Why the Shock? SAR School Let Girls Wear Tefillin 20 Years Ago

Recent decision to allow two current students to wear phylacteries is so fraught for school leaders that they declined to speak with a reporters.

NEW YORK – News that SAR High School, a modern Orthodox school in Riverdale, New York, has allowed two girls to pray wearing tefillin ricocheted around the Internet. But in reality, they are not the first girls to pray there with tefillin and tallit.