1,172 posts categorized "Women & Judaism"

January 29, 2015: Women Shouldn't Talk Loudly Or Laugh In Public, Satmar Rebbe Says
Comments: 40 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
“If a woman must go on the street, she should walk quickly and not stroll…not talk loudly, not laugh,” Teitelbaum said, and if she walks with her husband and there's contact [talking] with each other, its a "disgusting" act. Similarly,...

January 29, 2015: UPDATED: Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Refuses To Leave Synagogue-Owned House, Despite Being Fired And Told To Leave
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Freundel is currently facing six separate voyeurism charges related to six separate victims, all secretly videoed naked as they prepared to immerse in the mikvah (ritual bath) next to Kesher Israel that Freundel controlled. Freundel could serve as much as...

January 28, 2015: Haredi Lawyer, Convicted Of A Sex-Realted Simple Assault, Still Denies Guilt
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
"This whole thing is very unfortunate," Neuberger said in court Tuesday, wearing a plaid scarf atop his suit collar. "It's a misunderstanding and I'm sorry I agreed to those facts." Above: The lighted, paved path between Isaac Neuberger's home on...

January 27, 2015: "Urgent Appeal For Pidyon Shvuyim"
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
The haredi gang allegedly used an electric cattle prod and kidnapping to force husbands to give their wives a Jewish divorce known as a get. But this wasn't altruistic. These haredi thugs charged about $100,000 per divorce. They were arrested...

January 25, 2015: Court Finds Against Haredi-Controlled City Government, Orders It To Pay Women Compensation After It Refused To Remove Haredi Modesty Signs
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Four Modern Orthodox residents sued the City of Beit Shemesh for refusing to remove from public property haredi modesty signs ordering gender segregation and demanding certain types of "modest" dress. Above: An illegal haredi modesty sign in Beit Shemesh ordering...

January 23, 2015: As Trapped Wife Sobs On Witness Stand, Recalcitrant Husband Yoel Weiss Laughs, Drawing Reproach From Judge
Comments: 49 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
[Yoel] Weiss chuckled throughout [his trapped wife Rivky] Stein’s testimony, causing Judge Esther Morgenstern to reprimand him. “There’s nothing funny here. I don’t see any humor,” said the judge, who had difficulty obtaining her own get when her marriage dissolved...

January 22, 2015: As Haredi Women Politicians Are Threatened With Excommunication, State Moves To Prosecute Haredi Leaders Issuing The Threats
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
"…[H]aredi society will excommunicate you, because the haredi society will not receive your sons, it won't accept shidduchim [arranged marriages with your children]. You will be muktzeh there in the haredi society. On the personal level I say to you,...

January 21, 2015: Haredi Women Are Like Slaves, Haredi Female Politician Reportedly Says
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
“There are a vast number of different population sectors who have representation in the Knesset, Arabs, Jews, Sephardim, Ashkenazim, haredim and so on. But haredi women have no representation at all. There are male haredi representatives but they do not...

January 19, 2015: Game Change: First Orthodox Female Halakhic Decisor Appointed In Israel
Comments: 27 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The moderate West Bank settlement of Efrat has appointed a woman to serve as a religious leader – the first ever appointed in Israel. Above: Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld Game Change: First Orthodox Female Halakhic Decisor Appointed In Israel Shmarya Rosenberg...

January 19, 2015: For First Time Ever, Haredi Women Form Political Party, Announce Run For Knesset
Comments: 14 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
For the first time in the history of Israel, a political party founded and led by haredi women will run for Knesset. Above: Ruth Colian For First Time Ever, Haredi Women Form Political Party, Announce Run For Knesset Shmarya Rosenberg...

January 18, 2015: Hasidic Newspaper Ad: It's Goyish For Men To Push Baby Strollers
Comments: 27 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
The Dvar Yom B'Yomo hasidic newspaper published an that wants men to know that a man pushing a baby stroller in public as his wife walks nearby is goyish behavior [non-Jewish behavior]. It cites a Satmar rabbi as its source....

January 17, 2015: Short Dress Equals Shortened Life, Haredi Modesty Ads On Jerusalem Buses Say
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
A haredi modesty campaign promoted through ads placed on Egged buses in Jerusalem is drawing questions and disapproval from many Jerusalem residents who wonder why Egged has so often refused to run ads by liberal groups or ads featuring pictures...

