Yeshiva Day

In the Ultra Orthodox Jewish world, Yeshivas (Orthodox Jewish schools) are separated by gender. The tone for the school day is set during Shachris (the morning prayer), and continues with Judaic studies, taught only by male rabbis. The afternoons are packed with general studies subjects. During my time spent in this Manhattan Yeshiva it was clear: the rabbis were warm and enthusiastic, the students were excited to be there, and their tzitzis (knotted ritual fringes) were flying.