Factbook on Global Sexual Exploitation (Israel)
May 26 2008
There are no official numbers regarding the extent of prostitution and the traffic of women in Israel, but there is a general consensus that it is becoming more prevalent. (CEDAW Report, 8 April 1997)
There has been a steady increase in the numbers of foreign women involved in prostitution who are arrested for illegal stays in Israel and who are detained before being deported to their home-countries; in over 95% of the cases, they were from the former USSR. The average time these women spend in prison is 50 days. The women themselves are supposed to pay for their expenses to leave Israel, but when their resources are inadequate, the Ministry of Interior finances their deportation from a special budget. (Authorities, Neve Tirza women’s prison, CEDAW Report, 8 April 1997)
Traffickers and pimps earned US$50,000 - 100,000 a year from each prostituted woman, resulting in a US$450 million sex industry. (“A modern form of slavery,” The Jerusalem Post, 13 January 1998)
1,500 Russian and Ukrainian trafficked women have been deported from 1995-1997. (Michael Specter, “Traffickers’ New Cargo: Naive Slavic Women,” New York Times, 11 January 1998)
Russian women are bought and sold by pimps in Israel for prices ranging from US$5,000 to $20,000. (Police sources, “‘Invisible’ Women Shown In Russia’s Demographics,” Martina Vandenberg, St. Petersburg Times, 13 October 1997)
A small brothel with ten women can make up to 750,000 shekels a month (US $215,000). (Michael Specter, “Traffickers’ New Cargo: Naive Slavic Women,” New York Times, 11 January 1998)
Women trafficked from Eastern Europe, were stripped and sold naked as slaves to Tel Aviv traders for US$500-1,000. Smuggling, fraudulent documents, collaboration between police and brothel owners are involved. There are routine brutal beatings and sexual abuse. (New York Times 11 January 1998)
The non-profit Israel Women’s Network estimates that 70% of prostituted women in Tel Aviv, Israel’s commercial center, come from the former Soviet republics, and that about 1,000 women are brought into Israel illegally each year. At any one time, as many as 100 women may be awaiting deportation in Neve Tirza women’s prison near Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion airport, a prison spokeswoman said. (Elisabeth Eaves, “Israel not the promised land for Russian sex slaves”, Reuters, 23 August 1998)
A poll by the Women’s Network showed 44% of Israelis believed all Russian immigrant women provided sexual services for pay. Illegal immigrants in Israel, who are mostly Russian, are often stereotyped as having brought crime and prostitution while exploiting Israeli laws enabling anyone with a Jewish grandparent to immigrate.(Elisabeth Eaves, “Israel not the promised land for Russian sex slaves,” Reuters, 23 August 1998)
Official Response and Action
While trafficked women are frequently arrested as illegal workers, the men who brought them to Israel -- many of whom are Israeli citizens -- are not. Justice Ministry spokeswoman Etty Eshed said the government would think about making legal changes to address trafficking in the “near future” but had no date or plan for doing so. (Elisabeth Eaves, “Israel not the promised land for Russian sex slaves,” Reuters, 23 August 1998)
Police in Israel say they are powerless to stop the flow of trafficked women until the laws change. “They (trafficked women) are very much afraid to come to the police and complain, so the police really can’t do anything,” said spokeswoman Linda Menuhin. “The problem is there is no law against trafficking people, and no law against prostitution.” Rachel Benziman, legal adviser to the Israel Women’s Network, said there are a variety of crimes -- rape, abduction, battery, deceit and theft -- which the authorities rarely bother to prosecute for, even though they have the power to do so. “It’s not a problem of finding the right section in the criminal code. It is more a problem of finding the women who will testify and finding the motivation. When it comes to drug dealing, the police don’t wait for someone to come into their office and say they have found drugs. They look for it. We expect them to do the same thing for the trafficking of women -- but they don’t,” she said. (Elisabeth Eaves, “Israel not the promised land for Russian sex slaves,” Reuters, 23 August 1998)
Policy and Law
Israel does not have a specific law against the sale of human beings. (Michael Specter, “Traffickers’ New Cargo: Naive Slavic Women,” New York Times, 11 January 1998)
There is no law related to bringing women from another country into Israel for prostitution. (CEDAW Report, 8 April 1997)
If trafficked and prostituted women are caught they are deported. Since 1994, not one woman has testified against a trafficker. (Betty Lahan, director of Neve Tirtsa Prison, Michael Specter, “Traffickers’ New Cargo: Naive Slavic Women,” New York Times, 11 January 1998)
One woman’s story:
Lyubov, 17, arrived in Israel from a Russian coal mining city only to be sold into prostitution. Now she sits in a prison cell awaiting expulsion as an illegal worker. Six months ago, a man in Lyubov’s hometown told the young woman he could get her a plane ticket, a visa and a job abroad. She entered Israel with a tour group and was met by a hotel owner who befriended her and gave her a job as a cleaner in exchange for a room. The hotel owner introduced her to friends, showed her around and taught her some Hebrew until one day he told her to get out of his car and into another. Then he drove away. “At first I didn’t know I had been sold. Then my owner told me he had bought me for $9,000,” Lyubov said in an interview in a prison office. Her new “owner,” as she calls him, told her she would work as a call girl.
