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Orthodox Jewish Women in Medicine

Managing busy families, religious law and saving lives during the scariest time for health professionals in recent history, Orthodox Jewish Women in medicine are a whole different class of hero. The Jewish Orthodox Women’s Medical Association (JOWMA) and Orthodox Jewish Nurses’ Association (OJNA) aim to make this seemingly impossible balance […]
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Alexandra Friedman is not a typical Monsey Hasidic mother of ten children, but she is one of a few who can now be proud to be called “Doctor.” With children ranging between 8-months-old and 21-years-old, she and her husband have collaborated on how to support her in her journey to […]
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The first Emergency department nurse to treat a Covid patient at NYU Langone Long Island was also one of the first to get the vaccine: Orthodox Jewish wife, mother and RN, Rachel Travis. Growing up in a religious home in Far Rockaway, Travis received “a great education. [Yeshiva] was a […]
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Growing up in a religious home in Far Rockaway, Rachel Travis received “a great education. [Yeshiva] was a great primer for morality, for ethics, for what it means to be a bastion in the universe and always remember my faith.” Travis worked in finance and then ultimately got a degree […]
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Captain Dana Hall is shomer mitzvos, but her career as a storm-chasing, disaster-aiding first responder makes her observance anything but typical. Trained as a pharmacist and with a graduate degree in Homeland Security, she uses medical expertise and crisis management to help communities in crisis and has done so for […]
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