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  • There is No Time Limit On Justice

    August 11, 2016 | 2:29 pm

    As an incoming sophomore in college, it has become increasingly apparent to me that my identity as a female on campus puts me in danger every day.  While sexual assault has been an issue for decades, the problem has only recently become a hot topic. In 2013, many universities came...

  • Letters to the editor: Jesse Owens, Donald Trump, Dennis Prager and more

    August 3, 2016 | 9:27 am

    Jesse Owens’ Winning Ways

    I had the pleasure of attending a dinner where Jesse Owens spoke about his experience in the 1936 Olympics in Germany (“This Week in Jewish History, July 29). He said, “Hitler died on a Jewish holiday.” Throughout the predominately Jewish audience, you...

  • Choice for Israeli army’s chief rabbi renounces statements on rape

    July 13, 2016 | 9:08 am

    The choice for chief rabbi of the Israel Defense Forces renounced statements he made a decade ago that appeared to justify rape during wartime.

    Col. Eyal Karim, 59, was nominated Monday by the IDF’s chief of staff, Gadi Eisenkot.

    The following day he was summoned to the IDF...

  • Israeli military chief rabbi-designate under fire over remarks on rape

    July 12, 2016 | 10:45 am

    Israel's military has nominated a new chief rabbi who seemed to imply in a past religious commentary that its soldiers are allowed to rape non-Jewish women in wartime.

    Rabbi Colonel Eyal Karim's remarks 14 years ago stirred controversy at the time and remain on an Israeli...

  • Bravery and Brilliance after Rape

    By Ilana Angel

    June 7, 2016 | 9:24 am

    To the woman who wrote this letter, who experienced this violence, who shared her bravery, who will forever be a light in the darkness for countless women who have not yet found the strength to be brave, know that we are with you. WE ARE WITH YOU. We hear you, we see you, we are...

  • The Ongoing Rape of Kesha

    By Ilana Angel

    February 21, 2016 | 9:31 pm

    It takes bravery to step forward and speak about rape. A type of bravery that only those who have experienced it can truly understand. People think rape is about sex, but it is about violence, power, control, and humiliation. Whether you are aware of what is happening to you or...

  • The Cologne rapes and our culture of denial

    By Dennis Prager

    January 20, 2016 | 10:20 am

    On New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, more than 400 German women were sexually attacked and at least three raped by gangs of male immigrants, most of them from Arab countries.

    There are two truths that need to be confronted. But because we live in the Age of Denial of Unpleasant...

  • Jewish porn star James Deen ‘baffled’ by rape claims

    December 9, 2015 | 3:58 pm

    Jewish porn star James Deen denied all of the nine sexual assault allegations leveled against him.

    Deen, once known as the “nice Jewish boy” of the porn industry, broke his silence on the list of assault claims in an interview Tuesday with the Daily Beast.

    Asked why his...

  • Jewish porn star James Deen accused of raping ex-girlfriend, sexually assaulting 2 others

    November 30, 2015 | 12:50 pm

    Jewish porn star James Deen has been accused of raping his ex-girlfriend and sexually assaulting two other adult film actresses.

    On Saturday, Deen’s ex Stoya, a fellow porn star, accused him on Twitter of raping her.

  • 3 more women file sexual assault complaints against Safed rabbi

    July 7, 2015 | 2:03 pm

    Three more Israeli women have filed complaints of sexual assault against a Safed rabbi.

    The new complaints filed Monday night bring the total to eight against the rabbi, who was arrested Thursday night at Ben Gurion Airport on his way to Brazil. The arrest was based on an...

  • Second-degree rape

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 26, 2015 | 2:13 pm

    When I first met the documentary filmmaker Amy Ziering two years ago, I was startled by how much the Brentwood-based mother of three reveled in the title “workaholic.” 

    “I don’t care about myself,” she said, digging into a plate of egg whites at Le Pain Quotidien. “I’m not much...

  • On campus sexual assault, Jewish groups have taken lead

    December 17, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    Jewish campus groups were ready for the painful national dialogue that took place in the wake of murky rape allegations at the University of Virginia.

    That’s because organizations such as Hillel and historically Jewish Greek houses, such as Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi), Zeta Beta Tau...

  • Pending investigation, police temper claims of ‘Jewish’ motive in Paris rape

    December 2, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    French police are tempering reports that anti-semitism was behind the rape of a 19 year-old Parisian woman following a home break in  Monday night. 

    According to Le Parisien newspaper, three hooded, armed assailiants broke into a home in the Paris suburb of Créteil late Monday...

  • Land Day, Women’s Activism, and a March for Peace: Updates from Israel Social TV

    By Jeremy Elster

    April 9, 2014 | 5:35 am

    This week in the Social Order:

    + Land Day Commemoration in Jaffa - Statistics on the ongoing Israeli actions to confiscate Palestinian assets since 1967.

    + Israeli Historian and social activist Professor Ilan Pappe gave a lecture about the "One Democratic State" solution.


  • Miss World encourages rape survivors to speak out

    By Tom Tugend

    November 13, 2013 | 2:19 pm

    In 1998, when Linor Abargil, the reigning Miss Israel, was crowned Miss World in the oldest of all international beauty pageants, she shed tears — perhaps of joy, maybe of anger, possibly a mixture of both.

