Teaching My Orthodox Jewish Sons To Respect Women

A few years ago, when my son (then 5) and my daughter (then 8) were playing “mitzvah pirates” – a game they invented where they sailed the seven seas in order to help people  –  my son took one look at my daughter and told her, “Girls can’t be pirates.” (In his world of “pirates,” […]

Tamir Goodman’s Grandmother: The Superwoman Holocaust Survivor

Today is my grandmother’s 96th birthday! Here is what she taught me: Up until last month I viewed my grandmother (Savta) as super-human. I was well aware that she survived horrific and unimaginable horrors during the Holocaust and that she suffered unthinkable pain in the concentration camps. And I also knew that after finally surviving […]

Brooklyn’s Hottest New Restaurants Are Kosher and Other Orthodox Jews in the News

The Parent Trip: Melissa & Evan Rosenberg of Bala Cynwyd An insider’s look into the marriage and parenting of young couples, Philly.com meets Orthodox Evan and Melissa Rosenberg, parents to a toddler and a baby. Through the ups and downs of their courtship and parenting techniques come inspirational lessons for us all. Top Chef Contestant […]

Why Is Everyone Freaking Out About ‘Last Tango in Paris’?

In the last week, a movie from the 1970’s, “Last Tango in Paris,” has been all over the news. It’s a movie I had never heard of, nor one that I would ever watch now that I have heard of it. But the topic is trending because an old interview from its director, Bernardo Bertolucci, […]

Jewish Comic Con and Other Orthodox Jews in the News

  Sarah Hofstetter: The Orthodox Marketing CEO With a Heart of Gold Sarah Hofstetter balances being CEO of a top ad agency with clients like Coca Cola with being an observant wife and mother. She combines her love of chesed with her know-how by providing fundraising education to non-profits and tzedakas.   Ultra-Orthodox Filmmaker Takes […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Roundup 11/11/16

Jewish Runner Balances Religion and Competition: Porter-Gaud Cross Country Champion Finds Way to Compete on the Sabbath Judah Ellison is a rising star in Cross Country running, but his Shabbos observance always comes first. His father Morris is his biggest champion, even when Shabbos dinner means just the two of them with a cooler full […]

This Holocaust Survivor Fed Others As He Was Starving

Who could look up at the sky in the midst of the hells of Auschwitz and take a moment to thank God for its beauty? A 13 boy named Andrew Burian who was raised in an affluent, modern Orthodox home in Bustina, which was then part of Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine). Andrew’s childhood was idyllic. His world […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 11/4/16

A Brooklyn Trailblazer Becomes America’s First Female Hasidic Judge Ruchie Frier made her way through law school and an impressive legal career while raising a traditional family. Now she will decide cases for New York City as she cherishes the support of her family and community. Meet Seven Orthodox Comics Who Are Making Comedy Kosher […]

“Your Desire Will Be For Your Husband, And He Will Rule Over You”

“Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16). As an Orthodox Jewish woman, the first time I saw this verse in the Torah, where Eve is cursed with her husband ruling over her (as a result of having eaten from the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil), […]

Healthy-Eating and Exercise Tips After A Slew of Jewish Holidays

While Jewish mothers are known for urging their families to eat more, Orthodox Jewish mother of three, Atara Weisberger is known for helping people eat well. Personal trainer, nutritionist and co-founder of Passaic, New Jersey gym, The Tribe, Weisberger has been into healthy-living for as long as she can remember. A Minneapolis native, Weisberger grew up […]

More on Jew in the City