Tefillingate Unraveled: In Orthodoxy, Women Just Don’t Wear Tefillin

Apart from its halakhic ban, the troubling message sent out by a few young women publicly laying tefillin is that their tefillin-less female school peers are Jewishly deficient, or less holy.

Unlike some in the traditional Orthodox community, I empathize with the young women in two modern Orthodox high schools in New York who asked for and

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