US-Israeli author found guilty of plagiarism

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Posted: Dec 12, 2011 1:04 PM
US-Israeli author found guilty of plagiarism

A Jerusalem Court has ruled that one of Israel's best-selling novelists is guilty of plagiarizing material from a fellow author.

The Jerusalem District Court ruled Monday that Naomi Ragen knowingly reproduced material from a book by Israeli writer Sarah Shapiro.

According to the ruling, Regev copied material from Shapiro's "Growing with my Children" and used it in her book, "Sotah."

Ragen was born in the U.S. and moved to Israel in the 1970s.

She has written critically acclaimed books, mostly about issues facing women within ultra-Orthodox Jewish society. She is an avid activist for women's rights in religious courts and against gender discrimination.

Ragen did not immediately return a message seeking comment.