Avi Shafran

Opinion: The Prenup Can Help Everyone

But the document poses a collective action problem: everyone has to sign on.

12/15/2013
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My husband and I agreed when we were dating that if we were ever to get married, we would frame our ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract, and hang it prominently on the wall, with a plaque affixed to the glass that read “In Case of Emergency Break Glass.”

The halachic prenup aims to pre-empt the problem of "chained" women whose husbands won't grant religious divorces. Fotolia

Pew Study: First Impressions

10/02/2013
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Editor's Note: Below please find a sampling of commentary from across the Jewish spectrum on the new Pew Research Center’s survey of American Jewry, the first major Jewish census in more than a decade.

Mixed Media: Women Editors, But Not In Pictures

Behind the Hillary photo controversy is one of print journalism’s few success stories: a thriving, albeit restricted, haredi press.

05/17/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Is Hillary Clinton too sexy?

Apparently that is what some haredi newspapers in Brooklyn thought recently when they removed an image of the Secretary of State from the iconic photo from the White House Situation Room taken on the night of the military operation to kill Osama bin Laden.

The obliteration of Hillary — once by Photoshop and once by cropping — stirred a debate in media and religious circles about the practice of fervently Orthodox newspapers not to run pictures of women in their publications.

A copy of Di Tzitung, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton nowhere to be found.
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