1,197 posts categorized "Women & Judaism"

March 3, 2015: Liberal Zionist Orthodox Rabbis Launch New Halakhic Prenup
Comments: 12 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
A new halakhic prenuptial agreement, drafted over a period of years by the liberal Zionist Orthodox Tzohar rabbinical association in conjunction with the Israel Bar Association, penalizes spouses of either gender who refuse to grant or accept a Jewish religious...

March 3, 2015: Modern Orthodox Advocacy Group Seeks To Make Ancient Ceremony Less Uncomfortable For The Women Forced To Participate In It
Comments: 16 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
Responding to what it says are numerous complaints it has received from women compelled to go through it, ITIM – a Modern Orthodox-run nonprofit that helps people navigate through Israel’s byzantine state-mandated haredi-controlled Jewish religious court system and related state...

March 1, 2015: Video: Haredi Modesty Signs And Violence Against Women In Beit Shemesh
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Weeks ago, an Israeli court ordered the city of Beit Shemesh to remove haredi modesty signs. But the divided city's haredi mayor has not ordered city workers to remove the signs. Here's video of local Nili Philip and a journalist...

February 28, 2015: Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel Resigns From University – But Will Still Be Paid Thousands, Despite Guilty Pleas
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Mikvah Peeping Tevya Rabbi Barry Freundel has resigned from his part-time teaching post at Towson University in Maryland but will still be paid through March, despite pleading guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism for secretly video recording naked women as...

February 27, 2015: Israel Medical Association Billboard Banned In Jerusalem Because Of Haredi Objections To Photo – Of Elderly Woman
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
The Deal Tov billboard company refused to publish the billboards, which included a photo of an elderly women, reportedly telling the IMA that the Jerusalem Municipality bans the publication of women's pictures on billboards and posters in “a haredi area"...

February 26, 2015: Banned Audio: Top YU Rabbi Talks About LGBT Jews, Women's Minyans, Female Orthodox Clergy, And Other Related Topics
Comments: 33 | Categories: Homophobia and its Discontents , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
Yeshiva University's Rabbi Mordechai Willig held a Q & A session at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh in Jerusalem recently, and the audio was allegedly briefly posted on Yeshiva University's Torah website, but was quickly taken down. Willig talks about women's roles...

February 26, 2015: Beit Shemesh Moderates Fight Back Against Extreme Haredi Modesty Rules
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Turf Disputes , Women & Judaism
The group took out advertisements in the local papers and launched a Facebook campaign in both English and Hebrew, all centering around an image of an ultra-Orthodox woman sitting with her young daughter looking through a magazine. The girl in...

February 25, 2015: Israeli Haredi Girls School Test Teaches Girls To Serve Their Future Husbands
Comments: 44 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Explain what the [proper] role of a woman in this world is based on the verse "it is not good for man to be alone, I [God] will create him a helpmate.” Correct answer: To ensure that her husband doesn't...

February 24, 2015: Alleged Prodfather Rabbi Mendel Epstein Claims To Be Mafia Mediator
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
In an undercover video played at his federal kidnapping and extortion trial in Trenton, New Jersey Monday, Rabbi Mendel Epstein is seen telling undercover FBI agents that he works as a mediator in disputes with the Mafia. Above: Rabbi Mendel...

February 23, 2015: Alleged “Prodfather” Rabbi Mendel Epstein Shown On Tape In Court Offering To Kidnap And Torture Husband For $60,000
Comments: 42 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
In the secret video recordings made by undercover FBI agents, Epstein is seen speaking with two undercover FBI agents posing as a brother and sister. Epstein is reportedly heard saying that it would cost the pair at least $60,000 to...

February 20, 2015: Divorce In Israel Is Especially Awful – Largely Because Of Haredim
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Last night, Israel's Channel 2 aired a strong exposé on divorce and the haredi-controlled state beit din (religious court) system. Watch it now. Last night, Israel's Channel 2 aired a strong exposé on divorce and the haredi-controlled state beit din...

February 19, 2015: Audio: FBI Undercover Agents And Rabbi Martin "Mordechai" Wolmark Talk About The Alleged "Prodfather" Rabbi Mendel Epstein
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Audio of a conversation between Rabbi Martin "Mordechai" Wolmark and an undercover agent posing as a Jewish woman in desperate need of help to convince her husband to give her a Jewish religious divorce known as a get. Wolmark refers...

February 19, 2015: Mikvah Peeping Tom Rabbi Barry Freundel Pleads Guilty To 52 Counts Of Voyeurism
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Barry Freundel admitted in court Thursday that he used three hidden cameras to secretly videotape 52 naked women as they prepared to immerse in the mikvah (ritual bath) adjoining Freundel's former Modern Orthodox synagogue in Washington, DC. Above: Rabbi...

