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  • Haredi papers welcome Israel’s women ministers — without first names or faces

    May 20, 2015 | 11:02 am

    Another group of women in powerful positions, another haredi Orthodox paper erasing them. Here we go again.

    After each new Israeli government is sworn in, its ministers pose for a group photo with the president. This year’s photo, taken yesterday, features Israel’s three...

  • Is Obama’s presidency done?

    October 13, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    Is it too early to declare Barack Obama’s presidency a failure?  It seems to be the talk of Washington pundits lately and a new poll showed a clear majority thinks so.

    When Obama came on the scene, I like others, warned that someone who had pretty much done nothing of...

  • Mark of Shame: Pornographic Representations of Women in Israeli Advertisements

    By Jeremy Elster

    March 25, 2014 | 5:45 am

    For the last six years, the Women's International Zionist Organization has run a campaign named "Mark of Shame" that calls out TV and print advertisements that are sexist or derogatory towards women. The WIZO brings together a jury of Knesset members, professionals, feminists,...

  • Judaism’s Big Moment at the Oscars

    By Abe Fried-Tanzer

    February 26, 2013 | 9:36 am

    Most of the winners were expected, and the speeches weren’t groundbreaking or over-the-top, especially since some of the lesser-known winners had their thank-yous unceremoniously cut off by the main theme from Jaws. Tributes to the James Bond franchise and recent musicals dominated...

  • Back to the 50’s

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 4, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    When I read the paper this morning, I found something rather disturbing, which grew worse when I noticed no one else addressed the issue: a magazine called Family Circle held a cookie contest between the incumbent First Lady, Michelle Obama, and the opposing candidate's spouse,...

  • ‘Mad Men’ masochism

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 27, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    The most interesting scene by far of Mad Men’s season five premiere was not the party, when Don Draper’s new wife Megan sang a silly little ditty in a sexy little dress, thrusting her legs apart for extra effect (who was possibly in the mood for cutesy French fanfare the week after...

  • Israeli women’s rights moving to front of bus

    January 25, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    Anat Hoffman, the progressive Israeli activist who made headlines two summers ago when she was arrested for carrying a Torah at the Western Wall, comes to California next week with a clear message for American Jews: What’s happening in Beit Shemesh is as big a threat to Israel as...

  • Itamar Rose - Women’s segregation / Banish darkness

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 30, 2011 | 12:48 pm

  • Man arrested for insulting female Israeli soldier on bus

    December 28, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    Israel detained an Orthodox man on Wednesday on suspicion of calling a woman soldier a “whore” on a public bus for refusing his appeals that she move to the back of the vehicle, a police spokesman said.

    The incident came days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to crack...

  • Egged must pay woman forced to sit in back of bus

    December 9, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Israel’s largest bus company, Egged, was fined for forcing a woman to sit in the back of a bus, a small claims court ruled.

    Egged was fined approximately $1,070 on Wednesday for gender discrimination and violating the High Court of Justice’s ruling opposing forced segregation of...

  • VIDEO: Israel tries to sex up its image

    September 18, 2007 | 4:43 pm

    Britains’ Sky News reports from Tel Aviv on an Israeli advertising campaign to sex up its image.

  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev reaches out to Bedouin women

    By Dina Kraft

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Every morning, Hana'a Abokaf leaves her village on the slopes of the Negev Desert, where electricity is powered by a generator and camels and goats graze near cinderblock and tin houses.

    Abokaf, 20, rides the bus to the university where she is a first-year medical student. Just by...
  • Combating Sexism in Israel

    By Avi Machlis

    August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Two women are now among the most powerful leaders in Israel. But for women's rights advocates, the appointment of two female Cabinet members doesn't begin to address the problem of a society, culture and government dominated by men.

    After weeks of protest from Israeli women's rights...