by Barbara Gingold

One “Shocking” and “Permissive” High School for Girls Spawns More

It started as a haredi (ultra-Orthodox) girls’ high school: long stockings, long sleeves, and (surprise!) Talmud studies for all. The Pelech High School in Jerusalem, now in its 42nd year, has come a long way since then — and gone a long way, too, as new branches and offshoots of the school continue to open in a wide range of Israeli communities.

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