It was the beginning of a stint as an unpaid prostitute -- part of an international crime phenomenon which women’s groups see as a modern slave trade. Lyubov’s “owner” kept her and eight other women in two apartments. He never paid any of them but instead said they were indebted to him for their plane tickets and every expense incurred, from doctors’ visits to haircuts. Transported to clients by drivers and often under guard, Lyubov had sex with an average of six men a day for about $75 an hour. All she could keep were tips. She worked round the clock, seven days a week, with no holidays except for Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. “You have to have very strong nerves to do this kind of work,” she said.
Life in Russia was very difficult. “There were days when I had nothing to eat,” Lyubov said. She weighed 50 kg (110 pounds) when she left Russia, and gained 20 kg (45 pounds) after arriving in Israel. She said circumstances had made it hard for her to quit (leave her “owner”). “I came into this circle and then it was very hard to get out. My papers were fake, I had no money, I had no acquaintances and I was in an enclosed place,” she said. The nearest police station was across the road from the apartment where Lyubov was kept but she never went there, inhibited, like many others, by the double bind of fear of her owner and fear of deportation. “I kept hoping some day I would earn some money. But when they actually caught me, I was relieved,” she said. (Elisabeth Eaves, “Israel not the promised land for Russian sex slaves,” Reuters, 23 August 1998)
There are over 10,00 women in prostitution in Tel Aviv. (CEDAW Report, 8 April 1997)
Men pay for 25,000 acts of prostitution every day. There are 250,000 foreign male workers who help create a demand for prostituted women. Women are held in apartments, bars and brothels where they are bought by up to 15 men a day. They sleep in shifts, four to a bed. (Police officials, Michael Specter, “Traffickers’ New Cargo: Naive Slavic Women,” New York Times, 11 January 1998)
The Russian mafia has moved into Israel to profit from trafficking and prostitution. Police in Israel have been keeping around 30 organized key crime suspects under surveillance. (Kevin Connolly, “How Russia’s mafia is taking over Israel’s underworld,” BBC, 3 April 1998)
£2.5 billion (US$4 billion) of organized crime money from the former Soviet Union has been invested in Israeli real estate, businesses and banks in the past seven years. Gregory Lerner, who was arrested in 1997 for defrauding four Russian banks of £70 million (US$106 million), was reputedly sent to Israel to head up one of the money laundering operations. One highly profitable area in which organized crime thrives is prostitution. Dozens of brothels and peepshows have sprung up in Tel Aviv and Haifa in the last few years. (Former police chief Asaf Hefetz, Kevin Connolly “How Russia’s mafia is taking over Israel’s underworld” BBC, (3 April 1998)
Israel’s demand for prostituted women may be bolstered by three groups -- foreign workers, Orthodox Jews and Arabs. Many of Israel’s nearly 200,000 legal and illegal foreign workers are young, unattached men likely to buy sex. (Elisabeth Eaves, “Israel not the promised land for Russian sex slaves”, Reuters, 23 August 1998)
Amir, a Tel Aviv pimp, said a woman could cost up to $20,000, depending on her looks. “It’s like a car. It depends how valuable she is,” he said, standing on a street lined with flashing lights advertising brothels near Tel Aviv’s old central bus station. Arabs and Orthodox Jews have “very strong taboos against sexual connections outside of marriage and therefore go to a place where they can do it more anonymously. It’s a matter of supply and demand,” he said. (Elisabeth Eaves, “Israel not the promised land for Russian sex slaves,” Reuters, 23 August 1998)
Health and Well-being
In Israel, there is a significant correlation between prostitution and drug abuse. Of the 200 women prisoners in Neve-Tirza Women’s Prison, 70% are drug-addicts (mainly to heroine, which is the most common drug in Israel);10% are in a process of getting treated. Of the 80% with drug addictions, over 60% were involved in prostitution in order to finance their addiction. (Neve Tirza prison’s officials, CEDAW Report, 8 April 1997)
The Tropicana in Tel Aviv is one of the busiest brothels. The women are all Russian. There are 12 cubicles where 20 women work in shifts, 8 during the daytime, 12 at night. Buyers are Israeli soldiers, business executives, tourists, and foreign workers. The brothel owner said, “Israelis love Russian girls. They are blonde and good looking, and they are desperate. They are ready to do anything for money.” (Michael Specter, “Traffickers’ New Cargo: Naive Slavic Women,” New York Times, 11 January 1998)
