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Several years ago the National Council of Young Israel made news when a story came out that they banned women from being the president of a shul. (See here and here for details.) My question is:

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I feel like this has been covered already,the Rambam in Hilchos Melachim writes that they are not permitted –  sam Apr 25 at 1:47
    
אין מעמידין אשה במלכות שנאמר עליך מלך ולא מלכה וכן כל משימות שבישראל אין ממנים בהם אלא איש –  sam Apr 25 at 1:55
    
Concerning becoming president of Israel see Igros Moshe YD 2:45 hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14676&st=&pgnum=59 –  sam Apr 25 at 2:06
    
@sam - does that apply to a democracy? –  Shmuel Apr 25 at 2:09
    
There are religious women in Knesset. Though actually, i'm not so sure about using the plural here. The only one i can think of right now is Orit Struk (Bayit Yehudi). –  Scimonster Apr 25 at 5:08

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