A while back The Middle kicked off a series of posts on the issue of Kol Isha in Israel with a suggestion. Well the women of Efrat have apparently come up with their own solution.

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Rav Shmuel is a Rabbi who hangs out in Greenwich Village and plays original compositions on his guitar and ukulele. On the rare occasions when he is not posting artistically rendered photographs on Instagram he can be found posting random videos to Facebook. A few times a year someone holds a gun to his head and says "blog!" So he does.


  • My “suggestion” has apparently pissed off numerous people. Therefore, it is clearly superior to anything else that has come along. 😉

    By the way, I spoke to a young married couple about this and the woman said that my suggestion was offensive and wrong. Instead, she suggested that men would drop the whole Kol Isha thing if wives as a community withheld sex from their husbands until they did what the women wanted.

  • Hmmm. It seems to me there was a humorous Greek story about the women of a town withholding sex from the men in order to influence them while trying to stop a senseless war. . .