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 Jewish practice of separating the sexes. As The Week notes, the court had a separate space for “women only,” but it was amidst the regular…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2014

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 could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me.”
I would like to pour Scarlett Johansson a big ol’ glass of STFU for telling…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2014

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 or is anyone else’s brain exploding?

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 30, 2013

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, minding his own business, when a small snake popped out of the toilet he was sitting on and bit him square on the penis.

By: Mary Odell / July 15, 2013

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 baboon doesn’t let the little kitten out of his sight, and can be seen grooming and holding the cat.  [ABC]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 9, 2012

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 you on. How will you solve your problem? Learn not to stare at people? Teach yourself that women’s bodies are not pieces of meat? Naaaah.

By: Lilit Marcus / August 7, 2012

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 plus-size pageant. As weirded out as I am about beauty pageants in general, and as much as I wish there didn’t have to be a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 20, 2012

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 around their house because the cats were everywhere. The couple tried counseling, but the woman eventually chose the cats over her husband.

And…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 25, 2012

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 the fire: a (stunning) size 10 model depicted as a waifish size zero here, an errant penis there. England was the first to ban an

By: Rachel Krause / March 21, 2012

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 sportscaster and Dorit Milman is a heterosexual professional dancer. But they make beautiful music together. “When we go on primetime TV as a couple, we’re…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 6, 2010

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. presidents dating back to President Kennedy. Among numerous other “firsts” in her career, Thomas became the first woman to become the White House bureau chief…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 7, 2010

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 when I began talking at 2 years old during the time we lived in Jerusalem (unfortunately, I can’t really speak it anymore), and my pre-tee…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 16, 2010

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 am told that private bus lines in the U.S. do this, too. Nevertheless, at least female politician Yael Dayan, chairwoman of the City Council of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2010

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 acronym for “Preventing Assimilation in the Holy Land.” Basically, it “assists” Jewish girls to get out of relationships with non-Jews. The organization wrote Refaeli a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 11, 2010

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 for the largest Israeli daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, about how her religious awakening made her realize that there was more to life than being a…

By: Justine Fields / July 30, 2009

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 is necessary. Three years ago an Israeli is sitting in his room in Jerusalem getting ready to attend college in the US. He receives a…

By: Ali Jawin / July 14, 2009

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 to tips@thefrisky.com.

By: Catherine Strawn / May 19, 2009

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 department at Yale University, gay marriage is an old-fashioned institution getting a new page in the history books. The Ivy League teacher has done extensive…

By: Simcha / August 25, 2008

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 deprived of everything from delicious bagels to even the sprinkles on ice cream, devout tribe members have not been allowed to take Viagra since it…

By: Simcha / March 12, 2008