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Lessons from Hanukkah Heroine Judith

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To all our readers, donors, and friends – Happy Hanukkah! We wish you a bright, healthy holiday – From our family to yours.   As the darkest month of the year has arrived, we once again enter the 8-day festival of lights, also known as Hanukkah. While annual traditions of lighting candles, spinning dreidels, and…

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Miss Universe and Miss Fix the Universe

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Despite the current tourist ban, the 70th annual Miss Universe pageant will host 80 participants in Eilat on December 12. The pageant will be televised in 174 countries, and with tradition, will judge contestants on swimwear, evening gowns, national costumes, and a short interview. Half of the participants have already arrived, and have met with…

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Over 300% Spike in Domestic Violence Calls for Budget Allocation

in Health & Science

According to an annual WIZO report, there was a 315% increase in domestic violence in 2020. Distress calls made to the 118 hotline went from 2286 calls in 2019 to 5866 calls in 2020, which is a 157% increase. More than half were tagged under spousal violence, which increased from 688 calls in 2019 to…

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Tel Aviv Court Grants 55-Year-Old Woman Parental Rights

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As of Wednesday, the Tel Aviv district court ruled that a woman can be recognized as a baby’s adopted mother if the child is conceived through surrogacy abroad, even if the woman does not have a partner and is not genetically linked. This ruling set a new precedent for what has been and continues to…

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Pioneer Activist and MK Marcia Freedman Passes 

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A pioneer who championed women’s rights, Marcia Freedman, ex-MK passed away at the age of 83. Freedman was born in New Jersey in 1938 and moved to Israel in 1976, where she played a role in starting the Israeli feminist movement. She made waves in the 1970s, became an Israeli Parliament member between 1974 and…

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