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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Israel’s Cabinet approves plan to empower women

JTA March 11, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israel's Cabinet approved a plan to increase the participation of women in municipal government. The plan, part of the Knesset's marking of International Women's Day, is meant to increase the representation of women on local councils from...

Israeli schools hold earthquake drill

JTA February 20, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Schools across Israel took part in an earthquake drill. Monday's drill was conducted by the Home Front Command in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, the Israel Police, Magen David Adom, Israel Fire and Rescue Services and local authorities....

Haredi Orthodox men argue with secular Israelis in Beit Shemesh
following demands that authorities crack down on religious
extremists who want stricter gender segregation in the city, Dec.
26, 2011. Photo: Kobi Gideon / Flash90 / JTA

Haredi violence in Beit Shemesh catches Israel’s attention

BY Marcy Oster, JTA, JERUSALEM December 28, 2011

For several years now, the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh has been the site of on-again, off-again religious violence. But it wasn't until the plight of a fearful 8-year-old girl from a Modern Orthodox immigrant family from America was broadcast on...

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