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Haredi musical chairs, updated {VIDEO}

Remember El Al’s gender segregation hoopla we blogged about a couple of weeks back? Men were refusing to sit next to women, delaying flights by up to 11 hours. It was...

Haredi musical chairs

You could call it haredi musical chairs. At the start of any flight carrying a significant number of haredi passengers, there will always be a kerfuffle of sorts at...

Hate at Yad Vashem

After New Year’s Eve, when extreme Charedi Jews took to the streets dressed as concentration camp inmates, we thought it couldn’t get worse. In fact we even...

The extreme elements of the charedi world defined

The “charedi” debate shows no signs of abating. Knesset bills are being proposed in response to the distasteful protest in Jerusalem on New Year’s Eve....

When did women become verboten?

Segregation is growing in the Israeli charedi community states a recent JTA article, and with trends like “Mehadrin” Jerusalem bus lines, photoshopped...

Jew vs. Jew, perpetrator vs. victim

Sometimes, in the anger, protest, and defensiveness of people, the victim is forgotten. Take what’s going on in Israel today. After years of observation from...

Links to the world

It’s been a week where news stories surrounding the Jewish community have been permeated by violence – with Jews acting as both perpetrators and victims. In...

Shabbat – or Sunday – tranquility?

Quiet. No open shops. People walking through near empty streets. No, this is not Saturday in Jerusalem, but Sunday in Switzerland. A recent IJN editorial about an...

Israel – problems in and out

Our “Open Call” to readers asking for suggestions and opinions on Israel’s foreign policy has proved that many in the Jewish community have definite...