Bambi Sheleg, an Israeli journalist who devoted her life to healing the divisions in Israeli society after Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, died on August 15 after a prolonged illness at age 58, Haaretz reported.
The Israeli government – currently in the midst of various financial crises like a doctors’ strike and a revolt by municipalities protesting major cuts to education – has miraculously found 10 million NIS for something that until now has never really existed. That is: non-Orthodox mikvehs.
Israeli lawmaker Moshe Gafni was so incensed by the Knesset approving funding this week for four non-Orthodox mikvehs that he vowed that in response, “there will be a world war.”
This past Tuesday, Donald Trump told crowds at a North Carolina rally that “if [Hillary] gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.” The statement was widely greeted with shock: suggesting that violence should be used against a potential President Clinton or her Supreme Court Justices, many agreed, was a new low in Trump’s presidential campaign
For religious reasons, many ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers opt not to feature photos of women, even modestly dressed women, in their publications.