Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Paved with Good Intentions

As in, the road to hell is paved with… I’ll open this with an apology: I am aware that there are good and idealistic people who have invested time, energy and thought into the new law forcing people in family … Continue reading

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New Woman

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In anticipation, the Israeli women’s organization, Na’amat, produced a video with Israeli singer Yardena Arazi. Basically, the words of the song encourage women in abusive relationships to get … Continue reading

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Blame Game

Last week was colored by a sad and tragic event, since Nava Chen, a resident of the Tel Mond, was killed this week, apparently by a former boyfriend who, we can only assume, wouldn’t accept the fact that she had … Continue reading

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Coercion Guaranteed

I posted last week on a judgement which awarded a large sum of money to a woman who had been both physically and emotionally abused by her husband. I remarked that an important element of the decision was the recognition … Continue reading

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Unprecedented

The Jerusalem District Court, hearing an appeal against a judgment of the Jerusalem Family Court (Judge Menachem HaCohen), recently ordered a defendant to pay monetary compensation to his ex-wife for physical and emotional abuse, as well as for defamation. The … Continue reading

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Vulnerable Women, Protected Weapons

For those of us not citizens of the United States, the ease with which Americans can procure and use firearms, and the noise of the debate about those issues, are surprising to say the least. Restrictions that we more or … Continue reading

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Shall We Dance?

Some time ago I wrote about One Billion Rising, a movement afoot to organize a worldwide dancing demonstration to protest violence against women, set for February 14,2013. Well,  over the past few months the movement has gathered momentum and many … Continue reading

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