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), […]

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 […]

What Does The Torah Say About Plagiarism?

Melania did it, Obama did it, but the Torah says you better not and here’s why:

When The “Less Religious” Woman Was Frummer Than Me

It was a typical Thursday afternoon at my local kosher market here in L.A. Jews of all stripes wandered the aisles grabbing meat, rice, and vegetables for Shabbos. As I picked out the “perfect” package of chicken breasts – not too big and not too small – I noticed a mother and daughter who stood out from the […]

One Minute Insight: What Shavuos Can Teach Us About Marriage

Want to know a secret to feeling closer to your spouse? It’s all in how you say it.   Seth Feldman – producer Elliot Gabor – director of photography http://eliecreative.com Danny Moallem – production assistant  

Why Not Touching Before Marriage Is Less Crazy Than You Thought

Several years ago, I was at a conference, and a guy at my table started up with me after he found out that I was observant. “I’m not religious,” he began, “but I get Shabbat. I see the value in kosher. But that whole no touching before marriage thing that you Orthodox Jews do – that […]

How Dressing Modestly Gave Me More Confidence About My Body

I was recently talking to a reporter from a major women’s magazine who’s working on a story about Orthodox women and modest dress, and as I was giving her the lowdown, she commented that I seem so confident about my body. Did dressing modestly help me with that, she wanted to know. It was weird, […]

The Get Story You Never Heard

*Author’s name has been changed to protect anonymity. When I finally came to terms with the fact that I was going to have to go through with a get (Jewish divorce), I did some research and quickly learned that there isn’t a lot of information out there apart from some awful films and some sites which […]

The Day I Resolved To Stop Criticizing My Husband

Last month my husband and I celebrated our fifteenth wedding anniversary. It made me wonder if I had any wisdom to impart – any lessons based on Jewish philosophy I had discovered over the years which help us keep our marriage strong and recover from challenging times when they arise. Was there something to say about giving? […]

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