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‘Women of the Wall’ movement fights Israeli gender bias

May 4, 2012

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ANN RODGERS – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette First Posted: May 02, 2012 Anat Hoffman was arrested in Israel for going to the Western Wall to do what would be regarded as a holy act in her synagogue: donning a prayer shawl and reading from the Torah. — She leads the Women of the Wall movement to allow […]

Haredim increasingly open to addressing sexual abuse

February 15, 2012

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By JEREMY SHARONExperts say attitudes changing within ultra-Orthodox community on reporting sexual abuse of minors. By Marc Israel Sellem Specialists and professionals this week highlighted a changing attitude within the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community toward reporting suspected sexual abuse of minors. During a two-day conference on children’s well-being at Ben-Gurion University, which ended on Tuesday, experts […]

Brother tells the Holocaust story of Hana’s Suitcase

January 27, 2012

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SCOTTISH schoolchildren are hearing one of the most moving and extraordinary stories of the Holocaust – direct from the mouth of the man who lived through it. Auschwitz survivor George Brady lost his sister Hana in the the notorious death camp, where hundreds of thousands of their fellow Jews perished. Decades later, thanks to the […]

Brother tells the Holocaust story of Hana’s Suitcase

January 27, 2012

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SCOTTISH schoolchildren are hearing one of the most moving and extraordinary stories of the Holocaust – direct from the mouth of the man who lived through it. Auschwitz survivor George Brady lost his sister Hana in the the notorious death camp, where hundreds of thousands of their fellow Jews perished. Decades later, thanks to the […]