Meet the Haredi Feminist Fighting for a Political Voice

Ruth Colian is going against the grain in her community by demanding that ultra-Orthodox women can also run for elected office.

Ruth Colian was that close to becoming the first ultra-Orthodox woman to run for Petah Tikva city council in Tuesday’s municipal election. But she fell a few dozen signatures short of the number required to register as a new political party when the deadline rolled around last month.