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Episode 322 – Being An Orthodox Haredi Woman in Modern Israel (Efrat Finkel)

Today we want to take a glimpse into the modern life of Haredi women in Israel. As we’ve all come to know, the young Haredi Israeli scene has been showcased in popular shows like Shtisel. However, as modern lifestyles present an array of challenges, Haredi women are also burdened with difficult choices between pursuing a career or starting a family, studying for a degree, and navigating the unique Haredi dating scene.

Our special guest today is none other than Efrat Finkel, a prominent Haredi journalist. With a rich background in reporting on various topics, Efrat brings a unique perspective to the table. As a member of a family of rabbis, including Rabbi Haim Ze’ev Finkel, head of the Talmud Yeshiva in Tel Aviv, and an overseer at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, her life is a bridge between haredi and modern lifestyles.

With an impressive resume including reporting for prominent Israeli outlets such as Walla, Channel 20 (now 14), and most recently Channel 13, Efrat has made a career by breaking barriers and glass ceilings. Coincidentally, she is also the first Orthodox Haredi woman to appear on our podcast. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her join us today as we explore the challenges and triumphs of young Haredi women in Israel.