The Boiling Point

PLAYING: Young Haredi boys grow their payot long and their tzitzit out.

HAREDI: Behind the label is a world apart

June 14, 2012

Many girls at Bais Yaakov – an all-girls Haredi high school in West Hollywood – don’t know who Brad Pitt or Justin Bieber are. But they also don’t...

Haredi Dating: Rabbis, research, resumes and a look into the soul

Leila Miller, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2012

Although students at Shalhevet may start dating before girls at Bais Yaakov, they’re probably farther away from marriage. Most girls in Los Angeles' Haredi community expect to begin the shidduch – matchmaking – process when they return from a year of seminary after high school. “You realize it’s very smart, the system,” said Leora, 21, a Bais Yaakov alumna ...