I’ve covered this story extensively here.
After four years of adjudication, the Jerusalem District Court Sunday upheld the writer Sarah Shapiro’s plagiarism claim against best-selling writer Naomi Ragen. The court ruled that Ragen knowingly copied from Shapiro’s work in her novel Sotah.
Shapiro submitted her claim against Ragen in 2007. Both writers come from America’s Orthodox Jewish community; Shapiro lives in Jerusalem and writes in English. In 1990, Shapiro sought Ragen’s opinion about her debut novel. The two met; subsequently, Shapiro claims she was surprised to find selections from her book Growing with My Children in Ragen’s Sotah.