1,125 posts categorized "Women & Judaism"

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...

November 11, 2014: Updated With Audio: Well-Known Haredi Kabbalist Allegedly Seduced Married Woman, Told Her Sex With Him Was “Tikkun”
Comments: 57 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
A woman claims to have been tricked by a top haredi kabbalist who told her that she needed to sleep with him as a tikkun (mystical repair) for their souls. A beit din asked her to secretly tape the kabbalist...

November 10, 2014: Held In Limbo And Extorted For 13 Years By Her Late Husband’s Family And An Obscure Jewish Law, Woman Finally Permitted To Remarry
Comments: 13 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
A woman was extorted by her late husband’s family for 13 years using an obscure Jewish law to do so as a haredi-controlled state rabbinical court allowed the extortion to continue and then eventually penalized her for finding a way...

November 10, 2014: Video: Haredi Man Shields His Eyes To Prevent Seeing Clothed Women
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
A haredi man hurries down an Israeli street, trying desperately to avoid seeing any women. Post by ‎סטטוסים מצייצים‎. If the video does not appear above, please view it here.

November 10, 2014: Senior Sefardi Haredi Rabbi Offers To Pay Rape Victim To Drop Charges Against Rapist
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Israel’s Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni announced that she will file a disciplinary complaint against Rabbi Nissim ben Shimon., the head of Tel Aviv's official state rabbinical court, after he allegedly offered cash to a rape victim if she would...

November 7, 2014: Beit Din Of America Appoints Women To Its Board
Comments: 17 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Dr. Michelle Friedman – the founder and chair of the Department of Pastoral Counseling at Yeshiva University’s rabbinical school’s liberal Modern Orthodox rival, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah (YCT) – and several other women have been invited to join the board of...

November 5, 2014: Right-Wing RCA Rabbi Equates NY Jewish Week With Notorious Nazi Propaganda Newspaper
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Media & Media Criticism , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
"…The Jewish Week’s publisher and Julius Streicher (Der Sturmer) published newspapers that dealt a lot with Jews. Same business, I suppose. That’s bad company to be in.” Above: Rabbi Steven Pruzansky Right-Wing RCA Rabbi Equates NY Jewish Week With Notorious...

November 4, 2014: LA Mikvah Society Announces Mikvah Safe, But Only Did Professional Security Sweep After Annoncement, Weeks After DC Rabbi Arrested
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
In the wake of the alleged mikvah voyeurism of Washington, DC’s top Modern Orthodox rabbi, Barry Freundel, the Mikvah Society of Los Angeles distributed a letter on October 28 through local Modern Orthodox synagogues reassuring women that its mikvah (ritual...

November 3, 2014: Hasidic Modesty Squad Warns Hasidim To Stay Inside During The "Dirty" Marathon
Comments: 40 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Haredim , Women & Judaism
A hasidic modesty squad in Williamsburg, Brooklyn warned hasidim to stay inside during the "dirty" New York Marathon this past weekend so they would not see 'impure' 'immodestly dressed' 'dirty' runners. Please click to enlarge:

November 2, 2014: Fight Over Stricter Modesty Dress Code At Modern Orthodox Co-Ed Yeshiva Day School Continues Unabated, School Hires Modesty Squad To Police Students
Comments: 36 | Categories: MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
“We’re walking in and we’re being scrutinized every morning. We can’t just walk in the halls because everyone’s looking at us and judging us every second for our clothing. Obviously, it’s degrading.” Above: Melissa Duchan Fight Over Stricter Modesty Dress...

November 1, 2014: Video: Spiritual Flight Safety Video For Haredim Who Fly El Al
Comments: 17 | Categories: Haredim , Humor , Israel , PARODY & SATIRE , Religion , Women & Judaism
A special spiritual flight safety video from the Levinson Brothers and Tablet Magazine for haredim who fly El Al. [Creators: The Levinson Brothers; Via: Tablet Magazine.]

November 1, 2014: Defense Minister Says He Will Set Up “Women-Free And Secular-Free" IDF Induction Centers For Haredim
Comments: 6 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon told haredi members of Knesset Wednesday in a letter that the IDF will ensure "women-free and secular-free" induction centers for haredi yeshiva students to accommodate haredi rabbis' demands to ban all women and secular Jews...

