Israeli Jews Furious at Natalie Portman Filming in Ultra-Orthodox Area

News that Natalie Portman's production company acquired the film rights to Amos Oz's autobiographical A Tale of Love and Darkness for her directorial debut was initially met with much excitement. But now that filming has begun in an ultra-Orthodox-populated section in Jerusalem, it looks like the locals are causing… » 2/12/14 12:40pm 2/12/14 12:40pm

Why Yes, There Are Orthodox Members of Jerusalem's Women of The Wall

Critics of the Women of the Wall—female Jewish advocates of the equal right to prayer at the Western Wall by reading aloud from the Torah and wearing the religious garments of tallitot and tefillin (considered traditional for men only)—assume that it's comprised entirely of female Reform Jews. However, some feminist… » 4/20/13 5:00pm 4/20/13 5:00pm