Kotel caption contest

This photograph was taken this morning, during Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kotel. Women of the Wall were there and were kept very far from the Women’s Section and the Kotel by police.  The cited reason: security concerns. It seems that since ultra-Orthodox...

Fear of a Black Planet

When the Shoah, antisemitism and Israel-as-sacred-underdog narratives no longer capture the imagination and affiliation of the mainstream Jewish community, what scary bedtime story can you tell to keep folks interested?  Wait, I got it… !  FEAR OF A BLACK...

Haredi Teen Girls! Porn!

Dr. Yaniv Efrati at Bar Ilan University has been talking to Israeli teenagers for quite some time about sex. In a 2011 study, he and two research partners compelled religious teens to watch pornographic images to see if and for how long they felt bad about themselves...

livestream from the #Asifa

… can be viewed here at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/asifas-klal-yisroel RIGHT NOW. Though I cannot laud the camera work, the fact that someone is at the let’s-talk-about-the-evils-of-the-internet rally holding up what seems to be an iPhone to live-stream...