“home is the natural habitat for women to express their special tendency ... not the domain of social activity. At home, without the bustle ... is where a woman can fully live her life.”
Sound like some fatwa from some Imam in Saudi Arabia? Nope. That statement came from an Austrian born Israeli ultra-orthodox Jewish Rabbi, Zvi Tau, as equally enlightened as some of his Muslim counterparts.
And education? Nah. Women don't have the same capacity as men and should therefore stay home and have babies. Lots of them, of course.
According to him, women have more emotional power, while men are more cerebral. Women, due to nature’s needs, were not meant to occupy themselves with “the depths of science and morals,” but rather with carrying, giving birth to, feeding and raising children.
Rabbi Tau added that the worldwide trend of allowing women equal education, and striving for equality, can only guarantee short-term profits. In the long run this trend “will harm the quality of life of the nation and society, since the true female character will not be realized and will be missed by the world. Society and the nation should rather be built on perfecting the special attributes imprinted in women,” according to him.
Tau explained that children born to couples including women who devote themselves to their career will be “weak and flaccid.”
When it comes to chauvinism and the abysmal treatment of women, there really is no difference between extremist Muslims and extremist Jews.