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,” […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jew in the City’s 2016 Chanukah Gift Guide!

Chanukah is around the corner and the spirit of giving to others and even for our own enjoyment is palpable. Want to impress your gift recipients, support Orthodox Jewish businesses and take Jew in the City’s expert advice to make your Chanukah delicious, beautiful and memorable? Look no further than our 2016 Chanukah Gift Guide. […]

Who Is That Jewish Warrior Woman in the Chanukah Story?

Dear Jew in the City- I heard that there is some sort of female Jewish Warrior in the Chanukah story that I never learned about in Hebrew School. What’s this about? Sincerely, Female Fan   Dear Female Fan- Great question. Chanukah, as you may be aware, is not overt in Tanach (the Jewish Bible). There […]

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 […]

The Orthodox Jews Who Bring Cheer To Children of All Backgrounds

Do Orthodox Jews only care for their own? Ask residents of Bergen County, New Jersey, and the answer will be a resounding “no!” Twenty-four years ago, Marla Friedman, an observant Jew from Teaneck, sought out a way to thank the people who helped her special needs son. She figured the best way to express her […]

This Woman Might Be The First Female Hasidic Grammy Nominee

Sarah Dukes, a 33-year-old mother of five from Crown Heights, is the first Hasidic woman to be on the Grammy® ballot. She is currently on the ballot (as a potential nominee) for best New Age Instrumental Album for the 59th annual Grammy® Awards. Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dukes started weekly piano lessons […]

Modesty is Trending and Other Orthodox Jews in the News

  Obama Should Pardon This Iowa Kosher Food Executive Two U.S. Attorneys make the case for why Sholom Rubashkin should be pardoned before President Obama’s term comes to a close next month. Rubashkin has served more than seven years of his life sentence which was commuted to 25 years.   How an Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Director […]

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