An Orthodox day school is not a place many would expect to give young women the skills to become outspoken feminists. But for Avigayil Halpern, it did just that.
Is Israel 20 years behind America on religious feminism? While spending a year studying at a progressive Israeli seminary for women, Avigayil Halpern found that to be true.
Avigayil Halpern responds to the notion that Orthodox feminists should focus on empowerment instead of copying male ritual.
Avigayil Halpern is a teenage observant Jewish feminist. Instead of wearing a shirt with long sleeves and a long skirt, she dons tzitzit — and explains why.