By Ronit Lev-Ari, Criminologist and Victimologist
According to data by
the Israeli government's Research and Knowledge Department of the Knesset,
between 2014 and 2016, 71 Israeli women were murdered. 75% of these murders were committed by the
victims' partners and 25% by someone in her family.
Israeli police opened
nearly 19,000 files on domestic violence in 2016 alone.
It's Jenny again (You may remember me as Gemma from my first blog - if you're really curious, I'll explain the name change at the end of this blog). Today I want to open up to you all about a few things that have been on my mind...
Written by Hanna Azoulay Hasfari
My name is Hanna Azoulai Hasfari, and I am a first generation of educated women in my family.
This year "Orange People", a movie that I wrote and directed, came out. The movie deals with mother-daughter relationships in the migrant society of modern Israel. This is not an easy topic, specifically if what shapes these relationships is the inter-generational transference of the trauma of marriage, pregnancy and giving birth of a 12 years old girl, somewhere in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains.
My mother was born in a small village...
I believe life directs us to the path we should be walking.
Alongside my passion for high-tech, the area in which I work, I have always been drawn to psychology, and recently completed a course on coaching and communication. As soon as I qualified I knew I wanted to share everything I'd learned with the girls of Beit Ruth.
Written by Gemma - Current Beit Ruth Girl
Written by Julia Graham
Written By Karen Kuller
By the time I make my way to Beit Ruth one day late July, I have read and heard a lot about it.
It was the day of the girls’ annual art show event which seemed like the perfect occasion to finally see Beit Ruth for myself.
Written by Ronit Levari
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The United Nations, and all those who recognize this day’s importance, acknowledge that violence against women is a human rights violation; it is a consequence of discrimination against women; it impacts and deters from progress in many areas involving equality, peace and security; it is preventable and essential. And yet, violence against women is still a worldwide pandemic.
Written by Danielle Burenstein
Dear Family and Friends,
Happy and Sweet New Year to you. This is a season of beginnings, a time still to reflect on the past and a time to look forward to a new year full of promise and joy. For me, this new year is especially symbolic.
Written by Nitsan Ozer
Today is World Gratitude Day - and what better reminder to take a moment to celebrate all that is good in life?