News Brief 9/3/2013, Elul 28, 5773
Threats End Hareidi Woman's Jewish Home Candidacy
Candidate Racheli Ivenboim says she faced threats her children would be forced out of school. 'Time for the hareidi community to decide.'
Ivenboim's candidacy had been the first of its kind, not only because she was a hassidic Jewish woman running for public office, but because she chose to do so with the religious-Zionist Jewish Home party. What's more, she claimed she initially received significant backing from the hassidic leadership.