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  • Charedi Orthodox protest yeshiva funding freeze

    February 6, 2014 | 10:35 am

    Charedi Orthodox demonstrators protesting cuts in funding over draft deferrals clashed with police in Jerusalem.

    The Charedim also were protesting the arrest of a Charedi Orthodox yeshiva student for draft dodging.

    Major protests were held as well on Thursday in Bnei Brak and...

  • Hadassa Margolese, fighter for religious tolerance, quits Beit Shemesh

    August 13, 2013 | 10:33 am

    Two years ago, Hadassa Margolese became a symbol of resistance to Charedi Orthodox domination after she allowed her 8-year-old daughter to tell an Israeli reporter how religious men had spit on her as she walked to school.

    The report made headlines around the world and cast...

  • Woman from Beit Shemesh bus: I was willing to sit in the back

    August 1, 2013 | 5:07 pm

    The woman at the center of attacks by Charedi Orthodox men on public buses in Beit Shemesh told an Israeli newspaper that she was willing to move to the back of the bus after being asked.

    Rachel Rosenfeld told Israel’s daily Haaretz on Thursday that she sat down in the front seat...

  • Sean Penn lobbies for Charedi man imprisoned in Bolivia

    May 21, 2013 | 10:41 am

    Actor Sean Penn urged a congressional hearing to pressure Bolivia to release a Charedi Orthodox father of five under house arrest in the country.

    Penn appeared Monday at a hearing on the case of Jacob Ostreicher of Brooklyn, who has been held nearly two years in Bolivia on...