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Category Archives: Women’s Issues

A New Year’s Prayer

The start of a New Year. The house sparkles. The smell of freshly-baked challah and sweet kugels waft through the kitchen. The shelves hold honey, the fruit bowls scarlet pomegranates and yellow-green star fruits. All my family is […]

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Close Encounter

The other day, instead of reaching for my contact lens conditioning solution, I reached for my contact lens cleaning solution, thereby giving my eye a walloping dose of akyl ether sulfate. My next stop after the emergency room […]

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Little Lost Girl

I received a phone call a few weeks ago from a woman in the haredi world who is constantly involved in acts of kindness and charity, and thus constantly in hot water. This time, she had taken in […]

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Kindred Spirits

Imagine, if you will, the loneliness of spending most of your life believing that your needs, your feelings, and your ideas are invalidated by those powers you most respect and feel most obligated to obey. Imagine too, hiding, […]

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A Shiv’a Call on Ruth

I paid a condolence call the other day. Ruth (not her real name) formerly one of the most respected rebbitzins in Meah Shearim, the wife of a prominent Rabbi and scholar from a distinguished rabbinical family, had lost […]

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