Policy and Law
Within the legal framework it is theoretically possible to criminally charge the clientele of the sex-industry under at least one section, namely section 210 of the Penal Law-1977, which states that approaching a minor under 16 or an adult woman with indecent insinuations is punishable by up to three months in prison. This section however, has never been enforced against clients of prostitutes. (CEDAW Report, 8 April 1997)
The current Israeli legal framework for dealing with prostitution is based upon the abolitionist approach. However, the current legal arrangement and its method of enforcement suffer from inconsistencies and lack of protocol for dealing with the reality of prostitution. (CEDAW Report, 8 April 1997)
Prostitution in itself is not, and has never been, a crime under Israeli law, and the woman who engages in prostitution is not considered a criminal. The legal system engages in selective prohibition, by criminalizing exploitive conducts that surround prostitution, so that both the exploitative and practical aspects of prostitution are criminalized. Engaging in prostitution as a client or sponsor is a criminal act, while prostitution itself is not. (CEDAW Report, 8 April 1997)
“Procurement,” defined as living off the profits or taking all or some profits from a woman who engages in prostitution, and solicitation of a woman to engage in prostitution, are crimes according to sections 199-201 of the Penal Law-1977, punishable by 5 years in prison, and up to 7 years under aggravating circumstances. Such aggravated circumstances include the following: when the woman is a minor under 18 years old; when the woman is the perpetrator’s daughter, wife, or when he is her custodian, teacher, or otherwise in charge of her; when the perpetrator accused of soliciting was armed during the act. Case law, however, had interpreted solicitation to mean proven engagement in prostitution, thus making it much more difficult to prosecute for solicitation. Under section 202 of the Penal Law, soliciting a woman to leave her home with the intention of engaging her in prostitution is punishable by 5 years imprisonment, and if the woman is a minor - by up to seven years. Soliciting a woman to leave the country for the same purpose is also punishable by seven years. Section 207 imposes mandatory imprisonment on perpetrators convicted under sections 199-202, with no possibility of a suspended sentence. This is a highly unusual provision in the context of the Israeli criminal law and indicates the gravity that the legislator had attributed to these crimes. (CEDAW Report, 8 April 1997)
Laws against procurement and soliciting are rarely enforced. Instead, the prostitutes themselves are often arrested, not for engaging in prostitution - since that is not a criminal offense, but for related practices such as the enticement of others to engage in indecent acts in public places, a felony punishable by three months in prison, according to section 209(a). Usually prostitutes are released after several hours, but sometimes they are charged under section 209(a), which was never intended to serve as a regulation of prostitution, or under section 216(a)(5) which prohibits “strolling.” Another criminal offense directly applicable to women who engage in prostitution, is section 215(c) which states that being in a place for the purpose of engaging in prostitution, in circumstances which pose disturbance to neighbors or obstruction of traffic is punishable by up to one year in prison. (CEDAW Report, 8 April 1997)
There has been a proliferation of sex industry advertisements in daily newspapers. An ad-hoc public committee offered guidelines to publishers regarding these concerns. The significant consequences of this initiative were: 1) the cessations of advertisements that specifically mentioned or alluded to the age (under 18) of the women whose sex-services were being advertised. 2) The moderation of the overall tone of these ads and the pictures which accompany them. (CEDAW Report, 8 April 1997)
There is a growing market for child-pornography in Israel. It is not produced in Israel, but is imported and sold freely in response to growing demand. The use of child pornography is explicitly dealt with under the section 214 of the Penal Code, which prohibits the publication and presentation of obscene materials. (CEDAW Report, 8 April 1997)
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
Factbook on Global Sexual Exploitation
Donna M. Hughes, Laura Joy Sporcic, Nadine Z. Mendelsohn and Vanessa Chirgwin
Judaism Discovered: A Study of the Anti-Biblical Religion of Racism, Self-Worship, Superstition, and Deceit
by Michael Hoffman,
“A woman is a sack full of excrement,
brimming with niddah* at its
opening, yet everyone pursues her!”
