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Jerusalem mayor urges police: Stop exclusion of women on ads

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Sunday urged District Police Commander Niso Shaham to put a stop to the exclusion of women’s images from billboards across the city, and to the defacing of advertisements on which women do appear, both trends initiated of late by the local ultra-Orthodox sector. “We must make sure that those who [...]

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Jerusalem women challenge ultra-Orthodox ban on ‘immodest’ posters

On Tuesday, six women met in Jerusalem to be photographed so their pictures can be hung from balconies throughout the city, beginning Wednesday, to counteract what appears to be the attempt to keep women out of advertising in the capital. A group that calls itself Yerushalmim (“Jerusalemites” ) and focuses on issues of pluralism is [...]

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New start-up: Kosher clothing stores

An extreme ultra-Orthodox body has established a kashrut department supervising clothing stores in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim and Geula neighborhoods.Haredi women have begun supervising businesses in the neighborhoods on behalf of the new department, checking whether the clothes sold in the stores meet the requirements of Jewish Law. The department’s findings will be published across the [...]

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How to Become Tzniut

Tzniut is a Hebrew term which means modesty and humility. This trait is very important and refers to modesty both in dress and behavior. The Talmud tells us that humility is an important characteristic of Jewish people. Choose your words carefully. Avoid swearing and saying words of sexual context. In Orthodox Judaism, unmarried men and women are forbidden [...]

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Tallit Sets – The Perfect Gift for Major Life Milestones

The tallit have a long rich history in the Jewish religion. Directed by the bible to attach tassels to the corners of clothing as a way of remembering God’s commandments, the tallit was developed soon after to help believers keep the law. Tallit sets are great gifts to give to commemorate those special milestones Jewish [...]

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Women’s Tallit – Reexamining the Tradition

Although many Jewish women today wear women’s tallit, it is not a practice that is approved by everyone in the Jewish community. Women are not required to keep time bound commandments and therefore they are not required to wear the tallit. However many non-Orthodox and Reformed synagogues allow both men and women to read from [...]

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Bat Mitzvah Tallit – Girls Coming of Age

A bat mitzvah is a Jewish coming of age ceremony for a girl that symbolizes she is now responsible for her actions, good and bad, and for keeping the commandments of G-d. Like bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah actually describes the new status of the child in the Jewish community. Bat in Hebrew means “daughter” and [...]

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