Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round-Up 9/23/16

Hamilton Creator Helps Yeshiva University Lin-Manuel Miranda, star and creator of the uber-popular, groundbreaking musical Hamilton, has something powerful to share about Yeshiva University. While he received an honorary PhD from YU and his mother teaches there, it is his reverence for all that the school has achieved that inspires him to help their campaign. […]

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 9/2/16

  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 […]

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 […]

Remembering Steven Hill: Emmy-Nominated Orthodox Jewish Actor

Emmy-nominated actor and Orthodox Jew, Steven Hill, died today in New York at the age of 94. During his half-century Hollywood career, this trailblazing shomer shabbos actor was best known for his roles in Mission: Impossible and Law & Order.Hill was born in Seattle and soon after a stint in the Naval Reserve during World War […]

Orthodox Jewish All Star, Norm Eisen, US Amb To Czech Republic

President Obama appointed Norm Eisen to serve as US Ambassador in the very same country where his mother’s family was decimated in the Holocaust. “The house in which the United States Ambassador lives…was built by a Jewish family and taken over by the [Nazis]… We returned…and put mezuzahs on the door, made the kitchens kosher, […]

8 Orthodox Jewish Athletes You Should Know

We’ve all heard of baseball legends Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax not playing the World Series on Yom Kippur. More recently, LA Dodger Shawn Green sat out on the holiest day of the Jewish year. Despite the famous joke from “Airplane” about the lack of Jewish athletes in history, there are actually hundreds of Jewish […]

Orthodox Jewish Ping Pong Star Wins Double Gold in Jr Olympics

With the 2016 Rio Olympics underway, the best athletes in the world are competing for medals in their respective sports. So too at home, Junior Olympics championships are taking place. Orthodox Jewish All Star, Estee Ackerman, won two Gold Medals in Table Tennis at the AAU Junior Olympics, held a few days ago in Houston, […]

Meet Tamir Goodman, The Yid Who Could Dunk

Tamir Goodman was dubbed the “Jewish Jordan” in 1999 by Sports Illustrated as a high school basketball player. Ranked among the top 25 drafted high school athletes in the year he graduated, he averaged 35.4 points per game while remaining Shomer Shabbos. He was named MVP of the prestigious Capital Classic All-Star game, a title […]

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