Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, The Jewish Daily Forward

Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt

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Recent articles by Avital:

Stop Calling Us Orthodox Women Who Study Talmud ‘Pioneers’

To paraphrase the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the modern-day Jewish woman doesn’t have the “right” to learn Torah; she has a duty to do so. → Read More

Orthodox Female EMTs Fight For Their Own Ambulance — And Definition Of Modesty

The fight over the ambulance reflects a broader communal debate about female modesty, and who gets to define it — men or women? → Read More

How The Pittsburgh Shooting Inspired Me To Put On A Kippah

I’m not religious. But I’ve decided to wear a kippah from now on. → Read More

I Didn’t Know What Eating Was Until I Went To A Kosher Michelin ‘Experience’

Crown Heights kosher Alenbi's 'Michelin experience' starred Elior Balbul, Sheli Bar-Niv (Musket Room NYC), and Liron Egozi (Eleven Madison Park). → Read More

‘I’m Not Really Supposed To Be Here’: Orthodox Mothers On Nursing In Shul

When you have a small child, it can feel like you have to put your own spiritual life on hold. It doesn’t have to be that way. → Read More

If Paying For High Holy Day Seats Is Hard For You, Remember You’re Not Alone

High Holy Day costs are up this year, but that doesn't mean you have to stay home. How to ask for financial aid from synagogue. → Read More

Amazon Would Still Like You To Buy ‘Tisha B’Av Jewish Rabbi Yoga Pants’

Tisha B'Av Jewish Rabbi Yoga Pants are, bizarrely, sold on Amazon. → Read More

What Happens When Thousands Of ‘Shidduch Resumes’ Are Leaked?

A data breach of hundreds, and potentially thousands, of Orthodox dating profiles has shaken the frum singles market. → Read More

A Muslim And An Orthodox Jew Talk Modesty And Feminism

A Muslim woman in hijab and an Orthodox Jewish woman in a wig talk about modest activewear. Modesty and feminism - can they coexist? → Read More

It Is Incumbent Upon Us Orthodox Jews To Tell Our Stories

Orthodox Jew Paula Eiselt, director of 93QUEEN, documentary about Judge Ruchie Freier and her ambulance crew, reflects on her filmmaking journey. → Read More

In Brighton Beach, A Nostalgia For Oppression

What is it about Trump that Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants so love? → Read More

A Jewish Woman Makes A Stand At One Of Alabama’s Last Abortion Clinics

Diane Weil, who is Jewish, is one of many volunteer escorts outside of Alabama abortion clinics. → Read More

An Orthodox Group Releases Brave PSA Video About Sexual Abuse. Here’s Why It’s Brilliant.

Amudim, an Orthodox Jewish group for youth in crisis, just released a powerful video on sexual abuse. → Read More

Single Orthodox Women In Israel Choose Motherhood — Thanks To IVF

Some single Orthodox Jewish women in Israel are choosing motherhood -- through IVF and artificial insemination, according to halacha. → Read More

The Renegade Street Photographer Of Boro Park

Avi Kaye, street photographer of Hasidic Jews in Boro Park and Williamsburg, has an Instagram 'Hasidim in USA'. → Read More

An Orthodox Bride Sparks Ire Of Haredi Rabbis — For Playing The Drums At Her Own Wedding – The Forward

In the Haredi city of Bnei Brak, Israel, at the Ahuzat Wagshel wedding hall, an Orthodox Jewish bride played the drums. → Read More

A Luxury Manhattan Developer Appeals To Orthodox Jewish Clientele

Amid the Upper West Side’s bastion of liberalism — an insular, black-hat shtetl thrives. → Read More

Amos Oz and Jerusalem: A Complicated Relationship

What was it about Oz’s depiction of Jerusalem that so mesmerized his readers? → Read More

Where Are The Orthodox, After Pittsburgh? We’re Right Here, Mourning With You.

I sense a frustration here, among progressives seeking emotional responses from the Orthodox — and I want to address it. → Read More

Israel Chief Rabbi Didn’t Dismiss Progressive Synagogues. Stop Twisting Words To Sow Division.

Criticize the Israeli rabbinate all you want — but this shouldn’t be why. → Read More