February 19, 2015: Get-Refuser Husband Yoel Weiss Allegedly Hid Money From City, State And IRS
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Yoel Weiss bragged about hiding his money from the government, Rivky Stein told a Brooklyn judge yesterday. Stein, 25, has been trying to divorce Weiss, 34, for years, but Weiss has refused to give her a Jewish bill of divorce...

February 19, 2015: Mikvah Peeping Rabbi To Plead Guilty Today
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Alleged mikvah Peeping Tuvia Rabbi Barry Freundel will reportedly plead guilty today to 52 counts of voyeurism stemming from the secret videotaping of naked women preparing to immerse in the mikvah (ritual bath) next to Freundel’s Washington, DC Modern Orthodox...

February 18, 2015: “Prodfather” Rabbi Mendel Epstein Not A Kidnapper, Attorney Tells Court
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
"This is not a band of men going around extorting men for money or beating them. Some laws may have been broken along the way, but it's not federal kidnapping,” Robert Stahl, a Westfield lawyer who represents Epstein, reportedly claimed...

February 18, 2015: A Letter From The "Prodfather's" Daughter
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Rabbi Mendel Epstein allegedly extorted Jewish divorces known as gets from recalcitrant husbands by kidnapping them and shocking them with electric cattle prod. For that service, Epstein allegedly charged these women about $100,000 each. Epstein's federal kidnapping and extortion trial...

February 16, 2015: Will Tunisian Jews Survive Threat Posed By…Educating Girls?
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Religion , Sefardim , Women & Judaism
In the Tunisian island of Djerba's ancient Jewish community, women rarely work outside the home and only do so if their husbands allow it. And until very recently, girls were only allowed to have two hours of schooling per day....

February 15, 2015: Excluded From Knesset, Haredi Women Fight Back
Comments: 3 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Why is female representation in Knesset so low? The first answer is also a rather obvious one: as a rule, the three religious parties don’t let women run for public office on their slates: ultra-Orthodox parties Shas and United Torah...

February 10, 2015: Moderate Beit Shemesh Haredim Claim Modesty Squad Extorting Them, Report Says
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
"Clear threats are made against newspaper owners. They say that whoever won't obey them will be personally persecuted, and so will his business," one of the residents says. "This is a continuation of the Iranization of Beit Shemesh, not to...

February 9, 2015: Judge To Allow Haredi Rabbi Who Pleaded Guilty To Violently Extorting Jewish Divorces From Recalcitrant Husbands To Travel To Israel
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
An [ultra-] Orthodox Jewish rabbi who's admitted taking part in a plot to force a husband into giving his wife a divorce can travel to Israel to attend his mother's funeral, a federal judge ruled today. Above: Rabbi Martin "Mordechai"...

February 9, 2015: Haredi Modesty Squad Bans Name "Bed And Breakfast"
Comments: 27 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
The new directives bans images of beds, women's clothing and mention of the words "pregnancy," "birth," "cantorial and Hasidic music" (even for men-only events) and "bed-and-breakfasts." Other topics on the ban list of the Committee for the Purity of the...

February 4, 2015: Video: Long-Time Get-Refuser Tossed Out Of YU Prayer Service
Comments: 43 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
On Tuesday,an ORA staff member spotted Yechiel Friedman praying at a minyan in Yeshiva University. Yechiel Friedman has refused to issue his wife a Jewish divorce (Get) for nearly 18 years, and the Beth Din of America has issued a...

February 3, 2015: Haredim Censor 'Immodest' Cereal Boxes In Lakewood, NJ Grocery Store
Comments: 47 | Categories: Extreme Sniut , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Lakewood haredim use duct tape to censor 'immodest' cereal boxes in local grocery store. It isn't the first time (as you can see here) and it likely won't be the last. But this doesn't make it any less disgusting. Please...

February 3, 2015: Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Alleged Haredi “Prodfather” Rabbi Mendel Epstein
Comments: 26 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Jury selection in the kidnapping and extortion trial of haredi Rabbi Mendel Epstein and several of his alleged co-conspirators began in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey yesterday. Above: The alleged "Prodfather" Rabbi Mendel Epstein Jury Selection Begins In Trial...

January 29, 2015: Women Shouldn't Talk Loudly Or Laugh In Public, Satmar Rebbe Says
Comments: 46 | 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: 22 | 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: 9 | 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: 23 | 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: 2 | 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...

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