In landmark ruling, the Yerushalayim District court fined a charedi radio station 1 million shekels on Thursday for refusing to allow women to appear on their airwaves.
The judge ruled that the fine paid by Kol Barama, which amounts to $280,000, will be transferred to a special fund that will be distributed to organizations that help women in religious communities.
Thursday’s ruling comes six years after the lawsuit was originally filed. The class action lawsuit was first filed in 2012 in the Jerusalem District Court by Kolech, a group of Orthodox feminists who were represented by lawyers from the Reform Movement’s Israel Religious Action Center.
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