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Economy and Society: February 17, 2013

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Noa Kanteman, a young woman who boarded a bus from Safed to Ashdod, suffered abuse and harassment from haredi passengers who demanded that she sit in the back of the bus. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Walla!)

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February 17th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Closed Society: December 4, 2012‎

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The management of a community center in Petach Tikva cancelled a spinning class open to both men and women, and directed students to gender segregated classes at a new location.

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December 4th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Closed Society: March 25, 2012

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Israel has forbid three female and two male hairdressers from leaving the Gaza strip to attend a business fair in Tulkarem, because “Gaza residents are forbidden to enter Israel but for exceptional humanitarian reasons”, this although last month Israel allowed 87 traders to leave Gaza.

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March 25th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Education: March 14, 2012

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A Bar-Ilan University academic course titled “Marital Communication” is open only to women and has a prerequisite of at least one year of marriage. (Haaretz)

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March 14th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

State and Religion: March 8, 2012

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The Badaz Agudat Israel organization that provides seals of Kashrut demands that the ‘Haimeshe Essin’ restaurant in the neighborhood of Rehavia in Jerusalem stop employing waitresses on Thursday nights. This is due to the restaurant being a popular recreation spot among Yeshiva students and young Haredi men.

(Hebrew)

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March 8th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Closed Society: March ‎‏8‏‎, 2012‎

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Fathers in Ra’anana (a city in the Sharon area) who came to watch their 9-year-old daughters’ dance show were asked to leave the hall to protect the modesty of women.

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March 8th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Closed Society: January 30, 2012

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HMO Maccabi Health Services is organizing a blood donation drive for men only in Ashdod.

 

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January 30th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Closed Society: January 9, 2012

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Pua, an organization offering gynecological and fertility counseling in adherence with Jewish law, announced that it will hold two annual conferences, one only for men, and one for women.

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January 9th, 2012 at 11:57 am

Closed Society: January 4, 2012

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A conference on women’s medicine is planned for next week by the Puah Institute, but female doctors and researchers will not be able to give lectures, and gender segregation will be enforced.  The conference, titled “Innovations in Gynecology/Obstetrics & Halacha”, will discuss birth control and abortions, treatment of health issues in pregnant women, dietary supplements for pregnant and nursing women, as well as other issues.  The Puah Institute is publicly funded.

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January 4th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Closed Society: January 4, 2012

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Tanya Rosenblit, who ignited a battle against the exclusion of women when she refused to sit at the back of a gender-segregated bus, reported to the inter-ministerial committee on the exclusion of women that she has been receiving death threats.

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January 4th, 2012 at 8:17 pm