Posts Tagged ‘ prostitutes ’

The Prostitution Ring That Lured Women From Their Shtetls

July 31, 2014
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The Prostitution Ring That Lured Women From the Shtetls

The subject of prostitution is rarely associated with the word “Yiddish.” But from the 1860’s until the cusp of WWII, a powerful sex-trafficking ring operated between the shtetls of Eastern Europe and the streets of South America. The “Zwi Migdal” ring used well-dressed men to publicize openings for domestic service…

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Wear Tzitzit, Skip Sex

August 26, 2013
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If you’ve never thought of prayer fringes serving a practical purpose, one particularly lewd Talmudic episode may…

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Justice, Justice, You Shall Restore

July 1, 2011
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Justice, Justice, You Shall Restore

Starting in 1975, Debbie Peagler was prostituted, controlled, and repeatedly beaten by Oliver Wilson. Eight years later, she…

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Rabbi Eleazar and the Prostitute

October 5, 2010
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Rabbi Eleazer and the prostitute

In Judaism, no matter how badly we behave,…

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