Natn’l Jewish Book Award Winners & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

National Jewish Book Award Winners and Finalists Orthodox Jewish authors Zev Eleff and Yehoshua November were named finalists in the National Jewish Book Awards. November’s second book of poetry, Two Worlds Exist, and Eleff’s Who Rules the Synagogue?: Religious Authority and the Formation of American Judaism and Modern Orthodox Judaism: A Documentary History all received […]

This Orthodox Rabbi Was Named 1 of The Funniest People in the World

What do you get when thousands of comedians from dozens of countries go head to head in The Laugh Factory’s “Funniest Person in the World” competition? Six finalists, including an Orthodox rabbi named David Kilimnick. The competition, which took place this past month in Finland was created in the hopes of bringing peace to the world through […]

Yeshiva Floor Hockey in NYTimes & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

An Interview With The First Hasidic Woman Elected To Public Office In The U.S. Attorney and Hasidic community activist (and Orthodox Jewish All Star!) Rachel Freier won a contested primary for a civil court judgeship in Brooklyn’s 5th Judicial District and took her seat on the bench this week as a civil court judge. Freier, […]

Maccabeats’ Chanukah Hamilton & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Donald Trump Taps Hardline Orthodox Attorney as Israel Ambassador Donald Trump has nominated David Friedman, a Jewish Orthodox bankruptcy lawyer, to serve as his ambassador to Israel. Friedman served as an adviser to Trump during the campaign and is believed to be a strong force behind the President-elect’s hardline pro-Israel stance. Kung Pao Kosher Comic […]

The White House Goes Kosher And Other Orthodox Jews in the News

Watch How White House Kitchen Goes Kosher for Hanukkah Party This week’s White House Hanukkah party, where President Barack Obama lit the menorah for the last time as Commander in Chief, featured festive food out of a kitchen that meets the highest standards of kosher observance. So how is this feat accomplished? Married couple to […]

Best Cookie In Florida Is Kosher & Other Orthodox Jews In The News

Tales From the Mitzvah Tank While a secular Jew comes to a Midtown Mitzvah Tank to wrap Tefillin, he begins to realize that his far-away Jewish upbringing is too far for his liking. But can he convince his marrying-out daughter and son to affix mezuzahs with the help of the Lubavitch rabbi? Israel’s Coolest City […]

Leonard Cohen’s Orthodox Jewish Upbringing and Shabbos Observance

Beloved singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died last week at the age of 82. Most famous for penning the hauntingly poignant ballad “Hallelujah” among other songs in the past 40 years, as well as poetry and novels, not many people were aware that Cohen was born and raised Orthodox, spent some time involved in Buddhism then returned […]

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 […]

Orthodox Shul Hosts First Jewish Comic Con!

What does a comic book creator from France and a Queens-born portfolio manager have in common? Aside from being observant Jewish men, Fabrice Sapolsky and Fred Polaniecki co-created the first Jewish Comic Con, being held this Sunday November 13th at Brooklyn’s Congregation Kol Israel. There are many annual conventions such as the New York and […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 10/28/16

  Bump Your Faith: Getting to Know Rappers Prodezra and Hebro Reuben “Prodezra” Formey and Raphael “Hebro” Fulcher are two rising frum hip-hop stars. Their beats are mainstream but their content is truly out of this world. Baltimore Poised to Elect First Orthodox City Council Member Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer, a 20-something businessman, Sabbath observer, and […]

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