Straus, the Jewish speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, put the kibosh on the governor’s demand for a bathroom bill.
“I’m not embarrassed to say that I know how to govern without being an extremist,” Straus said.
— The Jewish Theological Seminary joined other Jewish Conservative groups in a U.S. Supreme Court appeal against a presidential move that allows schools to decide who may enter gender-segregated bathrooms. On Thursday, JTA wrote in a statement that it has joined an amicus brief designed to uphold the “rights of transgender students to use public…
A stone toilet discovered at an archaeological site in Israel was probably used to defile a shrine, archaeologists said.
The rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, condemned as “incitement” attempts by the Muslim Wakf to politicize the expansion of restrooms at the site.
The main character in Ruchama King Feuerman’s novel cleans toilets on the Temple Mount. A barber from Passaic helped her find out: Are there really any bathrooms there?
New in Israel, a boutique toilet chain store. You walk by this store on this busy Tel Aviv Street right by the Carmel market and from the outside is seems just like any other storefront, only that it features toilets- not for purchase, but for use. Let’s take a look. This European trend has infiltrated the Israeli market, which does have toilets for pay at bus stations, among other locations. However, the service, hygiene and costs are not the same. It costs 3 shekels to use one of these boutique toilets, about half a Euro, but the feel is not of a regular public bathroom, but almost like you’ve entered a hotel washroom. With music playing in the background, nice decor, and pleasant service, this boutique answers a basic need that everybody has. The store hosts about 400 people a day, who are interested in the experience. The store opens Sunday through Friday and closed on the Sabbath, in compliance with the usual Israeli stores operating hours. Sivan Raviv, JN1, Tel Aviv.
Call it Porcelain Tourism.
The media in Israel expects the country’s controversial Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, to be indicted by the end of the week on charges including fraud, breach of trust, money-laundering and obstruction of justice. But there’s a more immediate accusation facing Lieberman – transgression of telephone etiquette.