January 16, 2015: Trial Of Accused Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Delayed For Second Time
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Prosecutors said they need additional time to investigate the case and asked that a new hearing date be set for February 16. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel Trial Of Accused Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Delayed For Second Time Shmarya Rosenberg...

January 16, 2015: The Haredi Theocracy That Is Israel?
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The official state rabbinical court in Jerusalem that ordered a woman it labeled a get (Jewish religious divorce) refuser arrested and jailed earlier this week acted even more egregiously than originally reported – and it is completely unrepentant. The Haredi...

January 15, 2015: Mea Shearim Fish Shop Has Gender Separate Entrances And Counters
Comments: 18 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
This would have been completely foreign to haredim living 50 years ago let alone 150 years ago, but a fish shop in the haredi Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem now has gender-separate entrances and counters (and, apparently, hours, as well)....

January 15, 2015: Editor Of Haredi Paper Defends Removing Female World Leaders From Iconic Paris Unity March Photo
Comments: 19 | Categories: Haredim , Media & Media Criticism , Religion , Terrorism , Women & Judaism
“The eight-year-old can’t see what I don’t want him to see. True, a picture of Angela Merkel should not ruin the child, but if I draw a line, I have to put it there from the bottom all the way...

January 15, 2015: Haredi Woman Arrested, Chained To Hospital Bed For Refusing To Accept Get From Husband
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
A haredi woman who had just been released from a hospital following surgery was arrested by police Tuesday and then chained to a hospital bed for refusing to accept a get (Jewish religious divorce) from her husband, even though the...

January 15, 2015: Is Iconic Hasidic Camera Store Violating Fair Employment Law?
Comments: 32 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
On a recent trip to B&H, the salespeople — designated by their green vests — appear near evenly split between observant Jews and non-Jews. Nearly all are male and only two women are seen in green vests during 45 minutes...

January 14, 2015: Rabbi Martin "Mordechai" Wolmark Pleads Guilty In Get Extortion Plot
Comments: 28 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Martin "Mordechai" Wolmark, 56, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce to commit extortion as part of the Rabbi Mendel Epstein...

January 12, 2015: Reform Movement Moves To Stop Haredi Gender Segregation On Planes
Comments: 35 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Soon it just might be that haredi men who refuse to take their seats on planes until the woman sitting in the adjoining seat is forced to move will be removed from the plane (and even arrested) rather than be...

January 12, 2015: Haredi Newspaper Censors Female World Leaders From Iconic Paris Unity March Photo
Comments: 43 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism , Women & Judaism
The Israeli haredi daily HaMevasser photoshopped an iconic photo of yesterday's Paris unity march, removing female world leaders from the photograph. Walla! News was the first to detect and report the photoshopping. Mediaite then picked up the Walla! story. All...

January 11, 2015: Lakewood Girls, Wear A Long Skirt, Get A Free Ice Cream, Haredi 'Modesty' Effort Says
Comments: 73 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
Girls in Lakewood, New Jersey: If your skirt extends at least four inches below your knee, you'll get a free ice cream cone, haredi modesty effort says. Please click to enlarge: Related Post: Lakewood Ladies: Measure Your Skirt Length!

January 9, 2015: Measure Your Skirt Length, Ladies!
Comments: 29 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
Lakewood, New Jersey haredim have launched a new measure-your-skirt campaign called a "Rule-o-thon" (I kid you not) complete with special rulers sold in bulk to women and girls who then distribute them to other women and girls so they can...

January 7, 2015: Video: Haredi Man Defaces Ad Showing Woman's Face
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
A haredi man in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem didn't like seeing a woman's face on an ad on the side of truck. So he defaced it. But while doing so, he was caught on video.

January 1, 2015: Haredi City Of Bnei Brak Tries To Illegally Force Political Party To Remove Campaign Signs Showing Women Candidates’ Faces
Comments: 3 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The city-employed modesty squad reportedly demanded Likud remove campaign signs for all of the female candidates because those signs had on them pictures of – women. And while showing a photo of a modestly clad woman was not a haredi...

