From Beit Yaakov ultra-Orthodox School to the Supreme Court – Ono Graduate Tells Her Story
Esti Ohana, who graduated from Ono Academic College with a degree in law and has since clerked for Israel’s Supreme Court, recently addressed a gathering of the National Committee for the Employment of ultra-Orthodox Women. Ohana will soon began her new position as the first female ultra-Orthodox counsel in the Supreme Court Appeal’s Division of the State Attorney’s Office.
During her speech, Ohana, the first ultra-Orthodox female legal clerk on Israel’s Supreme Court, discussed memories of her childhood, her legal education and her message to the ultra-Orthodox community.
Ohana noted the importance of her legal education at Ono Academic College saying, “I was worried that my studies might conflict with my ultra-Orthodox lifestyle. However, thanks to the ultra-Orthodox track at Ono Academic College that allowed for some studies in women-only settings, I was able to fulfill my dream and study law at the highest level, without sacrificing the values on which I was raised.” Ohana continued to recount with excitement how she flourished throughout her educational experience at Ono.
Ohana concluded by noting the steps that both secular and ultra-Orthodox Israelis must take to improve society:
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