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Jerusalem - Orthodox Jewish Womens Group Files Suit Against Haredi Radio Station For Equal On-Air Time

Published on: December 15, 2015 11:19 AM
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FILE - The broadcasting studio of the orthodox radio station Kol Barama. July 01, 2009. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90.)FILE - The broadcasting studio of the orthodox radio station Kol Barama. July 01, 2009. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90.)

Jerusalem - The Orthodox Jewish feminist group Kolech has filed suit against the Haredi radio station “Radio Kol Barama” claiming that the station is not adhering to current guidelines set by the broadcasting authority that call for equal opportunity for women to be heard on Israeli airwaves.

ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1m3zdSr) reports that Kolech’s suit argues that, since “Radio Kol Barama” is publicly funded, it must follow “modern” recognized standards of programming which allow for equal opportunity for all segments of the Israeli population.

Kolceh’s suit calls for equal time for women presenters and interviewees on “Radio Kol Barama.”

Ariel University Professor Yoel Cohen, a recognized leader in the field of Israeli and Jewish media, said Kolech’s suit, if successful, could send “shockwaves” through Haredi media across the nation.

“The suit is for 25 million dollars, and if they are successful, this will send a message to the entire Haredi media,” Cohen said “It would send shock waves throughout the Haredi system, and the entire media framework would need to pay more attention to becoming more equally representative in their output.”


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 Dec 15, 2015 at 11:45 AM stamm Says:

I am a woman and am so embarrassed that so many women have an inferiority complex, nebach!!

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 11:48 AM Maven Says:

For a long time lately many in the non-frum world keep smearing and maligning the Orthodox community as chauvinist who disrespects women.But we are used to all kinds of libels and being labeled.

Having said,according to the Talmud and the Shulchan Aruch there is NO such a thing as equal rights.In fact in many aspects men come before women.

Also,we all know about Kol Kevuda Bas Melech Penima. So all this lawsuit is not by "Orthodox women". It is by feminist women who are trying to fool the public as being Orthodox.

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 12:21 PM Ariel_Gold Says:

Reply to #2  
Maven Says:

For a long time lately many in the non-frum world keep smearing and maligning the Orthodox community as chauvinist who disrespects women.But we are used to all kinds of libels and being labeled.

Having said,according to the Talmud and the Shulchan Aruch there is NO such a thing as equal rights.In fact in many aspects men come before women.

Also,we all know about Kol Kevuda Bas Melech Penima. So all this lawsuit is not by "Orthodox women". It is by feminist women who are trying to fool the public as being Orthodox.

Women are more important than men. Facts. There is no debating this.

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 12:26 PM Anonymous Says:

We are not living in the bronze age anymore where women were kept barefoot and pregnant. Kol Hakavod to these Yiddishe women and may that be MATZLIACH in their effort.

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 01:46 PM judith Says:

It's about time women stand up for their rights.,

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 01:23 PM Anonymrs Says:

Busha v'cherpa.
They should hang their heads in shame.
And please don't be fooled by that word again-
'Orthodox'
The definition has been broadened to the point that the stray cats defiling my garden will soon be included under the umbrella, if they like it or not.

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 01:45 PM Pragmatist Says:

Regardless whether women are are or aren't considered second class in our haredi society (I believe they are), there is still the Golden Rule: "he who as the gold rules". Bottom line, if they take money from the government then they have to abide with the conditions that are attached to that money.

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 01:48 PM judith Says:

Reply to #2  
Maven Says:

For a long time lately many in the non-frum world keep smearing and maligning the Orthodox community as chauvinist who disrespects women.But we are used to all kinds of libels and being labeled.

Having said,according to the Talmud and the Shulchan Aruch there is NO such a thing as equal rights.In fact in many aspects men come before women.

Also,we all know about Kol Kevuda Bas Melech Penima. So all this lawsuit is not by "Orthodox women". It is by feminist women who are trying to fool the public as being Orthodox.

Kivuda bas melech penima is an alibi and a smokescreen for discrimination.

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 03:14 PM Doda Miriam Says:

Reply to #8  
judith Says:

Kivuda bas melech penima is an alibi and a smokescreen for discrimination.

Amen. I'm getting sick and tired of men who want to pretend that women don't exist. We are capable of more than just breeding and feeding.

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 03:25 PM Maven Says:

Reply to #8  
judith Says:

Kivuda bas melech penima is an alibi and a smokescreen for discrimination.

I wont go into argument with someone who distorts the Talmud for their benefit.

Plus, Nashim Daten Kalot says the Talmud. I think you should also sue shulls for not giving an Aliyah at the Bima for women.
Bye,Feminist.

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 05:23 PM ber Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

We are not living in the bronze age anymore where women were kept barefoot and pregnant. Kol Hakavod to these Yiddishe women and may that be MATZLIACH in their effort.

the reform and all the other 'jewish' movements have the same view regarding the whole torah. so please , comment on the non believers site

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 05:26 PM klotz Says:

Reply to #7  
Pragmatist Says:

Regardless whether women are are or aren't considered second class in our haredi society (I believe they are), there is still the Golden Rule: "he who as the gold rules". Bottom line, if they take money from the government then they have to abide with the conditions that are attached to that money.

so if the yeshivahs get government $$ and the government tell them to teach chrsitianity etc etc they have to abide, huh?

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 05:27 PM ber Says:

Reply to #8  
judith Says:

Kivuda bas melech penima is an alibi and a smokescreen for discrimination.

your views thruout are those of a non observant...

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 08:25 PM Esther Says:

Reply to #12  
klotz Says:

so if the yeshivahs get government $$ and the government tell them to teach chrsitianity etc etc they have to abide, huh?

Whoever takes the government's money needs to follow the rules. If you can't ,don't take the funds. This seems to be a very difficult concept in many frum circles.

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 09:32 PM Anonymous Says:

The dumb rabbunim who advise this radio station are responsible for the stupid policy and it is they who must be neutralized prior to achieving any meaningful progress on having women fully participate on the national airwaves.

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 Dec 15, 2015 at 10:10 PM misslydia128 Says:

Anyone too frum to hear a woman on the radio would be better suited living in Saudi Arabia.

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 Dec 16, 2015 at 10:35 AM misslydia128 Says:

Anyone too frum to hear a woman on the radio would be better suited living in Saudi Arabia.

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 Dec 16, 2015 at 07:27 PM favish Says:

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misslydia128 Says:

Anyone too frum to hear a woman on the radio would be better suited living in Saudi Arabia.

what other parts of Shulchen Urech do you want we should ignore so we don't have to move to Saudi Arabia?

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 Dec 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM favish Says:

Reply to #10  
Maven Says:

I wont go into argument with someone who distorts the Talmud for their benefit.

Plus, Nashim Daten Kalot says the Talmud. I think you should also sue shulls for not giving an Aliyah at the Bima for women.
Bye,Feminist.

shes not distorting the Talmud...shes mocking

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