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
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