfully tells rabbi off, says 'women can do anything.'

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Ayelet Shaked
Ayelet Shaked
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Former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked on Friday morning responded to Rabbi Shlomo Aviner's comments that women should not serve as national leaders.

"A woman can do everything: hike, be a mother, head a political party, be a mayor, be a CEO of a company, and lead a country," Shaked tweeted, adding, "Shabbat shalom from the Canadian Rockies."

On Thursday, former Education Minister Naftali Bennett (New Right) slammed Rabbi Aviner's comments, saying: "If anyone was wondering why we need the New Right - this is the answer."

"These comments represent a tiny portion of the Religious Zionists and they cause a desecration of G-d's Name. Women's place in politics and in every area of society is not in doubt."

Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz, who chairs the United Right party, told Reshet Bet: "I appreciate and greatly respect him. Women have a place in the Jewish Home, and they have a place in public activities."