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Towson student joins lawsuit involving rabbi
Towson student joins lawsuit involving rabbi

A Towson University student has added her name to a civil suit involving a Towson associate professor and rabbi accused of taking pictures and videos of women in a ritual bath. The young woman, who asked that she be identified only by her first name to protect her privacy, was a student of Rabbi Barry Freundel when, she said, he encouraged her to participate in a mikvah as research for a term paper, even though she was not Jewish and had no wish to convert. A mikvah is a cleansing ritual that is often a final step for a convert. Stephanie said she believed as soon as the charges against Freundel were make public in October that she had been videotaped, too. "I felt shock...