Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 10/26

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 10/26


Hipster or Hasidic? – Jimmy Kimmel Live has a new segment where close-up images of bearded men are shown, and the audience has to guess if that mouth belongs to a Hipster or a Hasid

Jennifer Graham: Whatever Happened to modesty? – Wendy Shalit, author of Return to Modesty, is quoted talking about modesty-shaming and Playboy‘s new policy of dressing the women in their magazines in this article about why Halloween costumes have become more and more risqué

What Ever Happened to the Jewish Jordan? – USA Today (HHS) caught up with Tamir Goodman, who Sports Illustrated dubbed ‘the Jewish Jordan’ in 1999, thanks to his stellar basketball skills when he was 17.

Belief Series: Love’s Story – Part 1 of Oprah’s Series (OWN) – The Oprah Winfrey Network has created a documentary video series called the Belief Series. In this project she is “exploring how we are all connected by our ongoing search for something greater than ourselves.” For part one Love’s Story, they documented different religious weddings including that of a Chabad Chasidic couple.

Orthodox boy is breakout star of Oprah’s new TV show ‘Belief’ – Another Orthodox spot from the OWN, Belief Series – Mendel Hurwitz, who was documented preparing for his Bar Mitzvah, is precocious and lovable

A Week in the Life of Mayim Bialik – Mayim Bialik continues to use her platform to demystify Orthodox Jews and Judaism, in this piece for the Wall Street Journal about a week in her life.



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