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Closed Society: March 2‎‏4‏‎, 2012‎

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A 14 year old boy reported that his class was asked in school to answer the question “what does it mean to be a good Jew?”. The teacher wrote several answers on the blackboard, including: serving in the army, marrying another Jew, visiting holy sites, and supporting the state.

(Hebrew)

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March 24th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

State and Religion: March 5, 2012

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The Ministerial Committee for Legislative Affairs approved a bill which would raise the minimum marriage age from 17 to 18, but stipulates that the children of religious leaders would be exempt from the bill.

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March 5th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Economy and Society: July 5, 2011

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A United Nations report on women’s rights, states that substantially, there is no equality in Israel between men and women, regarding marriage and family relations.

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July 5th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Closed Society: 25 March, 2011

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Politicos in the ultra-Orthodox settlement city of Modi’in Ilit married off a 13 year-old girl this week, as a “correction” for starting to see a 16 year-old. The marriage took place in opposition to a court order forbidding the parents from marrying off their daughter, and against the protest of the city’s rabbis.

(Hebrew)

 

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March 25th, 2011 at 8:19 pm