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AFT President Randi Weingarten Faces Criticism Over Questions Regarding Women at All-Male Jewish Prayer Service

Explore the recent social media controversy surrounding AFT President Randi Weingarten's inquiry about the absence of women at an all-male Jewish prayer service. Discover the reactions, context, and the broader discussion on education, homeschooling, and religious practices.

Social Media Erupts as AFT President’s Comments Ignite Debate on Religious Practices

Written & Drafted By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 15-November-2023, 01:50 PM EST.

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten has come under scrutiny for questioning the absence of women during an all-male Jewish prayer service. Weingarten, known for her advocacy in the education sector, made these comments in a post referencing a video by Jewish conservative commentator Mark Levin capturing the minyan outside the White House.

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, responds in front of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2023. (REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz)

In her post, Weingarten inquired about the whereabouts of women during the religious observance, prompting reactions from Levin and a community note from X. The note explained the longstanding tradition of gender-separated prayers among Orthodox Jews, highlighting that women were on the other side, not visible from the recording in the ‘men’s section.’

Levin responded sharply, criticizing Weingarten’s understanding of the situation and urging her to refrain from commenting on the matter.

Randi Weingarten, President American Federation of Teachers
Randi Weingarten received more attention than expected after she shared an article about the increasing trend of homeschooling in America on social media last Sunday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
 

Social Media Backlash

Weingarten’s post ignited a flurry of responses from social media users. Some questioned the seriousness of her inquiry, with Manhattan Institute director Ilya Shapiro jokingly suggesting it could be a satire account. Political commentator Chad Felix Greene speculated that the intention was to shame the pro-Israel event, given Weingarten’s progressive stance and her wife’s role as an LGBT-focused rabbi.

Previous Controversies

This incident follows another online blow-up earlier in the week when Weingarten shared an article on the rise of homeschooling. While the article focused on various factors contributing to the trend, some social media users blamed Weingarten and the AFT’s educational agenda for the increase.

AFT’s Response

As of now, the AFT has not provided a response to Fox News Digital’s request for comment on the recent controversy.

Randi Weingarten finds herself in the midst of online criticism for questioning the absence of women at an all-male Jewish prayer service. This incident, along with a recent controversy regarding homeschooling, underscores the challenges faced by public figures in navigating sensitive topics, especially on social media platforms.

Source : Fox News 


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Disclaimer:- This news article was written by the help of syndicated feed, Some of the content and drafting are made by the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) ChatGPT.

About the authorShafeek Ahmad is a freelance writer passionate about business and entrepreneurship. He covers a wide range of topics related to the corporate world and startups. You can find more of his work on Howtobeaspoonie.com.

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    Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.

Shafeek Ahmad
Shafeek Ahmadhttps://howtobeaspoonie.com
Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.
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