    Seven weeks before her coronation, the 18-year-old beauty had been...

  • Katsav again appeals rape conviction to Israeli Supreme Court

    October 14, 2013 | 9:35 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has appealed again to Israel’s Supreme Court for a retrial on his convictions of rape, sexual assault and harassment.

    His new defense team filed the appeal on Monday, claiming there was a “distortion of judgment” in the original ruling.


  • Melissa Gorga of RHONJ – a Book Review

    By Ilana Angel

    September 26, 2013 | 3:59 pm

    Like most Housewives of Everywhere, Melissa Gorga is milking her 15 minutes to make as much money as she can before pop culture kicks her to the curb and forgets about her.  From her “singing” career, to her new book, this woman is doing her thing. She is doing it badly, but still,...

  • Words With Friends, Twitter & Fear of the Internet

    By Ilana Angel

    September 26, 2013 | 2:08 pm

    I love Words With Friends and I play everyday.  I have multiple games going, currently 19, and my highest scoring word is “WANKERS” for 102 points.  I know some of the people I play with because they are my friends or family.  I also play with a lot of my followers on Facebook and...

  • Israeli judge resigns after rape comments

    June 5, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    An Israeli judge resigned from a government appeals board on Wednesday after public uproar over reports he had told a courtroom that some girls "enjoy rape."

    Nissim Yeshaya headed a three-member panel hearing a young Israeli woman's appeal for recognition as a victim of a...

  • Judge loses Netanyahu support for Likud post after rape comment

    June 5, 2013 | 10:31 am

    A judge in the running for the presidency of the Likud Party’s court has lost the support of the prime minister after saying at a court hearing that “some girls like to be raped.”

    Judge Emeritus Nissim Yeshaya made the statement on Monday during a hearing in Tel Aviv District...

  • What is Rape and Who is Jane Doe?

    By Ilana Angel

    March 25, 2013 | 9:20 am

    I have had a rough couple of weeks.  I have been struggling to find my way and it has left me exhausted.  I am worried and afraid about things that I have no control over.  I’m not sure if it is my approaching birthday, the fact that my son has his own car and is out and about on...

  • You are a felon

    March 22, 2013 | 11:38 am

    “You are a felon.”  Those were the words texted by one high school kid to another after the boy bragged via text about raping an unconscious 16 year old girl in Steubenville, Ohio.  The phrase was echoed again on Sunday when the verdict was handed down – guilty.  “You are a...

  • Egyptian women struggle to fight sexual harassment

    February 28, 2013 | 11:35 am

    Despite its calls for democracy, freedom of speech and revolution against traditional Egyptian society, the current anti-government demonstrations have witnessed one negative phenomenon – an increase in harassment of women.

    Women have been attacked and in some instances raped in...

  • Rabbi Manis Friedman, who downplayed damage caused by sexual abuse, apologizes [VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 31, 2013 | 10:53 pm

    Rabbi Manis Friedman, a prominent rabbi from the Hasidic Chabad Lubavitch movement who appeared in a video recently posted on YouTube minimizing the harm caused by sexual molestation, has apologized for what he called his “completely inappropriate use of language.”

    “I have always...

  • Katsav requests presidential pardon on rape conviction

    October 15, 2012 | 8:15 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav requested a presidential pardon to appeal his rape conviction.

    Katsav’s wife, Gila, filed the request with the Justice Ministry on Oct. 15. It will be forwarded to President Shimon Peres.

    Katsav, 65, is serving a seven-year jail sentence...

  • Romney/Ryan and the lullaby of lying

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 27, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    It shouldn’t have taken Todd Akin’s crackpot contraception comment to alert us that Paul Ryan thinks rape is just another “method of conception.” 

    If the news media hadn’t grown blasé about the Republican war on women, plenty of pre-Akin Americans would have already known that...

  • Lying for the cause

    By Dennis Prager

    August 22, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    There are many admirable values. The list includes, of course, goodness, integrity and compassion.

    But there is one value without which civilization cannot survive, and without which evil is inevitable: truth.

    I cannot think of a 20th-century evil not predicated on lies. It was...

  • Day school security guard to face rape charges

    May 21, 2012 | 10:12 am

    An Orthodox Jewish man who worked as a security guard at a Jewish boys’ school in Melbourne, Australia was committed to stand trial on charges of sexually abusing children.

    In the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court Monday, magistrate Luisa Bazzani ordered David Cyprys to face 40 charges...

  • Katsav denied new hearing in rape conviction sentence

    May 14, 2012 | 10:17 am

    An Israeli Supreme Court justice denied a new hearing for former President Moshe Katsav to request a reduction in his seven-year prison sentence for a rape conviction.

    Supreme Court Justice Esther Hayut on Sunday denied the motion for a new hearing, meaning that the only possibility...

  • 'Ask Her When She's Sober'

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 26, 2012 | 11:49 am

    Until Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach and her unborn child were murdered by Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean and buried in his backyard, her congressman, Mike Turner, had a record like any other garden-variety Republican warrior on women. With his 100 percent perfect opposition to...

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