A memoir of two currents of Modern Orthodox feminism in Blu Greenberg and Tamar Ross, with degrees of activism and tolerance at the heart of the difference
When I wanted to say kaddish for my mother, I found that my options as a woman were limited—and less than welcoming
As a feminist in the Orthodox community, I’ve spent a lifetime trying to reconcile the choice to cover my hair
To fight the chained-wife problem, more women are insisting on a special prenup
In Israel, women-only performance groups fed my spirit after years of self-imposed sacrifice
An all-female troupe of actors will stage ‘Into the Woods’ later this month
They’ve long been a sartorial staple for observant Jewish women
Observant mothers-to-be hire doulas who share their religious practices and understand their specific needs
I used to think that being a feminist meant doing whatever men did. Now I’ve found my own place as a woman in the Orthodox world.
As Israel’s first female Haredi dean, mathematician Malka Schaps is helping other religious women follow in her footsteps
When one teen began bingeing and purging, there were places she could go, but her mother felt she had nowhere to turn
But Rabbis aren’t thrilled with the female-only dance class’ suggestive moves
I spent my teenage years in rebellious pursuit of an unattainable body. It almost cost me everything.
Covering my hair makes me feel like part of the Orthodox community. But how I cover it makes me feel like an individual.
How can we square conspicuous extravagance with laws of modesty? What about Jewish laws about treating animals humanely?
The first time I really got to know gentiles, I had my guard up. But they embraced me in a way my own community had never done.
Orthodox Jewish women of all stripes flock to an annual holiday sample sale
Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy
As teenage girls wrestle with their body image, new programs look for solutions in Jewish tradition
Starstruck author Yael Levy puts religious Jewish women in a place they’re rarely found: romance novels
As an Orthodox woman, I relish the freedom from ogling that modest dress offers—but it’s nice to be admired
When I bought jeans recently, I redefined what ‘tzniut’ means to me as an Orthodox woman
As Orthodox Jews join the battle against eating disorders, one young woman shares her harrowing story
Other Orthodox women cover their hair with beautiful sheitels. Why does mine make me look like Marge Simpson?
The writers and editors behind the astonishing rise of Orthodox magazines and fiction
Writer Clarice Lispector’s exoticism had much to do with her Jewishness; her literary vocabulary did not
A visit to a Hasidic family in Brooklyn—where nobody knows who she is—magically transforms Oprah back into the person she once was
How a group of teenage believers could reshape the Israeli-Palestinian struggle
Denim defined fashion for a generation of frum schoolgirls, who played with Orthodoxy’s rules of modesty through small acts of sartorial rebellion. A slideshow of one woman’s beskirted past.
Plus a new music school, a ‘Housewives’ spat, and more