1,059 posts categorized "Women & Judaism"

August 28, 2014: Rabbinical Court Judges Chastised For Making Deal With Haredi Fixer In Divorce Case
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The official state Jerusalem Regional Rabbinical Court reportedly forced a woman to meet privately with her violent and abusive husband against her will. The rabbi-judges apparently made the move after haredi fixers taking the side of the husband visited them...

August 26, 2014: Public HMOs In Bnei Brak Caught With Illegal Haredi Modesty Signs
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Three HMOs in the predominantly haredi city of Bnei Brak have modesty signs posted urging patients to wear haredi-acceptable dress. The signs are illegal and are also a violation of a specific directive issued by the Ministry of Health. Above:...

August 23, 2014: Except For 6 Families, Haredi Lev Tahor Cult Relocated To Rural Guatemala
Comments: 10 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
Of the nearly 200 members of the sect, a half-dozen families remain in Chatham, Ont., where the group has been based since November 2013. The members left in Canada include some of those who have been involved in a custody...

August 21, 2014: Rare Divorce Ruling Frees Woman Trapped In Jewish Marriage
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
Wednesday, a state rabbinic court dissolved a woman’s marriage on the grounds of mekah ta’ut - fraud. If she had known about her husband's history of mental illness, she likely would not have married him in the first place. Rare...

August 19, 2014: State Rabbinic Court Refuses To Hear Testimony From Females, Including Wife, In Divorce Case
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
The judges asked the woman’s husband to leave the courtroom. After he left, they asked the woman’s attorney how many witnesses he planned to call. After he answered, the rabbi-judges asked on their own initiative without prompting, “Are your witnesses...

August 19, 2014: Controversial Orthodox IDF Commander Begrudgingly Orders Troops To Watch Performance Of Band That Included Female Musicians
Comments: 19 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
"This is just for one song that I have no control over. I'm asking you to have patience. I've suffered from this enough over the last week. My wife can't listen to all of this poppycock either. I've seen great...

August 17, 2014: Mothers With Short Skirts Shorten Their Children's Lives
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
A dire modesty warning sign posted on the women's side of a mechitza (a synagogue fence or divider between men and women) warns women of what might happen if they fail to be modest enough. [Hat Tip: Heshy Fried.]

August 14, 2014: Haredi Get Refuser Found Guilty Of Stalking, Harassment
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
A haredi get refuser in London, England has been found guilty of stalking and harassing his estranged wife. But he still won't give her a Jewish religious divorce known as a get. Haredi Get Refuser Found Guilty Of Stalking, Harassment...

August 13, 2014: Haredi "Carnivals Alert!"
Comments: 18 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Carnivals staged by local Monsey haredi charities to raise money are immodest, a haredi letter-writer says, because they allow children above the age of three of different genders to stand next to each other while playing carnival games. Monsey needs...

August 13, 2014: Pupa Hasidic Group Warns Parents: Send Your Kids To Our Summer Camps, Or Else
Comments: 29 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Women & Judaism
The Pupa hasidic movement warned parents of children who attend Pupa schools that they must send their children to Pupa summer camps. If they do not, Pupa will not guarantee the children will be readmitted to Pupa schools in the...

August 11, 2014: Controversial Orthodox IDF Brigade Commander Bans Popular Female Pop Star From Performing For Troops
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
The controversial Orthodox commander of an Israeli army infantry brigade refused to allow a top female Israeli pop star to sing for his troops because he was afraid it would insult a minority of those soldiers who are Orthodox. Above:...

August 10, 2014: Husband Of Member Of All-Girl Hasidic Rock Band Longs To See Wife Perform, But Can't
Comments: 11 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Music , Women & Judaism
Chanan Maister has gone two years without ever seeing his wife Elisheva, the cellist for the band Bulletproof Stockings, perform live. "It would be really cool to see her perform in front of packed crowds and whatnot…[but] I guess it...

August 8, 2014: Ba'al Teshuva Hasidic Lesbian Dreams
Comments: 15 | Categories: BTs , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
One day I boarded an airplane and found myself sitting next to a nun. …Did her skin also ache for touch in a way nothing in her world could satisfy? Did she also set aside dreams, like the erotic lesbian...

