Beit Shemesh Female Mayor Is Reluctant Icon for Orthodox Feminism

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (JTA) — When Aliza Bloch was elected mayor of Beit Shemesh last month, it ended a decade of haredi Orthodox control over this small bedroom community...
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Musical Director of Israel Philharmonic Retires After 50 Years

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Dear Esther, I’ve been married to Reuven for about six months. We dated pretty briefly, and, looking back, I really didn’t have the opportunity to...

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