* menstrual blood
“...a man may do whatever he pleases with his wife at intercourse: Meat which comes from the abattoir may be eaten salted, roasted, cooked or seethed; so with fish from the fishmonger.... A woman came before Rab and complained [of her husband’s sodomy with her], Rabbi replied: ‘Wherein does it differ from fish?’” Nedarim 20b, Soncino edition, p.58
warning: foul language “OBVIOUSLY, JUDAISM CARRIES PLENTY OF BAGGAGE that disqualifies it as a source of inspiration in these matters. It is a system of thought produced almost exclusively by men of bygone centuries, who seem possessed by the idea that women are weak-willed, carnal creatures who ruin the salutary efforts of men restrain their yetzer ha-ra, the lustful urge. The ancient rabbis regularly resorted to misogyny in their efforts to drain the lust out of men, as in Shabbat 152a: ‘A woman is a pouch full of shit, her cunt full of blood, yet all men run after her.’ So fearful were they of male sexual need — and the power it might concede to women — that their ideal man seems rather uninterested in sex. (‘Rabbi Yohanan said: A man has a small member. If he starves it, it is satisfied; if he satisfies it, it is starved’ —Sukkot 52b.)”
Religion and Skepticism: Sex and the Hearts of Men
by Lawrence Bush, Jewish Currents, Winter 2013-2014
Gentile women are “Niddah, Shifchah, Goyyah, and Zonah”
(menstrual filth, slaves, heathens, and whores)
The Jewish slang for a Gentile woman, shiksa, comes from the Yiddish for “abomination.”
“We will direct your attention to (Talmud) Tractate Shabbat [folio 152a], which does a good job of summing up halakha’s attitude toward women: ‘a sack full of excrement with a bleeding hole’”
Orthodox Judaism treats women like filthy little things
By Yossi Sarid (Israeli writer), Haaretz newspaper: December 30, 2011
You can use Google translate to read another article in Hebrew: http://www.haaretz.co.il/opinions/1.1604955
“If you would like to know the source from which your brothers derive their brazen behavior, go over to the study hall and open a page of Talmud. It’s true that the Torah has 70 faces, but the trend of these faces is clear: The source of the pollution is in halakha (Jewish law) itself.
‘What is happening in Beit Shemesh and its satellites is not ‘contrary to halakha,’ it is mandated by halakha. And the rest will be told to the grandmothers, daughters and granddaughters.
“Anyone ignoramus knows that the Torah’s ‘ways are ways of pleasantness,’ that ‘the honor of a king’s daughter is within,’ and that ‘proper behavior comes before the Torah,’ but it’s worth knowing more. It’s worth knowing that a woman is unfit to be a judge, and is also unfit to give testimony. She is unfit for any public position with authority. ‘Thou shalt appoint a king over thee’ - a king and not a queen. A daughter, commanded the sages, must not be taught Torah, because ‘the mind of woman is not suited to be taught, but [only] to words of nonsense.’ Women are light-minded and have little knowledge.
“And if a man and a woman are drowning in a river, first they’ll save the man, ‘who is obligated to perform more commandments,’ whereas a woman’s ‘wisdom is only in the spindle.’ In fact, ‘words of Torah should be burned rather than being given to women.’
“A man must say three blessings every day during morning prayers: He thanks God ‘that He didn’t make me a gentile, that He didn’t make me a woman, that He didn’t make me an ignoramus.’ And it’s not proper to speak to a woman too much, since ‘all her conversation is nothing but words of adultery,’ and whoever talks to her too much ‘causes evil to himself and will end up inheriting hell.’ And let’s not even talk about the fate of someone ‘who looks even at a woman’s little finger.’
“The extremists who spit at women, who call themselves Sikarikim, learned their lesson 101 times and learned it well: A husband would do well not to let his wife go outside, into the street, and should restrict her outings ‘to once or twice a month, as necessary, since a woman has no beauty except by sitting in the corner of her house.’ Because inside the house - very deep inside - her glorious honor awaits her: ‘Every woman washes her husband’s face and feet and pours him a cup and prepares his bed and stands and serves her husband. And any woman who refrains from doing any of these tasks that she is obligated to perform - is forced to do them.’ Some recommend forcing her with a whip or by starvation ‘until she gives in.’ And needless to say, she is at her husband’s disposal whenever he is overcome by a desire ‘to satisfy his urges with her.’ And if she continues to rebel, he always has the right ‘to divorce her without her consent.’
