The statement "Kol kvuda bat melech pnima” — “The pride of a daughter of the king resides in the most secret depths of her soul.” with which this article begins is NOT in the Torah,as the photographer's informant claimed. It is based on Ps. 45:14. This is not a trivial distinction. The ultra-orthodox world is filled with what scholars have called 'Invented traditions," responses to modernity for which hoary antiquity is claimed. The photographer would have done well to consult that literature before embarking on her quest. It would have allowed her to critically understand what she was seeing.
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from the article: Photographing the hidden world of Orthodox Jewish women