October 31, 2014: Inside A Satmar Women's Mikvah
Comments: 25 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
"…Every month for four years, between two births and getting to know my husband, whom I’d met only once before agreeing to the match…I sat in the bathtub and lifted my legs so that the mikveh lady could inspect my...

October 31, 2014: Orthodox Shul In Israel To Give Women Aliyot Tomorrow
Comments: 11 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Nachat Ruach, an Orthodox congregation in the town of Shoham near Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, has decided beginning tomorrow to allow women to be given aliyot (to be called up to the Torah) and to read from the Torah...

October 31, 2014: Knesset May Pass Law That Would Allow Israeli Beit Dins To Punish Diaspora Get-Refusers
Comments: 4 | Categories: Israel , Women & Judaism
Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, may pass a new bill that would allow Israel beit dins (religious courts) to apply sanctions to recalcitrant husbands who live abroad and who refuse to give their wives a Jewish divorce known as a get....

October 30, 2014: In Wake Of Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Arrest, Controversial RCA Rabbi Resigns From Conversion Court After RCA Puts Women On Committee To Revise Conversion Standards
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
"…[T]he RCA has just appointed a committee “that will review its current Geirus Protocol and Standards (GPS) conversion process and suggest safeguards against possible abuses.” The committee consists of six men and five women, bolstering the trend on the Orthodox...

October 30, 2014: IDF Orders Outside Vendors, Employers At Job Fair To Follow Orthodox-Friendly Dress Code, Bans “Immodest” Pictures In Brochures, Tank Tops, Short Skirts After Orthodox Soldiers Complain
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Women & Judaism
Israel’s Ministry of Defense is now mandating that all companies that send representatives to IDF job fairs held for soldiers preparing to go off active duty must ensure their female representatives do not wear tank tops, short skirts or any...

October 30, 2014: Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Encouraged Single Jewish Women To Use His Mikvah, Source Says
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Accused voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel allegedly encouraged sexually active single Orthodox Jewish women from the Washington, DC-Baltimore area to use the mikva (ritual bath) he controlled – the mikvah in which Freundel allegedly had a hidden video camera positioned in...

October 29, 2014: As Women Panic And Refuse To Use Mikvahs After Voyeurism Scandal, Rabbis Paternalistically Tell Them There's Nothing To Worry About
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Untrained Modern Orthodox and Centrist rabbis claim to have "swept" mikvahs to check for hidden video recording devices, many of which they wouldn't know how to find, and tell women that everything is all better now. Meanwhile, haredi rabbis won't...

October 28, 2014: US Attorney Opens Special Hotline, Website And Email Account For Potential Victims Of Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 32 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Also, in the first public comments she has made in the media about the case, Washington, DC Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier told a DC television station today that the investigation into alleged voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel is expected...

October 28, 2014: An Alleged Victim Of Rabbi Barry Freundel Speaks Out In Her Own Words
Comments: 29 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
A college student who was in the process of converting to Judaism under the auspices of alleged voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel and who took two "practice dunks" in the mikvah because Freundel told her to do it, writes about the...

October 26, 2014: What Jewish Law About Abortion Says About Orthodox And Haredi Rabbis
Comments: 28 | Categories: Haredim , Med-Ethics , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
"…Therefore, in an extremely pressing situation, such as when the fetus suffers from Tay-Sachs or other severe defects, or the fetus is known to be a mamzer, or continuing the pregnancy could cause blindness or deafness to the mother [or...

October 24, 2014: Police Find Hidden Cameras At Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s University Office
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
A search by Washington, DC police of the Towson University office used by Rabbi Barry Freundel repoprtedly found “a backpack with an assortment of tiny cameras hidden in everyday household objects, including ones embedded in a computer charger, a clock...

October 24, 2014: IDF To Allow Female Kosher Food Inspectors
Comments: 4 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Kosher Scandal , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The Chief Rabbinate of the Israel Defense Forces has finally agreed to allow female soldiers to serve as kosher food inspectors in IDF kitchens. IDF To Allow Female Kosher Food Inspectors Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The Chief Rabbinate of the...

October 24, 2014: Women Of The Wall Smuggles Mini Torah Scroll Into The Kotel, Holds Torah Reading Bat Mitzvah, Kotel’s Haredi Rabbi Angered
Comments: 12 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Women of the Wall (WoW) smuggled a miniature Torah scroll into the women’s section of the Kotel (Western Wall) today after police again refused to allow them to bring a full-sized Torah to the site. Above: Today's Women of the...