“And there are many similar halakhot, only a few of which we have collected here. Nor have we cited everything in the name of the ones who said them, for lack of space. The readers are invited to find the references on Shabbat - and to browse around - on their own; this is a good opportunity for study.
“We will direct your attention to Tractate Shabbat, which does a good job of summing up halakha’s attitude toward women: ‘a sack full of excrement’ with a bleeding hole. Some people will seek to console themselves: It’s true that this is the halakha both m’doraita (from the Torah ) and m’drabanan (from the rabbis ), but that is not what is taught nowadays.
“But it suffices to listen to the sermon the sage Rabbi Ovadia Yosef delivered five years ago, based on the well-known halakhic work Kitzur Shulchan Aruch: ‘A man must take care not to walk between two women or between two dogs or two pigs, and men should also not allow a woman or a dog or a pig to walk between them.’
“Treating women as impure and filthy begins with halakha and continues with actions. As long as the religious and ultra-Orthodox (Israeli political) parties - Shas, United Torah Judaism, Habayit Hayehudi and National Union, none of which have any women in the Knesset - are not disqualified, their nakedness will continue to sing out and the nakedness of the land will be revealed.” (End quote from Yossi Sarid).
10/21/2007 Haredi men beat woman who refused to move to back of bus
By Jonathan Lis, Haaretz Correspondent
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/915215.html “disappeared” from Haaretz, but archived at
Rabbi Dov S. Zakheim, the Pentagon Comptroller 2001-2004 (among a myriad of other military appointments and weapons industry positions) on the ‘ethics’ of rape of Gentile women during wartime:
It is the consensus of many halakhic [rabbinic law] decisors that the yefat to’ar [Gentile female prisoners] can be subject to involuntary intercourse [rape], though only once, after which she must undergo a specific regimen prescribed in the Torah [i.e. Talmud], conversion and marriage, before her [Judaic] captor is permitted further sexual relations with her.
Dov S. Zakheim, “Confronting Evil: Terrorists, Torture, The Military and Halakhah,” published by Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School http://tinyurl.com/zh6wvyq
or copy and paste the entire link, including the portion of the link following the comma:
This is one and the same Rabbi Dov Zakheim who,
Rebuilding America’s Defenses, Project for the New American Century (the Zionist organization that planned, promoted, and directed US Middle East wars), September 2000
July 28, 2015, ‘Common Values,’ Trump’s Judaic advisor Michael Cohen preaches ‘Jewish’ law: ‘legally a man can’t be guilty of raping his wife’
1/12/2015, Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Edits Female World Leaders Out of Charlie Hebdo March
July 12, 2016, IDF's chief rabbi-to-be Eyal Karim permits raping women in wartime
The rabbi gave a more shocking answer on the same site when asked if soldiers were permitted to rape women during war. Karim replied that, as part of maintaining fitness for the army and the soldiers' morale during fighting, it is permitted to “breach” the walls of modesty and “satisfy the evil inclination by lying with attractive Gentile women against their will, out of consideration for the difficulties faced by the soldiers and for overall success.”
July 12, 2016, News of Israeli leaders who advocate rape suppressed by media
“Two of the most egregious instances of this type of fake news involve the celebrated Zionist Left wing ‘newspaper of record,’ the New York Times, which has refused to report that Israeli Prof. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University, (1) and the Israeli Military's Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim (also spelled "Qarim"), advocate raping Arab women.
“The Times regards the unconscionable pronouncements of the Chief Rabbi and the Israeli university professor as not worthy of reporting.
“Rabbi Karim and Prof. Kedar’s views subvert the mainstream media narrative, in that they radically undercut the fake news image of the rabbinic religion as a supremely ethical and humane pillar of western civilization.
