Jew in the City’s mission is to break down stereotypes about religious Jews and offer a humorous, meaningful look into Orthodox Judaism. Many of the negative ideas that people have about Orthodox Jews come from the negative headlines in the news. There are, unfortunately, members of the Orthodox community who do things against the Torah. Our intention here at JITC is not to pretend that these problems don’t exist. I’ve written pieces speaking out against problems in the Orthodox world and use Facebook and Twitter to take a stand as well.
And while I believe that we must speak out about the shortcomings that exist, there’s a sadness knowing that most of the positive stories will never get reported. So we’ve decided to start a new initiative at JITC to try to do something about that. We’re calling it “Kiddush Hashem (sanctification of God’s Name) Corner” and we plan on posting a story once a month about an Orthodox Jew who has done something remarkable – something that exemplifies Torah standards. But we need YOUR help.
Do you know an Orthodox Jew who has done something exceptional which illustrates how Torah values improve a person? Something like being extra careful about honesty, not gossiping, giving charity, being hospitable, returning lost items, etc. These are the stories we want to hear about. These are the people who should be representing us. We can’t make the bad guys go away. But we can make the voice of goodness even louder. Please help us and email us your idea at KHc@jewinthecity.com