Orthodox day schools to allow women to don tefillin at daily minyan

24.01.2014                      23.Schwat.5774

Jüdische Welt:

Orthodox day schools to allow women to don tefillin at daily minyan

The controversial decision a sign of the times and improvements in gender equality, school principal says.

It began early last December when Salanter Akiba Riverdale High School, a modern-Orthodox Yeshiva in Riverdale, New York, allowed two female students to begin wearing tefillin at school during their morning prayers. On Tuesday, the Upper East Side modern-Orthodox school Ramaz announced it would allow its women to do the same during daily prayers should they wish to, the Jewish Week reported….