A women’s only open-mic night in Brooklyn provides a creative outlet for women who observe kol isha. But some still find the restrictions creatively shackling.
Rachel Garfinkle, 29, an ultra-Orthodox stay-at-home mom in Cleveland, Ohio, was married to her husband Michael in 2003. Her cousin, who also happened to be Michael’s best friend, set them up. As the norm goes in her community, they were married after five dates.