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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 […]

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 […]

The Viral Hip Hop Dance Craze Started By An Orthodox Jew

There’s a new dance craze that’s been sweeping the hip hop community this summer, called #YodelChallenge. Reminiscent of the “Whip Nae Nae” song, #YodelChallenge has racked up hundreds of thousands of views across YouTube with numerous copycat versions. The writer and singer of the “The Yodel,” the song behind this viral movement, is a most […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round-Up 9/2/16

  Two Religious Women Take World Thai Boxing Titles Both 18 and religious Jews, Nili Block and Sarah Abraham won gold medals in international competition in Thailand. Both girls take kosher food along when traveling to meets, and consulted with a rabbi about how to handle bouts on the Sabbath. Esther Jungreis, Known As the […]

Anti-Semitic Tirade Follows Orthodox Jewish Baby Left In Hot Car

Earlier this week, in Howell, New Jersey, a four month old baby girl was left in a parked car in 90 degree weather with the windows rolled up, while her mother shopped in Kohl’s with her other children. Thankfully, two good Samaritans heard the wailing child, shattered the car’s window, and rescued her. The mother, […]

Do I Need To Avoid Non-Religious Jews Now That I’m Frum?

Dear Jew in the City, I did not grow up Orthodox, but became religious because of Jew in the City seeing how special the frum community and Torah observance is. My parents weren’t too happy, but I knew I was doing the right thing. Then I started going to a local class given by a […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 8/26/16

  Woman’s Funeral Had No Attendees So 30 Strangers Showed Up When no one showed up to Francine Stein’s funeral, a viral online post from the daughter of the officiating rabbi drew a crowd of 30 Orthodox Jews to help out. The mitzvah of levayas hameis just happens to also be a kiddush Hashem. How […]

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