Orthodox Jews

I'm Not Ashamed Of Being Transsexual But I Wish My Orthodox Jewish Community Would Accept It

Beth Orens | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
Beth Orens

I transitioned over 20 years ago. When I left, my ex took out a restraining order against me which forbade me to make any contact at all with my children until they turned 18. They were 3 and 1 when I left. It was probably the most painful experience I have ever endured.

Jewish High School Told To 'Stop Asking Parents About Their Sex Lives'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK

An Orthodox Jewish school has been told it must stop asking parents about their sex lives during its admissions process. Hasmonean High School in B...

Incredulous Radio Host Shuts Down LBC Caller Who Wants To Ban Women From Driving

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

A man claiming to be a member of a London Orthodox Jewish community has taken to the radio to explain why women should not be allowed to drive. The...

Orthodox Jews Denied Benefits For Refusing To Work Saturdays

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

Unemployed Orthodox Jews have been denied benefits because they cannot work on Saturdays, according to strict religious guidelines. The Jewish Chro...

Orthodox Jewish Woman Sues Lancome Over 24hr Foundation That 'Fades' During The Sabbath

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

An Orthodox Jewish woman has filed a lawsuit against Lancome claiming its “24hr foundation” does not last the prescribed time, meaning it doesn’...

LOOK: Orthodox Jewish Man Covers Himself In Plastic Bag On Plane

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK

To the uninformed, this could be just another ker-azy picture that ended up on Reddit this week. But gather round: It’s actually an Orthodox Jew...

A Jew in Palestine: 'Shlomo, We're Not in East London Anymore'

Rebecca Greig | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK
Rebecca Greig

When I first decided to move to the West Bank as a freelance journalist, many of my friends thought this was one of my crazy peccadilloes. My mother, of course, was horrified.

'My Big Breasts And Tight Clothes Got Me Sacked From Lingerie Firm'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK

A worker claims she was dismissed because her breasts are too large and she dressed too provocatively for her Orthodox Jewish employers. Lauren Od...

Howard Jacobson, A Serious Man

Jason Holmes | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Winner of the 2010 Man Booker prize for The Finkler Question, Howard Jacobson is a writer unafraid to sound the alarm for our moribund culture. Jason Holmes met up with him at the Groucho Club in Soho