Women

Empty words over women

October 24, 2013

The elevation of Karnit Flug to the governorship of the Bank of Israel is, in one sense, entirely unremarkable. As the acting governor, she was an obvious successor (despite being third choice in the hiring process).

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Rampant Rabbi refuses to take a cold shower

By Rosa Doherty, October 24, 2013

A Jewish comedian is marketing a sex toy he has called the Rampant Rabbi, despite an attempts by high street retail chain Ann Summers to stop him.

Shed Simove designed the silicone toy in the figure of a rabbi and sells it on his website. It is, he says aimed at “the modern Jewish woman”.

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Moscow court will hear Neustadt appeal

By Sandy Rashty, October 22, 2013

The custody battle, over two sons taken by their father to Russia, will be taken to a Moscow court of appeal next Thursday.

Mother Rachael Neustadt said she would be “flying straight there” from her home in Hendon after hearing the news last week.

“I’m so happy. We have so much documentation and hope this goes in our favour,” she said.

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Campus Notebook: October 18, 2013

By Anna Sheinman, October 16, 2013

INTRODUCING THE JWIT

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A Jewish bride and antisemitic wedding video

By Sandy Rashty, October 10, 2013

When fashion executive Claudia Gocman organised her big day, she planned everything in minute detail.

She chose a prestigious central London venue, wore a beautiful white dress and even had a singer as well as a DJ to entertain her 150 guests at the black-tie reception.

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The wives working for Hitler during the Holocaust

By Simon Round, October 10, 2013

German housewife Erna Petri was on her way home from a shopping trip near her wartime house in the Ukraine when she saw six naked boys hiding by the side of the road. As the wife of an SS officer, she realised that they were Jewish escapees. She took them into her home and fed them.

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Girls doing it their way

By Sandy Rashty, September 17, 2013

These women are the business. They have set up their own companies straight after graduating from university – and what’s more, the young entrepreneurs are running the companies from their family home.

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Mother’s tears after court win in Moscow

By Sandy Rashty, September 17, 2013

A mother has won a landmark victory in a legal battle to bring her sons back from Russia after they were taken by her ex-husband last year.

Rachael Neustadt said she was “full of tears of relief” after Moscow City Court ruled that the two boys should be reunited with her.

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Leaders back campaign to end all-male panels

By Sandy Rashty, September 13, 2013

Senior figures are backing a move to put an end to communal discussion panels that feature only male speakers.

More than 50 decision-makers, from synagogues, charities and political lobby groups, have signed up to a campaign being run by Women in Jewish Leadership (WJL).

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Guardian corrects FGM claim

By Anna Sheinman, September 13, 2013

The Guardian newspaper has corrected an article that said female genital mutilation (FGM) is practised in the Jewish community.

In a piece published last weekend called “Female genital mutilation: Mothers need to say no’’, Guardian staff feature writer Homa Khaleeli wrote: “Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities carry out FGM.”

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