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What draws hundreds of women — whose black, head-to-toe cloaks seem to be popping up like mushrooms over the Jerusalem landscape — to embark on an extreme journey of super-modesty, reminiscent of the Muslim women of Afghanistan and North Africa? Some call it a cult. But these women say they’re simply reclaiming the ancient holy standards of history’s righteous women.
When Cory Booker won the Democratic special election primary last week, his ascension from Newark mayor to US senator drew one step closer. Mishpacha was there to take in the celebration festivities, and to gauge the wave that is backing the Torah-quoting Rhodes scholar all the way to Washington.
The Jewish People may be a single nation, but that doesn’t help us avoid dealing with bureaucratic issues that range from irritating to downright daunting when we move across borders. Here are some tips on how to make that process more user-friendly.