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Old 04-09-2006, 09:29 PM   #71
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Re: Religious Restrictions on Training

I find it fairly disturbing that this man is being called intolerant because he doesn't touch women. I know many orthodox Jews, and according to what they have told me, not touching someone of the opposite gender has nothing to do with treating them as someone lesser. It's because they are not your spouse/child, and so you are respecting them by not touching them. It goes both ways, too- Women don't touch men, as well as men don't touch women.

If class size is a problem, and he would have to work with a woman, that is a good reason to advise him to join a different dojo. If not, I don't see what the problem is. He can train like everyone else, except he will only train with men.
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