Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Slide Towards Extremism

The Slide Towards Extremism

What do agunot, hypermodesty, breast cancer morbidity and turf wars have to do with each other? Everything. Join writer and activist Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll for a fascinating analysis of extremist trends in contemporary Judaism and how listening to the voice […]

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The Dangers of Hypermodesty

The Dangers of Hypermodesty

“There’s no greater value for a Charedi woman than modesty.” So said the former chief of staff for the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, Rabbi Dov Halbertal. He was explaining why posters raising awareness of breast cancer screening in Charedi society […]

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Raising Awareness of Breast Cancer in the Charedi Community

Raising Awareness of Breast Cancer in the Charedi Community

Though charedi women develop breast cancer less often than the general population, their mortality rate is 30% higher. Among the reasons for this is a lack of awareness of the disease and how to spot it. To counter this, Ruth […]

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