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Rachel Freier: The Hasidic Superwoman Of Night Court

An interview with the trailblazing 52-year-old mother and grandmother who is the first Hasidic woman to be elected as a judge.

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(7) Dvirah, January 13, 2018 7:49 PM

Work Outside the Home

Working as a legal secretary is also working outside the home. In Israel, many women work and support husbands who spend most of their time studying. This is not to denigrate Judge Freire's accomplishments, only to point out that while more public than most, they are not so unique as this article insists.

(6) Anonymous, January 7, 2018 2:22 AM

I don't want to squash women's ambitions and I do admire who positive attitude but as Jews who look at this world as a means for the world-to-come, isn't becoming a highly educated professional and public figure a waste of time? If she had enough parnassa as a paralegal, what mitzva did she fulfill pursuing further? Caring and teaching ones family directly earns reward but a career won't. Also, I wish her long and healthy life but juggling such responsibilities can create stress and take its toll later in life. These factors are not expressed on megayn Kelly show.

rubashkin, January 8, 2018 12:20 AM


we need good judges in court, if rubashkin would had a good judge, he wouldnt have gotten 27 years prison! thats why its important to have more jewish judges elected.

(5) Anonymous, January 2, 2018 8:11 PM

Chazak ve’ematz! As a frum woman with a family who is also a professional, I say Bravo!! Great job and good luck for the future!

(4) FRANK MORRIS, January 2, 2018 1:45 AM

You do a great job

I love your work to help all who will listen and follow Hashem. Thank you.

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