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Ultra-Orthodox Correct About Internet Dangers

When I first heard that a rally was planned for Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews to protest the Internet, I didn’t think it would attract much attention. After all, the Internet has long been under attack in Haredi communities and their rabbinic leaders have forbidden it in the past. The event on May 20 at Citi Field […]

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews Increasingly Refuse to Sit Near Women on El Al Flights

El Al passengers are noting a recent phenomenon involving clusters of ultra-Orthodox men approaching female passengers prior to take-off and requesting to switch seats, according to El Al customers and tour operators. While the phenomenon of lone Haredi men approaching female passengers is not new, and has in fact gone on for years, large groups […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue #7 December 7, 2011

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, and polarizing political voice Tony Kushner, was awarded $100,000 for “Creative Citizenship” at The Nation Institute’s Annual Gala last Dec. 5 in New York. Kushner was recognized for more than his work alone. Independent of his art, Kushner is known for his daring political views, especially as they concern Israel. […]

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Ultra-Orthodox women fight for right to serve in Hatzalah ambulance service

Only weeks after the city of New York forced a bus line operating between ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn neighborhoods to end its separation of men and women, the borough has been thrown into another debate involving contentious gender policies. Only this time, it’s a struggle for equality taking place where life-and-death decisions have often taken place: Hatzalah, […]

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