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Don’t Call It Murder

By IRIT ROSENBLUM LAST UPDATED: 01/02/2011 With one simple ruling, our chief rabbis have turned women with unwanted pregnancies into heinous criminals who should be apprehended. Every year, the chief rabbis launch an aggressive campaign to prevent abortions. The guardians of women’s bodies preach about the importance of maintaining pregnancies, even unwanted ones. Last month, […]

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Call Exclusion of Women A Hate Crime

By Irit Rosenblum It was about 340 B.C when Greek philosopher Aristotle made an astute observation. Governments are inherently unstable. They rise and fall cyclically, and each form of positive government deteriorates to its negative congruent. Monarchy, or the rule of one, becomes tyranny when a king appropriates too much authority. Aristocracy, the rule of […]

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On Oranges and Water Glasses: Two News Additions to the Seder Plate

The last few parashot readings included instructions on what to do with community members suffering from various skin ailments.  These strange diseases are often interpreted as representing the disease of gossip and slander (lashon ha ra), considered a serious sin in Judaism because, like gathering feathers dispersed in the wind, the damage caused by a […]

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Advocate Irit Rosenblum on new egg donation regulation, ‘This is a great step for women in their race against the biological clock.’

New Family Organization, the leading family rights advocate in Israel, welcomes the Health Ministry’s new regulation permitting Israeli hospitals to freeze ova of women seeking to delay pregnancy. ‘This happy news constitutes a breakthrough in the state’s approach to the status of woman in Israel’, says Advocate Irit Rosenblum, founder and executive director of New Family Organization. ‘The new […]

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