“To protect this incessantly propagated disinformation, the Times suppresses the fact that rape advocacy is derived from rabbinic law. Rabbi Moses Maimonides, the supreme halachic authority among the Ashkenazim, ruled that a Judaic soldier may rape a Yefas To’ar (female goy captive) when he is not actively fighting a battle (cf. Hilchos Melachim 8:3).…”
A compilation of Judaism’s misogyny from the encyclopedic tome by Michael Hoffman, Judaism Discovered: A Study of the Anti-Biblical Religion of Racism, Self-Worship, Superstition, and Deceit, ISBN 9780970378453,
“If, by contrast, a Jewish male enters into relations with a gentile woman, when he does so intentionally, she should be executed.23 She is executed because she caused a Jew to be involved in an unseemly transgression, as [is the law with regard to] an animal.24 [This applies regardless of] whether the gentile women was a minor of three years of age,25 or an adult, whether she was single or married. And it applies even if [the Jew] was a minor of nine years old, [she is executed].26
This [punishment] is explicitly mentioned in the Torah, as [Numbers 31:16-17] states: ‘Behold they were [involved] with the children of Israel according to the advice of Balaamו.27 Execute any woman fit to know a man through lying with a male.…’
23. Note the gloss of the Maggid Mishneh who questions the source for the Rambam’s ruling, arguing that the passage from Numbers cannot be interpreted as definitive proof.
24. See Chapter 1, Halachot 16-18.
25. If, however, she is younger than three, the relations are not considered significant.
26. From that age onward, sexual relations in which he engages are significant, as stated in Chapter 1, Halachah 13.
27. Who advised the Midianites and the Moabites to have their women seduce Jewish men to provoke God’s wrath.”
Sefer Kedushah, Issurei Biah, Chapter Twelve, Halacha 10
Factbook on Global Sexual Exploitation—Israel
since the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women is ‘updating’ their Factbook, secondary sources for their findings must temporarily suffice:
Israel’s Sex Trade Escalating
by Kevin Hechtkopf, CBS News, Jerusalem, March 23, 2005
Sex slavery and Israel’s failure to fight the growing trade
by Emile Tayyip, Global Research, November 29, 2007
“Last year, the United Nations named Israel as one of the main destinations in the world for trafficked women, according to the BBC.
Israel has also been named as an offender in the annual U.S. State Department‘s Trafficking in Persons (Tip) report, which condemned the Jewish state for not fully complying with the “minimum standards” to eliminate sex trafficking…”
Israel among worst human traffickers
Named in UN’s list of ‘top 10’ destinations for forced labor, sexual slavery.
by Ruth Eglash, The Jerusalem Post, 04/25/20065
Trafficking in women a worldwide epidemic, Malarek says,
Up to 10,000 trafficked women in Israel and more than 280 brothels in Tel Aviv alone
by Julie Lesser, Jewish Tribune
then, as now, Jews and child prostitution
1835: Jews buying, training & selling children as sex slaves
1811: More Jews buying & selling child sex slaves
1917-1920: Child prostitution in Judeo-Bolshevik Russia
early 20th century: Jews & child prostitution in early 20th century:
Jews and pornography
Masters of Porn: The Systematic Promotion of Sexual Deviancy and Mass Demoralization
by Dr. Lasha Darkmoon
The Jewish Masters Of Porn
Triple-exthnics—Nathan Abrams on Jews in the American porn industry
by Nathan Abrams, Jewish Quarterly, Winter 2004, Number 196
“...Leading modern Jewish pornographers include Ron Braverman, John Bone, Wesley Emerson, Paul Fishbein, Herbert Feinberg AKA Mickey Fine, Hank Weinstein, Lenny Friedlander, Bobby Hollander, Rubin Gottesman, Fred Hirsch and his children Steve and Marci, Paul ‘Norman’ Apstein, Steve Orenstein, Jack Richmond (Legend CEO), Theodore Rothstein, Reuben and David Sturman, Ron Sullivan, Jerome Tanner, Armand Weston, Sam and Mitch Weston (Spinelli).
“Jews accounted for most of the leading male performers of the 1970s and ’80s. Hebrew studs include Buck Adams, Bobby Astyr, (Bobby Charles) R. Bolla (Robert Kerman), Jerry Butler (Paul Siderman), Seymore Butts (Adam Glasser), Roger Caine (Al Levitsky), David Christopher (Bernie Cohen), Steve Drake, Jesse Eastern, Jamie Gillis (Jamie Gurman), Ron Jeremy (Hyatt), Michael Knight, William Margold, Ashley Moore (Steve Tucker), David Morris, George Payne, Ed Powers (Mark Arnold aka Mark Krinski), Harry Reems (Herbert Streicher), Dave Ruby, Herschel Savage (Harvey Cowen), Carter Stevens (Mal Warub), Marc Stevens, Paul Thomas (Phil Tobias), Marc Wallice (Marc Goldberg), Randy West (Andy Abrams) and Jack Wrangler.
