The Sanctity of the Synagogue. Though Orthodox responsa forbidding mixed pews had been written before, after the publication of Litvin's volume, all Orthodoxy became defined by this one practice. Today, an Orthodox congregation is largely defined by the presence of a partition." from Mehitzah: Separate Seating in the Synagogue by Dr. Norma Joseph.
But I should get back to my Zeide's nephew, second cousin Jerry, who is Jerome Lettvin (born Chicago, February 23, 1920.) Jerry is a distinguished cognitive scientist and professor Emeritus of Electrical and Bioengineering and Communications Physiology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT.) What he is best known for in our family, is that he was first person to utter an expletive (bullshit) on television, during his famous debate with acid-head Timothy Leary. Leary, infamous for coining the phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out." Here is the part of that debate.