Women

Woman of the wall Anat Hoffman complains of treatment after arrest

By Sahar Zivan, October 24, 2012

Anat Hoffman, the chair of Women of the Wall, which campaigns to allow women equal rights to prayer at the Western Wall, has spoken out in a webcast about the circumstances surrounding her detention last week and her treatment while in jail.

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Gay affair: Charedi jailed until he grants divorce

By Sahar Zivan, October 18, 2012

In a landmark decision, a Charedi man who has refused to grant his wife a get for the past ten years, since she caught him cheating on her with another man, has been sent to jail by the rabbinical court until he relents.

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Women of the Wall arrested

By Anna Sheinman, October 17, 2012

Three members of religious rights group Women of the Wall have been arrested for praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem wearing a tallit.

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Miriam Gross Returns to Jerusalem

By Miriam Gross, September 20, 2012

I was born in Jerusalem a year before the outbreak of World War II. My parents had met there (my mother was married to someone else at the time), both having left Germany in 1933 soon after Hitler came to power.

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The Power 50 - Celebrating Influential Women

By JCReporter, September 20, 2012

Ros Altmann
The population is ageing, the pensions industry is in crisis. Who do governments listen to? Ros Altmann. The director-general of Saga is a long time campaigner for pensioner’s rights. Her solution to the coming pensions timebomb? We live longer, we should work longer.

Avielah Barclay

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Role of Women in Our Community

By Ruth Deech, September 20, 2012

No society can be a healthy one where its women are excluded from the decision-making processes and deprived of their voice. These are issues for all countries and all societies, not least the Jewish community of the UK.

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A Womans Work: My simchah is in crisis - get me a celebrity

By Keren David, September 13, 2012

This is it. New Year is upon me. I can deny it no longer. My son is barmitzvah this year and — assuming I get my act together — it is happening in January.

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The women who say strictly no to Chasidism

By Jennifer Lipman, July 20, 2012

"Everybody's read it," the woman says in a confiding tone. "We're all talking about it. Of course, much of it is made up."

Talking to this member of one of New York's strictly Orthodox communities, it becomes clear that her view of Deborah Feldman's tell-all memoir about Satmar Chasids is not positive.

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Top jobs are more flexible than you think

By Candice Krieger, July 6, 2012

Chief executives, finance directors and senior lawyers are among those opting for part-time hours, turning traditional employment concepts on their head.

There has been a significant increase in the demand for flexible working hours. And it is not just mothers abandoning the full-time culture.

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'Gender equality here to stay in Jewish community'

By Jessica Elgot, July 5, 2012

A “kitemark” for Jewish organisations that actively seek out women for leadership roles will make sure gender equality stays on the agenda, according to the final report from the Commission on Women in Jewish Leadership (CWJL).

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