October 23, 2014: Would Alleged Voyeur Rabbi's Illegal Behavior Have Been Stopped By Making His Wife Into His Own Personal Web Cam Girl?
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Rabbis & Sex , Women & Judaism
"…Boteach misses a crucial point: the alleged objects of Freundel’s gratification were women who did not consent. In fact, voyeurism is not so much about finding “new flesh,” but about autonomy and control. The “object” of a voyeur’s gratification has...

October 23, 2014: DC Police Seize Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s University Office Computer
Comments: 39 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
The Towson University office computer used by accused voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel has now been seized by Washington, DC police and his campus office searched. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel DC Police Seize Alleged Voyeur Rabbi’s University Office Computer Shmarya Rosenberg...

October 22, 2014: University Opens Investigation Into Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Barry Freundel
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness , Women & Judaism
A university spokesman reportedly said the university is investigating whether it violated provisions of Title IX, the federal law which prohibits various types of gender and sex discrimination on college and university campuses. Above: Rabbi Barry Freundel University Opens Investigation...

October 22, 2014: Senior RCA Rabbi Lashes Out At Jewish Feminists, Media, 'Weak' Orthodox Jews In Wake Of Alleged Voyeur Rabbi Arrest
Comments: 27 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
"…Granted, there are some sins that are more grievous than others and some failures are inexcusable – especially those in which the practice of the rabbinate is corrupted. I would love it if all rabbis (myself included) were above reproach...

October 22, 2014: Men Who Investigated – And Cleared – Abusive Voyeur Rabbi Now Head The OU, NYC Jewish Federation
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Jewish Leadership , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Among those tasked by the RCA and its affiliated Beth Din of America with investigating [previous complaints against] Freundel [and who found Freundel fit to continue doing conversions and serving as a rabbi] were two attorneys who now lead major...

October 21, 2014: Again: Haredim Refuse To Sit Next To People Of Opposite Gender, Delay Delta Airlines Flight By More Than One Hour
Comments: 49 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Because their baggage then had to be located and then removed from the plane’s cargo hold, departure had to be delayed by approximately 75 minutes. Haredim Refuse To Sit Next To People Of Opposite Gender, Delay Delta Airlines Flight By...

October 21, 2014: Israel's Chief Rabbis Say Voyeur Rabbi's Conversions Still Valid
Comments: 92 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
"After a thorough review of the halacha, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel now announces that all past conversions of rabbi Freundel will not be affected by recent events. They are acknowledged as Jews. Conversions that will be conducted by Freundel...

October 21, 2014: Voyeur Rabbi Coerced And Forced Female Conversion Candidates To Labor For Him For Free, RCA Turned Blind Eye
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“He had total control of my life, and he loved having that power over me,” she said. “I couldn’t marry, I couldn’t move, I couldn’t take a new job until the conversion was done.” During her conversion, Mandel said Freundel...

October 21, 2014: Voyeur Rabbi Brought Non-Jewish Female Co-Eds To Mikvah, Urged Them To Disrobe, Shower And Dip
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
“He basically said that not all Orthodox synagogues have [a mikvah], so it was kind of a rarity. He told us he was instrumental in getting it to his synagogue, he was proud of it. He proposed it as a...

October 20, 2014: Haredim Riot, Attack Egged Buses, Smash Windows, Puncture Tires, Enraged Over Women Of The Wall Ads
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
The haredi rioters targeted Women of the Wall ads on the buses, enraged because some of the 12-year-old girls in those ads were wearing yarmulkes (skullcaps) and because female faces were being publicly shown. Haredim Riot, Attack Egged Buses, Smash...

October 20, 2014: Israel’s Chief Rabbis May Rule Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Conversions Invalid
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion , Women & Judaism
“We are appalled by the accusations against Rabbi Barry Freundel and wish to stress that the acts attributed to him are atrocious and strictly against Jewish law. We offer our deepest sympathy to any victims. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel...

October 20, 2014: In Response To Rabbi's Alleged Voyeurism And Sexual Contact With A Non-Jewish Woman He Was Converting, RCA Brings Female Ombudsmen Into Conversion Process
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
…The RCA and the Beth Din of America have agreed that every Beit Din [religious court; in this case, a religious court impaneled to perform a conversion] assembled under their Geirus Protocol and Standards (GPS) [the conversion to Judaism protocol...

