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Nordau Beach Nordau Beach- the gender-segregated beach of Tel Aviv. rating : 4 4 0 out of 5 / 6 votes

The Nordau Beach was created in response to the needs of the religious community. In Judaism, women and men cannot go to a mixed beach where men and women mingle due to modesty reasons. However, there is no problem with men and women enjoying all that the beach has to offer with people of the same gender.
Therefore the Nordau Beach is surrounded by high walls that separate it from the neighboring Hilton and Sheraton Beaches, ensuring that people of the opposite gender will not be able to see whoever is visiting the beach. In addition, there are separate visiting days for men and women. Women visit the beach on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and men visit on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The beach is not open on Saturday because religious people cannot visit the beach on Saturday, the Sabbath day in Judaism, due to Jewish law.
In addition to religious women who come to enjoy the beach in an environment that meets religious standards, it isn’t unusual for non-religious women to come to on women's days in order to enjoy the beach without wandering male eyes. There are sports facilities, children's games and deck chairs for rent, as well as a café.
 


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