The American Orthodox Jewish Woman Who Served in the IDF

When most people think of an Orthodox Jewish woman they conjure up a lady in a skirt, armed with a great challah recipe. But not all Orthodox women are alike. Ziesel Miriam Rahimi wore fatigues (with a skirt!) and was armed with a rifle. As a young ba’alas teshuva Rahimi decided to join the IDF. […]

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The First Orthodox Jewish First Daughter

With the results of the presidential election in, the country is divided between elated, devastated, and indifferent with Donald Trump’s upset last night. While we don’t do politics around here, there is one piece of this story that does relate to our work: history was made last night as there has never been a first child […]

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This Orthodox Jewish Mom Schooled The Internet On Gender Equality

There is a viral internet conversation about gender equality happening right now which has been shared by celebs like Katie Holmes, Blake Lively, and Amy Schumer and media outlets including: Yahoo, Today.com, Us Weekly, Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post and Refinery 29. The post, which is noteworthy in its own right, is even more fascinating when […]

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Meet Ruchie Freier, The First Hasidic Female Judge!

Though hasidic Jews are known for wearing black, when Ruchie Freier dons her judge’s robe this January as a Civil Court judge in Brooklyn, she’ll be making history. Freier, who was born and raised hasidic in Boro Park, always dreamed of being a lawyer. During Freier’s childhood, though, such things were simply not done. Her […]

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