Israeli Women

Israeli women have been fighting for their rights even before the state of Israel was created. Israel was the third country in the world led by a female prime minister and is one of the only countries with a mandatory military service for women. 'Israeli Women' provides you with answers to all the questions you may have about women in Israel.

Chef Asmait Merhatsion runs the ‘Kitchen Talks’ program

The Eritrean cooking course teaching Israelis about asylum seekers

Kitchen Talks is a social project that aims to connect different groups in Israeli society.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
07/05/2020
Justine Zwerling on the day of her interview with The Jerusalem Report in Jerusalem’s German Colony

Justine Zwerling: entrepreneurial superwoman

Justine Zwerling empowers companies, women – and the State of Israel.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
19/03/2020

17 Bedouin women graduate Magen David Adom's EMT course

"Ever since I was a young girl I dreamed of volunteering at MDA and saving lives."

11/03/2020
Agunot and former agunot during Yad L’Isha’s  rst annual Eshet Hamidbar (Woman of the Desert) 22-kil

300 Israeli women march for 24 hours in support of agunot

The walk even included a discussion circle with agunot and Ohr Torah Stone’s Yad La’isha staff of rabbinical court advocates, lawyers and social workers, with the purpose of raising funds for Ohr Torah Stone's Yad La'isha: The Monica Dennis Goldberg Legal Aid Center and Hotline.

By HANNAH HEPNER
24/02/2020
The dishes made in the spirit of freedom for agunot, including Café Michael’s decadent French toast

Beautiful dishes created to support 'agunot' or 'chained women'

'Duck meat is never fully wrapped in dough, so it represents freedom'

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
11/02/2020
Sharren Haskel puts on a head covering.

Sharren Haskel covers head in solidarity with Linor Abargil

“The choice of a woman to wear a head covering is personal,” Haskel said in defense of the model who came under fire for emceeing the torch-lighting ceremony in a scarf.

Swedish-Israeli NASA astronaut Jessica Meir gets ready for space

Meir, the daughter of a mother from Sweden and an Iraqi-Israeli father, holds Swedish and American citizenship. She will be the first Swedish woman in space.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
09/05/2019

Preliminary data from local elections finds increase of 100 women

Despite the growth in the number of women, it is only a slight increase when looking at the big picture, increasing from 13.5% female representation in 2013 to 16.6% today.

Gal Gadot

Golda Meir joins Gal Gadot in 'Simpsons' premiere

The first episode of 30th season features a glimpse of 'Jewish heaven.'

02/10/2018

Gal Gadot lands role in 'Death on the Nile'

Adaptation of Agatha Christie novel slated to premiere next December

30/09/2018

Most Israelis don’t commemorate relatives lost in Holocaust

Shem VeNer called upon Jewish people around the world to light a candle on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day for a lost family member or simply for one of the millions of victims of the Holocaust.

female soldier

WATCH: Did the IDF bow to religious pressure by removing women’s video?

The video has a voiceover by female soldiers repeating frequent claims by rabbis in the religious Zionist movement, such as that women have no physical strength.

Arab-Israeli women minimize education gaps, lag behind in employment

According to the study, Arab Israeli women have significantly improved their academic achievements at the high school level, are more successful than Arab Israeli men.

United Hatzalah Womens Unit

The women of United Hatzalah step to the plate

With a full house to care for and a job, the ladies of the United Hatzalah Women’s Unit have a lot on their plate. But that doesn’t stop them from pushing everything aside in order to save a life

25/06/2017
Cast member Gal Gadot poses at the premiere of "Wonder Woman" in Los Angeles, California U.S., May 2

Jewish group claims sexism behind Wonder Woman bans

In new video, World Jewish Congress argues that Lebanon,Algeria and Tunisia banned the blockbuster, not because the protagonist is played by an Israeli but because she's a woman.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
18/06/2017
Gal Gadot attends Build Presents The Cast Of "Wonder Woman" at Build Studio on May 23, 2017 in New Y

'Wonder Woman' Gal Gadot rules the World Wide Web

In IMDB ranking, Gadot outshines fellow Israelis Natalie Portrman and Odeya Rush. Anticipation mounting for upcoming premiere.

25/05/2017
Israel women hunger strike

Religion and the State of Israel: Let that woman go!

Tzviah Gordetski spends most of her days opposite the Knesset, trying to catch the attention of passersby, particularly MKs.

11/05/2017
Joint Arab List MK Aida Touma-Sliman

Finland ambassadors meet with Knesset committee on gender equality

“They wanted to learn about our mechanisms and how we operate in this field, and it seems that they were impressed.”

26/03/2017
Meirav Kraus

IDF women protecting their families and the citizens of Israel

3 Home Front Command women talk to ‘Post’ in honor of International Women’s Day

FIDF

All-female Friends of the IDF delegation finds inspiration in Israel

The nonprofit group raises tens of millions of dollars each year for the IDF, including its Lone Soldiers Program.

By MICHAL GALANTI
08/03/2017
At the Well

Who run the world? Girls!

From filmmaking to the wellness industry, three young inspiring Jewish women explain how their projects empower women and develop their own take on ‘tikkun olam’

08/03/2017
IDF female soldiers

Definitely not ‘Private Benjamin’: Out on patrol with the women soldiers of Masada Company

The unit is comprised of around 30 percent female soldiers, something that would have been unthinkable even a few short years ago.

25/02/2017
Knitting

Get Creative in the Cold

Learn how to knit!

By JPOST.COM STAFF
15/01/2017
Children

Grandma Knows Best

Home remedies for a better winter.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
15/01/2017
Clothing Trends

How fashion trends have changed over the years

Trends change all the time, but you can keep up with the latest styles by watching TV or seeing what your favorite celebrities wear. Unless you like it your way.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
09/01/2017
Grunge

How Grunge influenced the way we dress

Grunge was in many ways darker than other sub-genres in late '80s popular music. It was powered by self-expression, sadness, disenchantment, disconnectedness and loneliness.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
09/01/2017
Alice Shalvi

Indefatigable feminist

Alice Shalvi has been a role model and inspiration for countless Israeli women.

By PATRICIA GOLAN
04/02/2016
Nalagaat

BlackOut – the ultimate blind date

Dining as a sensory experience takes on a whole new meaning when you can’t see what you’re eating.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
21/06/2012
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