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  • A Brooklyn judge becomes America’s first Hasidic woman to serve in public office

    (JTA) — For much of her adult life, Rachel Freier has been a trailblazer in her Hasidic Brooklyn community of Borough Park: a lawyer, an advocate for higher education, the director of an all-female ambulance service and founder of a nonprofit to aid underprivileged mothers during the Gulf War. Now she has blazed a new trail,…