December 31, 2014: Haredi "Kosher Neckline Workshop" Aims To Keep Women 'Modest'
Comments: 77 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
Attention ladies! Is your collarbone showing? Having a slippage issue? Now there's an "innovate solution" to these common 'modesty' woes, and the marketer of that "solution" invites you to a "Kosher Neckline Workshop" to prove it to you. [Hat Tip:...

December 31, 2014: Ladies, Cut Your Long Sheitels! Lakewood Haredi Modesty Ad Says
Comments: 72 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
A haredi modesty ad published this week in the Lakewood Weekly tells women to cut their long sheitels (wigs). The more inches you cut off, the bigger the korbon (sacrifice) you offer up. Please click to enlarge:

December 30, 2014: New Square Modesty Rules Order Gender-Segregated Sidewalks
Comments: 83 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
The beit din (religious court) of Skvere hasidim released a letter detailing modesty rules hasidim must follow. Among those rules is the order that men and women have to walk on gender-segregated sidewalks, women on one side of the street...

December 26, 2014: Haredim Refuse To Sit Between Women On Delta Flight, Cause Delay
Comments: 45 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Again. Another international flight, this one Delta Flight #468 flying on December 20 from New York’s JFK airport to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, was delayed when haredi men refused to sit between women. Above: a haredi man sits on...

December 19, 2014: Zionist Orthodox Grade School Holds Gender Segregated Hanukkah Celebrations, Bans Fathers From Attending Little Daughters’ Event
Comments: 13 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
“My girl is only in the first grade, where's the girls' singing [kol isha]? I do not understand. It's extreme, and we are a state religious school, not something else.…Even in terms of Jewish law restricting women's singing in front...

December 18, 2014: Sarah Silverman Joins Women of the Wall For Menorah Lighting, Kotel Guards Try To Stop Women From Bringing Menorahs To The Holy Site
Comments: 35 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Women of the Wall (WoW) may have been prevented from lighting a large public menorah at the Kotel (Western Wall) today, but it didn’t stop the feminist group from holding a special menorah-lighting at the holy site attended by Comedian...

December 18, 2014: Rabbinical Council Of America Sued Over Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Alleged Mikvah-Peeping
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The lawsuit against alleged mikvah voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel, which is seeking class action status, has been expanded to include the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA). Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel Rabbinical Council Of America Sued Over Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Alleged...

December 18, 2014: Haredi Thug Who Allegedly Robbed Newspaper Vendor Arrested In Beit Shemesh, Rest Of Haredi Gang Still At Large
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
A haredi man allegedly affiliated with the violent haredi Sicarii (zealots) group-cum-street-gang was finally arrested in Beit Shemesh today after evading several previous arrest attempts. Haredi Thug Who Allegedly Robbed Newspaper Vendor Arrested In Beit Shemesh, Rest Of Haredi Gang...

December 16, 2014: Top Haredi Rabbi Forbids Women From Studying In Universities And Colleges, Even If Orthodox-Run
Comments: 63 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The 101-year-old leader of non-hasidic haredim, Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman, has again ruled that it is forbidden for women to study in college or university – even Orthodox-run colleges and universities because the evil inclanation works through "opinionated" women to...

December 14, 2014: Acting Through It’s Haredi Rabbinic Proxy, Government Refuses To Allow Women Of The Wall To Light Hanukkah Candles At Kotel
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
In another stunning and clear violation of a court order, the haredi rabbi of the Kotel (Western Wall) Shmuel Rabinowitz has forbidden Women of the Wall (WoW) from lighting Hanukkah candles at the holy site. Above: Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz (also...

December 12, 2014: Israeli Film About An Agunah And Israel’s Oppressive Rabbinical Courts Nominated For Golden Globe Award
Comments: 0 | Categories: Film , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
"Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem" has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Israeli Film About An Agunah And Israel’s Oppressive Rabbinical Courts Nominated For Golden Globe Award Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem" was...

December 10, 2014: No More Forced Gender Segregation At Funerals, Israeli Court Says
Comments: 8 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Israel’s official state-funded and almost always haredi-controlled hevra kadishas (burial societies) can no longer force mourners to gender segregate at funerals, the Jerusalem District Court has provisionally ruled. Above: Illegal gender segregation signs in Jerusalem's Givat Ram cemetery in 2013...