August 6, 2014: Haredi Get-Refuser Yoel Weiss Blows Off Beit Din He Promised To Attend
Comments: 51 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
Haredi get-refuser Yoel Weiss publicly promised to show up at a beit din today and grant his wife a Jewish divorce. But Weiss didn’t show up, keeping three rabbis waiting for more than an hour before they finally gave up...

August 6, 2014: Picture: Haredi Store Censors Huggies Toddler Swim Pants Diaper Packages
Comments: 42 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Women & Judaism
A haredi store in Monsey has stickered over the pictures on Huggies Little Swimmers packages. This is far from the first time haredim have censored pictures of toddlers and babies, but unlike what many people on social media mistakenly think,...

August 6, 2014: Beit Shemesh City Manager Admits He Has Not Followed The Law Banning Harassment Of Women, And Says He Has No Intention Of Following It Now
Comments: 11 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
“[R]emoving the [haredi modesty] signs is the the city’s inspectors most marginal task…the other tasks include handing out parking fines…It’s been two years since I’ve given an order to remove those signs…I’m uncomfortable that we don’t remove the signs but...

August 4, 2014: Haredim Object To Zionist Orthodox Girls High School School Due To “Immorality,” Hot Girls
Comments: 15 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Haredim claim the neighborhood the school is to be built in is full of haredi yeshivas and hasidim and is “completely holy” and pure, and they insist the school will damage haredi residents spiritually through its “immorality” and financially by...

July 31, 2014: Cop Shoots Haredi Burka Cult Woman At Kotel
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
There was a security alert in place last night at the Kotel (Western Wall), and police were on edge. Yeshiva students had been warned to stay indoors rather than mill about the plaza in front of the Kotel or pray...

July 27, 2014: OTD Woman Who Posted Near-Nude Selfies Wrapped In Tefillin Has Car Accident, Haredim Claim God Punished Her For Her Sins
Comments: 101 | Categories: Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Rants / Editorials , Skepticism & Former Haredim , Women & Judaism
Brenda Turtle's car accident would not be news if it the haredi reaction to it had not been so typically haredi, and if the New York Post's reaction had not been so typical of New York City's sleaziest tabloid. Above:...

July 25, 2014: Crown Heights Modesty Sign Illegally Warns Women
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
New Crown Heights modesty signs illegally posted on public property warn women to dress "modestly" because Crown Heights is "a Jewish neighborhood." Alexa Antopol writes via email: Yesterday on the way to the 3 train for my morning commute, I...

July 23, 2014: Mandatory Haredi Modesty Checklist For Women Issued
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
No "bubble" skirts, sleeves down to the wrists, "move to the side when men pass and not overtake a man in the streets," "stop wearing eyeliner and/or eye shadow," "not to chat with minicab drivers – even a non Jew,"...

July 18, 2014: Jerusalem Haredi Modesty Poster Equates Women Wearing Tight Skirts With Hamas Suicide Bombers
Comments: 50 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
"…A story is told of one of the greatest students of the Hazon Ish, who said: I am more afraid of boarding a bus where an immodestly dressed woman is sitting, than of boarding a bus carrying a terrorist!!! Please!...

July 17, 2014: Haredim Call Modesty Instruction Meetings For Beauticians, Sheitl-Machers And Sellers Of Women's Hats And Stockings
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
The haredi Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congrgations based in London, England has called a special series of modesty instruction meetings for beauticians, sheitel-machers (wig makers and wig stylists), and for sellers of women's stockings and women's hats. Please click to...

July 17, 2014: Chabad Says Little Girls Can Protect Israel From Missiles By Dressing "Modestly"
Comments: 38 | Categories: Chabad , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism

July 16, 2014: Video: Mixed Dancing Causes Cancer And Deaths Of Children, Sefardi Haredi Kiruv Rabbi Says
Comments: 34 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
Sefardi haredi kiruv (intra-Jewish missionary outreach) Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi says mixed dancing at weddings, 'immodest' women's clothing, and related sins cause cancer and deaths of children. Above: Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi Sefardi haredi kiruv (intra-Jewish missionary outreach) Rabbi Yosef Mizrahi says...

