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 […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 10/7/16

Jewish Man Upset that Yankees Security Didn’t Act in Yarmulke Incident As a fan had his kippa taken at a recent Yankees’ game, it is the aftermath of the incident that is most upsetting. The most Jewishly attended and rooted for team in MLB history is questioned as to how they are accommodating an Orthodox […]

How Can I Accept A Pre-Yom Kippur Apology That I Know Is Insincere?

Dear Jew in the City, I know that I’m supposed to resolve my differences with people this time of year, but I don’t know what to do. There’s someone I know who will do a perfunctory apology like they do every year, but it will be insincere. This individual has a history of hurting me […]

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 9/2/16

  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 […]

Now Hiring: Social Media Intern

Calling all Social Media Mavens! We are looking for a savvy volunteer intern to help us with our already-thriving social media channels. The right candidate will run Jew in the City’s Pinterest page, make YouTube edits and contribute to our Instagram, among other duties. This will be a great learning experience as well as a […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 8/19/16

Adaptation of Popular Israeli TV Show, Shtisel, to Air in US The hottest television drama on the air right now in Israel is, wait for it, about Orthodox Jews! Its American adaptation is now in the works, and is being produced by Marta Kauffman of “Friends” fame. Can a Cheeseburger be Kosher? The Jewish Standard […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round-Up 7/1/16

‘Rising Above’ Helps Kids Overcome Challenges Through Inspirational Stories Parents are always looking for ways to motivate their kids. In this Parenting report, NY1’s Shelley Goldberg is joined by Gregory Zuckerman and his son Elijah, authors of “Rising Above,” who found inspiration in personal stories from some well-known athletes. Their kippahs are proudly visible throughout […]

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  

Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 4/7

B”H there is so much good news this week, partly due to our Orthodox Jewish All Stars event! ‘Better Than An Emmy’: Ten Jewish All-Stars Walk the Red Carpet at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A great write-up in the Jewish Press about what it was like to attend JITC’s Orthodox Jewish All Stars event, […]

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