JERUSALEM -- In the three
months since the Israeli Health Ministry awarded a prize to a
pediatrics professor for her book on hereditary diseases common to Jews,
her experience at the awards ceremony has become a rallying cry.
The professor, Channa
Maayan, knew that the acting health minister, who is ultra-Orthodox, and
other religious people would be in attendance. So she wore a
long-sleeve top and a long skirt. But that was hardly enough.
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