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Rabbinic restrictions reveal impulse to make women dependent

Restrictions against women are advocated under the guise of resisting dangerous, even degenerate, trends in secular culture. In actuality, such constrictions mesh with the worst impulses in secular culture: to control a woman’s destiny and remove her agency.

Your daily spiel for Tuesday, March 28

In today's spiel: A bunch of corrections made to Canadaland article on exclusion in the Canadian Jewish media, IfNotNow protests AIPAC conference and a Muslim-Jewish couple walk into a synagogue-turned-bar.

Israel-U.S. bond not dependent on who’s in White House: Danny Ayalon

Danny Ayalon has had a varied career both inside and outside the government of Israel. He was in Toronto in mid-March as a guest of Canadian Friends of Yeshiva University.

News

Zareinu buys Leo Baeck building on Atkinson

Zareinu Educational Centre has purchased the school building on Atkinson Avenue in Thornhill, where it rents classroom space from Leo Baeck Day School.

Culture

Jessica Chastain plays woman who hid Jews in Warsaw zoo

The Zookeeper’s Wife, adapted from a non-fiction book by Diane Ackerman, is about a couple who hid hundreds of Jews in the Warsaw Zoo during the Holocaust.

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