3) Greater Participation of Orthodox Men and Women in All Levels of Government.
Today, with the flowering of religious freedom, the Tiferet Hamatzot matzah factory in Dnepropetrovsk, opened in 2003, makes and exports some seventy tons of matzot around the world. Following the historic 1978 Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt, and a formal treaty the following year, Israel in 1994 ends its state-of-war with Jordan.
Young couples are moving to places like Memphis, Dallas, Kansas City and other vibrant Orthodox communities.
YU, through its Center for the Jewish Future, places between thirty and fifty rabbinical students each year to serve as rabbis or as educators in these growing communities.
Professionally, Orthodox women have advanced as well, excelling in many fields including accounting, health sciences/medicine, education and information sciences, among others.
Orthodox women are increasingly pursuing advanced degrees, especially at institutions such as Stern College for Women and Touro’s Lander College for Women, both of which offer women a range of majors and minors, as well as an honors program for gifted students.