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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 '14 at 1:47
אין מעמידין אשה במלכות שנאמר עליך מלך ולא מלכה וכן כל משימות שבישראל אין ממנים בהם אלא איש – sam Apr 25 '14 at 1:55
Concerning becoming president of Israel see Igros Moshe YD 2:45 – sam Apr 25 '14 at 2:06
@sam - does that apply to a democracy? – Shmuel Apr 25 '14 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 '14 at 5:08

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