Hebrew for "a partition
", a mechitza is a typical component of the layout of any Orthodox Jewish synogogue
, serving to separate women from men, in order that the men not be turned on
by the women when they're supposed to be thinking about God
ic and post-Talmudic law
stipulates the specifics of a kosher
mechitza, such as its height, opacity, etc. A mechitza can take the form of a portable screen, a permanent wall, or, when the women are seating in a balcony, a railing. Or the women can be seated in a balcony and behind a wall. That is made of concrete
I shit thee not.