Disneyland is all about the rides. From the thrill of Space Mountain to the nostalgia we feel riding It’s a Small World. Like in Disneyland, Israel is also full of wild rides. For the past two years the wild ride IRAC has been monitoring are Israel’s segregated buses lines. We are starting to see results, but there is still more to do.
I remember one time on a Freedom Ride when an ultra-orthodox woman sat next to me, and thanked me for giving her the courage to sit up front. We had another testimony from an ultra-orthodox woman telling us that she is thankful that the reform movement is fighting for her dignity. She says without us there would be nobody to give her a voice. You can read her entire story in our booklet Women Talking about Segregation in Israel.
The summer months see the number of visitors to Israel skyrocket, and I know that many of you are even planning trips to Israel. Whether it is with a group or on your own, please consider becoming one of our Freedom Riders.