Women's Issues

News for Women's Issues

Leading rabbis call for female kashrut supervisors

Leading rabbis call for female kashrut supervisors

Rabbis Israel Rosen and Ratzon Arusi say women can be allowed into the profession, with caveats.Arutz Sheva staff, 20/12/2015 13:18
Feminists Under Fire for Gang Rape Silence

Feminists Under Fire for Gang Rape Silence

Five illegal African immigrants charged in cruel gang rape of Jewish woman - but feminist MKs are keeping mum.Gil Ronen, 10/08/2015 10:13
Young Feminists 'Ashamed' of Attack on 'Pimp' MK

Young Feminists 'Ashamed' of Attack on 'Pimp' MK

Meanwhile, radicals pressure Likud to take steps against Likud's MK Hazan but forget to chide Arab MK with two wives.Gil Ronen, 11/06/2015 18:37
NIF-Funded MK Touma-Sliman Heads Women's Committee

NIF-Funded MK Touma-Sliman Heads Women's Committee

MK Aida Touma-Sliman of the Arab Joint List was appointed chair of the Knesset's Committee for Advancement of Women Wednesday.Gil Ronen, 03/06/2015 12:28
Al Jazeera Encourages Indecency - by Jewish Women

Al Jazeera Encourages Indecency - by Jewish Women

The Arab network supports immodesty by Jerusalem's Jewish women, yet defends Muslim women's right to modesty in Europe.Gil Ronen, 02/06/2015 15:22
Undecided Women's Vote – the Election Surprise?

Undecided Women's Vote – the Election Surprise?

Labor ad targets female voters based solely on the gender factor. Undecided women were a key sector in the two previous elections.Gil Ronen, 16/03/2015 10:47
Livni: Bibi Says I'm Weak – Because I'm a Woman

Livni: Bibi Says I'm Weak – Because I'm a Woman

Tzipi Livni continues to play the gender card, and to discuss Netanyahu's 'confident and masculine voice'.Gil Ronen, 10/01/2015 19:58
Knesset Women's Committee Traumatized?

Knesset Women's Committee Traumatized?

Committee for Women apparently still recovering from embarrassing session in September, blocking video of the session from public eye.Ben Shaul, 07/01/2015 13:24
Bringing Jewish Women to the Leadership Table

Bringing Jewish Women to the Leadership Table

Interview: Orthodox Jewish NSA officer explains why women could contribute a lot to Orthodox Jewish leadership.Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin, 02/01/2015 11:37
The Changed Status of American Jewish Women

The Changed Status of American Jewish Women

interview with Prof. Rela Mintz Geffen: "There are already several hundred Jewish women teachers holding doctorates in Jewish studies who are university scholars. This also impacts the way Jewish history is taught."Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 08/12/2014 08:11
Female Violence Against Men 'Widespread'

Female Violence Against Men 'Widespread'

As Israel marks Day for Eliminating Violence Against Women, Knesset notes women can be victimizers, too.Avraham Ben Horin, Hezki Baruch, 27/11/2014 19:15
Livni Shocks with 'War on Men' Ad

Livni Shocks with 'War on Men' Ad

Justice Minister shows she is not averse to militaristic messages, it just depends who the enemy is.Gil Ronen, 16/06/2014 17:15
Hijacking Feminism to Attack Israel

Hijacking Feminism to Attack Israel

Feminism is being highjacked by activists at a Women's Study Association Meeting in order, once again, to focus on attacking Israel. Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 08/06/2014 06:39
Are Israeli Women More Leftist than Men?

Are Israeli Women More Leftist than Men?

New Israel Fund's Naomi Chazan cites statistics showing gender correlation in political views, says a political blog.Gil Ronen, 06/03/2014 16:53
Hareidi MK: IDF Draft is Violence Against Women

Hareidi MK: IDF Draft is Violence Against Women

Hareidi MK says mandatory draft for women, religious or secular, is a form of ‘serious violence.’Maayana Miskin, 04/03/2014 22:01
Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Enlistment: It’s a Mitzvah

Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Enlistment: It’s a Mitzvah

Rabbi of Efrat weighs in on women’s enlistment controversy, says enlistment opponents are ignoring modern reality.Maayana Miskin, 21/01/2014 22:47
Yesh Atid No. 2 Attempts Peace with Chief Rabbis

Yesh Atid No. 2 Attempts Peace with Chief Rabbis

Yesh Atid minister steps in to pacify Chief Rabbis after party head Yair Lapid called to fire them both.Maayana Miskin, 14/01/2014 18:04
Independence Day 2014: Focus on Women

