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  • Beit Shemesh mayor condemns attack on woman for modesty

    April 2, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul condemned an attack on a woman by a haredi Orthodox man who accused her of not being dressed modestly enough.

    Abutbul issued a statement Tuesday condemning the attack of last week.

    “I strongly condemn this violent incident, something that is...

  • New glasses blur women for haredi Orthodox men

    August 7, 2012 | 3:57 pm

    Charedi Orthodox men in Israel are buying glasses that will prevent them from seeing the immodest women that threaten their way of life.

    The glasses, which are being sold for $32.50, have a special blur-inducing sticker on their lenses that provides clear vision for up to a few...

  • Desexualizing Public Space

    By Rabbi Zev Farber

    February 7, 2012 | 11:46 am

    Introduction
    The story is told (b. Taanit 24a) that Rabbi Yossi son of Rabbi Avin left his teacher, R. Yossi of Yoqrat, in order to study with Rav Ashi. As leaving one teacher for another was an unusual thing to do, Rav Ashi asked him why he did so. Rabbi Yossi son of Rabbi Avin...

  • Woman assaulted by haredi men in Beit Shemesh

    January 24, 2012 | 10:52 am

    A woman hanging posters for Israel’s national lottery was assaulted by haredi Orthodox men in Beit Shemesh.

    The men reportedly surrounded her car, slashed her tires and stole her car keys. A stone thrown at the car hit the woman in the head.

    The posters did not contain any photos...

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  • Can ultra-Orthodox culture go overboard in its quest for modesty?

    January 23, 2012 | 5:46 pm

    The other day, during a meeting at a coffee shop, I showed the producer I was meeting with a newspaper article about my latest Haredi film. The movie, intended for viewing by women only, had recently premiered at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival. Suddenly a man at the next table...

  • Removal of modesty signs in Beit Shemesh sparks riot

    December 26, 2011 | 11:40 am

    Haredi Orthodox men rioted against police in Beit Shemesh to protest a crackdown on the exclusion of women in the public sphere.

    The clashes occurred Monday afternoon in two neighborhoods of Beit Shemesh, a northwestern suburb of Jerusalem with a population of 80,000. Two residents...

  • ‘Big Bang Theory’ Actress Lives at Intersection of Science, Religion [UPDATE]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 19, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    On a recent afternoon, Mayim Bialik, having finished rehearsing a scene for “The Big Bang Theory” — the CBS comedy about a clique of uber-geeks that premieres its fifth season this week — had retired to her dressing room for a bit of Talmud study and to begin planning her...

  • Menopause Goes Mainstream

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    After years of being talked about in hushed tones as "the change of life" -- or not being talked about at all -- menopause is now in the spotlight. Two recent plays, "Is it Hot in Here ... Or Is it Me?" and "Menopause the Musical" literally put menopause center stage. A support group...

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