Ruchie Freier is the first Hasidic woman to become a U.S. judge. She’s built several community institutions — and is a mother of six.
The new documentary ‘93Queen’ shows how much feminism is needed in Orthodox Boro Park.
“93Queen,” Paula Eiselt’s debut, documents Freier’s attempt to create an all-female version of Hatzalah with only strictly observant Orthodox members.
Judge Ruchie Freier, director of Ezras Nashim: “Thank you for helping us prove that Hasidic women can achieve great things.”
“When a man extends his hand to me, I’ll say: ‘I’m Hasidic, and men and women don’t shake hands.’”
Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, life editor of the Forward will be appearing in conversation with Judge Ruchie Freier of the New York City Criminal Court at Young Israel of Jamaica Estates on Sunday March 18.
Here’s what The New York Times missed.
How Ruchie Freier overcame obstacles and worked within the Hasidic community to rise to a position of leadership and authority.
Religious Jews place a high value on having children. Attorney Rachel Freier says being blessed with a family completes her life within the community.
Two prominent Haredi women are boldly, and publicly, speaking out against ultra-Orthodox extremists, who advocate extreme gender segregation, and who, in recent days, have rioted against police in Beit Shemesh and protested in Jerusalem the “exclusion of Haredim” by donning yellow stars and concentration camp uniforms.