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The Kotel Is Top World Headline & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

How This Film About Modern Orthodox Women Turned Into a Surprise Hit The film “The Women’s Balcony” has no fancy camerawork, no huge twist, no laugh-out-loud moments, no sex and no violence (although there is some yelling — it is, after all, a movie about Israelis). Yet the movie is a breakout hit in its […]

Jew in the City in Business Insider & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

This Woman Ran a Marathon While 7 Months Pregnant With Her 5th Kid — And She Dominated Beatie Deutsch used to be the fastest runner in her family when they would race each other on annual beach trips. Then she got married and had four kids in six years. She decided to train for a […]

Meet The BBC Producer Who Became A Haredi Comedian

What’s the key ingredient to help a secular Jewish BBC producer achieve his life-long dream of becoming a stand-up comic? For Ashley Blaker all it took was becoming ultra-Orthodox. Blaker grew up in a traditional home in the UK and attended private  school – the same one that Sacha Baron Cohen went to. He had dreams […]

Lakewood, Yeshiva Capital Of US & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Esteemed Educator Faces Opposition As He Takes Over Hempstead School District An esteemed educator known for fixing failing New York City schools is ready to roll up his sleeves in one of the worst performing school districts on Long Island. Until now, “A Hasidic Jew is not somebody you’re going to find in Hempstead,” Dr. […]

Opioid Addiction Awareness in the Orthodox Jewish Community

While the problem of drug addiction is a universal one, much of the Orthodox Jewish community has not always been comfortable facing it head on. Thankfully, change is beginning to taking place with a raising of awareness like never before. With more than 700 people coming to an event last Monday night in Brooklyn sponsored […]

“Fill The Void” Producer Releases Next Film: “The Wedding Plan”

In 2013, a Hasidic filmmaker took the world by storm with her critically acclaimed feature length film, Fill the Void. It was distributed by Sony Pictures and premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Its writer-director, Rama Burstein, is a hasidic baalas teshuva, whose newest effort, The Wedding Plan, comes out this weekend (it opens May 12 in […]

The 7 Months Pregnant Orthodox Jewish Woman Who Ran A Marathon

People might often think of Orthodox Jewish women as “barefoot and pregnant,” but probably don’t think of them as “pregnant and running marathons!” Beatie Deutsch, an American-born mother (of now five!) grew up athletic but stopped formal sports activities for many years when she started a family. Then, on a whim a couple years ago, […]

Sicily’s Lost Shuls & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Wearing Skirts Over Pants Helps Me Straddle Two Worlds Orthodox young women, many of whom traditionally wear only skirts outside the house as an expression of modesty, increasingly wear pants under those skirts. This gateway between the world of skirts and the world of pants — clothing items that, for some Orthodox Jews (though by […]

This Orthodox Jewish Boy Stars in Emmy-Nominated Animated Short

Asher Blinkoff is still years away from his bar mitzvah, but he may clinch his first Emmy this weekend. Taking Flight, an animated short that has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award features the voice talents of eight-year-old Asher Blinkoff, the actor son of 2014 Orthodox Jewish All Star Saul Blinkoff. Asher’s previous voice […]

Haredi Women Filmmakers & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Read The Groundbreaking Orthodox Film Story That’s Now An Award Finalist The Haredi world is generally viewed as an insular patriarchal community that shuns movies, but a fledgling, shadow film industry has been growing quietly for a decade within the confines of this improbable universe. These flicks — dozens of them — are produced, scripted, […]

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