One Minute Rosh HaShanah Insight: The Sweetness of Honey

Ever wondered why is honey sweeter than apples? The secret is in how we obtain it.

Shimon Peres Considered This The Jews’ Greatest Gift To The World

While Shimon Peres, who passed away last night, did not share my political views in many issues over the years, he undoubtedly represented Israel around the world in a way that nobody else was able to. No matter what gripe a person might have with his decades long career, he was a brilliant and dedicated […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round-Up 9/23/16

Hamilton Creator Helps Yeshiva University Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the uber-popular, groundbreaking musical Hamilton, has something powerful to share about Yeshiva University. While he received an honorary PhD from YU and his mother teaches there, it is his reverence for all that the school has achieved that inspires him to help their campaign. […]

50 Second Rosh HaShana Recipe Video: Pomegranate Mojito

May your simcha in the New Year increase like a Pomegranate…l’Chaim!    

The Orthodox Jews of Rugged Maniac

“Dirty Jew” is an epithet sometimes used by anti-Semites, but in all fairness, sometimes Jews do get dirty. Like the time Congregation Anshei Chesed, an Orthodox shul in Linden New Jersey, sent an entire team to participate in Rugged Maniac. Rugged Maniac, founded in 2010 and seen on Shark Tank, is an annual 5k obstacle course which takes […]

Meet Ruchie Freier, The First Hasidic Female Judge!

Though hasidic Jews are known for wearing black, when Ruchie Freier dons her judge’s robe this January as a Civil Court judge in Brooklyn, she’ll be making history. Freier, who was born and raised hasidic in Boro Park, always dreamed of being a lawyer. During Freier’s childhood, though, such things were simply not done. Her […]

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 […]

How Many Deplorables Are In The Orthodox Jewish Community?

As I boarded a plane in Melbourne, Australia during a speaking tour a year and a half ago, I noticed a very Hasidic looking man sitting next to a very secular (read: dressed for summer) woman. Despite a spate of headlines at the time that had reported on Hasidic men who refused to sit next […]

The Orthodox Jewish Girl Who Became A Cop Because of 9/11

When picturing an Orthodox Jewish woman, most people conjure up an image of a lady carrying a baby, not a gun. But for Ariella Loew, it seemed like there was no reason she couldn’t do both! Loew grew up in Lincolnwood, just outside of Chicago in an Orthodox family and though she had never seen […]

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

Chabad Rabbis in Africa Find Spiritual Fulfillment and Crime These atypical Chabad shluchim are transforming Africa with kosher food, mikvah, Jewish communal life and Shabbos observance. What started out as a mission to help the Israelis who moved there to aid Africans has become much more. The Ultra-Orthodox Jews Combining Tech and the Torah On […]

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