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This Woman Runs a Dance School for Haredi Women in Israel

With the goal of driving up empowerment and self-worth for girls and women, Hawaii-born Rachel Factor has created a Jerusalem-based program for dance. The former Rockette and Broadway performer has spoken at seminaries and colleges around the world about her journey to Judaism. After making aliyah to Israel, Factor began to perform for women, and […]

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She Survived the Holocaust and Became a Bubbe to Thousands

When Jew in The City asked me to write a story for Holocaust Remembrance Day, one person instantly came to mind: my dear, beloved, Bubbe Tina Weisz, OBM. Bubbe Tina survived the horrors of the Holocaust, raised an incredible family and became a beacon of faith and a pillar in her community. “Our community was […]

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Are Orthodox Jewish Women Allowed To Wear Open-Toed Shoes?

Dear Jew in the City- Now that the summer is here, I have a question. Is it proper for an Orthodox Jewish married woman to wear sandals/open-toed shoes in public? Thanks, JJ Dear JJ- Thanks for your question, though I’m not sure where marital status enters into it. (The only law of modesty that hinges […]

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