Two devout women blaze new trails

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A Brooklyn judge becomes America’s first Hasidic woman to serve in public office – Andrew Katz – JTA 27.10.16
Rachel Freier says Haredi Orthodox women ‘can have goals and achieve them without compromising any of the standards we have.’

Palestinian lawyer fights for women, one divorce at a time
– Ynetnews/AP 28.10.16
Dressed in the headscarf and long robe of a devout Muslim, and in an Islamic court where a man’s testimony is worth twice a woman’s, Palestinian lawyer Reema Shamasneh fights for women in the most intimate arena of their lives: marriage and divorce.

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