A woman's father passes away. At the funeral, she approaches the microphone to eulogize him. But haredi rabbis won't let her:
…Rivkah Luvitch filed the appeal following the death of her father, Israel Prize Laureate Charles Liebman, a renowned sociologist [and a Modern Orthodox Jew]. Luvitch sought to deliver her father's eulogy but when she started to approach the microphone in the funeral home a representative from the burial society blocked her path and told her that "in Petah Tikva women do not eulogize." The guidelines were referred to as 'the Jerusalem practice.'
"This was an unspeakably cruel act," said Luvitch of the incident.
Luvitch discovered that the order was issued by the city's chief rabbi and her lawyers took the matter to Israel's rabbinical court, where Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger ruled that women are allowed to eulogize and participate in funerals, further saying that this is the practice in many cities. However, Metzger refrained from intervening as every local rabbi is allowed to apply his own rules to the area under his jurisdiction.…
Israel's Supreme Court has ruled illegal the practice of banning women from eulogizing. Rabbi Metzger of course noted the correct halakha, but refused to implement it, possibly to avoid angering his haredi handlers, chief among them Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv.
I wonder what Charles Liebman would say about Orthodoxy today?