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Women and the Peace Talks

Shari Eshet | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Shari Eshet

How can we call for more women to represent us if we don't even know who is already sitting there? We know about Tzipi Livni and we know about Yitzhak Molcho, who are leading the talks for the Israeli side, but that is pretty much it.

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Protesters Smash Bus Windows

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish protesters attacked three buses in Beit Shemesh, a city 30 miles west of Jerusalem, in response to the arrest of a couple who re...

If You Could See Israel Naked

Bradley Burston | Posted 03.03.2012 | World
Bradley Burston

If we could see the Jewish world naked, we might well see a new Judaism emerging this new year, stripped of xenophobia and 19th century clothes for 21st century issues. In the long run, it could save the Jewish people from extinction. If we're lucky, it could save Israel as well.

Ultra Orthodox And Secular Jews Clash Over Gender Segregation In Israel

Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion

Ultra Orthodox Jews continue to push for segregation between men and women in the city of Beit-Shemesh, Israel, as secular residents fight back. "It ...