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You think of a group that will be more willing to listen to you than a bunch 20-somethings. You think and think and decide to open a school for young girls who haven't been exposed to secular culture yet. And get this, it works!

You rent two rooms in an apartment building, one you use as a tailor shop, where you "sew clothes for the body", and another to be used as a classroom, where you will "sew clothes for young souls". You open your doors and begin teaching young Jewish girls the way rabbis had been teaching young Jewish boys for centuries. Well, not exactly because you aren't teaching Talmud, but you got your girls in a classroom which is what you wanted.

You write to you brother — a Belzer Chassid living in Czechoslovakia — about your exciting endeavor. His response isn't great... At first he ridicules you and says he’s concerned that you’re being too political. [1] But let's be real, you've worked too hard to back down now and you write a letter back saying so. Your brother writes another letter suggesting that he at least take you to the Belzer Rebbe (the head of your Chassidish sect) in Marienbad (a town in Poland where the Rebbe lived) to get the Rebbe's blessing.

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[1] Remember Jewish education for girls was a contested issue and even though rabbis were talking about it, no one significant had come out publicly in support of it yet.  


Option 1

Ugh, why doesn't he understand? You ignore your brother since he isn't being supportive and go ahead with your school. Besides, what if the Rebbe says no? 

Option 2

Sigh, your brother really is well meaning, and he's probably right. It is foolish to start a school, if it wasn't someone else would have already done it. You don't really have enough money for a trip to Marienbad anyways. To quit while you're ahead go this way.

Option 3

Go with your brother! You might not have been waiting for permission, but you definitely respect the Rebbe and would love his blessing. You spend your last bit of money on train tickets to Marienbad.