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Recent Posts:

Women Gets Death Threats For Standing Up To ‘Modesty Police’

JERUSALEM (JTA) — At least two of the women who asked Israel’s Supreme Court to remove signs that demand women dress modestly have been targeted with death threats.

How Israeli Soldier Became America’s Favorite Gun Pin-Up Girl

(JTA) — Orin Julie may look like just another “gun bunny,” as such models are sometimes called, but she is the industry’s secret weapon. She is a former Israeli combat soldier who is trained to discharge the weapons she poses with.

Female Rabbinic Students ‘Strip Searched’ By Western Wall Security

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Four female students from Hebrew Union College, including two Americans, were asked to lift their shirts and skirts for security before being allowed to enter the Western Wall plaza.

Meet Erin Davis, Fairy Godmother Of The New York City Jewish Singles Scene

Erin Davis’s grandparents grew up in the same Polish village, were herded into the same ghetto, fell in love in hiding, and escaped together to a displaced person’s camp.

We Need To Talk About Child Marriage

As I have every August in recent years, I am busy preparing my children to return to school. While I am excited for them to continue learning and growing, I can’t help but think about the millions of children—especially girls—in other parts of the world who are denied the right to an education. Tragically, many are forced to marry at a young age, confined to a life of arduous household work and caring for babies of their own.

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