Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round-Up 9/16/16

How the Burkini Debate Boosted Sales of Modest Swimwear in Israel The Burkini Ban was the Modest Wear story of the summer…but not many people know that because of it, Arab women are buying suits from Israelis and strengthening the ties between them. Shortlist for National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Prize Announced Kovi Konowiecki’s portraits of […]

Ambassador Norm Eisen Accepts Orthodox Jewish All Star Award

“My mom used to say ‘The Nazis took us out of Czechoslovakia in cattle cars, and my son flew back on Air Force One!’”

Orthodox Jewish All Star, Norm Eisen, US Amb To Czech Republic

President Obama appointed Norm Eisen to serve as US Ambassador in the very same country where his mother’s family was decimated in the Holocaust. “The house in which the United States Ambassador lives…was built by a Jewish family and taken over by the [Nazis]… We returned…and put mezuzahs on the door, made the kitchens kosher, […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 8/12/16

  Jeremy Piven Becomes a Bar Mitzvah in Jerusalem With an *entourage* consisting of Amare Stoudemire and Omri Casspi, Jeremy Piven had a service at Aish HaTorah’s world center, overlooking the Kotel. Better yet, he was given the gift of helping Hatzalah save lives. A Rabbi Who Keeps Things Kosher at Manischewitz Mashgiachs have a […]

8 Orthodox Jewish Athletes You Should Know

We’ve all heard of baseball legends Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax not playing the World Series on Yom Kippur. More recently, LA Dodger Shawn Green sat out on the holiest day of the Jewish year. Despite the famous joke from “Airplane” about the lack of Jewish athletes in history, there are actually hundreds of Jewish […]

Orthodox Jewish Ping Pong Star Wins Double Gold in Jr Olympics

With the 2016 Rio Olympics underway, the best athletes in the world are competing for medals in their respective sports. So too at home, Junior Olympics championships are taking place. Orthodox Jewish All Star, Estee Ackerman, won two Gold Medals in Table Tennis at the AAU Junior Olympics, held a few days ago in Houston, […]

Meet Tamir Goodman, The Yid Who Could Dunk

Tamir Goodman was dubbed the “Jewish Jordan” in 1999 by Sports Illustrated as a high school basketball player. Ranked among the top 25 drafted high school athletes in the year he graduated, he averaged 35.4 points per game while remaining Shomer Shabbos. He was named MVP of the prestigious Capital Classic All-Star game, a title […]

The First Division I Orthodox Jewish Athlete, Tamir Goodman

Meet Orthodox Jewish All Star, and the first Orthodox Jewish Division I athlete, Tamir Goodman, basketball sensation.  Every team wanted him, but he wanted only one thing.  

WSJ Reporter, Greg Zuckerman, Accepts Orthodox All Stars Award

Award-winning Special Reporter for the Wall Street Journal Accepts the Orthodox Jewish All Stars Award.  

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 7/29/16

Sports Minister to Skip Rio Opening Ceremony Due to Shabbat Representing the country of the Jewish People, this non-observant Israeli will represent all Jews when she does not attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Why Being an Orthodox Jewish Mom Makes Me a Better CEO Orthodox Jewish All Star Sarah Hofstetter writes this […]

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