Independence Day 2014: Focus on Women

All torch honorees to be female as committee decides to focus on women’s contribution to the country.Maayana Miskin & Gil Ronen, 29/12/2013 15:30
Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel says forcing women to enlist in the IDF is immoral. ‘Women should not be subordinate.’Maayana Miskin, 26/12/2013 11:44
Jewish Home on Balancing Feminism, Jewish Law

Jewish Home on Balancing Feminism, Jewish Law

Jewish Home seeks to bring women into the world of Jewish leadership. Bennett: Excluding women is foolishness.Maayana Miskin, 19/12/2013 08:47
Islamists: 'Women's Freedom Only in Islam'

Islamists: 'Women's Freedom Only in Islam'

Hizb ut-Tahrir continues extensive campaign in Judea, Samaria against 'Western values'; 13 year-old speaker condemns women who report abuse.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 02/12/2013 17:53
Ancient Mikve near Temple Mount to be Back in Use

Ancient Mikve near Temple Mount to be Back in Use

An ancient mikve (ritual bath) near the Temple Mount will be renovated and reopened for use by women who wish to ascend the Temple Mount.Sarah Lawent & Maayana Miskin, 24/10/2013 15:12
Hareidi Woman Set to Make History in Elad

Hareidi Woman Set to Make History in Elad

Hareidi ‘Mothers’ Party’ may become make history with female representatives in hareidi city.Maayana Miskin, 16/10/2013 03:44
MK Slams Women of the Wall: ‘Fake Judaism’

MK Slams Women of the Wall: ‘Fake Judaism’

MK Menachem Moses against ‘provocation’ of women’s prayer group using men’s prayer.Maayana Miskin, 01/05/2013 08:52
US Business Conference for Observant Women

US Business Conference for Observant Women

In May, a new conference will help observant Jewish women grow their income in new, more sophisticated ways.Hana Levi Julian, 11/04/2013 10:14
MK Struk: Do Politics Trump Human Rights?

MK Struk: Do Politics Trump Human Rights?

MK Struk hopes left-wing MKs will join her in extending women’s rights to Judea and Samaria., 09/04/2013 17:33
Women Burn ‘Flag of Islam’ in Paris

Women Burn ‘Flag of Islam’ in Paris

Arab women burn ‘flag of Islam’ in France to protest against gender oppression in the Muslim world. Maayana Miskin, 05/04/2013 11:58
Bar Ilan's 'Harassment of Arabs' Brochure – Gone

Bar Ilan's 'Harassment of Arabs' Brochure – Gone

Arutz Sheva exposed brochure which presented UN claims that Jews molest Arab women in Judea, SamariaGil Ronen, 09/03/2013 22:13
PM Won't Attend Women's Issues Plenum

PM Won't Attend Women's Issues Plenum

In perhaps a “politically incorrect” move, Prime Minister Netanyahu said he would not attend International Women's Day Knesset session.David Lev, 05/03/2013 05:31
MK Michaeli Blasts 'White Men's Coalition'

MK Michaeli Blasts 'White Men's Coalition'

Analysis: in comparing "male dominance" in Israel to Nazi horror, Michaeli is simply toeing an old, if extremist, "feminist" line.Gil Ronen, 02/03/2013 21:12
IDF Seeks Religious Jewish Female Soldiers

IDF Seeks Religious Jewish Female Soldiers

IDF higher-ups discuss ways to boost enlistment among religious Jewish women. Maayana Miskin, 20/02/2013 15:46
'Chauvinism' Campaign Fails to Dent Bayit Yehudi

'Chauvinism' Campaign Fails to Dent Bayit Yehudi

Anger in religious-Zionist leadership at Likud attempts to portray Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan as anti-women.Gil Ronen, 13/01/2013 11:37
New Labor Candidate Opposes Double Beds

New Labor Candidate Opposes Double Beds

Journalist Merav Michaeli, known for exposing herself indecently on television, wants to be an MK.Gil Ronen, 30/10/2012 13:01
Conservatives Deride, Spoof Obama 'R-Rated' Ad

Conservatives Deride, Spoof Obama 'R-Rated' Ad

Dems resort to vulgarity, compare vote for Obama with losing virginity. Conservatives fire back.Gil Ronen, 27/10/2012 20:45
Anti Militant Feminism MK Leaving Kadima

Anti Militant Feminism MK Leaving Kadima

Yulia Shamalov-Berkovich leaving Kadima, will announce Sunday where she is headed.Arutz Sheva, 25/10/2012 17:54
Women's Groups See Sexism in Oil Rig Names

