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Orthodox women study at Yeshivat Maharat in New York City Photo by Angela Jimenez

Jewish law texts on the laws of Niddah, or laws pertaining to women's menstruation, sit on the table in the main study room at Drisha.

The female students of Yeshivat Maharat, "the first institution to train Orthodox women as spiritual leaders and halakhic authorities," study at the Drisha Institute in New York City in preparation for the school's inaugural graduation on June 16, 2013.

Three women will be the first to graduate from the four-year school and will be given the title "Maharat", a Hebrew acronym for "Manhiga Hilkhatit Rukhanit Toranit" which translates to a teacher of Jewish law and spirituality.The school, which currently has 14 students, was founded by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Rabbi Wiess controversially ordained the first female Orthodox Rabba in history, Rabba Sara Hurwitz, who serves as the dean of the school.


Photo by Angela Jimenez
www.angelajimenezphotography.com

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Jewish law texts on the laws of Niddah, or laws pertaining to women's menstruation, sit on the table in the main study room at Drisha. <br />
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The female students of Yeshivat Maharat, "the first institution to train Orthodox women as spiritual leaders and halakhic authorities," study at the Drisha Institute in New York City in preparation for the school's inaugural graduation on June 16, 2013. <br />
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Three women will be the first to graduate from the four-year school and will be given the title "Maharat", a Hebrew acronym for "Manhiga Hilkhatit Rukhanit Toranit" which translates to a teacher of Jewish law and spirituality.The school, which currently has 14 students, was founded by Rabbi Avi Weiss. Rabbi Wiess controversially ordained the first female Orthodox Rabba in history, Rabba Sara Hurwitz, who serves as the dean of the school. <br />
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Photo by Angela Jimenez <br />
www.angelajimenezphotography.com