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Israeli Women Continue to Fight Against 'Modesty' Signs

Back in January, a group of women in the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh won a lawsuit against the municipality for refusing to remove “modesty signs”—signs instructing women how to dress, placed around the city by members of the ultra-Orthodox community—which the plaintiffs argued created a threatening atmosphere for… » 5/28/15 11:50am 5/28/15 11:50am

Ultra Orthodox Newspaper Photoshops Angela Merkel Out of Paris March 

A haredi (ultra Orthodox) newspaper in Israel, not wishing to offend the eyeball modesty of its readership, photoshopped German Chancellor Angela Merkel out of a photo of a recent march in solidarity with the staff of Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were recently murdered in a terrorist attack. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo… » 1/13/15 9:50am 1/13/15 9:50am

The Jewish Law That's Keeping Ultra-Orthodox Women From Getting Pregnant

We often talk about the problems religion brings upon women by forbidding the use of birth control, but, oddly enough, there's a phenomenon in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community which is causing the exact opposite problem. Their strict religious rules, known as halacha, govern many aspects of women's lives, including… » 6/20/12 10:25am 6/20/12 10:25am

Orthodox Israelis Spit On Whorish 8-Year-Old Girl For Going To School

An American girl attempting to walk to her Jewish school in Israel is subjected to daily taunting and physical intimidation so bad that she says it makes her afraid to go to school. Her tormenters aren't fellow children, but rather adult men upset by the presence of the "immodest" girls attending school in their… » 12/27/11 3:40pm 12/27/11 3:40pm