Culture Clash in Israel: How Far Will Gender Segregation Go?

Since the rise of Israel’s most right-wing government in its history, which included ultra-Orthodox and far-right parties in its alliance, many activists and ordinary Israelis are worrying about the rise of sex segregation in many areas of public life.

Outrage as Israeli Extremists Offer Cash for Animal Sacrifice at Mosque

An Israeli religious extremist group has sparked criticism after they offered thousands of dollars to their followers who were arrested for trying to carry out an incendiary animal sacrifice ritual at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound during Passover.

Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi Blames LGBT Rights for Earthquake Aftershocks

Jerusalem’s Sephardic chief rabbi, Shlomo Amar, has been criticized for saying that the recent earthquake aftershocks in Israel were caused by the country’s decision to give the LGBTQIA+ community rights and freedoms.

Woman Strips at Western Wall in Protest of Israeli "Modesty" Bill

An Israeli woman was arrested last Sunday after conducting a protest where she stripped down to a bathing suit at the Western Wall in response to a bill that could criminalize immodesty at the holy site.

The 35-year-old woman’s name was not released to the public, but she was identified as a central Jerusalem resident. According to reports, the woman removed her clothes after entering the women’s section of the Western Wall with her two-piece swimsuit and sneakers remaining.

Israeli Minister Admits to Being "Fascist Homophobe" but "Won't Stone Gays"

Israel’s far-right finance minister and deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament Bezalel Smotrich outed himself as a fascist homophobe but said he won’t stone gay people to death or eat shrimp.

Should Jews Be Worried About the Rise of the Black Hebrew Israelites

The Black Hebrew Israelites, a fringe religion, once again made headlines in the US at the end of 2022. The group is composed of different sects which essentially agree that African Americans are the direct descendants of the Biblical Israelites.

In the latest viral video, the group was marching in support of Kyrie Irving, returning from an eight-game suspension by the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Brooklyn Nets. Irving received his suspension after posting a link to a documentary by a Hebrew Israelite, which is perceived as antisemitic.