Saudi Arabia Orders Walmart to Build 'Mechitzeh'

By Chana Ya'ar

Posted on 03/08/13 | News Source Arutz Sheva |

In Saudi Arabia, Walmart stores have been ordered to build a gender separation wall -- actually a mechitzeh – to divide men and women in the workplace.

The idea is an ancient one, dating back far beyond Islam to Biblical times when G-d first Commanded the People of Israel to form a quorum for certain prayers solely from a group of ten adult males. 

The new rule, issued by Labor Minister Adel Faqih, was confirmed by Abdullatif al-Sheikh, head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the Al Arabiya news network reported.


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Photo Caption: Walmart at the NYSE (Reuters)

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