This is a sequel to the last post.
I didn’t take his bait. He wanted me to look at 1 Timothy 2:12: I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.
July 2009, this article appeared in the Jerusalem Post newspaper. I don’ t know who wrote it. This is what being silent meant to Middle Eastern women and still does with Orthodox Jews.
A former chief rabbi has called on religious IDF soldiers to choose imprisonment over hearing a woman singing during military events and ceremonies, an Israeli paper revealed on Tuesday.
The dominant national-religious rabbi said that he was asked by soldiers what they should to do when their commanders order them to stay at an event in which a woman was singing. Orthodox Jewish law prohibits men from hearing a woman sing on modesty grounds.
“I told them – what should you do? The Talmud tells you… It is better you go to jail, disregard your commander and don’t hear the voice of a woman singing,” the rabbi said in a recorded sermon broadcast Monday night.
IDF’s Chief of Staff’s Office recently issued a prohibition on observant soldiers walking out of military assemblies to avoid hearing women singing. The Chief education officer said that incidents of religious soldiers walking out of ceremonies to avoid the religious transgression were a “worrisome phenomenon,” as they were liable to weaken group cohesion.
Do complementarians want us to go all the way back to this?
How far back would Paige Patterson or Al Mohler, or Wayne Grudem, or John Piper be willing to go?