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Brooklyn’s Lubavitch Community: A Culture Captured by the Ultimate Outsider

Originally published on New York Times by Sara Trappler Spielman

One day during Hanukkah 26 years ago, the grand rabbi of the Lubavitch-Chabad Hasidim briefly turned away from the hundreds of men gathered before him in synagogue to cast his eye toward the women’s balcony. Then he extended an arm, offering someone [more …]Brooklyn’s Lubavitch Community: A Culture Captured by the Ultimate Outsider

Gita Gansburg, 86, Role Model, Mentor to Thousands of Young Jewish Women

Originally published on Chabad.org/NEWS

Mrs. Gita Gansburg

Mrs. Gita Gansburg, a longtime role model and mentor to thousands of young Jewish women returning to Jewish tradition, passed away in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was 86 years old.

As “dorm mother” at Machon Chana-Women’s Institute for the Study of [more …]Gita Gansburg, 86, Role Model, Mentor to Thousands of Young Jewish Women

Finding Faith and Beauty in the Lives of Orthodox Jewish Women

Originally published in Time by Olivier Laurent

For four years, Italian photographer Federica Valabrega has photographed the everyday lives of Orthodox Jewish women around the world “For some people, if you’re religious, you’re ugly,” says Federica Valabrega, an Italian photographer who for the past four years has been documenting Jewish women across [more …]Finding Faith and Beauty in the Lives of Orthodox Jewish Women