Jewish female performers include Avalon, Jenny Baxter (Jenny Wexler), Busty Belle (Tracy Praeger), Chelsea Blake, Tiffany Blake, Bunny Bleu (Kim Warner), J.R. Carrington, Lee Carroll (Leslie Barris), Blair Castle/Brooke Fields (Allison Shandibal), Courtney/Natasha/Eden (Natasha Zimmerman), Daphne (Daphne Franks), Barbara Dare (Stacy Mitnick), April Diamond, Jeanna Fine, Alexis Gold, Terri Hall, Heather Hart, Nina Hartley (Hartman), C.J. Laing (Wendy Miller), Frankie Leigh (Cynthia Hope Geller), Gloria Leonard, Traci Lords (Nora Louise Kuzma), Amber Lynn, Tonisha Mills, Melissa Monet, Susan Nero, Scarlett O. (Catherine Goldberg), Tawny Pearl (Susan Pearlman), Nina Preta, Tracey Prince, Raylene, Janey Robbins (Robin Lieberman), Mila Shegol, Alexandra Silk, Susan Sloan, Annie Sprinkle (Ellen Steinberg), Karen Summer (Dana Alper), Cindy West, Zara Whites (Amy Kooiman) and Ona Zee (Ona Simms). (This citation, as well as all of the subsequent citations have been taken from the discussion of Jews and pornography at the lukeford.com website, all of which have been removed by the site’s new owners.)...”
Rabbi Dresner’s Dilemma: Torah v. Ethnos
by E. Michael Jones, Culture Wars, May 2003
7 Jews Who Made It Big In Porn [Editor: Only “7”???]
ketubot, talmudic wedding contracts
“We must conclude, therefore, that the writ in general and the marriage writ in particular are not original Jewish institutions. Originally they belong to Babylonia, mother of commerce and commercial deeds in antiquity. Jewish contact was necessary to introduce the writ in Judea. This contact came about in a political and commercial way during the last century of the first Commonwealth, and with it came the adoption of the ketubah, among other writs, by the Jews.”
Rabbi Dr. Louis M. Epstein, The Jewish marriage contract: a study in the status of the woman in Jewish law, New York: Jewish Theological Seminary, 1927, p.31
A Judaic man may divorce his wife without her consent, but Judaic women take other measures:
October 10, 2013 FBI: Rabbis plotted to kidnap husbands, force divorces [for profit, of course]
FBI: Men Plotted To Kidnap, Use Cattle Prods To Force Orthodox Jewish Men To Divorce Wives
3 Rabbis Among 10 Men Charged After FBI Sting
A woman who had intercourse with a beast or demon may marry a rabbi. Yebamoth 59b.
British Jewess marries a dolphin in Israel
menstrual filth, niddah—“Phariseeism begins in menstrual blood.”
“At the end of those seven days, during which the woman is supposed to wear white underwear and sleep on white sheets to detect spotting, she inserts a white cloth deep into her vaginal canal. Some also use cloth wadding that they leave in place for about 20 minutes at sunset. If the cloth is clean, the woman then visits a ritual bath, or mikvah. for purification and intimate marital relations are permitted to resume. If the cloth is not clean, there are rules about which stains are insignificant and which require another seven-day period of cleanliness. In some cases, the cloth is brought to a rabbi for inspection.”
Doborah Sonntag, “Jerusalem Journal: Women Seizing Counseling Role on ‘Family Purity’” New York Times, April 11, 2001
“An intricate set of laws has been established by the rabbis for regulating the woman’s contact with others during her Niddah (menstruation) time. Many of these laws (though not all) are derived from the binding and authoritative post-Talmudic Tur and Shulchan Aruch halachic codifications. During that time she has the status of a Niddah, the following are forbidden:
1. Women may not engage in frivolous or lightheaded conduct such as excessive laughter or joking.
2. She may not engage in sports or games,
3. The use of cosmetics during the Niddah status is prohibited, with the loophole being that if she needs cosmetics to keep her from appearing hideous in her husband’s eyes, a moderate amount may be applied.
4. A husband may not touch his wife when she is a Niddah; not even his small finger may touch her. A woman may not touch her husband when she is a Niddah, not even her small finger may touch him.
5. It is prohibited to touch her even through clothing or outer garments. Therefore the clothing she is wearing cannot be touched.
6. Handing an object into her hands, or receiving it from her is prohibited, even if the object is a long one.
7. If the kallah (bride) at her own wedding is Niddah, then the chasan (groom) may only place the ring on his future wife’s finger it he can do so without touching her fingers. It is prohibited to pass a child from a father’s hands to the mother’s hands while the mother is Niddah.