Women's Groups See Sexism in Oil Rig Names

Leftist feminist groups offended by "hidden chauvinistic messages" in naming sites 'Sarah' and 'Mira'.Gil Ronen, 23/09/2012 17:13
State Says Removing Ads of Women Dishonors Them

State Says Removing Ads of Women Dishonors Them

Advertisements featuring pictures of women must be allowed in all parts of Jerusalem, state prosecutors have announced.Chana Ya'ar, 29/02/2012 14:28
Israelis to Train South Sudan Social Workers

Israelis to Train South Sudan Social Workers

Israeli experts to fly South Sudan this week to train social workers on how to deal with gender-based violence aimed at girls and women.Chana Ya'ar, 29/02/2012 12:42
Police Preparing for Trouble in Beit Shemesh Rally

Police Preparing for Trouble in Beit Shemesh Rally

Police are ready for more trouble in Beit Shemesh, as thousands are set to gather for a major anti-Hareidi rally.David Lev, 27/12/2011 09:17
Thousands of Egyptian Women Protest Brutality

Thousands of Egyptian Women Protest Brutality

Some 10,000 women marched Tuesday chanting "Egyptian women are the red line," protesting military brutality against female protesters.Chana Ya'ar, 21/12/2011 11:19
Saudi Women Win Right to Vote

Saudi Women Win Right to Vote

Women are making progress in Saudi Arabia – in a brief speech Sunday, King Abdullah announced they will be granted the right to vote.Chana Ya'ar, 25/09/2011 18:11
Clinton Condemns Sexual Attacks

Clinton Condemns Sexual Attacks

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has issued a strong statement against sexual violence in the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Chana Ya'ar, 19/06/2011 15:01
Saudi Women in the Driver's Seat

Saudi Women in the Driver's Seat

Dozens of Saudi Arabian women moved into the driver's seat and took the wheel Friday in defiance of the law against women driving.Chana Ya'ar, 19/06/2011 12:02
Businesswomen Told: Yes You Can

Businesswomen Told: Yes You Can

200 women attended the 2nd Kishor Conference for religious female entrepreneurs in Jerusalem, for inspiration and business skills advice. Gil Ronen, 15/06/2011 15:14
Saudi Men Plan Beatings

Saudi Men Plan Beatings

As Saudi women fight for the right to drive, some men are preparing to beat them until they stop. Showdown on June 17. Maayana Miskin, 27/05/2011 12:16
Saudi Women's Revolution Begins

Saudi Women's Revolution Begins

Women in Saudi Arabia have begun their own revolution -- a struggle for the right to vote and against subjective grading at university.Chana Ya'ar, 05/05/2011 17:24
First Female Bedouin PhD at BGU

First Female Bedouin PhD at BGU

The first Bedouin woman to hold a doctorate, Prof. Sarab Abu Rabia-Queder, describes herself as an “insider/outsider in three cultures.”Hana Levi Julian, MSW, 09/03/2011 13:19
Tunisian Women's Rights at Risk?

Tunisian Women's Rights at Risk?

The decades-old luxury of women's rights in Tunisia, a unique phenomenon in the Arab world, may be in jeopardy.Chana Ya'ar, 23/02/2011 23:14
Iran, Saudis to Lead UN Women?

Iran, Saudis to Lead UN Women?

Hard-line Islamist nations Iran and Saudi Arabia are hoping to join the board of U.N. Women -- the United Nations' new women's agency.Chana Ya'ar, 10/11/2010 16:54
New Rules for Gaza Women

New Rules for Gaza Women

Hamas regime in Gaza continues to make women's lives unbearable via Sharia law, this time by barring women from smoking hookahs in public places.Maayana Miskin, 18/07/2010 22:17
Egyptian Women Take Back Seat

Egyptian Women Take Back Seat

Egyptian women are losing ground in employment and other socioeconomic areas, and in response are simply returning to more traditional roles. Hana Levi Julian, 14/07/2010 19:01
Gaza Women Beaten; Israel Blamed

Gaza Women Beaten; Israel Blamed

Domestic violence is up in Gaza, Muslim activists blame Israel. The UN follows suit.Maayana Miskin, 19/03/2010 06:44
Israeli Women More Educated

Israeli Women More Educated

Women in Israel are more educated than men, work less, and live longer. Average Israeli woman has 3 children, compared to 1.6 among European women.Maayana Miskin, 04/03/2010 19:37