July 16, 2014: Haredim Illegally Ban Women And Girls From "Male Only" Bomb Shelter, Leave Women Unprotected
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
"As rockets flew over Ashdod and red alerts sent people running for shelter, the Ashdod rabbanut had other plans for women. Men went to the [bomb] shelter and were allowed in. Women, on the other hand, were not allowed in....

July 13, 2014: Non-War Picture Of The Day: Anti-Haredi Modesty Sign Poster In Jerusalem
Comments: 20 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Skepticism , Women & Judaism
A sign posted at a bus stop in Jerusalem tells busybodies of all types to leave people alone. From a bus stop in Jerusalem. The sign reads, "How am I dressed? Call 1-800-NONE-OF-YOUR-BUSINESS!" [Hat Tip: Dorron.]

July 3, 2014: Haredi Lev Tahor Cult Causing Friction With Locals In Guatemala
Comments: 4 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Women & Judaism
“This is a country where people tend to have an idealistic perception of the Jewish people, and then the only Jewish people they actually meet are the members of a bizarre cult,” he said. He advised the country’s Jewish leaders...

July 2, 2014: The Day The Rabbanit Said Kaddish
Comments: 17 | Categories: Israel , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
At the end of the eulogies at her son’s funeral, as his body lay before her, Rachel Sprecher Frankel stood with her husband and their younger son and began to say kaddish – something most Israelis have never seen, even...

July 1, 2014: Haredi Girls School Principal Uses Racial Slurs, Calls Student A Loose “Bimbo” Who Already Slept With “Half The Boys In Town”
Comments: 29 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
It all allegedly started with an open top button on a schoolgirl’s blouse. It led to an out of control haredi principal calling the girl a loose "bimbo" who had "slept with half the boys in town," the shaken girl...

July 1, 2014: Skvere Hasidim CENSOR The Torah
Comments: 27 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Books , Haredim , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
Skvere hasidim from New Square, New York have published a CENSORED Chumash (FIve Books of Moses; the Torah; the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible) for girls that removes the first two pashiyot – perhaps because they deal with...

June 30, 2014: Government To Step Up Enforcement Of High Court Ruling Prohibiting Forced Gender Segregation On Public Buses, Sidewalks
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Despite High Court of Justice rulings against it, forced gender segregation continues on so-called mehadrin buses in violation of the law. Female passengers are often intimidated by verbal insults and threats from haredim and sometimes are assaulted if they refuse...

June 29, 2014: Kiryas Joel Satmar Bans 3-Year-Old Girls From Wearing Short Socks
Comments: 52 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Women & Judaism
"…And in light of the fact that there has been a lapse in standards by some people [in] that girls from the age three are going dressed with short socks. Therefore, at a meeting which was held by the Rebbe...

June 27, 2014: The Problem With College, Haredi Woman Says, Is that It Makes Haredi Women Give Up Haredi Religion
Comments: 23 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
"…[W]e became accustomed to the idea that there is the Torah and the opinion of the Torah, which are supreme, and all of a sudden we are told in a [college or technical college] seminar that there is another supreme...

June 26, 2014: Women Can Go To College After All, New Shas Rabbi Says, But Only If It Teaches Every Subject In Conformity To Haredi Law
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
“This is all under the condition that all lecturers will be eligible to teach according to the ways of our forefathers, and that all the studies and content [taught to students] will be based on the words of our [rabbinic]...

June 26, 2014: Satmar Village Of Kiryas Joel Illegally Gender Segregates Streets
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
The Satmar hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel in upstate New York is illegally gender segregating its streets. The signs read: "Please stay on the designated sides of the street, especially on Shabbos and Yom Tov afternoon," and are posted on...

June 25, 2014: First Book Of Halakhic Responsa Written By Ordained Modern Orthodox Women Published
Comments: 7 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The book’s authors were ordained three years ago by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin and by Rabbi Shuki Reich. Before being ordained, the two women reportedly completed a five-year ordination course and passed tests equivalent to those given by the Chief Rabbinate...

June 25, 2014: Did Get Refuser Yoel Weiss Hold His Young Wife Prisoner? A Former Neighbor Believes He Did
Comments: 72 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
"I live on a very quiet block in Flatbush. All of sudden in 2008, they [Yoel and Rivky] move onto the block and he [Yoel Weiss] turns the house he was renting into a warehouse, his deliveries of all sorts...

