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.

Comments (12)

(9) Bat Ami, August 24, 2020 8:31 AM

Way to go JudGe Frier.

I am so proud that aa religious Jewish Judge is sitting on the bench. I am proud that in no way you neglected your family and you show chesed (kindness ) in youur community.

(8) Barbara Rubin, June 4, 2018 11:52 AM

To Megan Kelly

Might you send an email address where I might reach Judge Ruthie Frier? I am knowledgeable regarding diminished court access for Jews and have sent a plan for fixing the civil court system to California and Illinois already. I'd like a judge to review these ideas also.

Thanks for your wonderful articles.

Barbara Rubin
Author, 'The Escargot Series' at Amazon Kindle
Author, 'A Fearless Classroom', free download at Lulu dot com

abe, July 5, 2018 11:08 PM

whats ur email address ?

whats ur email address ?

(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.

(3) Anonymous, January 1, 2018 4:11 AM

Awesome & Excellent Role Model for Observant Women

Rachel Freire, thank you for being my shereo to keep going forward and trusting G-d to handle the outcome. As a convert to Orthodox Judaism by choice it is refreshing to have a 21st century role model balancing faith, family and career. Yes, we can have it all!

(2) nbc, December 31, 2017 4:44 PM

kiddush hashem

not often do we see such positive news on hasidim in the media

BarCode, December 31, 2017 7:58 PM

Depends what you call positive

I beg your pardon. Chasisdim are a magnificent group of people that not everybody manages to understand.

(1) Nancy, December 31, 2017 12:54 PM

Wtg Your Honor!! :-) :-)

I too am a strong believer in Gd. Alas, I grew up in a VERY secular home, and am making up for lost time. However, I am learning everything I can from smart people like you.


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