8. The husband may not kiss a child who is in the mother’s arms, nor may the mother kiss a child in her husband’s arms.
9. The husband may not place an object into his wife’s pocket or handbag, shopping bag or anything she is carrying. Similarly he may not remove anything from the pockets, purses, or bags.
10. Throwing an object in the husband’s hand to his wife’s lap, or throwing an object from the wife’s lap to her husband’s hand, is prohibited. Certain poskim hold that the husband or the wife is permitted to throw an object upward and the other may catch it as it falls (as long as this is not done for enjoyment)
11. When a woman who is a Niddah is invited to serve as the kvatter (the person designated to carry the infant boy to the circumcision), she must decline the offer.
12. Picking up a lightweight object is prohibited to the husband if his wife is touching it.
13. It is not permissible for a husband to sit on his wife’s bed when she is a Niddah, even if she is not present.
14. The husband should refrain from blowing off a feather or dust off his wife’s garments. Fanning her or blowing on her (e.g., in hot weather) is prohibited. It is similarly prohibited for her to do these things for her husband.
15. One may not light a candle or a cigarette from a lit candle from a match that his wife is holding, nor may he warm himself from its heat.
16. It is permissible for a wife to hold the Havdallah candle for her husband, even though he will benefit from its light. However, since handing or receiving is prohibited, he may not hand the candle to her before Havdallah nor may he receive it from her after Havdallah, to extinguish it.
17. Eating or drinking together at the same table is prohibited.
18. Eating or drinking together at the same table may be allowed if there is a visible obstruction present.
19. An object that is usually not on the table, such as a vase or candlestick, may be utilized as a divider when eating or drinking together at the same table.
20. A husband and wife may not eat from the same plate.
21. This applies only when the food is eaten immediately upon removal from the plate. However where a plate of food is placed on the table, it is permissible for both of them to remove food from the plate and place it onto their individual plates and then eat it from their own plates.
22. Not all types of food are included in the prohibition. Only those foods that only a husband and wife would consume from the same dish (for example, soup from the same bowel) are forbidden. Those foods that two strangers would share from the same communal bowl (popcorn etc.) are permissible.
23. The husband may not drink from a beverage in a glass that his wife was drinking from, with the following exceptions: if a child drank from the glass or cup after his wife drank from it; if the contents of the glass or cup was transferred to another cup, glass or bottle; if she drank from a glass or cup and then left the room, the husband may drink the beverage remaining in her cup.
24. Laying together in the same bed is prohibited, no matter how big or wide the bed.
25. Sleeping in separate beds that touch each other is forbidden. There must be sufficient distance between the separate beds so that the husband cannot roll from his bed to hers, one cubit (approx 26 inches) minimum.
26. A woman who is Niddah may not visit a Judaic cemetery.”
Michael Hoffman, Judaism Discovered: A Study of the Anti-Biblical Religion of Racism, Self-Worship, Superstition, and Deceit, ISBN 9780970378453, p. 745-747.
Of course you need to know when those rules apply and when different rules apply, so you need to know the rules that define niddah and the complex rabbinical rules of menstrual science, stains which are niddah and which are not. After all, “Phariseeism begins in menstrual blood.”
Rabbi Jacob Neusner in Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert, Menstrual Purity (Stanford University Press, 2000) p. 125.
Menstrual science of the rabbis according to Mishnah Niddah 2:6-7
A. Five colors of blood are unclean in a woman:
B. (1) the red, and (2) the black, and (3) bright crocus color, and (4) blood which is like water mixed with earth, and (5) blood which is like water mixed with wine.
C. The House of Shammai say, “Also: (6) blood the color of water in which fenugreek has been soaked, and (7) blood the color of gravy from roast meat.”
D. And the House of Hillel declare clean.
E. Blood which is yellow
F. Aqavya b. Mahallel declares unclean.
G. And sages declare clean.
H. Said R[abbi] Meir, “If it does not impart uncleanness because it is a bloodstain, it imparts uncleanness because it is a liquid.”
I. R[abbi] Yose says, “Neither thus or so.:
A. What is the red color?
B. Like the blood of a wound.
D. Like ink sediment.
E. If it is deeper than this, it is unclean, but if it is lighter than this, it is clean.
F. And bright crocus color?
G. Like the brightest shade in it.
H. Like earthy water?
I. A color like that produced when over dirt from the valley of Bet Kerem water is made to float.
J. A color like water mixed with wine?
K. Two parts water, and one part of wine
L. making use of wine of Shaon.