June 25, 2014: Haredi Colleges And College Programs Discriminate Against Women, Researchers Find
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Accommodating haredi demands for complete gender segregation has made haredi colleges and college programs inhospitable and blatantly discriminatory to many women, three researchers told Israeli government officials Tuesday. Haredi Colleges And College Programs Discriminate Against Women, Researchers Find Shmarya Rosenberg...

June 25, 2014: State Rabbinic Court Lashes Out At Haredi Rabbi In Controversial Divorce Case Fallout
Comments: 1 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
After facing withering attacks from leading haredi rabbis, the Safed state rabbinical court headed by Rabbi Uriel Lavi has (albeit politely) lashed out at one of its critics in an almost unprecedented publicly released open letter. Originally published at 11:34...

June 24, 2014: Haredi Woman Launches Social Media Campaign To Try To Get Jewish Divorce
Comments: 56 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
Another in a long line of similar cases of haredi and Orthodox women who are trapped in dead Jewish marriages by recalcitrant husbands who try to use withholding the Jewish divorce document to extort their wife and her family to...

June 23, 2014: Crown Heights Rabbi Pleads Guilty In Get Kidnapping And Extortion Case
Comments: 22 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Sholom Shuchat pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark today to one count of traveling in interstate commerce to commit an act of violence. Shuchat, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was part of team of eleven men, allegedly headed by...

June 23, 2014: Shas Party Spiritual Head Bans All Women From Going To College
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Shalom Cohen – whose hateful rhetoric against Zionist Orthodox Jews drew countrywide condemnation earlier this year – reportedly wrote a position paper/letter in his capacity as the president of Shas’ Council of Torah Sages that rules that teachers who...

June 22, 2014: Zionist Orthodox Grade School Bans Fathers From Attending Daughters' 2nd Grade Graduation
Comments: 26 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The state-funded Zionist Orthodox Ramabam grade school in Kiryat Gat sent out invitations to its girls 2nd grade graduation to parents, but the invitations ban fathers and older male siblings from attending, despite a state policy forbidding this stype of...

June 19, 2014: Video: All Female Haredi EMT Squad Opens In Brooklyn
Comments: 27 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
An all-female crew of haredi Jewish emergency medical technicians, Ezras Nashim, hit Borough Park's streets Tuesday for the first time. Founder Ruchie Freier says it was a struggle to launch Ezras Nashim, but it was well worth doing. Above: Ruchie...

June 17, 2014: Top Haredi Rabbis Slam Lenient Rabbinic Court Ruling Granting Divorce To Woman Whose Husband Has Been In A Coma For 7 Years
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
“We trembled to see that a ruling was issued to permit a married woman (a woman whose husband is [in a] vegetative state, by means of a get zikui) [to be divorced], [a ruling which is] stacked with fabricated reasoning...

June 12, 2014: Orthodox Father Murders Children In Alleged Revenge Against Ex-Wife
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Sarah and Yishai Levy, a 10-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl from a Modern Orthodox family, were stabbed to death by their father yesterday after the children flew to Israel from the US to visit him the day before. Orthodox Father...

June 12, 2014: Haredim, Zionist Orthodox Lash Out At Bill Requiring Equal Representation Of Women On Local Religious Councils Across Israel
Comments: 0 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
“We are setting a regulation in place compelling the appointment of one woman [to each of the] councils, hence 20% representation [of women on most councils], which is fair,” Deputy Minister of Religious Services Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan said in...

June 9, 2014: Haredi Wedding Hall Installs Mechitza In Elevator To Gender Segregate Passengers
Comments: 22 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The Armonot Chen wedding hall in the heavily haredi Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem has set up a so-called mehadrin elevator with a mechitza – in this case, a curtain – down the middle of the car to gender-segregate women...

June 3, 2014: 40 Percent Of Zionist Orthodox Girls High Schools Refuse To Allow IDF To Talk To Students About Enlisting
Comments: 1 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The Israeli Zionist Orthodox nonprofit Aluma says that about 40% of Zionist Orthodox girls high schools refuse to allow Aluma members and IDF representatives into the schools to talk to girls about enlisting in the IDF, even though those same...


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