The Bas Mitzvah of Cambodian Royalty & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

The Granddaughter of a Cambodian Princess Had a Bat Mitzvah
Members of the Cambodian royal family gathered last month at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh for a celebration. It was a bat mitzvah party of the granddaughter of one of the princesses. Elior Koroghli, is the great-granddaughter of the late King Sisowath Monivong, who reigned from 1927 to 1941. She is also an Orthodox Jew.

Landmark Case Sees Woman Obtain Get After Launching Private Prosecution Against Husband For Coercive Control
A woman in London has obtained a get after launching a private prosecution against her husband, in what lawyers say is a landmark case. It is believed to be the first time the criminal justice system in the UK has been used on behalf of an agunah – a “chained” woman left unable to remarry according to Jewish law because her husband denies her a religious divorce.

Meet the British Orthodox Jew standing up for China’s Uighur Muslims
Andrew describes himself as a “typical Orthodox Jew”. He lives in London’s Golders Green with his family, and works as a businessman. While he is protesting against one of the world’s greatest superpowers, he says he does not feel safe sharing his full name.

Two Ultra-Orthodox Young Women Jump to Their Deaths in Jerusalem
One of the two young cousins who jumped to their deaths from the top of a Jerusalem building overnight Sunday may have been sexually abused by a relative, Channel 12 reported Tuesday. Hani Solish, 19, from Netanya, and Sarah Klapman, 24, from Jerusalem, jumped from the top of the Mercaz Sapir building in Givat Shaul.

Medic Treats Accident Victims While on Way to His Own Wedding
Mordechai Avot, 22, a Magen David Adom (MDA) volunteer from Tzfat, was making his way from an afternoon prayer service in Meron to his wedding in Rosh Pina. Noticing a car accident, Avot and his friend leapt to the rescue, even with Avot in his groom’s suit.

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