December 8, 2014: Hiddush To AG: Prosecute Modesty Squad Head Who Threatened Haredi Women
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Hiddush, an Israeli nonprofit that advocates for the freedom of and from religion and the separation of religion and state, urged Israel’s Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein to open an investigation into haredi modesty squad head Rabbi Mordechai Blau after Blau...

December 7, 2014: Haredi Women Who Do Not Vote For Official Haredi Political Party Will Be Excommunicated And Their Children Expelled From Haredi Schools, A Senior Haredi Rabbi Says
Comments: 65 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Mordechai Blau, a senior member of the Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party (UTJ), said today that every woman must vote for UTJ in the upcoming elections. Those who do not do so should in effect be excommunicated and...

December 6, 2014: Thousands Of Haredi Women Demand Haredi Political Parties Add Female Candidates To Their All-Male Knesset Lists
Comments: 7 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Under the slogan "no votes without representation,” approximately 3,000 mostly haredi and Orthodox Israeli women have called for haredi women to boycott haredi political parties until they put women on their election lists – something haredi political and rabbinic leaders...

December 5, 2014: Part Of Rivky Stein's Civil RICO Suit Against Yoel Weiss Dismissed
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
Rivky Stein's RICO suit against her recalcitraint husband who refuses to grant her a Jewish divorce known as a get did not survive a motion to dismiss intact. But some of the individual charges did survive. Above: Yoel Weiss and...

December 3, 2014: Jewish Law Student Sues Alleged Voyeur Rabbi, Mikvah, Synagogue, University Over Alleged Mikvah-Peeping
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“This case involves an unfathomable breach of trust by a Georgetown professor and religious leader and defendants’ utter failure to prevent and/or stop it.…Defendants turned a blind eye to obvious signs of Freundel’s increasingly bizarre behavior, ignoring the bright red...

December 2, 2014: Israel: Will Female Converts No Longer Have To Immerse Nude In Front Of Three Male Orthodox Rabbis?
Comments: 18 | Categories: Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Member of Knesset Rabbi Dov Lipman of the largely secular centrist Yesh Atid Party has asked the Ministry of Religious Services to allow women converting to Judaism immerse in the mikvah (ritual bath) without having any rabbis in the room....

December 1, 2014: Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Finally Fired
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Alleged mikvah-peeping voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel, once one of the top few Centrist or Modern Orthodox rabbis in the country, has been fired by the board of the Kesher Israel Synagogue in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Above: Rabbi...

November 30, 2014: Hasidim Flock To Amsterdam To Spend Shabbat With Alleged Rapist Rabbi
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Hundreds of Breslov hasidim from New York, Miami and Belgium reportedly spent Shabbat with Rabbi Eliezer Berland in Amsterdam – the last Shababt Berland may have as a free man for quite some time. Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland in handcuffs...

November 28, 2014: Bill To Stop Imprisoned Get-Refusers From Serving Time In Yeshiva Prison Passes First Knesset Reading
Comments: 9 | Categories: Israel , Women & Judaism
The bill would deprive recalcitrant husbands sentenced by the religious courts to prison over get refusal of all special religious accommodations in prison. These men would no longer be allowed to serve their time in a prison’s yeshiva wing or...

November 24, 2014: Senior RCA Rabbi Calls To Expel Arabs From Israel
Comments: 33 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism , Xenophobia
Rabbi Steven Pruzansky – the senior rabbi of Teaneck, New Jersey’s largest Modern Orthodox synagogue, Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, and senior member of the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) – has called for Israel to use collective punishment against Israeli Arabs...

November 21, 2014: London Haredim Issue New Modesty Guidelines
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
The Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations issues new even more extreme modesty guidelines to keep men from seeing or having even incidental contact with women. Please click to enlarge: [Hat Tip: D.O.]

November 19, 2014: New “International Beit Din” Hopes To End Agunah Crisis One Case And One Loophole At A Time
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
“There is no more relationship — they have gone their separate ways. The husband doesn’t want to give the get unless he gets money. It’s not true that he doesn’t want to give a divorce, but he wants money. Deep...

November 16, 2014: The Hidden Lives Of Women In Sefardic Jewish History
Comments: 1 | Categories: Books , History , Women & Judaism
Renee Levine Melammed, professor of Jewish history at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, talks about recovering the history of Jewish women – a history that has largely been obliterated by rabbinic patrimony. Above: Renee Levine Melammed Renee...

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