Despite Decrees, Jewish ultra-Orthodox Women Still Quietly Studying for Degrees

Infighting pushes some ultra-Orthodox rabbis to ban university studies for women, but many female students say the decision puts them in an impossible situation and vow to keep learning.

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Leaders of the Agudas Yisroel and Degel Hatorah parties gathered in Bnei Brak recently to discuss academic studies for women with the principals of ultra-Orthodox girls’ high schools. Rabbis called for Jewish...