Last week attorney and activist Rachel Freier won, by an overwhelming vote, the Democratic nomination for civil court judge in Brooklyn’s fifth judicial district, which includes Boro Park, Kensington, Midwood, Ocean Parkway, and 21 other Brooklyn neighborhoods.

She is the first Orthodox woman from a chassidic background to win a primary for a judicial position and come January she will fill the civil court seat vacated by Noach Dear, who recently was elected to the New York State Supreme Court.

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The Jewish Press is proud to have endorsed her early on, and to have supported her throughout the primary campaign. Her victory is all the more remarkable given that she had scant organizational or political support.

We wish her much hatzlacha.

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