October 18, 2014: Report: Rabbi Barry Freundel Videoed Naked Women In Mikvah For Several Years, Took Cross Country Trip With Non-Jewish Woman In Process Of Conversion, Hundreds Of Women May Have Been Secretly Videoed
Comments: 89 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
Until last year the highest-ranking rabbi in the country on the question of who can be considered an Orthodox Jew in America, Freundel maintained a set of practices with converts that sources alternately described as “creepy,” “weird,” “inappropriate,” and, in...

October 14, 2014: WoW’s Bat Mitzvah Bus Ads Are An Unwanted Provocation, Kotel Rabbi Says
Comments: 10 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
"I regret that there are still those who wish to fan the flames of controversy, and put on an aggressive media campaign. And to our sorrow, the Women of the Wall group is responsible for putting forth an attempt via...

October 13, 2014: First Jerusalem Public Bus Ads In Years Depicting Women Spark Haredi Outrage And Vandalism
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
Ads depicting women from two organizations haredim love to hate – Women of the Wall and Yerushalmim – have begun to run on public buses in Jerusalem, and haredim have already begun to fight back. Above: The Yerushalmim ad First...

October 13, 2014: Anti-Mikva Video Sparks Outrage
Comments: 9 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Religion , Women & Judaism
An Israeli nonprofit that works to achieve civil marriage in Israel sparked a wildfire of criticism after it posted a video against state rabbinic control of mikvas (ritual baths) and forced mikva use on its Facebook page. Anti-Mikva Video Sparks...

October 13, 2014: Let Women Dance With Torah Scrolls On Simchat Torah, Liberal Zionist Orthodox Rabbis Say
Comments: 10 | Categories: Israel , MO & Chardal , Women & Judaism
The liberal Zionist Orthodox Beit Hillel rabbinical association issued a ruling today that not only permits, but also encourages, synagogues to allow women to dance with Torah scrolls on Simchat Torah, the Jewish holiday that in rabbinic tradition celebrates the...

October 12, 2014: Woman Allegedly Made Homeless By Chabad Charity Allegedly Sexually Assaulted In Chabad’s Main Synagogue – Where She Was Sleeping
Comments: 36 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Hessed , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Poverty & Homelessness , Religion , Women & Judaism
A Chabad-Lubavitch organization meant to house and feed hasidim, primarily from Israel and France, who come to Crown Heights, Brooklyn for the month of Tishrei to spend the High Holidays, Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret “with” Chabad’s long-dead rebbe, Rabbi Menachem...

October 5, 2014: Egged Resumes Running Bus Ads Featuring Women – But Only After Government Agrees To Pay For Any Damage Done To Buses Over The Ads By Haredi Vandals
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Egged public buses in Jerusalem began running ads featuring women’s faces today after a six-year absence triggered by haredi violence. Egged Resumes Running Bus Ads Featuring Women – But Only After Government Agrees To Pay For Any Damage Done To...

October 3, 2014: London's Official Haredi Modesty Squad Issues New Modesty Regulations For The New Year
Comments: 22 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
"…Male and female workers should not eat (snack or lunch) in the same room without a partition. They should either have separate rooms or different times. It is also forbidden for a female worker to serve food to male workers...

October 2, 2014: New Square Illegally Gender Segregates Voting
Comments: 26 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
The Skvere hasidic Village of New Square, New York illegally gender-segregated its polling place for the election that took place earlier this week. Men to the left, women to the right: [Via: Yeshiva World. Hat Tip: Burich]

October 1, 2014: Street Named After Famous Hasidic Virgin Draws Haredi Ire
Comments: 19 | Categories: Haredim , Women & Judaism
She was, shockingly, a female hasidic rebbe in what is today Ukraine who actually had followers. She put on tefillin (two pairs daily) and a tallit, studied and taught kabbalah, received female audiences, accepted kvitlach (notes requesting blessings and prayers),...

October 1, 2014: Have US Government Sanction El Al Over Gender Discrimination, Rabbi Says
Comments: 71 | Categories: Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Based on US law, Rabbi Iris Richman – a Conservative rabbi, lawyer and feminist activist – is proposing that women who have been harassed by haredim on El Al flights into and out of the US file complaints with the...

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