Posts tagged "israel"

Israelis Told They Have To Remove “Men Only” Signs Off Bomb Shelter

A rabbinical court in Israel was recently ordered to remove  “men only” signs from its bomb shelter. The gender segregation in the bomb shelters  would be keeping with the Orthodox…

Jessica Wakeman | July 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Scarlett Johansson Calls Dylan Farrow’s Criticism “Irresponsible”

“I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 17, 2014 - 11:30 am

Israel Might Cover Cost Of Abortions Next Year For All Women Age 20 To 33

Throughout 2014, Israel could cover the cost of all abortions for women age 20 to 33, regardless of their reason for needing the procedure.

Is it just me…

Jessica Wakeman | December 30, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Man’s Penis Bitten By A Snake Residing In His Toilet

It’s snake season in Israel, apparently, and those slithering menaces are everywhere. And yes, everywhere does include toilets. A 35-year-old man in Northern Israel was just going to the bathroom,…

Mary Odell | July 15, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Baboon Adopts Kitten, World Squees In Delight

A baboon at a petting zoo in Israel has a new, unlikely buddy: a baby kitten that wandered into the baboon’s pen and the two have become constant companions. The…

Julie Gerstein | November 9, 2012 - 11:20 am

Lady-Blurring Glasses Are Like Beer Goggles For Orthodox Jews

Let’s say you’re having a problem. Say you’re a dude, and your vision is just too good. It’s so good that you can see attractive women, and those women turn…

Lilit Marcus | August 7, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Meet The Winner Of Israel’s Plus-Size Beauty Pageant

This beautiful woman is 22-year-old Vered Fisher, a member of the intelligence unit of the Israeli army who was crowned “Miss Large” after beating out 15 other contestants in a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 20, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Man Divorces Wife Over Owning 550 Cats

An unnamed guy in Israel divorced his wife this week, after she accumulated 550 cats. The guy complained that he could no longer sleep in the couple’s bed or move…

Julie Gerstein | May 25, 2012 - 11:20 am

Israel Passes New Legislation Regarding Models In Advertising

The battle against photo manipulation, namely within the realm of fashion, is an ongoing one with no end in sight. It seems like more fuel is constantly being fed to…

Rachel Krause | March 21, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Israel’s “Dancing With The Stars” Does Girl On Girl

Israel’s “Dancing With the Stars” has gotten a lot of press for their decision to feature a same-sex dance pair this season. Gili Shem-Tov is an openly gay…

Ami Angelowicz | November 6, 2010 - 12:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Trailblazing Journalist Helen Thomas Retires Following Controversy

Journalist Helen Thomas has announced she will retire after controversial comments she made last week about Jews and Israel. Thomas, 89, was a trailblazer for women journalists who covered U.S.

Jessica Wakeman | June 7, 2010 - 8:30 pm

I’m Now A Jew Who Wears Jew-elry And Everyone’s Asking

I come from a very Jewish family. My great-grandparents were involved in the foundation of the Zionist movement, and my mother is Jewish clergy. Hebrew was apparently my first language…

Leonora Epstein | April 16, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Tel Aviv Bus Line Segregates Women From Men

Bus line #322 out of Tel Aviv, Israel, separates the genders by requiring women to sit in the back of the bus while men sit in the front. I…

Jessica Wakeman | April 14, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Israeli Nationalists Urge Bar Refaeli To Ditch Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio and his gorgeous Israeli supermodel girlfriend Bar Refaeli have apparently gotten too close for an Israeli organization called Lehava. In Hebrew Lehava means “flame” and is the Hebrew…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 11, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Madonna’s Newest Job: Newspaper Writer

First, she was a singer. Then an actress. Then a mama. Then a crazy-biceped kook. Now Madonna is adding another title to her resume: journalist. She has written an article…

Justine Fields | July 30, 2009 - 2:20 pm

An Israeli, An Iranian And A Palestinian Are Sitting In A Boat…

The title is actually not the beginning of a joke. As unlikely as it may sound, this was gist of my most of my weekend. A little bit of background…

Ali Jawin | July 14, 2009 - 12:26 pm

Love Vandal: PDA We Can Handle

Reader Rachel snapped this cute stencil in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic

Catherine Strawn | May 19, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Gay Marriage & Christianity: Not Always At Odds!

Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi just tied the knot last weekend officially making gay marriage trendhunter worthy. But according to Professor John Boswell, the former chairman of the history…

Simcha | August 25, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Don’t Passover Viagra

Passover is a spring time Jewish holiday that commemorates when my people sprung from slavery in Egypt by not allowing us to eat leavened bread products. In addition to being…

Simcha | March 12, 2008 - 4:45 pm